Our wooden bowls and plates are ideal for serving a variety of foods such as salads, nuts, pastries, and rice. However, they are not designed to hold hot soups or dishes containing soup due to their food-grade wax oil surface layer which does not completely resist water. When serving fried foods, it's beneficial to line the utensils with oil-absorbing paper to prevent direct contact between the food and the wood, thereby prolonging the lifespan of the utensils. Please avoid using these utensils for foods that are prone to staining, as the pigments can penetrate the wood's pores, making them difficult to clean and potentially leaving marks.
Caring for your wooden utensils properly is vital!
1. Avoid sterilizing them in high-temperature hot water or soaking them for extended periods, as this could cause the wood to lose its natural moisture, altering its structure, leading to color fading or even warping.
2. Do not soak them in bleach, detergent, or other harsh chemical cleaners.
3. Usage of microwaves, dishwashers, and high-temperature sterilization cabinets is strictly prohibited. Direct sunlight exposure should also be avoided.
4. Refrain from scrubbing with steel wool or other abrasive materials.
5. Rinse your utensils under clean running water without prolonged soaking. After cleaning, ensure to place them in a well-ventilated and dry area.
For routine maintenance, approximately every 1 to 2 months, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil or our store's wood wax oil using a cotton cloth. Allow it to dry naturally in a ventilated area for a more lustrous finish on the wood.