Can I put these products in the dishwasher?
You can , but the wood will wear faster and take on a darker tone more quickly.
Our recommendation: Daily use items such as spoons, spatulas, etc. at first when they are new, you can wash them by hand with soap and water and let them dry well, when you no longer appreciate them so much and they take on a darker or grayish tone, you can put them in the dishwasher, at this point, you will no longer like them. It will affect the use of the dishwasher so much.
Pieces such as kitchen boards, large salad bowls, or more expensive pieces that we want to take great care of, it is better to always wash them by hand with soap and water, they will remain beautiful for much longer.
How should I maintain my piece?
Our pieces are finished with natural oils suitable for handling food. With use and time, this oil tends to evaporate, and the wood returns to its natural state. When the wood returns to its natural state, it needs to be "rehydrated" with a sponge or cloth moistened with any edible oil, for example: sunflower oil, olive oil, corn oil, soybean oil, etc. rub all over the piece and the piece will be protected and beautiful again.
How long do these olive wood products last?
Olive wood is very hard and resistant. With normal use, all our pieces should last for many years, even boards or salad bowls, they can be passed from generation to generation.
Why is my piece now a little darker or grayer than when I bought it?
Wood is an organic and natural product, because it follows its course of life. Over time and over the years it takes on a darker and grayish tone, totally normal, and it is mainly due to ultraviolet radiation. There will come a point where this will no longer be appreciated, and it will not continue because it will have already taken its final color.