Care and Feeding of Wooden Bowls
A bowl is a great kitchen utensil. Use it to serve salad, bread, popcorn, fruit, chips, etc. The bowl will absorb some of whatever you put into it. You cannot remove beet stains, BBQ sauce stains, or blue berry stains. However, stains will add character to your bowl.
Wood is a natural material and will constantly move as it gains or loses moisture with the seasons. It may change shape over time. With proper care, it will darken and develop a beautiful patina with age.
With proper care, this bowl should last for generations. Here are some helpful tips.
After use, hand wash with warm soapy water. Rinse thoroughly. Remove excess water. Let it air dry.
Occasionally clean by using a lemon to scrub a teaspoon of salt around the bowl, and then recondition with walnut oil or mineral oil.
Do not soak it in water or put it in the dishwasher, microwave or use it to store food in the refrigerator. Do not let fruit rot in the bowl.
Sudden changes in temperature and humidity can cause the bowl to crack. Do not leave it in a cold garage, and then situate it close to a heat source. Do not leave the bowl in a closed car during the summer.