Wood Bowls Finish with Vinegar Toxicity
by Dianne Crowned
Hi Guys !
I recently got some bowls made of Samanea saman Wood. I think they are made in China, I want to use these as salad bowls, I like to put Balsamico in my salads & I'm afraid the vinegar/balsamico will destroy the finish and suddenly I will be eating salad with a cocktail of chemicals mixed with Balsamico.
How safe is eating vinegar or any other acid food on Wooden Bowls?
Those are my bowls
Arbutus Ron here:
Unless you know what the current finish is, it is hard to know what will happen. If it is unfinished wood then just add walnut oil or mineral oil for a food safe wood finish. The vinegar will be fine then. Just add oil often.
If there is a toxic finish on the bowls then sand them down by hand starting with a rough 100 grit and then move up to 220 and 400 grits. Then add the oil.