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Taking good care of your belongings makes good sense. It prolongs their lifespan, which is good
for your finances as well as the planet. Follow our care guide and keep your things beautiful
and usable for many years to come.
DINNERWARE - STONEWARE & PORCELAIN
Stoneware and porcelain are sturdy materials burned at high temperatures. The higher the temperatures,
the sturdier it gets – and our stoneware and porcelain are burned at very high temperatures above 1200° C.
As long as you take certain precautions, our stoneware and porcelain are dishwasher, oven and microwave
safe and can also go in the freezer. But never put normal stoneware and porcelain into a preheated oven
or directly from a warm oven onto a cool tabletop. Big temperature differences might cause it to crack and
break, which is why it should always be heated up and cooled down slowly.
GLASSES – SODAGLASSES
Our ordinary glasses are made of soda glass, which is easy to care for. Just follow our care guide – and make
sure not to drop them on the floor – and your glasses will stay beautiful and useable for many years. You
can easily wash your soda glasses together with dishes and cutlery, as long as you choose a short cycle with
temperatures below 55° C. Apart from that, we recommend that you follow our care guide for crystal glasses.
CUTLERY - STAINLESS STEEL
All our cutleries are made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a very robust material, which is easy to care for.
You should, however, always follow our care guide, since stainless steel should maybe rather be called rustresistant steel, because all steel – also stainless steel – can rust, if it is not treated correctly. Cutlery should
always be rinsed or washed immediately after use, since acid from certain foods can damage it – but never
let it soak. If certain measures are taken, all our cutleries are dishwasher safe. Make sure to use dishwasher
detergent and rinse aid from the same brand and to dose it correctly – it must not contain chlorine. Always
place the knives in a separate dishwasher basket, since the blades are made from less rust resistant steel
than the rest of the cutlery. Do not overload the dishwasher, as cutlery needs proper space in order to be
thoroughly washed and rinsed. As soon as the wash is completed, you should open the dishwasher door to
let the moisture out.
Rust is tiny rust particles that are being swirled around in the dishwasher during wash cycles and thereby end
up on cutlery and other things made from steel.
PLACEMATS – LEATHER & SILICONE
Always remove spilled foods and fluids immediately, since they can cause stains. The place mats should
always be cleaned after use, which can easily be done with a damp cloth and some mild washing-up liquid.
Never put your place mats in the dishwasher and avoid contact with warm things such as pots and pans,
folding as well as prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Now and then the place mats can be rolled “the
opposite” way to make sure that they keep their completely flat shape.
Teak wood is an extremely solid material, and, if treated properly, the hard wood is almost impossible to
wear out. Never put your wooden cutting board or other wood products in the dishwasher. Wash it instead
by hand, dry it thoroughly with a dishtowel, and let it air dry before putting it away. To keep the wood from
drying out, it should regularly be treated with a suitable and food approved oil. Unpleasant odors are easily
removed with salt and lemon – just sprinkle a tablespoon of salt on your cutting board and rub it around
with half a lemon.
Let your new linen textiles soak for about 24 hours before the first wash. Coloured linen should be soaked
in cold water, while naturally coloured linen should be soaked in warm water. Always choose a gentle cycle
with a short and gentle spin, and make sure to use a washing powder or liquid without chlorine or optical
brightener. Never put linen in the dryer, but smooth and stretch it after each wash and hang it to dry - avoid
strong sunlight. The wrinkled look is part of the charm of linen, and it is best to avoid ironing and mangling. If
you choose to iron or mangle your linen textiles anyway, make sure to do it at low temperatures before they
are completely dry. Be aware that pure linen might shrink 5-7%.