All our dinnerware is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe up to 450 degrees. Avoid sudden changes in temperature - like putting a hot plate on a cold marble counter - as this can cause breakage. (Our Woven Trivet can be a good buffer here.)
Remove minor scratches from cutlery and kitchen tools with Bar Keeper’s Friend - a classic standby scouring powder/magic potion. Works great with our Lurex Sponges, too.
Variation in form and finish is natural for our small-batch produced dinnerware.
Hand wash only. Dry right away to keep wood from cracking. Our Essential Waffle Dish Towel is super absorbent and will make this quick. Oil regularly with food-grade oil, like mineral oil. (In a pinch, we use olive oil.)
Variation in wood grain and shape are natural, as items are mostly handmade.
Don’t leave near fire or hot metals - the wood can burn (but you knew that already).
Hand wash only. Dry right away, to prevent metallic accents from spotting. Our Essential Waffle Dish Towel is super absorbent and will make this quick. Seal the marble with a food grade mineral oil, to help repel stains (but this won’t make the product stain-proof).
Natural materials such as marble have variations in color and veining; these are normal and make each piece a little unique.
Be careful with acid-based, oil-based, and color-based foods (i.e. beets), which can all stain the marble.
Carbon Steel Knife Care
Hand wash only. Dry right away to prevent rusting. Our Essential Waffle Dish Towel is super absorbent and will make this quick. After, use a food grade mineral oil on the blade.
Stains and rust are naturally occurring in carbon steel blades - so don’t stress about that. Create a patina early on by using something acidic - like instant coffee, vinegar, or potatoes. Just rub it on the blade and polish it in.
Don’t leave the handle in water to prevent the wood from swelling. You can use that same food grade mineral oil to treat the handle, too.
Wash our linen before using to make it even softer. Hand or machine wash with like colors using mild detergent. Use cold water on a gentle cycle. We love Attirecare’s Delicate Wash for ours at home (and it smells divine). You might see some lint after the first few washings but don’t fret: this is a natural result of the stone-washing process and will lessen over time. Washing helps soften and flatten the fibers, which makes them stronger. So we’re fans of frequent washings. Make sure you button up your duvets and zip up pillow covers to minimize damage when washing. If you like a crisper feel, line dry. For a softer touch, tumble dry on low. Remove the linen from the dryer while it’s just barely damp - this reduces wrinkles.
Lint during the first few washes can occur and is a natural result of the stone-washing process. This will lessen over time.
We see you type A's out there! Iron our linen on warm - not the linen setting.
Make sure linen is totally dry when you put it away and don’t enclose in plastic.
Try to remove any stains immediately by blotting with, or soaking in, warm water.
We love the look of an overstuffed pillow, but make sure you stuff and un-stuff these gently near the zipper.
Avoid fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach, stain removers, color brighteners, or skin treatments. This can weaken the fibers and lead to discoloration.
Cast Iron Care
This helps create a natural, non-stick surface. First, scrub well with warm soapy water. You should only use soap the first time you wash your cast iron. Dry thoroughly.Spread a thin layer of vegetable shortening, lard, or bacon grease over the surface. We wouldn’t recommend vegetable oil for this. We love to use Netherton Foundry’s Cast Iron Oil, made from flax grown in the UK. Heat your oven to 375 degrees and place your cast iron upside down on a middle rack. Bake for 1 hour, then let cool completely in the oven. If you love your cast iron, do this regularly and your cast iron will love you back.
For ongoing care, hand wash with hot water (no soap!) and use a stiff non-metal brush or sponge to remove any residue. The Natural Brush by Iris Hantverk and our own Lurex Sponges all do a great job with this. We know you know but just in case, we have to say it: don’t put your cast iron in the dishwasher. Dry right away, all the way. This prevents rust. We like to stick it on the stovetop to quickly evaporate water.