can I use an old bread kneading bowl?
I have an old, probably antique, bread bowl -- I presume it was used for kneading because it has that low sleek look. Dimensions are 17x11x4 inches. Most of it is smooth and well used, there are several thin cracks on the bottom and one on the outside. But it has been in a dusty place for years, probably needs some sort of cleaning. Do I dare clean it and use it? What do I clean it with? I don't want to take away any of the patina, it is so pretty. I wish I could use it, not just look at it. Any ideas? Can I chance it? Anet