Suitable for stove, oven, and direct fire. NOT Suitable for the microwave or dishwasher.
FIRST USE. PRERARATION AND SEASONING
1. Firmly wash the mortar & pestle inside and outside using a brush or sponge with hot water and soap. Allow to naturally dry out completely.
2. Portion out a small amount of raw white rice and thick salt to get a fine dust. Do it by rotating the utensil onto the base as if you are applying force while kneading bread. Continue rotating until the interior pourous surface of the mortar & pestle is covered.
3. Wash using only water and then leave the stone to dry naturally.
Always wash using only hot water and a brush. avoid using soap and detergents. Dry with a paper towel before storage.