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Resin… Looks like stone, weighs [at least] as much as stone, keeps cool like stone, totally non-porous surface. Inner surface can be totally smooth or slightly roughened, just like stone. No rust, no absorption, can go in the dishwasher [though I don't with mine] or washed with regular dish soap. Mine must be 20 years old now & still looks like new.


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Nobody before mentioned this: wood, ceramic, and stone (be it granite, basalt, or marble, at least - I saw once an agate mortar and there I don't know) are porous. That means flavors seeping in and out and the possibility of bacteria and mold growth. That may or may not be an issue on an iron mortar, depending on the finishing of its well. So the seasoning ...


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