Soapstone is the only non-porous, odourless, tasteless, and a natural food-safe stone used in the home as it is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA. Soapstone is non-reactive to most common household cleaners or solvents such as water, alcohols, detergents or mild acids and is dishwasher safe. Due to the high density of the material, soapstone retains temperature better than stones like granite or marble, so you can expect a sustained chill or heat.
Why does soapstone sometimes discolour?
As a result of the composition of soapstone, we recommend seasoning and applying a colour enhancer or sealer (such as mineral or vegetable oil) to the whole product. This will turn the stone a darker colour and protect it from stains which may occur due to food/liquid. Apply the oil with a paper towel and let sit for 2-3 hours. After, simply wash the board with warm soapy water and enjoy.
All soapstone products are dishwasher safe.