The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Your Walnut Cooking Utensils
Hand wash onlyWhile walnut is a hard and durable wood, it's not dishwasher safe. The high heat and harsh detergents in the dishwasher can damage the wood and cause it to crack or split over time. Instead, wash your walnut cooking utensils by hand using warm water and mild soap. Avoid soaking them in water for too long, as this can cause the wood to warp or crack.
Dry thoroughlyAfter washing your walnut cooking utensils, be sure to dry them thoroughly with a clean towel. Don't let them air dry, as this can leave water spots and cause the wood to swell. Once dry, store them in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
Oil regularlyTo keep your walnut cooking utensils looking their best, it's important to oil them regularly. We recommend using Ziruma's food-grade wax or walnut oil, as they are safe for use with food and won't go rancid over time. Simply apply a small amount of wax to a clean cloth and rub it into the wood, being sure to cover all surfaces. Let it soak in for a few minutes, then wipe away any excess oil with a clean cloth.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your walnut cooking utensils looking beautiful and functioning well for years to come. With proper care and maintenance, they'll become a cherished part of your kitchen for generations to come.