Treatment of your non stain slate tableware
Slate is absorbent and can easily be marked by oil, grease and other products. We use a foodsafe treatment which seals the slate and protects it against food stains. The foodsafe treatment is absorbed into the slate over a 3 day period and lasts for several years. We will reseal your products for you when required.
Slates treated with foodsafe treatment are NOT dishwasher proof.
Aftercare of your Cornish slate
Never put your slate tableware in a dishwasher. The heat and chemicals will strip the sealer from the slate. Wash only in clean and warm soapy water or with a sanitiser as outlined below. Handle like you would your best china!
If your slate scratches, simply wipe the scratched area with walnut oil or any good quality oil and buff dry.Handle slate like your best pottery or porcelain tableware. Providing you look after your slate tableware, it will grace your table for many years.
You may like to use a sanitiser for hygiene reasons. Apply direct, if neutral PH, or as part of the washing process.
Whenever possible use a neutral PH product. Acidic or alkaline solutions should not be applied directly to the slate as they will strip the sealant.