Are Holland Bowl Mill products food safe?
Do Holland Bowl Mill products come with a guarantee?
How do I care for my wooden bowl and other wood products?
Can a wooden bowl that has an unpleasant build up and/or a rancid smell be saved?
Can unfinished wooden bowls be decoratively painted or stained?
Do wooden bowls darken with age?
Are products available at wholesale?
Can a tour be taken of the Holland Bowl Mill production site?
Can purchases be made directly at the Holland Bowl Mill?
Does the Holland Bowl Mill ever have sales or introduce new products?
Does the Holland Bowl Mill have a privacy policy?
How can customer service be contacted?
When is the Holland Bowl Mill open?
Where is the Holland Bowl Mill located?

Are Holland Bowl Mill products food safe?

All Holland Bowl Mill bowls and other wood products are completely food safe. All finished wood products are treated with Bee’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver. Bee’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver is an all natural completely food safe wood conditioner made from bee’s wax and special natural oils and is available for sale here.

Do Holland Bowl Mill products come with a guarantee?

All Holland Bowl Mill wooden bowls come with a lifetime guarantee. If your wood bowl ever cracks or warps from regular use, Holland Bowl Mill will replace it with a new item of similar size and finish. See below for care instructions for all your wood products. If you have a problem with any of our other products please contact us and we will do our best to make it right.

How do I care for my wooden bowl and other wood products?

To help keep your wood products beautiful for a lifetime of use they must be properly cleaned and maintained. All wood products (except unfinished items) from the Holland Bowl Mill are treated with B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver. This wood conditioner gives all wood items a deep penetrating natural finish and protects the wood from moisture and stains. The unique food safe formula in B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver works better than mineral oil alone, and will never leave a buildup or become sticky to the touch like vegetable oils can. Use as directed.

Cleaning & Care Instructions:

  • Never soak wood products in water, or let water stand inside of a wooden bowl.
  • Don’t clean wood products in the dishwasher.
  • Never use wood products in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • Don’t leave wood products in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

To clean, we recommend using warm water, a small amount of mild soap and a non-abrasive cloth or sponge to clean your wood item, then hand dry.

You will occasionally need to retreat your wooden bowls and utensils with an application of B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver to preserve the moisture content of the wood. Without a protective coating the wood will dry out and may crack, warp or become stained. When the wood appears dry or about every other month (depending on frequency of use), apply a coat of B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver as directed. Purchase B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver here.

Do not use vegetable oil to protect your wooden bowls or other wood products! Vegetable oils will build up over time leaving the wood tacky and sometimes rancid. See the following question for help on how to remove vegetable oil buildup.

Can a wooden bowl that has an unpleasant build up and/or a rancid smell be saved?

Yes, a wood bowl can be revived by using a non-abrasive scrub pad, lemon juice, and pumice dust to remove the oil build up that has probably occurred over many years of use. This build up is likely caused by the use of a vegetable based oil or lard to preserve the bowl. Unfortunately using vegetable oil creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which then builds up and becomes gummy or tacky to the touch. In most cases, using the pumice and lemon juice will safely remove the old layers of vegetable oil and the smell. It will probably take more than one application of lemon juice and pumice to do the job. Once the old oil layers are removed, clean the bowl with warm water and a mild soap and hand dry. When the bowl is completely clean and dry, apply a coat of B’s Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver to properly preserve your bowl.

Can unfinished wooden bowls be decoratively painted or stained?

Yes, all Holland Bowl Mill unfinished bowls are fine sanded and ready for staining, painting, burning or carving. Many artists buy Holland Bowl Mill wooden bowls and make beautiful works of functional art.

Do wooden bowls darken with age?

Yes, over time wood bowls will darken to a deeper rich color if properly maintained. This change in the coloring of the wood is a primary reason why antique and primitive wooden bowls are so popular with collectors.

Are products available at wholesale?

All Holland Bowl Mill products are available at wholesale prices for retailers, distributors and for export. Contact us at (616) 396-6513 or send us an email for more information.

Can a tour be taken of the Holland Bowl Mill production site?

Yes we do offer tours of our facility. Please call (616) 396-6513 for availability to set up a tour.

Can purchases be made directly at the Holland Bowl Mill?

Yes we do have a showroom on site. Our hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Does the Holland Bowl Mill ever have sales or introduce new products?

Yes, bookmark this site or join the email list by entering an email address below and clicking the sign up button, Holland Bowl Mill will notify you of all future sales and new product introductions.

Does the Holland Bowl Mill have a privacy policy?

Yes, all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information given to the Holland Bowl Mill or any of its employees will be used only in ways that have been specifically consented to by the customer. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

How can customer service be contacted?

Holland Bowl Mill can be reached by phone at: (616) 396-6513, fax at: (616) 396-0642 or by email.

When is the Holland Bowl Mill open?

The Holland Bowl Mill is open:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Orders may be placed through this website at any time and will be processed the next business day.

Where is the Holland Bowl Mill located?

The Holland Bowl Mill is located near the intersection of Interstate 31 and James Street in Holland, Michigan. The address is:

Holland Bowl Mill
120 James Street
Holland MI 49422-2102

Phone (616) 396-6513
Fax (616) 396-0642