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Caring For Your Trays

To be special, like our conversation trays, means elevating our treatment too! Every tray will have it's life depending on how it's treated. So, we've listed some "please do care for me" things for your tray.

Our trays usually arrive with a slight cup (a slight curve where it doesn't lay perfectly flat). That is for several reasons: We kept our large trays lightweight enough for women to carry with food on them. With the handmade treatment, the temperature of the board has changed and has not become accustom yet. It's gone through all sorts of weather to get to you, making the wood expand and tighten depending on temperature. Rest assured, when you put food on it, your tray will lay flat. When you lean it agains your wall as you store it, it will display beautifully!

With our handmade elegant, looks like glass, trays:

  • You receive your tray when s/he is about two weeks old. That means you can put items on it, but it will be another three weeks before you can treat it like nature.
  • They come with natural edges and perhaps their own markings making them truly and professionally homemade and unique.
  • It can handle hot items, much like a countertop, but be aware that it takes a full five weeks to cure.
  • Tray nicks happen just like they do on a kitchen countertop.

With our handmade natural wood trays:

  • Your tray has been readied for food and heat; however, they will become used over time because of all the memories you've made using it. When they're ready to retire, consider using this a strictly display trays on walls, shelves, and countertops.
  • According to the USDA, To keep all cutting boards clean, the Hotline recommends washing them with hot, soapy water after each use; then rinse with clear water and air dry or pat dry with clean paper towels. Nonporous acrylic, plastic, or glass boards and solid wood boards can be washed in a dishwasher (laminated boards may crack and split).
  • Although our boards are already treated, this will extend life should they become worn with deep grooves. Both wooden and plastic cutting boards can be sanitized with a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Flood the surface with the bleach solution and allow it to stand for several minutes. Rinse with clear water and air dry or pat dry with clean paper towels.
  • All plastic and wooden cutting boards wear out over time. Once cutting boards become excessively worn or develop hard-to-clean grooves, they should be discarded.

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