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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why Wood For A Salad Bowl? They look great. They have been used for centuries with great success. Try and crush garlic in a ceramic or steel bowl when making a Caesar, they are way better for that. They wont wilt the lettuce like a cold steel or ceramic bowl.
  • They Are Not Clean? They can and should be washed after every use with warm soapy water then rinsed and let dry.
  • Oil On Them Goes Rancid. It will if you don’t wash them.
  • Can You Put Them In The Dishwasher? No!
  • Are They Made With Food Safe Finishes? All of Martins Bowls are food safe with a finish based on raw Tung oil. There has been much misleading marketing on food safety. Most finishes are safe after they have cured which occurs in thirty days or less. You should not be able to smell a finish if it has cured.
  • After Washing Should I Oil my Bowl Each Time? That is not required, however waxing with a beeswax based paste should be done after multiple washing’s. That applies to a wooden cutting board as well. That sort of wax is readily available. Do not use food oils such as Olive, Canola or other types as not only can they go rancid they gum up the wood.
  • Can I Use Mineral Oil? You can as it is obviously safe but it remains viscous and can transfer to other surfaces
  • Shipping Questions.
  • Where Do You Ship To? All countries.
  • How Is the Order Shipped? Canada Post.
  • When Is The Order Shipped? Within two working days of the order (Monday to Saturday). Canada Post is closed on Sunday and statutory Canadian holidays.
  • What Are The Shipping Costs? You will know the cost of shipping when you make the order as it is on the cart page. The costs are currently under the Canada Post rates for all items.
  • Is There A Handling Fee? No.
  • What Class Of Shipping? Canada, regular parcel. United States, expatiated parcel. International, express post.