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Care Instructions


When you choose FSC as a consumer or business, you are helping to ensure the natural and social working conditions in the forests that the wood comes from. In an FSC forest, no more trees are chopped down than the forest can manage to reproduce. FSC is the environmental standard for responsible forest consumption.


The Oeko-Tex Standard 100, developed by a group of European textile institutes, is a global testing and accreditation programme for screening harmful substances in consumer textiles. Products with the Oeko-Tex label are tested and guaranteed to be free from all harmful substances, including toxins and irritants.


We are pleased to confirm that Broste Copenhagen reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Please go to www.brostecopenhagen.com for more info.


PORCELAIN AND STONEWARE: Broste uses stoneware and porcelain clay in their dinnerware series, and they love the contrasting expression of the denser and stone-like quality of the stoneware and refined porcelain. The main difference between the two types of clay is that stoneware is more dense and less porous than porcelain. Stoneware is burned at approx. 1100 - 1250 degrees and contains more water after firing than porcelain and can therefore become hot in use. Porcelain with the light, almost translucent “shell-like” is fired at very high temperatures from 1200-1450 degrees. When the porcelain is fired, it has a smooth and hard structure. Both materials are strong and durable with a distinctive look and feel. REACTIVE GLAZE: Reactive glazing is Broste’s absolute most worshipped glaze because its variegated colouring makes each piece subtly one of a kind. The final finish is unpredicted due to the non-formulaic firing in the kiln. Therefore, no two pieces of reactive glaze dinnerware are alike and will have unique traits and nuances. The detailing of our Nordic Sea and Salt series is made by hand, making each piece unique. Sometimes Broste lets the colour be defined by the raw material, which by nature will give tiny variations in the tones of the series. For the Nordic Bistro dinnerware, Broste have added a transparent, glossy glaze that adds a beautiful depth to the natural colour and reveals imperfections in the raw material that is usually not visible. Some of the tableware series are formed by grouting the material with high pressure into forms. In this process, minor dents will inevitably occur and are not perceived as productions faults. DISHWASHER: All Broste tableware series are suitable for the dishwasher. However, temperature above 65 degrees can contribute to the crazing of the glaze and is therefore not recommended. Broste also recommends unloading the dishwasher when it has cooled down to avoid chipping. MICROWAVE: All Broste tableware is microwave safe. However, an effect above 675 watt can overheat and damage the item and is not recommended. MARKS, SCRATCHES AND STAINS: Plates and bowls will get cutlery marks and small scratches of usage. Especially unglazed and matt glazed surfaces are even more susceptible compared to normal and glossy ceramic surfaces. Neither are perceived as a production fault. The marks can to some extent be removed with Vienna chalk on white items or polishing material for glass ceramic cooking plates, but please remember to follow the instructions for use carefully. CRAZING GLAZE: Crazing is a network of fine hairline cracks that appear on the glaze surface. Tableware consists of a body of ceramics and a cover of glaze, and if the conditions for the body change more than the glaze, crazing occurs. Moisture can get into the piece if it gets soaked, causing the item to expand or contract, and if the ware is heated or cooled, use in a microwave or dishwasher can cause crazing over time. Crazing can be caused by - sudden change in temperature and humidity - moisture damage if it has been soaked - being bumped and moved around Crazing generally happens with age. That’s why you see vintage and antique items with crazing more often than new items. However, crazing glaze is not perceived as production fault.


Most of Broste’s glassware is mouth-blown. Mouth-blowing is an old technique and is widely used. The process requires heated and liquid glass to be placed into a mould, where the glassblower blows the glass into its shape through a pipe. A mouth-blown series that greets the idiom and uniformity requires skilled artisans. The process is unique and evident in each glass and expressed in the minor variations in colour, size, thickness, and tiny bubbles. The natural irregularities remind them of their glasses’ authenticity and tell the story of the artisan’s relation to the glass. DISHWASHER: Broste’s glasses are dishwasher safe, and they always recommend the glass program or temperatures below 55 degrees to avoid glass plaque. Place your glasses well-spaced out in the dishwasher and ensure they are not touching each other or other objects. If available, use a stemware rack as it provides support and stops your glassware from moving around. We recommend taking the glasses out of the dishwasher or opening the lid once the washing program is finished, as the steam in the machine can stimulate the breakdown of the glass.


Broste cutlery will serve you for years to come with proper care and use. Stainless steel needs to be understood by its name. Not stain-free, but stains less, and by stains, we mean rust. No steel alloy is 100% resistant to all the food or chemistry in our kitchen. It can erode the surface and cause rust stains. So please be aware that food acids found in ketchup, mustard, egg, lemon, etc. and ferrous and chlorinated water can attack steel and cause rust stains. Therefore, we recommend that the cutlery is rinsed or washed immediately after use. Most of Broste cutlery is dishwasher safe but as with all cutleries, be careful using aggressive dishwasher detergents. We know it’s more convenient to use the dishwasher than washing by hand, but it won’t risk shortening its colour or lifespan. Broste cutlery ranges are manufactured from 18/8 chrome /nickel steel for the forks and spoons. To ensure the sharpness of our knives, Broste uses special 13/0 chrome steel with carbon. You may therefore find that the blades are more susceptible to rust.


