L’OBJET earthenware is dishwasher safe using a gentle energy efficient air-dry cycle or may be handwashed and dried with a soft cloth. Do not overload dishwasher. Handwash oversize pieces and pieces composed of both Earthenware and Metal. Avoid abrasive soaps and detergents containing citrus scents or additives. After use, rinse in hot water to avoid prolonged contact with acidic substances which can stain finish. When storing, stack carefully to avoid scratches in the finish. Pieces with gold or platinum accents are not suitable for the microwave.