For Stagg EKG Pro Studio, Stagg EKG, Corvo EKG, and any other products having wood handles or lid pulls - both maple & walnut.
Because wood is a natural product it is prone to drying and warping. Wood components that are exposed to high heat and moisture, such as the lid pull and handle, may eventually dry out and crack (like repeatedly putting a cutting board in a dishwasher).
To prevent this, we recommend periodically applying any food safe mineral oil to the lid pull & handle once per month - and buffing with a soft cloth. It’s also good practice to do this any time you notice the wood feeling especially dry.
If you are having issues with your wooden handle and/or lid pull, please contact us for assistance!