Bowl Care . . .

 

With a little care, your bowl will increase in beauty and smoothness, developing a warm, rich patina that will be treasured from one generation to the next.

 

Cleaning your Bowl

~ Wash your bowl with warm water. Use a soft sponge or dishrag to remove food particles and oils.

~ You may use a mild detergent if you wish. Remember: if it's good for your hands, it's good for your bowl. I prefer to use Dawn dishwashing liquid which is so gentle that it is the cleaner of choice for wildlife after an oil spill. It is also biodegradable and contains no phosphates.

~ After washing, rinse the bowl thoroughly.

~ Dry your bowl with a soft towel and place on the counter to dry.

~ If your bowl becomes "thirsty," i.e. looks slightly dusty or dry, you may coat it using your choice of food-safe finishes to restore and deepen the woods natural glow. Popular choices include butcher block oil, mineral oil, and beeswax.

 

The Big Bowl Don'ts!

~ Don't put your bowl in the dishwasher! This can (WILL!) cause cracking.

~ Don't put your bowl in the microwave or oven! Do I really have to explain this one?

~ Don't let your bowl soak in the sink or allow water to sit inside of it. It will soak up too much water and cause the bowl to crack later on when it dries.

~ Don't let metal pans touch your wooden bowl. Some metals will react chemically with the wood, leaving dark stains.

 

And The Biggest Bowl Do?

DO ENJOY YOUR BOWL!

The best thing you can do to care for your bowl is to use it often.