I bought this the other day for making shabu shabu (샤부샤부) as well as for camping. The pot itself is made of cast iron which I know how to clean, but the lid is made of wood. The lid doesn't get very dirty during use - but there are some splatters, etc - I'm wondering if I should wipe this down with oil or just water? I would use oil, but I'm concerned that this will inhibit the wood's ability to swell when placed over steaming liquid.

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Beautiful. If it were mine it would usually get cleaned with a quick wipe with a slightly damp paper towel. On the rare occasions that it needed it, it would get sponged with soapy water, rinsed, and lightly oiled as it dried.

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