Maintenance & Care
We recommend that all parts which come in contact with material are cleaned regularly.
Stainless-steel Grater Plates
Remove the grater plate. Remove stuck material with a soft brush.
When slightly soiled, wash under warm water with soap and wipe dry with a clean cloth. It should be completely dry before placing it back in the grinder. When heavily soiled, and for a more intensive cleaning, soak the plate in rubbing alcohol for two minutes, then rinse under warm water and allow it to air dry. It should be completely dry before placing it back in the grinder.
Do not put in dishwasher.
Wash under clear warm water with dish soap and clean thoroughly. A soap product with a pH 6 - 8 should be used for regular cleaning. Dry and polish with a dry, soft cloth. A very light pH solvent (rubbing alcohol, acetone) may be used to wipe down the surface to free any fingerprints or other missed soils.
Use glass cleaner (normal glass cleaner for household use).
We recommend cleaning it by hand, not in the dishwasher. An aggressive dishwasher detergent could damage the glass. Always keep the seal of the glass dry.
Always use a soft cloth for cleaning. Dip the cloth in water, wring the cloth nearly dry and quickly wipe the area clean. Finally, dry it using a soft, clean cloth.
Wood Care And Maintenance
The wood components are finished with linseed oil. We recommend applying linseed oil to the whole surface twice a year. Apply a thin film of linseed oil using a clean, soft cloth and rub it into the wood until the oily film disappears. Use a clean, soft cloth if you need to remove excess oil.
Ideal conditions for Stona products
Wood is a hygroscopic material. It reacts to changes in humidity and temperature. Wood shrinks when exposed to low humidity and expands when exposed to high humidity. We recommend keeping our products under the ideal conditions of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC) with a relative humidity between 40 and 55%. This is also the range considered normal for living conditions and best for health.
Carefully handle the grater plates. They have sharp edges situated 50% under the grating surface.
Do not press the surface with your fingertips under any circumstance. Keep away from children.