Not for use in dishwasher - When you use your Bamboo, remember to condition with Food Grade Mineral Oil at lease once a month for light use or every other week for heavy use. If your Bamboo has absorbed odors from herbs or foods, create a paste of lemon juice and baking soda (similar in consistency to that of toothpaste) and put a thick coating on the Bamboo. Let sit overnight and then wipe off the paste the next day with a soft cloth or paper towel – the odor will be gone! Follow up with warm soapy water, let air dry and then condition with Food Grade Mineral Oil. Frequent and prompt cleaning and oiling of your bamboo with Food Grade Mineral Oil and towel drying will ensure the performance of your BergHOFF's bamboo kitchen supplies for years to come.