All Casa Maricruz ceramics are microwave and dishwasher safe. However, microwaves and dishwashers expose the pieces to extreme temperatures that might eventually make them lose their shine and develop small cracks.
This is nothing to be worried about – all ceramics and glass end up showing their age, but if you want to maintain its original look for longer, we recommend washing them by hand whenever you can. Consider that every piece is handmade and unique, and they deserve a long life of love and care.
As with our ceramics, our blown glass is microwave and dishwasher safe.
However, as our glasses are made from recycled crystal and colored pigments, we do not recommend pouring extremely hot liquids directly into them, or washing them with high-temperature water, as this may crack them around the edge of the colored spots.
Casa Maricruz fabrics are composed purely of natural fibers (50% cotton, 50% linen), so before being washed they have a bit of a rigid and rough feel. This is perfectly normal.If you, like us, grew up in love with your grandmother’s fresh softbed sheets, you should know they weren’t always so. It takes the right amount of washing, and the right amount of care. As you wash them, the natural fibers stretch and acquire flexibility and softness.
We recommend that the first wash is done with a natural detergent that is free of chemicals. Conditioners will often have loads of chemicals which can harden the linens, so we don’t recommend their use. In the first few washes you can also stretch the linens when they’re still wet out the wash to help break up the fibers and achieve a lovely softness.
For an even softer feel, there is an old trick that we love: Chuck the fabric in the washing machine (30°C), adding a cup of bicarbonate instead of detergent. When the machine starts its rinsing phase, switch to colder water and add a cup of white vinegar. Then, hang them out to dry and wash them again using natural detergent in a cold mode ;)