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post #31 of 35

Well, if you do not believe the advertising text...

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I'm just wondering if it's 100% natural stone and can't tell.  The one review from someone who bought it off Amazon suggests that it's a concrete/stone mix, which worries me due to high lead content.

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post #32 of 35

It sounds like a mixed Molcajete to me. If you cure it correctly and it is made of basalt, the grit will go away. If the grit continues after many attempts to cure, you certainly have one made with concrete. The grit will never go away. Please don't use. Sorryyou got one designed for the tourist.

post #33 of 35
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Just yesterday I bought Imusa Molcajete. I dont have much knowledge about molcajetes but the box says lava rock molcajete & pestle. does imusa sell basalt molcajete? I am not sure :( My molcajete is light brown and grey in color and the pestle is black and grey in color. I appreciate your reply hope its not too late to ask..

post #34 of 35
I read each and every post here and it is really helpful.. just curious about my molcajete :)
post #35 of 35

the molcajete with the pigs head is Good....

 

Take it to a car wash with a pressure washer- spend 10 min getting the grit out and you are good to go.

 

Season with  cilantro and garlic, then enjoy!  you will be so thankful for your purchase!!!

 

Some cheeper tourist molcajetes are not made of concrete, but granite... it would take forever to season this because of all the loose minerals in the molcajete.  It is easier for them to make, a much softer rock so they can make many in a much shorter amount of time.  But if you want a real molcajete....  Ask a restaurant owner.... They know where the real lava rock ones are sold...  expect to pay more than $20.00 American.  These are handed down in families...  you get what you pay for...

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