USE & CARE
The materials used to craft The Galley’s Ideal Workstations meet the highest industry standards for both quality and workmanship. The cutting boards themselves are FDA-approved and are entirely food safe.
Stainless Steel Workstation:
For everyday cleaning, we recommend cleaning the Galley Workstation with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Barkeeper’s Friend, followed by a stainless steel polish such as 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. This will restore the luster and keep the tiers sleek to allow the accessories to glide freely.
Graphite Wood Composite Accessories:
The color will darken with age and with use. This is normal and should be expected. With the exception of the Drain Rack, the Graphite accessories can be cleaned in the dishwasher, although the color will darken quickly by doing so. For surface marks or light scratches, use 220-grit sandpaper. Mineral oil can be used to condition the material, and to speed up the darkening process. The wood composite is heat-resistant to 350 degrees, but please don’t bake with it. (It’s a wood product, after all!)
Hand-wash with soap & water. White Only: Spray bleach directly onto the white boards to remove heavy stains, allow to sit for 15-20 minutes or until stains dissolve, wash with soap and water. Not recommended for prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
Natural Bamboo Accessories:
Hand-wash with soap and water. As you would do with all wooden cutting boards, oil with mineral oil, (about every 4-6 months based on usage), to moisturize the wood, help prevent splitting, and give the bamboo a nice burnished look. From time to time, as with any cutting board, you may notice vegetable stains settling into the board, which is not a health concern but can diminish the beauty of the bamboo. To get rid of stains, scrub coarse salt over the surface of the board with a sponge, then rinse and dry. On rare occasions, odors can also ingrain themselves in the bamboo. You can resolve this by rubbing a simple paste of baking soda and water over the board occasionally before rinsing and drying.
Natural Bamboo & Black Walnut Chef’s Block:
We recommend for the first couple of weeks that you oil the cutting boards 2 or 3 times. This will help build up its resistance to moisture and strengthen the wood for a long, healthy life. After that, a quick application every couple of months should suffice.
How To Restore the Original Luster of Your Galley Tiered Stainless Steel Sink:
Restoring the luster of your Galley Workstation is extremely easy to do with a hand-held orbital sander. Simply use 120-grit sandpaper on your sander and, with medium pressure, sand the bottom of your Galley in a circular motion. It takes about 5-10 minutes. Watch the quick how-to video below. By following the steps in the video, your Galley will look as good as the day you bought it!
Salt Water Environments:
304 Stainless is suitable for most outdoor applications with the exception of high exposure to salt air. Exposure to salt air and sea spray will cause surface rust (corrosion). The best way to protect the stainless steel is to clean it frequently. Don’t give the salt time to establish itself on the surface, as the effects of the chemical reaction will soon become visible. In salt air environments, we recommend cleaning the stainless steel surface at least every two weeks to keep your workstation in prime condition.