Product Care

Various Mariposa Gifts

Metal

  • Our fine metal is handcrafted from 100% recycled aluminum. Slight “imperfections” and cooling marks are the hallmark of handmade goods.
  • All products are food-safe and will not tarnish.
  • Handwash in warm water with mild soap and towel-dry immediately.
  • Do not place in the dishwasher or microwave.
  • Coat lightly with vegetable oil or spray to avoid staining. Avoid extended contact with water and acid-based foods
  • Cutting directly on the metal surface will scratch the finish.
  • Warm to 350˚ for hot foods. Freeze or chill for Summer entertaining.*
  • Occasional use of a non-abrasive metal polish will revive luster.**Not recommended for enamel pieces

*Not recommended for enamel pieces

Marble

  • Marble products are food-safe. Rub generously with vegetable oil before use.
  • Do not place hot food directly on top.
  • Handwash with mild soap and water. Clean promptly after use with acidic foods. Towel-dry with soft cloth.
  • Variations in color and pattern reflect the unique attributes of natural Marble and show off the stone’s beauty.

Glass

  • All Mariposa glassware is individually handcrafted; slight variations in color, bubbles, cooling or pontil marks are signatures of the artistic process.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures of boiling water or microwave on all Mariposa glass.

Italian Bellini Glass

  • Bellini’s effervescent look is a result of bicarbonate of soda exploding in the glass while being individually handblown. In rare cases, slight ripples might appear at the rim. Dishwasher-safe using a mild detergent on a warm, gentle cycle; use air dry setting to avoid potential fogging.

Spanish Alabaster Glass

  • Crafted from 100% recycled glass.
  • Dishwasher-safe using a mild detergent on a warm, gentle cycle, however Alabaster Platters with recycled aluminum handles must be hand-washed.

Spanish Sea Glass

 •   Hand-wash only. Do not use abrasive cleaners.Not microwave safe.

Turkish Glassware

  • Crafted from strong borosilicate glassware; durability allows full dishwasher use.

Applique Glassware

  • Crafted from strong borosilicate glassware; durability allows full dishwasher use.

 

Ceramic

Studio Collection

  • Ceramic items are dishwasher safe, however do not put in microwave

Turkish Marbled & Crocodile Ceramics

  • Turkish ceramic tableware is inspired by the traditional art of paper marbling. Because it’s marbled effect is not painted, but a stunning blend of natural clays, irregularities in color and marble pattern may occur.
  • Each piece of crocodile ceramics is hand-formed making a unique work of art with distinct characteristics.
  • Both are dishwasher safe.

Wood

  • Food-safe wood products are made from North American sustainable resources.
  • Do not place in the dishwasher, microwave, or oven; simply handwash in warm water with mild soap and dry.
  • Condition your board regularly with mineral oil or beeswax wood conditioner.
  • Avoid extended contact with water or acid-based foods.

Acrylic

  •       Handwash in warm water with mild soap and towel-dry with a soft cloth immediately. Do not use abrasive materials.
  •       Use acrylic polish at intervals to maintain shine.
  •       Avoid extended contact with water and acid-based foods with handles.
  •       Do not place in the dishwasher or microwave.

Swedish

  Birch Veneer Trays

  • These trays are crafted by hand and molded into shape with high heat and pressure using layers of birch veneer, protected by a melamine top-coat, making them very durable.
  • Dishwasher safe, however do not place in microwave.

Viventium Trays

  • Viventium trays are made from individual pieces of veneer, a natural wooden surface treated with hard wax oil. Each is unique with its own structure and tint.
  • Handwash only. Wipe off with a damp cloth to clean. 
  • Not microwave safe.
  • If the surface becomes stained or scratched, use a very fine-grained sand paper and then coat with a new layer of hard wax oil.