How to Care for Your Wood Bowl:
Your bowl is finished with food-safe, walnut oil. This oil finish lets you see the natural beauty and character of the wood. This finish will serve as the original finish for your bowl and allows it to achieve a patina that only comes with repeated use of the bowl over time. The patina makes your bowl even more beautiful as time passes.
Wash your bowl after each use with warm soapy water and a sponge or cloth to remove food oils. Rinse, then thoroughly towel dry completely. NEVER put your bowl in the dishwasher or allow it to soak in water. If the bowl appears to be "dried out," apply a coat of mineral oil. Mineral oil is often used as a laxative and be found in a pharmacy. There are other "salad bowl" finishes that would work, but mineral oil is the cheapest and easiest to use. Avoid olive oil, vegetable oil or other kitchen products that might become rancid.
With proper care, your bowl should be a useful, beautiful addition to your home for a lifetime.
How to Care for Wooden Handles:
All wooden handles are finished with two coats of polyurethane and a coat of wax. Then they are hand rubbed with steel wool for a smooth durable finish.
Do NOT put wooden handles in the dishwasher or let them soak in water. Wash them in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. If the handle becomes scratched or dinged with use, apply a coat of mineral oil to restore the finish. Other finishes such as tung oil or Watco oil can also be used.
How to Care for Winestoppers
All winestoppers are finished with one coat of polyurethane and buffed and waxed on the lathe to a high gloss finish.
Do NOT put winestoppers in the dishwasher or let them soak in water. Wash them in warm soapy water and immediately dry thoroughly. If the winestopper becomes scratched or dinged with use, apply a coat of mineral oil to restore the finish. Other finishes such as tung oil or Watco oil can also be used.