Frequently Asked Questions


Is there anything I should know about using painted wood kitchen tools?
Yes! A few things:

  • Please do not cut directly on painted area of handles or boards.
  • Because Suzie’s tools are specially crafted with painted wood handles, they may show a little wear and tear with time. This gives them unique charm while they maintain the durability of days gone by.

How should I clean my Suzie Q tools?
These beauties aren’t suited for the dishwasher. Hand-wash with warm, soapy water. Please do not set your Suzie Q tools in water for long periods of time.

The tools that showcase painted hardwood require love and care, and should be washed by hand. Running them through the dishwasher may result in washed-out paint. Suzie Q’s kitchenware is designed to bring real heartfelt charm into your home, and maintaining their beauty requires tender love and care.

Below is a list of dishwasher safe items, as well as items that should only be washed by hand:

Dishwasher Safe

  • Metal Bottle Opener Colander
  • Berry Colander
  • Measuring Spoon Set

Wash by Hand

  • Potato Masher
  • Spatula
  • Metal Turner
  • Silicone Turner
  • Balloon Whisk
  • Mini Balloon Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Wood Handle Bottle Opener
  • Ice Cream Spade
  • 4-Sided Grater
  • Small Cutting Board (*Do not leave submerged)
  • Wood Meat Tenderizer
  • Measuring Cup Set

Wipe Clean with a Damp Cloth

  • Instant Thermometer
  • Hourglass Timer
  • 55 Minute Timer


What is Suzie Q’s kitchenware made from?
All of Suzie Q’s nifty kitchenware uses real hardwood and stainless steel. Some products, such as the spatula, also use food-safe silicone. This unique combination of painted wood and streamlined steel gives the Suzie Q line a true retro aesthetic.

What about food safety?
Our painted wood handles are FDA and Cap Prop 65 compliant. The handles are not, however, intended for direct food contact. Please use your Suzie Q tools properly to ensure best results.

Where are Suzie Q products sold?
Suzie Q can be found around the globe. We’re still working on a store locator, but if you’re in the US, you can purchase directly from the website. You get free shipping on any order over $100.00!

How do I Sell Suzie Q at my store?
Get in touch with us! Contact with the details of your inquiry.

Are you going to create more lovely kitchen and home tools?
We sure are. Wanna be in the know? Sign up for Suzie’s updates at the bottom of the page.


I’m a blogger, and I’d like to feature Suzie Q tools on my blog - how can I do so?
How splendid! We enjoy working with bloggers. To see if we are a good match, please shoot us an email


Questions about shipping?
Find out here


Can I keep up with Suzie on social media?
You betcha!

Twitter: @suzieqretro
Instagram: @suzieqretro
Google+: +suzieqretro

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