Care and Use Instructions

Care and Use Instructions

Spoons These spoons are made to be used everyday. The wood may dry out somewhat depending on use. Dry spoons can be reconditioned using Michigan Sloyd Wood Balm. Hand wash only. Never put in the dishwasher. Best practice is to wipe clean with warm water soon after use. Avoid excessive soap and soaking in water for long periods. Do not use an abrasive sponge on any painted areas.

Cups These cups are made to be used everyday. They will handle cold liquids with virtually no concerns. They can also be used for hot beverages with some considerations. Wood reacts to changes in temperature, humidity, and especially moisture. Exposing wood to extreme heat and moisture must be done with care to avoid cracking. Always keep the temperature well below boiling. These cups have undergone testing up to about 190 degrees fahrenheit. Consistent use helps keep the moisture levels in the wood more stable. Most cracks occur from exposing dry wood (unused for several weeks, dry winter environment) to excessively hot liquid. If there is concern the bowl is rather dry, acclimate it with short exposures to warm tap water before attempting full temperature liquids. Avoid letting liquids sit in the cup for long periods such as overnight. In the first week of use, high temperatures may temporarily result in slight seeping and/or an oily surface on the cup. These issues tend to resolve themselves with continued use. Taste will also improve substantially after the first week or so of use. Liquors and spirits are not recommended. High alcohol content liquids will dissolve the oil finish and leave a strong taste in the cup that is difficult to remove. Hand wash only. Never put in the dishwasher. Best practice is to wipe clean with warm water soon after use. Avoid excessive soap and soaking in water for long periods. Do not use an abrasive sponge on any painted areas.

Whiskey Cups These cups have a wax based finish and should not be used for hot liquids. They can be periodically refreshed with Michigan Sloyd Wood Balm. Simply apply the balm by hand, inside and out, and buff off excess. Hand wash only. Never put in the dishwasher. Best practice is to wipe clean with warm water soon after use. Avoid excessive soap and soaking in water for long periods. Do not use an abrasive sponge on any painted areas.