Kitchen accessories made of oiled oak must be washed by hand. After use, wash them with a bit of dishwashing liquid, rinse the board in hot water, wipe clean, and allow to dry upright. To avoid cracking, drying, or warping, give them a little love from time to time by keeping the boards oiled - which is also essential to keep the wood’s anti-microbial properties intact.


Broste Copenhagen has a long tradition of producing candles with the best manufacturers. Broste uses modern quality standards as a benchmark for all their candles. They work exclusively with selected raw materials such as fully refined paraffin wax, high-grade stearin, and pure cotton wicks in their production. Broste are committed to having their candles tested by neutral and independent product testing services to maintain their position. All their candles are made without palm oil. NEVER FORGET A BURNING CANDLE, IT IS LIKE AN OPEN FIRE. Broste candles are tested according to the three EU norms; EN 15493 specifications for fire safety, EN 15426 specifications for sooting behaviour, EN 15494 specifications for product safety labels. Additionally, to consistently ensure the high quality of their candles, Broste’s in-house quality management continually controls both finished candles and raw materials. All test results are documented accordingly. Reliable quality and continuous product development and improvement are the basic principles they have committed to throughout the years. Never leave wick trimmings, matches, or any other material in the wax pool, as these can create a fire hazard. Please always trim the wick to 1 cm before lighting the candle, and make sure that the wick is upright. Pieces of wick that have been cut off or other items that fall into the candle wax can re-ignite, causing the candle flame to become much larger than is safe, even if it is in a container. Dispose of all packing materials or foreign matter before lighting a candle. Some of our candles have a paper band wrapped around them or a wicked tag. Make sure to remove any of these items from your candles before lighting them, so they do not catch fire. The wick is made so that the candle burns safely. If a wick becomes too short, it will produce a too small flame for the candle to burn correctly. Extinguish the flame and carefully pour off the liquid wax to fix this. Relight the candle and allow it to burn for about one hour. If the flame is still too small, repeat the process until the flame can continue burning the wax it has melted with a regular size flame. Prolonged exposure of candles to a temperature below minus degrees could cause the wax to crack.


Use polish to maintain the blank look on products made of brass and copper. Rinse the object in warm water. Moisten a sponge with warm water and apply a little polish. Clean thoroughly as required to remove all traces of tarnish. Rinse well in warm water. Wipe with a dry cotton cloth.


Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Do not soak in water.


Our inners are made of 100% downproof cotton cloth and are produced without using chemicals. The stuffing is duck goose feather and down, washed at high pressure and dried at a min. of 120°C for a min. of 20 minutes whereby they reach a safe disinfection level. The feathers come from the EU. The majority of the stuffing is made up of recycled feathers. Oeko-Tex Standard.


For general care plump and rotate regularly.


Please note that all rugs should be placed on a carpet pad. Cotton rugs: delicate machine wash. Wool rugs: vacuum in the direction of the pile. UV light can fade the rugs.


Rattan and bamboo are natural and beautiful imperfect materials with unique and inevitable colour variations, markings, grains, and dents that don’t influence the product’s durability, strength, or lifespan. The handmade nature of rattan and bamboo furniture, lamps, baskets etc., means that no two pieces or sides of the same piece are alike. Please be aware that rattan or bamboo can become brittle or damaged when exposed to heat or moisture. However, a bit of care will keep the material lasting for years. The item should regularly be dusted or vacuumed with an upholstery brush in low suction and, when needed, more thorough with a damp cloth. Any food, drink, or mud stains should be cleaned away immediately with mild soap and please ensure not to soak the material. We don’t recommend leaving rattan or bamboo exposed to the weather when not in use. Store it dry and ventilated over the winter to ensure a long lifespan.


For general care, either wash or dry clean. For spot cleaning, remove as much excess as possible then gently blot area with damp cloth. Do not over-wet the fabric. Always test on a hidden section of fabric first. If in doubt always refer to the manufacturer’s care instructions.


Dusting with a clean, dry cloth is recommended. For spot cleaning liquid, use a clean dry cloth to quickly remove liquid from surface. Blot the area with a clean damp cloth. Then blot the area dry with a clean dry cloth. Do not use heat such as a hair dryer. For spot cleaning greasy stains, use an absorbent paper towel.


Please keep in mind when browsing our ranges that wood is a natural product. Each and every piece of furniture will be different and carry some unique characteristics. Our pieces can feature variations of shade, contour, grain or other markings. These natural markings have no effect on the furniture’s durability or structural integrity. All solid wood continues to shrink or expand and as such natural cracking may occur. This is not a fault and deemed to be an acceptable nature of a solid wood product. For general care, dust with a clean dry cloth or wipe with soft cloth wrung dry with water.


Often treated to withstand fading and cracking, keep dirt build up at bay by regularly cleaning with clean or soapy water and a cotton cloth or soft brush. Avoid abrasive cleaners or hard scrubbing. Cushions should be kept indoors during winter to minimise mould build up or colour fading. Hose monthly to remove salt if near the coast..


Fiberclay is an excellent material for outdoor furniture and planters. The mix of fibre and cement makes the items as solid and beautiful as concrete, but opposite, lightweight, and easily moveable. It is a natural product with accepted colour variations, even in planters manufactured from the same batch. Colour and surface will patinate over time when exposed to different weather conditions due to the naturally retained salts. For the best care, we recommend a stone sealer or wax treatment and storing it dry and frost-free during winter to ensure a long lifespan.