Your bamboo bamboo products are designed to last a lifetime, but much like any other product made from nature it does require your care.
Handle with care Probably an obvious one, but yes, unfortunately our products are not immune to heavy falls or repeated knocks, this will cause cracks, splits or scuff the bowls and may render them unsafe to use.
Extend the lifetime: Oiling your bamboo bowls and plates keeps the wood supple and moisturised.
Think of it like your skin: the more it's exposed to the elements (water), the more it becomes scaly and dry, eventually leading to cracking and splitting.
A generous application of oil conditions the wood, and repeated application saturates the layers, keeping the wood resilient and providing a natural lustre.
Washing and storing: Our products are hand-wash only and not suitable for the dishwasher or microwave. The good news is bamboo is naturally antibacterial and microbial so warm soapy water is all you need.
When washing please be sure to remove the silicone ring when drying so that the product can be dried in full. Much like any other natural product exposed to the elements of water and air over an extended period of time, you do not want to encourage mildew by leaving your products wet or soaked for prolonged periods.
To remove any mildew you have noticed please see here