Frequently Asked Questions

This page is meant to answer questions fruequently asked in person or over social media and will be updated and added to over time.

How do I care for my spoon?

Spoons will come ready to use. After each use, you can rinse with warm water and scrub with a wash cloth or sponge with regular dish soap as needed. You can let the spoon air dry or wipe it with a dry cloth. Running the spoons through a dishwasher is not recommended although it will not ruin it. The spoon is cured with a polymerizing oil therefore it has a fair amount of water resistance. If you see over time that it is looking dull or dry, you can reoil it with a food-safe oil such as regular cutting board oil.

What kind of oil is used on the spoons?

A polymerizing, food safe tung oil is applied to all spoons. The brand used is purchased from Lee Valley and can be seen here.

What is kolrosing?

Kolrosing is an old technique credited to Scandanavians of the Viking age. The name is derived coal dust which was used as a pigment. To describe the process simply, designs are made with incisions on a wooden surface with the tip of a knife. Oil and pigment are then rubbed into the design making the more visible. The surface is then burnished which closes the wooden fibres and locks the design in permanently. If you are interested in learning how to kolrose or just to see the proces for yourself with some examples, I have a video on my YouTube channel which you can find here.

What is the paint that you use on your spoons?

I use milk paint which is made from ingredients such as milk protein, clay, lime, and natural dies/pigments. This makes it food safe which is why I like to use it on my spoons. The brand I use is from Lee Valley, its called Old Fashioned and can be found here.

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