Coconut Wood utensils and accessories are the perfect addition to any kitchen as they are natural, sustainable and functional! At our shop on Columbia road, people are attracted to the unusual patterns and the tactile nature of this wood. We often get asked about how to care of these unique utensils,
so we thought we would put together some advice for you.
Although unusual in appearance and texture, Coconut Wood is no different to many other woods, and with a little bit of care you will be able to enjoy your utensil for many years.
After thorough usage, most wooden spoons will tend to dry out and develop rough and fuzzy textures.
By sanding them down using fine grain sandpaper or a brand new steel wool pad you can help remove any irregularities on the edges.
Forget the dishwasher! The high temperatures and chemicals can dry out and eventually split the wood.
Always hand-wash your wooden utensils and dry them thoroughly with a clean cotton towel, as excess moisture can get absorbed into the grain causing the wood to swell and crack.
To revive the appearance of your utensil, the final step is to apply a layer of oil to the surface with a clean cotton cloth. This will also help nourish the wood and form a protective barrier.
We recommend using Coconut oil, which is a natural, food friendly option, and is easily found in most supermarkets.
This is also the type of oil that we use when treating these items during production because it comes from the same tree as the wood.
You can also use Mineral oil, which is an odorless and tasteless alternative,
widely used for oiling wooden utensils. This is available from IKEA which sells this specifically for tis purpose.
This is also easily found online.
You can repeat this treatment process every three to six months. Enjoy your Utensils.