Cooking Tools

What type of wood are my OXO wooden utensils made from?

OXO wooden utensils are made from solid one piece beech wood.

My wooden utensil is shedding, what do i do?

To remove natural shedding, simply rub a brown paper bag over the utensil, which will help remove the particles.

How do i condition my wooden utensils?

Your wooden utensils should be conditioned from time to time with a food grade mineral oil.

How often do I need to condition my wooden utensils?

This depends on how often they are used, however normally when they appear to be drying out completely.

What is good grade mineral oil and where can I find it?

Food grade mineral oil is used to treat wooden cutting boards and utensils. It is used to keep the wood from cracking and drying out. It can be purchased at some grocery stores, and specialty kitchen shops.

Can I use olive oil? regular mineral oil? etc.?

No. Olive or other vegetable oils will eventually turn rancid when exposed to air. Standard mineral oil may not be food grade.

Are my wooden utensils dishwasher safe?

All of our wooden utensils and tools are hand wash only.

What is the metal underneath the SIlicone Flexible turner?

The silicone is bonded to flexible stainless steel.

Are my silicone tools dishwasher safe?

Yes, they are top rack dishwasher safe.

What temperature are my nylon utensils heat resistant up to?

OXO nylon utensils are heat resistant up to 400°F. However they should not be exposed to direct heat.

Are my nylon utensils dishwasher safe?

Yes, they are dishwasher safe.

Are my stainless steel cooking utensils dishwasher safe?

Yes. All of our stainless steel cooking utensils are dishwasher safe.



Food Storage

Can I store my POP Containers in the refrigerator / freezer?

Yes, however when exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations the container lid may lift due to changes in air pressure.

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How do I disassemble and reassemble my POP Container lids for cleaing?
The gasket in my POP Container smells like coffee/tea/etc... How can I remove the odor?

The gasket can be removed for cleaning, and either placed on the top rack of the dishwasher, or can also be cleaned with a baking soda paste to help remove odors.

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General Product & Company FAQ's :

Why do you recommend many of your products be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher?

Since many dishwashers have different heat/sanitizing cycles, we recommend top rack only.

How can I become a product tester?

We have a formal Blogger Outreach program and post frequently about opportunities to sample our products. To join our database, visit

Where can I buy your products?

OXO products are available at a wide variety of retailers. For information about the retailer closest to you, check out our store locator.

What does "OXO" mean, and how is it pronounced?

Our founder, Sam Farber, loved the letter "O." His clever wife, Betsey, wanted to create a logo that could be read backwards, forwards and upside down. And while we love the connection to "Hugs & Kisses," the similarity was not intentional.

Does OXO support any charitable organisations?

OXO is proud to join 1% for the Planet. By committing 1% of our annual sales, we’re empowering nonprofits to tackle environmental issues that affect us all. For 30 years, we’ve designed products that make every day better at home. Now, we’re committing to making every day better for the planet.

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