Rae Dunn has grown in popularity like crazy this past year. Because of the low supply and high demand, many of us have invested a lot of time (and money) in our collections. (Remember this post on my six tips for finding Rae Dunn?) But more importantly, we cherish our Rae! So, should we just display it? Or use it?
So… should we just display it? Or use it?
I reached out to Rae Dunn and asked her for some insight. She was kind enough to share with me her advice on how to take care of your Rae Dunn pottery. (We had a phone conversation, so this Q&A looks a little different.)
Q U E S T I O N // Is it dishwasher safe?
Rae Dunn told me that her pottery is dishwasher safe. But she suggests you hand wash your items. She said “the dishwasher can cause a lot of clanking and cracks might be caused if the dishes come in contact with one another”. She told me that she always washes her favorite clothing items by hand and suggested we might want to do the same with our Rae Dunn collections.
Q U E S T I O N // Can you put it in the microwave?
Yes, you can! Microwave away!
Q U E S T I O N // Can you put the BAKE and CAKE pans in the oven?
Yes. That’s what they are for!
Q U E S T I O N // Can the planters withstand constant watering?
Q U E S T I O N // Can you leave the bird houses outside?
Q U E S T I O N // What do you do if you notice a crack?
Rae mentioned that a crack could happen in shipping, in a shopping bag or even in the dishwasher. If you notice a crack then you should display the item and refrain from using it. She suggested putting plates on a plate hanger or putting mugs on a shelf.
T H E B I G G E S T Q U E S T I O N O F A L L // Are we better off displaying our Rae Dunn to keep it safe or using it to enjoy it?
Use it! Just hand wash it to prevent from cracking!
Thank you so much, Rae! You answered so many of our most pondered questions. It looks like Rae Dunn clay just got better… not only is it fashionable, but it’s also functional!