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A high-strength cyanocrylate glue like Instantbond will be food-safe when cured and a good choice for bonding stone to stone. Two-part epoxies designed for marble and granite applications are also a good choice - just make sure the one you're going to use is food-safe when cured. Neither type of glue is going to be able to hold up keeping two halves of a ...


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update: I read the problem wrong, and thought it was the mortar (bowl) that broke. I'm leaving this (struck out) in case someone ever runs into that problem, or breaks the pestle on the working surface, but I'd advise going w/ RI Swamp Yankee's answer otherwise. Original answer: The problem is that glue has thickness to it -- so you have one of two ...


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Materials of equal hardness will abrade each other, so stainless-on-stainless scratching is possible, especially because the utensil might be made from an ever so slightly harder variant of stainless than the pan. Aluminium could be identified by behaviour in a dishwasher, density (weight vs displacement), or scratch testing with other materials... ...


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It is possible that either the cookware or the utensils being used are a metal other than stainless steel. Aluminum used to be a common household material until more recently. This does create a metallic taste to food, especially when there is an acidity in the ingredients like tomatoes or lemons.



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