All of our bowls are food-safe and designed to be used and enjoyed. They are more than a pretty display. PLEASE! use them – they deserve to be used. We primarily use the Waterlox Original Tung Oil finish. It is a tung oil based product blended with a polyurethane component. The tung oil penetrates and the polyurethane adds a protective hardened outer finish. The finish is easily maintained and does not require re-oiling.
Caring for your bowl is quite simple. Use wood or gentle utensils. Gently handwash and dry. Use it again and again. That’s it!
The only no-no’s: Do not soak in water. Do not wash in the dishwasher. Do not microwave or heat in the oven. Avoid prolonged direct sun exposure.
Per the attached statement, the Waterlox Original Tung Oil finish is nontoxic and foodsafe when dry.