A: The pestle is 5.1 inches
A: When you first get your set, you might notice some loose grit particles. To prevent these from ending up in your food, you can place a small handful of white rice in the mortar, add a tablespoon of water, and grind the mixture into a paste. Work the rice paste around every inner surface of the mortar. Rinse and repeat a few times until there is no longer any loose debris.
A: Hi, you'll want to use dry rice. Thank you
A: It doesn't hurt to have the mortar and pestle seasoned brand new. Make sure you clean without soap and just wipe clean.
A: Depth: 5.12 Height: 3.15 Width: 5.12
A: If you put enough force, then yes!
A: Because Soap will leave a residue that will affect the next time you use it. Best to just use water and air dry.
A: 4.08 Pounds
A: A little over 2 cups.
A: The inner part of the bowl is not smooth.