These Wooden Tapa Plates is meant mostly for serving foods, however, they can be placed in an oven briefly, or under a broiler to heat foods. Car must be taken to not leave them in the heat too long as they can catch fire.
Wooden kitchen items need special care in order for them to last. Not taken care of properly, they can crack and lose their attractive finish. Here are a few tips to keep your wooden items a long time.
Since wood expand in water, letting the items soak in water, such as a dishwasher is not a good idea as the constant swelling and shrinking will cause the wood to crack over time. Always hand wash wooded items after every use with mild soap and warm water, as soon as possible after use to prevent food from drying on them. If food does become dry, use a gentle scrubbing pad so as to not damage the surface. If the wood develops a musty odor, you can also add a teaspoon of baking soda to the dishwater. Dry wooden items with a towel instead of letting them air dry to make sure it does not stay in contact with the water a long time.
To keep your wooden items looking like new, it is a good idea to rub a little mineral oil on them with a soft cloth every month or so. This will restore the warm polished look and keep the wood in good condition. Mineral oil is a food safe product that won't go rancid, gets absorbed quickly, and leaves the wood smooth but not greasy.
If you are worried about harmful bacteria, you can sanitize your wooden items from time to time, especially if they have come in contact with food products that may harbor harmful bacteria. To sanitize wooden utensils, pour 3 percent hydrogen peroxide over them as they lay on a flat surface. After fifteen minutes or so, rinse and dry them as described above.
Since wooden items may have tiny cracks that can harbor harmful Bacteria, Always avoid using them to handle raw meats and chicken to prevent cross-contamination.