Just Slate Rustic Pestle and Mortar 1 "Not great" Miss Chaudhary 13 October 2017 The photos on the website make this item look very luxurious and perfect to give as a gift. Unfortunately when it arrived it was a lot smaller than expected and it didn't come with the black ribbon holding the items together. To be honest I was quite embarrassed giving it as a gift. I asked the recipient how they feel about the item and they said it's good at doing the basics however it does leave a lingering smell of the ingredients even after being washed. Also the pestle and mortar does stain even though in the description it says it doesn't. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend . A note from the team Thank you for placing your review. We're sorry that the pestle and mortar set doesn't meet your expectations. We've been in touch with the suppliers who've advised that wiping it down with lemon juice will help with the smell and staining.