Five Two products are made to be used—and used, and used. Whatever item you have, know that it can handle everyday life and then some. That in mind, our care instructions aren’t rocket science—just a few friendly reminders to keep each product looking and feeling its very best for years to come.
Our cookware is made from fully clad stainless steel (along with clean, non-toxic nonstick, too.). To help keep it all looking tip-top for years to come:
- Each pan, pot, and lid can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning or hand-washed in warm, soapy water. (While our nonstick pan is dishwasher-safe, we recommend hand-washing to keep it looking its best.) Let the pieces you’ve cooked with come to room temperature before rinsing—a cold shock can cause hot surfaces to warp.
- To get rid of build-up, fill the pot or pan with hot, soapy water and let it sit on a dry surface. Then scrub it down with the soft side of a sponge. Avoid steel wool, steel scouring pads, and harsh detergents. Stubborn residue and exterior stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a powdered cleanser like Bar Keepers Friend.
- To help our nonstick pans live as many years as possible, use them over a low-to-medium heat setting with a splash of oil or butter, and avoid cooking sprays—over time, they can damage the coating.
- Try not to stack pots and pans directly on top of one another—it’s a recipe for scraped edges. Instead, hang them (psst: there are cutouts on the handles!) or stack with a soft cloth in between each piece. Our nonsticks come with a felt pan protector for this very reason.
Five Two Essential Cookware
Our knives are made from Japanese steel with lead-free brass rivets, and have soft-touch polymer handles. To keep them like-new:
Give your knives a gentle wash after every use and dry with a soft cloth. Mild soap and warm water are your friends here. Also, avoid letting them sit in water. They're dishwasher-safe, but we strongly recommend washing by hand as a dishwasher will dull and damage your blades.
The brass rivets on our knives grow more beautiful with use. Enjoy that beautiful patina as-is, or clean it up with Bar Keepers Friend—your call.
Five Two Essential Knives
Bamboo Cutting Board
Our cutting boards are made from bamboo, so they're eco-friendly, antimicrobial, and water-resistant. To ensure yours lasts:
- Give your board a gentle wash after every use. Mild soap and warm water are your friends here, but steer clear of the dishwasher.
- Dry the board thoroughly with a towel right after washing, and it’ll always be ready to spring back into action.
- Apply mineral oil generously after every few washes (especially to start), or any time the wood feels dry.
Five Two Bamboo Cutting Board
Our dinnerware is made of sturdy stoneware, which means it's chip-resistant and microwave-safe. We went with a (hand-applied!) semi-shiny glaze, to help prevent scratches.
- To keep your pieces spotless, slip them into the dishwasher or rinse by hand when it’s time for a wash.
Five Two Stoneware Dinnerware
Airtight Silicone Lids
Our silicone lids are made from platinum-grade silicone, meaning they’re BPA- and BPS-free. They can be used in the freezer, microwave, or oven (they’re heat-safe up to 550°F). They're easy-as-anything to keep clean:
- To rinse, just pop them in the dishwasher.
- They’re also stain-resistant, non-porous, and naturally antimicrobial.
Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids
Stoneware Mixing Bowls
Our mixing bowls are made of sturdy stoneware, which means it's a breeze to keep them like-new:
- They're microwave-safe (melted chocolate, we're coming for you).
- When they’re ready for a rinse, simply send them for a spin in the dishwasher.
Five Two Stoneware Mixing Bowls
Silicone Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
When your pair's in need of a refresh (hi, sauce stain):
- Simply toss the mitts or pot holders in the washing machine on cold with like colors.
- For tough stains, we’d recommend non-chlorine bleach.
- Turn inside out and tumble-dry on low, removing from dryer as soon as cycle ends.
- Do not iron.
Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
These mighty kitchen assistants are made of durable 100% cotton twill with reinforced stitching—aka, built to last. When your apron is ready for a rinse:
- Just toss it in the washing machine on cold with like colors (for tough stains, we’d recommend non-chlorine bleach).
- Tumble dry low and use a warm iron if needed.
Five Two Ultimate Apron
Wool Dryer Balls
Our dryer balls are as low-maintenance as they come—they’ll last for up to 1,000 loads. A few things to keep in mind for A+ tumbling:
- Dryer balls work best when you don't overdry your laundry, which can cause static cling to build up.
- Add a few drops of essential oil with your favorite scent to a ball—it’ll share the fragrance as it spins. (Psst: While adding essential oils to the party may stain the wool, it won't impact the balls’ all-star performance.
- If you decide they need a little TLC, you can wash them by hand with mild soap in lukewarm water.
Five Two Wool Dryer Balls
These silicone straws are endlessly bendable, portable, and heat-resistant up to 550°F. Here’s how to keep them squeaky clean for happy sipping:
- Simply thread one of the squeegees included in your set through a straw with warm, soapy water, then rinse and let air-dry.
- The whole shebang (straws, carrying cases, and squeegees) is also dishwasher-safe, so feel free to toss them in with your next load.
Five Two Silicone Straws
Handcrafted Wooden Spoons
Our wooden spoons are classics in the making. Each is made from solid teak, so they’re lightweight and built to last, with a little help from you:
- For their first use, treat the spoons to something fatty, like bacon.
- If the wood ever feels dry later on, give it a rubdown with food-safe mineral oil.
- Wash by hand with warm water and mild soap after each use.
- Avoid soaking in the sink or running through the dishwasher—too much time in water can damage the wood.
- Dry well with a kitchen towel.
Five Two Wooden Spoons
Essential Kitchen Towels
Kitchen towels are supposed to get dirty. Now what?
- These are 100 percent cotton, so they’re happy to hop in the washing machine with your other towels and clothes. Just wash with light colors, using cold water, and add non-chlorine bleach when needed.
- Tumble-dry on low. Avoid dryer sheets, which can make your towels less absorbent. Finish with a warm iron if you like.
- To get rid of greasy cooking stains (love you, butter), add a dab of dish soap to the stain and rub it in. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse well with warm water. The soap works to break up any oils, so your stain will be halfway out the door by the time your towel hits the washing machine.