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Measuring Spoons | Teak

  • Description

    Ingredients / Materials: - Teak

    The set includes 1ml, 2ml, 5ml, 15ml spoons for measuring out ingredients. They nest together for compact storage and are kept together with a handy tag.
  • About the Designer

    Be Home story begins in 2005 when Jonathan Hankar left Belgium and went to California to work for a home decor company. A year later, he is surprised to only find machine-made home interior products. Jonathan decided to found Be Home with the goal of offering unique, handmade and sustainable products. All of their products are handcrafted by expert craftsmen, which means each one is distinctive, unique, and exclusive.

    After nearly 15 years of continued growth and success in North America, Be Home was launched in Europe in January 2019 with Gregory Hankar at its helm. Introducing Be Home in Europe has been their long-time goal and they are delighted with this collaboration between brothers.

    Be Home is the culmination of two main influences. The first is the entrepreneur’s maternal grandmother who shared with them her love of flea markets & knowledge of antiques. The second is their paternal grandfather – a great entrepreneur- who always encouraged them to “dare to start something new”. They both will remain a wonderful source of inspiration.

  • Care Instruction

    When it comes to kitchen utensils and tools, nothing beats classic woodenware. From stirring spoons to dough bowls to chopping boards, wooden products provide an air of rustic charm and comfort to your kitchen, and often these high-quality, handcrafted items are passed down from generation to generation. Wooden utensils are also ideal because the wood contains natural antibacterial properties, protecting your food from bacteria, germs, and mould. But since these items are made from actual wood, the level and type of care they require is different from most other kitchen tools. Wooden kitchenware is meant to last for an extremely long time, but it won’t if you don’t take proper care of it. From wooden spoons to wooden cutting boards, learn how to properly care for your wooden kitchen utensils so they’ll stay looking good as new for a long, long time.

    Never Put Them in the Dishwasher

    The biggest no-no in wooden kitchenware care is cleaning them in the dishwasher. The heat, detergents, and forceful water will cause wooden items to warp or develop cracks or splits in no time at all. So always wash them by hand according to the following instructions.

    Hand-Wash With Hot Water and Soap Right After Using

    To clean your wooden utensils, simply wash them under hot water with a gentle soap. You can use a sponge or a nylon scrubbing pad if you want to be really sure you’ve removed all the leftover food particles. You’ll want to clean them almost immediately after use.

    Wipe Off Excess Moisture With a Hand Towel

    After washing, remove the excess water from your wooden utensils by patting or blotting them with a clean hand towel. This prevents the wood from soaking up too much moisture, which will, in turn, cause the wood to expand and accelerate cracking and warping.

     

     

    Let Them Thoroughly Air-Dry

    After washing and then wiping your wooden utensils dry, don’t put them away right then. Leave them out so they can thoroughly air dry. Otherwise, water droplets trapped in gaps in the wood won’t dry completely, and over time the accumulation can also warp or crack the wood. So always make sure your wooden utensils have thoroughly, completely dried out before putting them back in their proper places.

    Don’t Let Them Soak Overnight.

    After cooking, sometimes it’s tempting to let dirty dishes and utensils soak overnight and deal with them the next day. That’s a big no-can-do for wooden utensils. Similarly to why it’s not recommended to wash your wooden utensils in the dishwasher, letting them soak and remain dirty with food particles overnight allows the wood to soak up the water, expanding the wood and accelerating its deterioration. Plus, food particles can seep into tiny cracks in the wood, allowing bacteria to proliferate and create a health risk. So it’s well worth your time and energy to always wash your wooden utensils after use; they’ll last a lot longer.

    Routinely Treat With Mineral Oils

    To keep your wooden utensils glowing and in the best possible condition, about once a month, rub them with mineral oil.  These food-safe oils are quickly soaked up by the wood and help the utensils better repel water and retain their natural vibrancy, even with prolonged use. Beeswax compounds also work well for this purpose. So set aside the time to give your spoons, cutting boards, and bowls a good mineral oil rub every once in a while. Only use approved mineral oils; don’t use olive or canola oils as those are food-based and can give your wooden utensils an unpleasant, rancid smell.

     

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    Buff Out Rough Spots With Sandpaper

    Sometimes, especially in wooden utensils that have been used for a long time, you may find that your wooden utensils develop rough spots where the wood is no longer smooth. Deal with these by sandpapering the spot until the roughness of the wood is smooth to the touch, and then rub with mineral oil. Good as new!

    Treat Stains

    Colourful food items like berries may sometimes stain your wooden cutting boards or other wooden utensils, but don’t worry. There are ways to get rid of those stains. One strategy is to wash the item right away with hot water and soap to try and scrub the stain out. For more aggressive stains, you can also try using half a lemon and baking soda, scrubbing them right on the stain, and then washing. But sometimes, those darn stains just don’t come out. But as long as you’re properly cleaning and drying the board, the stains shouldn’t present any kind of health risk from bacteria. Over time and with continued cleaning, many stains will naturally fade on their own.

    Deal With Smells

    If you find that wooden items like cutting boards are starting to develop a smell, there are several ways to get rid of it. One is to rub a slice or half a lemon over the surface of the cutting board and let it air dry. You can also mix baking soda and water together, rub the resulting paste on the surface, and then let it dry before washing off. Rubbing with white vinegar has also been shown to erase smells. However, the lemon method seems to be what works best for most people, especially as it then leaves your wooden utensil smelling lemony fresh.

  • End of Life

    Keeping our products off of landfills and incinerators is Kola Project’s main goal. As our consumers, we kindly request you help us as you play a key role in accomplishing this goal.

    If you do not want this item anymore, please log into your account and request a return. We accept items indefinitely, at all stages of life, and for any reason. Depending on the condition of the item, you may be eligible for a buyback value that you can redeem for future purchases. To find the exact buyback value of this item, please check your order history in your account.

  • Shipping
    • Free Shipping For Orders Over £150.00
    • Standard Delivery – Within 1 – 2 business days (in-stock)
      £5.99
    • Delivery to a UPS Collection Point – 1-3 working days
      £4.99
    • Special home delivery for large volume orders with assembly - 7-14 business days
      £14.99
  • EXCHANGES AND RETURNS
    You can attach the pre-paid shipping label to your return package and leave it at our courier’s nearest drop off location. You can find additional information about the Exchange and Return Policy or your right to withdrawal in our FAQ .
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