Acacia Wood Tableware and How to Care For Them

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Acacia wood, characterized by its rich tones and distinctive grain, is often carved into tableware, elevating your tablescapes with its rustic character. Beyond its beauty, acacia is also surprisingly durable and practical, making it essential for the Filipino kitchen.

Why Acacia Wood Belongs in Your Home

Filipino cuisine is all about celebrating fresh, vibrant flavors. Acacia kitchenware complements this philosophy; the wood’s natural oils resist water damage and staining, making it ideal for withstanding the rich sauces and broths that are staples of Filipino cooking.

Here are a few more  reasons why acacia wood is a great choice for Filipino homes:

  • Durability: Acacia is a hardwood, meaning it is a dense, heavy wood that can withstand scratches, dents, and everyday wear and tear from cutlery.
  • Natural Beauty: Acacia wood’s warm, multi-grain finish adds a touch of rustic elegance to your dining table.
  • Safe for Food Use: Acacia contains natural oils that help inhibit the growth of bacteria. This makes it a safe, healthy choice for serving and preparing food.
  • Heat Resistant: Acacia wood doesn't conduct heat as effectively unlike metal utensils. This means you can use your acacia spoons and spatulas without worrying about them getting too hot.

Caring for Your Acacia Wood Kitchenware

If you've recently welcomed acacia wooden tableware and cooking utensils into your kitchen, you might be wondering how to keep them looking their best. Here are some tips on how to keep your acacia wood kitchenware looking brand new:

  • Clean gently

Unlike stainless steel kitchen tools, wooden kitchen utensils require only gentle cleaning. Opt for warm, soapy water to clean your acacia wood plates and utensils. Avoid soaking them or using harsh dishwasher detergents, as these can strip the wood of its natural oils and cause it to crack. Instead, use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe them down.

  • Dry with care

After cleaning, it’s crucial to dry your acacia wood kitchenware thoroughly. Pat them dry with a clean dishcloth, then air dry completely. Leaving it damp can lead to warping or cracking. 

  • Store in a dry place

Store your acacia wooden tableware in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures or humidity, which can cause the wood to warp.

  • Oil conditioning

Over time, with regular use, your acacia wood pieces might lose some of their natural sheen. Regular oil conditioning is key to maintaining the beauty and durability of your acacia wood kitchenware. 

Apply a thin layer of food-grade mineral oil or beeswax to restore shine and maintain the protective barrier. Let it soak for a few hours before buffing it off with a dry cloth. Oil conditioning wooden cooking utensils and tableware enhances the wood’s color and grain, and creates a protective barrier that helps prevent further damage from moisture or bacteria.

Kultura's Acacia Wood Collection

Now that you know how to care for these wooden treasures, let's explore the expansive acacia wood collection available at Kultura!

Acacia Salad Bowl

Acacia salad bowl

This acacia wood salad bowl works wonderfully in many settings; ideal for everything from everyday meals to celebrations. This simple salad bowl doubles as a decorative centerpiece holder for special tablescapes. This wooden bowl's timeless design and versatility make it a must-have for any dining table!

Round Acacia Plate

Round Acacia Plate

Serve a fresh fruit platter on one of our acacia wood plates. Minimalist yet elegant, these are handcrafted by Pampanga artisans.

Acacia Round Server Bowl

Acacia Round Server Bowl

Another cozy kitchen staple, this handcrafted acacia server bowl can be used for practically everything - salads, fruits, soups, or whatever you wish. It also comes in two sizes, XL or XXL.

Hand Carved Acacia Wood Tray with Leaf Design

Hand Carved Acacia Wood Tray with Leaf Design

Consider this acacia wood tray, hand-carved in the shape of a leaf. A multi-purpose home essential, use yours to serve Pinoy snacks or keep it bedside as a decorative jewelry catch-all.

Natural Acacia Wood Rice Ladle

Natural Acacia Wood Rice Ladle

No Filipino meal is complete without soup! Opt for our light-wash acacia wood ladle for stirring and serving all your favorite Pinoy stews.

Wooden Spoon, Fork, and Knife Set with Carahorn Handle

Wooden Spoon, Fork, and Knife Set with Carahorn Handle

Complete your acacia wood kitchen collection with this unique cutlery set. Each utensil is skillfully carved from acacia wood and then paired with a carahorn handle for added texture and utility. 

Bringing the Warmth of Nature to Your Filipino Kitchen

Acacia wood tableware is a beautiful, practical way to enhance your Filipino kitchen. For more high-quality acacia wood products, explore Kultura’s home collection. 

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