FAQs about Avanchy
ARE AVANCHY DISHES MICROWAVABLE?
Bamboo baby dishware isn't meant for any type of oven, be it conventional, toaster, or microwave.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN AVANCHY DISHWARE?
To care for bamboo:
- Wipe out any remaining food.
- Wash the dish in warm water using mild soap and a soft sponge or brush. Avoid abrasive cleaners and tools.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
- Allow the dish to air-dry completely.
Keep in mind that bamboo-and-silicone items should be washed by hand per the instructions for bamboo care.
Both stainless steel and silicone are dishwasher-safe. Of course, you can always wash these materials by hand.
For deep cleaning of your suction dish, remove the silicone ring and wash each item separately as directed above.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP AVANCHY BAMBOO DISHWARE LOOKING FRESH AND NEW?
To help prevent deterioration, periodically treat your bamboo dishes with a light coating of oil, such as food-grade mineral oil or mineral oil with beeswax.
If you want to avoid petroleum products, any shelf-stable, food-grade oil will work. It's best to avoid nut oils, which can easily go rancid.
- Use a soft cloth to apply a light coat of oil to the item.
- Allow the oil to soak in for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Wipe off the excess with a clean, dry cloth.
WHAT KIND OF STAINLESS STEEL IS USED IN AVANCHY PRODUCTS?
We always use 18/8 or SAE 304 stainless steel, which is known as A2 stainless in some countries.
This type of stainless steel is nontoxic, hypoallergenic, and highly resistant to corrosion. Type 304 stainless feels substantial and keeps its good looks for a long time.
CAN I PUT AVANCHY DISHES INTO A DISHWASHER, STERILISER, OR STEAM CLEANER?
Bamboo dishes should be washed by hand immediately after use.
Never soak bamboo in water for long periods or place bamboo in any cleaning machine. Exposure to intense heat and high volumes of water can cause bamboo to swell and crack.
Both stainless steel and silicone are dishwasher-safe.
ARE AVANCHY PRODUCTS MADE FROM SAFE MATERIALS?
Yes! All Avanchy products are free of BPA, BPS, PVC, plastic, lead, and phthalates.
We use only nontoxic and hypoallergenic materials—bamboo, stainless steel, and silicone—to make our baby dishware.
Silicone, although synthetic, is far less likely to leach chemicals into food than plastic is.
ARE AVANCHY PRODUCTS EARTH-FRIENDLY?
Yes! We use sustainable, organic bamboo that's 100% biodegradable and nontoxic. All our bamboo is coated with an FDA-approved, food-grade varnish to reduce porosity and enhance longevity.
Stainless steel is recyclable.
Silicone is recyclable as well, although it can be harder to find a recycler that accepts silicone. Still, silicone's ability to outlive plastic makes the former a far more earth-friendly choice.
WHERE DOES AVANCHY GET ITS BAMBOO FROM?
We have rigid contracts with multiple organic-certified factories in China where over 80% of the world's bamboo comes from.
I KNOW BAMBOO IS SAFE, BUT WHAT TESTS HAS IT PASSED?
Yes, the bamboo has passed the most rigorous tests around the world.
WHAT MAKES SILICONE BETTER THAN PLASTIC?
Food-grade silicone, although synthetic like plastic, doesn't leach toxic chemicals.
Silicone is softer than most plastics, so it's safe to use for eating utensils. Plastic can cut a baby's tender mouth, whereas silicone won't.
And because silicone is far more durable than plastic is, you won't have to replace the former as often. This keeps waste out of landfills.
ARE YOUR DISHES DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC AGES?
While we label our items for "infant," "baby," and "toddler" use, every child is different. The dishes and utensils you choose depend on your child's appetite and development.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO POSITION MY AVANCHY SUCTION DISH?
Always set the dish so that the easy-release tab on the silicone ring faces you instead of your baby.
HOW CAN I GET MAXIMUM SUCTION FROM MY AVANCHY DISH?
To activate the airtight lock mechanism, press your dish firmly onto a clean, dry, flat surface until you hear all the air come out.
HOW DO I REMOVE MY SUCTION DISH FROM THE SURFACE?
Simply pull the easy-release tab. The suction piece pops off like magic!
HOW DO I CONVERT MY AVANCHY BABY BOWL INTO A SERVING BOWL?
To make your new bowl more versatile, remove the silicone ring from the bottom by gently pulling it away from the bowl. The ring can be re-placed at any time.
ARE THE SILICONE RINGS INTERCHANGEABLE?
Yes, the rings can be interchanged on same-size products. For example, the ring on the Bamboo Suction Toddler Plate can also be used on the Stainless Steel Suction Toddler Plate.
WHY DO THE SECTIONED PLATES HAVE DIFFERENT-SIZED SECTIONS?
Avanchy sectioned plates are designed to help you create balanced meals for your child.
- The large section is for seasonal and green vegetables.
- The medium section is for animal and plant proteins: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, nuts, and seeds.
- The small section is for carbohydrates: grains, bread, potatoes, and other starchy vegetables.
These guidelines apply to all healthy children (as well as adults). Of course, always follow the diet recommended by your child's pediatrician, especially if your child has a health condition.