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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to care and clean your tools or boards
    Do not place any items which have timber components in the dishwasher, hand wash only. Wash the timber parts with a mild detergent and warm water. Do NOT soak the timber components. Dry with a dish cloth and NOT in the sun. Stainless steel parts can be washed with a mild detergent and warm water. Burnt on residue can be removed with a plastic scourer pad or similar item. For all the various boards, wet them with hot water, apply undiluted dish-wash liquid and scrub with a long handled brush. Rinse and cloth dry only.
  • How to oil your Carve Easy board
    From time to time it may be necessary to re-oil your board. You can see when the timber is looking dry, so that is your guide. We use Feast Watson Kitchen Timber Oil when the boards are crafted. This is a food grade oil, with a very low viscosity, that soaks into the timber better than other vegetable oils. It dries completely and does not leave a sticky finish. If you do not have this oil you can however use a vegetable oil. (Don’t use Olive Oil) Apply the oil liberally to a clean and completely dry board. Allow it to soak in for 15 minutes. Wipe off any residual oil with a clean cloth. When using Feast Watson oil, see the additional notes below.
  • Notes & precautions when using Feast Watson Kitchen Timber Oil
    All the boards made by me are treated with this oil. It is an excellent protector of the wood and resists penetration by water and juices from vegetables and meats. It is a “food grade” oil and available from certain retail outlets at approximately in 1 litre tins. Because a litre would last for many years, most people purchase small 100 mls bottles from me. A traditional oil that contains genuine Tung oil, a natural wood oil. Kitchen Timber Oil is formulated to penetrate deeply into timber, resulting in a natural matt finish that can be buffed or waxed if desired. Kitchen Timber Oil is quick and easy to apply, resistant to water and spills, and easily maintained. It is suitable for all interior timber including bench tops, cutting boards, furniture, cabinetry and timber trim. Precautions and Limitations NOTE: Feast Watson Kitchen Timber Oil contains pure Tung oil, which is obtained from the pressed seeds and nuts of the Tung tree. As the source of Tung Oil is nut, we recommend that individuals with known nut allergies avoid use and/or contact with this product, as they would other products derived from nut oils. Paper towel or rags used in applying the oil need to be allowed to dry before disposal as there is a possibility they may self-ignite. If you have a nut allergy, please request that your board be oiled with a vegetable oil. Using the Oil When the board is completely dry, apply a generous amount of oil to the ends and surfaces of the board. Do this over paper or a tray to prevent the oil from dripping on to surfaces that you want to keep oil free. Use a small paint brush, a small piece of rag or paper towel to apply. Paint brushes can be cleaned using mineral turpentine. Leave the oil to soak into the wood for 15 minutes and then wipe off any residual oil with a dry cloth or paper towel. Tung Oil dries completely and if left on the surface, will leave a rough surface finish. 3. If further applications are necessary, wait at least 24 hours before applying another coat, and then follow the procedures outlined above.
  • How to use your Wine Easy
    This extremely useful holder is made from “recycled Rimu” from buildings demolished after the Christchurch earthquakes. It is finished with outdoor furniture oil to give it durability. To assemble your WINE-Easy you will need an 8mm open ended spanner or small adjustable wrench. Remove the top “dome nut” and one flat washer. Fit the timber component onto the threaded part and then refit the flat washer and dome nut. Screw the dome nut on by hand as far as it will go and “nip” it up (do not overtighten it. Then firm up the timber by tightening the lower nut up towards the timber. The stainless steel component is strong enough for you to apply some pressure using your foot to assist in poking it into the ground. When removing it after use, DO NOT pull it out of the ground using the timber part, (it will break) but hold it on the stainless steel part.
  • A precautionary safety note about use around children
    The following items have stainless steel components with sharp points. BBQ Easy Kebab Easy Carve Easy Wine Easy Take special care when using these items and caring for them after use. Keep them OUT of REACH of children at all times.
  • How much is shipping?
    We offer flat rate shipping throughout New Zealand of $10.00 or $15.00 for rural delivery. For orders outside of New Zealand please contact us to get a price.
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