COCINERA LARGE PLATTER
From sushi to spring rolls, this platter, made from natural wood, works across cuisines and is an essential serveware for all hosts
Craft Type: Wood Work
Natural wood products have a longer shelf life as they do not chip or break easily. This sturdy platter is made from acacia wood that is sourced responsibly, and handcrafted in Auroville. Likely to be a faithful companion for years of get-togethers, this piece of serveware is versatile enough to find place in any cuisine. The wood grain that’s visible attests to the natural quality of the material and sets each platter apart from the other. The bowl has been treated with tung oil, making it 100% food safe.
This product is created by Worktree, a wood-crafting workshop in Auroville that produces well-designed and functional wooden products — all handcrafted and made from responsibly sourced acacia wood. The workshop itself derives its name from the acacia tree, which is also locally known as ‘worktree’.
This product is handcrafted and therefore slight variations in colours, textures and forms are inevitable and aren’t flaws.
Made in: Auroville
Dimensions (cm): Length: 24, Height: 4, Breadth: 24,
No. of pieces in a set: 1, One Platter
Products like this one are made by carving wood by hand with the help of tools such as knives, chisels and mallets. In some cases, it also involves woodturning, a process that — much like a potter’s wheel — involves having a piece of wood spin on an axis as it is cut and moulded into the required shape. The wood products used as serveware and dinnerware are treated with food-safe oil, in this case tung oil, making it 100% safe to use for all food items. It’s also worth noting that wood is a hard material, which does not chip or break easily, and therefore products made with natural wood are long-lasting.
- Wash by hand only, using a mild dishwashing soap. Dry completely with a soft towel and let it air, preferably overnight, before storing it. To avoid the swelling and cracking of wood, do not soak in water.
- To keep the wood in good condition and to maintain the colour and shine of the wood, it is advisable to apply a little oil from time to time. Use a soft cloth and a conditioning oil for this purpose. Steps to follow for conditioning: After gently washing the product as described above, rub a liberal amount of conditioning oil olive oil or tung oil all over the product. Set the product on a towel to let the oil soak in for a few hours, then apply a second coat. Repeat until the product doesn’t seem to absorb any more oil. With a clean, gentle cloth, rub off any oily residue that’s left over.
- This product is not microwave-safe.