We recommend washing your utensils thoroughly before first use.
It they are still damp from a very recent use, do not apply pressure when using them to avoid blunting.
The natural resins we apply wear off from the surface after a few weeks of use.
The knive and fork become more efficient, and the spoon looses a little smoothness. No protection needs to be added.
Suggested maintenance: wash in warm soapy water, rinse and towel dry, or leave to dry naturally. Do not use abrasive material or plastic scouring pads. Avoid soaking wood for long periods of time.
Not safe for dishwasher use, as they become harsh.
If Jb utensils are used with very acidic food discolouring the wood or food with a strong odour, the odour/colour will go away after several washes (antibacterial properties of maple). To refresh the utensils rapidly, soak them in a warm water solution containing approximately 10% vinegar, lemon, or baking soda for 20 minutes, and rinse in cold water.
The use with curcuma will create a permanent coloring.
Restoration : With over 5 years of experience using the wood utensils, we have found that the tip of the utensils very rarely gets blunt. If this ever happens whit the fork a 400 grains sandpaper can be used to sharpen the tip...that's all! For the knive use the sandpaper twice on each side with and once on the cutting edge.
The product does not require any protection product.