At Bluegrass Bowls, we recommend you take a few steps in order to maintain upkeep and keep your handmade food safe bowls ready for the next family meal.
Here are some tips and precautions to take:
DO NOT put your bowl in the dishwasher or microwave. Instead, fill a sink with warm water and dish soap or detergent. Scrub your bowl clean with this mixture and a scrub brush.
Rinse your bowl and wipe it as dry as you can with a kitchen cloth or paper towel and then let the bowl dry.
Once the bowl is dry, Apply food-grade butcher block mineral oil to the entire bowl, inside and out. Let the bowl sit overnight and then apply another coat of oil, letting this sit as well. Repeat this process two to three more times or until the bowl will no longer absorb any more oil. Wipe away the excess with a soft cloth, buffing in a circular motion to give the bowl a shiny finish. Repeat as needed (at least 1x per month or daily if used frequently).
WARNING: Never use anything other than heat treated cooking oils or food safe conditioning oils on your bowl unless it is only being used for decoration.