Acacia Wood Dinnerware (Plate / Bowl)

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Description

MAXIMUM ITEMS PER ORDER:
4 Plates OR 4 Bowls ONLY.

Orders exceeding that, please place separate orders with different checkouts, or arrange for delivery via Lalamove.

Acacia plates and bowls that are 100% lokal. Wood sourced from Acacia farms in Pangasinan with legal permits (say no to illegal logging AND help local farmers) and handcrafted by local artisans in Baguio. Varnish-free for you and the environment. You can use these plates and bowls for years and years and they will not shatter when you accidentally drop them. You can even bring them with you on your trips and you don’t have to worry about them breaking.

Why acacia? Because it’s one of the fastest growing trees that we have locally. And since these are from legal plantations, you are sure that every tree cut will be replaced by a new tree.

Since these are unvarnished, wipe down with food-safe oil for maintenance every once in a while. You can use mineral oil (works best since this does not go rancid), walnut oil, linseed oil, or any other oil you have.

Due to the nature of wood, each product will have a different wood grain. Some will be light, some dark, some marbled, some striped, etc. We will send plates and bowls at random, and no returns or refunds will be given if the item was not to your liking.

Disclaimer: This is a fragile item. We highly recommend shipping via Lalamove to avoid damages. If the buyer insists on shipping via regular delivery couriers (Blitz and JRS), the customer accepts the risks and higher possibility of damages, and we will not be liable for any damages incurred during shipping.

Additional information

Type

10" Plate (Unvarnished), 6" Bowl (Unvarnished), 10" Plate (Varnished), 6" Bowl (Varnished)

Size

  • Round 10” x 1”: ₱250 – 375g
  • Open bowl 6” x 4”: ₱200 – 120g

Care Guide

  • How do I wash my wooden dinnerware?
    • Use a gentle dishwashing soap to wash your plates immediately after use. For tougher food particles, you may sprinkle course salt over the plate and rub with half a lemon/calamansi (also good for eliminating smells and oily residue) Dry your plates and bowls on a rack sideways, never flat, to make sure that the moisture does not settle on the bottom.
  • How do I make my wooden dinnerware last?
    • Every once in a while, let’s say three months, rub your wooden dinnerware down with a food-safe oil (mineral oil works best, but if you do not like the idea of using petroleum byproducts in your everyday life, you may use other food-safe oils.) This refreshes the plate’s finish.
  • My plates and bowls look dry.
    • As with the tip above, rub your plates and bowls down with any food-grade oil of your choice. Other than mineral oil, we can also recommend tung oil, linseed oil, or walnut oil. Other oils such as olive oil or coconut oil will work, but will turn rancid over a shorter period of time, unlike the previously stated oils that do not turn rancid at all.
  • Wood must be really prone to bacteria, right?
    • No actually, plastic is more prone to bacteria. Studies have shown that bacteria does get absorbed into wood specially chopping blocks but due to the natural properties of wood once dry, the bacteria then dies down. Bacteria settling in the knife-indentations on plastic chopping blocks however, are impossible to remove and multiply over time.
  • My wooden dinnerware appears to have brown fuzzy dust-like patches. Is this mold?
    • It is normal for acacia wood specially when untreated. As per our makers, this is only superficial and can be wiped down. Just wash your plates and they will be gone. Also don’t forget to keep the wood in a well-ventilated area and to rub down with oil every once in a while.

Packaging

Items will be wrapped in recycled newspaper for added protection.