Washing kuksas ?

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  1. bigfoots

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    I'm gonna try my hand at carving a kuksa but was wondering what is the best way to wash them? Wouldn't soap wash the oil away like on cast iron cookware? Thanks.
     
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    I don’t even wash my ceramic coffee cup, just rinse it out by hand. I have rinsed my coconut shell kuksa a couple of times, and then just oil it after drying.
     
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    Sounds good. I hate doing dishes anyway lol. Thanks!
     
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    There is a thread somewhere about heating the kuksa in the oven to soak more oil in
     
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    Handful of sand and rinse?
     
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    I wouldn’t do that... metal or cast iron that works, but not wood :)

    I rinse all mine with water after use and then take a drop or two of oil on a clean paper towel and wipe down. Good to go.
     
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    ... I should have clarified. :)
    Handful of sand.
    Rinse with spirits.
     
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    Depends on what type of oil you use to finish it with. Most of the time a good rinse and wipe dry is all that's needed.

    Hopefully the thread @freebirdfb linked (Thank you brother) for you will be helpful but If I can be of anymore help feel free to give me a shout.
     
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