Charming enough to display in your kitchen and functional enough for everyday use. The natural oil finish is FDA approved and enhances the longevity of the utensil. What sets this beautiful utensil apart is the natural durability of beech wood and the lightly laser etched design that will last as long as the utensil. It is made of natural wood and therefore variances in color of wood and darkness of etching should be expected. To extend life of design and utensil, hand washing is recommended.