It is important that you take proper care of your piece to ensure that it will last a long time without being damaged. It is recommended that you use a suede style chamois polishing cloth and/or a non-abrasive paper towel along with a cleaning fluid stating that it is suitable for use on acrylic.
Do not place your piece on rough or uneven surfaces that can scrape the bottom. If you purchased a printed piece, the bottom of the bowl is sealed with a sealant, but it is not impenetrable and can be scratched. If a rubber bumper should come off, they can be replaced with similar new ones found at most hardware stores.
Please note that using any products containing ammonia, acetone or lactic acid will permanently damage the acrylic. Periodically, you can polish your acrylic piece to remove fine scratches and bring back the acrylic to its original glossy shine. We recommend using Novus Acrylic polishes and cleaners. You can find this product online or at selected retail stores.
AVF Accessories are not suitable for dishwashers or for use with very hot foods and liquids and should be used in conjunction with the proper serving ware that will not scratch the surface.
AVF Bowls are NOT ASHTRAYS, and should never be used as such. Acrylic is a flammable material. We sell aluminum inserts for our bowls should you want to use it in this manner.