To keep your serving pieces in top-notch shape for years on end, follow these tips:* After each use, hand-wash the item in warm, soapy water. Rinse the item clean, towel dry, and set it aside to air dry.* Never let the piece soak in water or put it in a dishwasher or microwave oven.* At least every three months or whenever the wood looks dry, reapply a protective oil finish to prevent water from penetrating and damaging the wood.