Caring for your Stinson piece is easy. Excluding burls, all pieces can be washed with soapy water – you can even put it right in your sink if it will fit! But please don’t let the items soak, and definitely don’t put them in the dishwasher. Once they have been wiped or rinsed clean, allow them to dry fully.
Depending on how often you use them, we suggest you re-oil them with our Wooden Bowl & Board Oil & Wax, using a clean cloth. The oil keeps wood nicely moisturized to prevent cracking, warping or staining from acidic food. As you get to know your piece, you will know when it needs oiling by feel and colour – it may appear to fade as it dries out, but the colour will be reinvigorated with the oil application.
The wax seals the oil in and adds a more durable barrier for a long-lasting and healthy food service finish.
A natural, plant-based alternative to food grade mineral oil (derived from petroleum) that will never go rancid. The product is specifically designed to protect the wood from absorbing unwanted liquids which can cause warping or cracking of the wood.
If using a particularly acidic or darkly coloured dressing or food on the wood, we recommend first applying a thin layer of oil to help prevent staining, especially if the food will be sitting for a long time. However, if you do find discoloration of the wood, it is completely normal and in fact, adds personality to your piece.