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 Basin:
For everyday cleaning, we recommend cleaning the Galley basin with citrine™ Stainless Steel Clean + Polish. This will restore the luster and keep the tiers sleek to allow the Tools to glide freely.


Graphite Wood Composite Tools:
The color will darken with age and with use, this is normal and should be expected. The Graphite Tools 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. citrine™ can be used to condition the material, and to speed up the darkening process. Graphite Wood Composite is heat-resistant up to 350°F degrees, but please do not bake with it. (It’s a wood product, after all!)


Resin Tools:
The Resin Tools can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Designer White Resin only: Spray bleach directly onto the boards to remove heavy stains, let sit for 15-20 minutes or until stains dissolve, wash thoroughly with soap and water. The Resin is heat-resistant to 180°F degrees.


Bamboo and Walnut Tools:
Once a month use the enclosed citrine™ Wood Condition + Protect to condition the wood, help prevent splitting, and give the Bamboo and Walnut a nice burnished look. For cleaning after use, hand wash with soap and water. Be sure to let wood dry completely. From time to time, as with any cutting board, you may notice vegetable stains settling into the board. This is normal and is not a health concern but can diminish the beauty of the wood. 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 wood. You can resolve this by rubbing a simple paste of baking soda and water over the board occasionally before rinsing and drying. If water is left pooled on the wood, it can cause discoloration. It is important to keep all areas dry after use. Proper care and cleaning of your Bamboo and Walnut Tools will ensure they will last you for years to come.


How to Restore the Original Luster of Your Galley Basin:
For any questions please contact The Galley Headquarters at 800.375.4255 or customerservice@thegalley.com.


Drying Racks
Bamboo: Hand wash with soap and water, dry thoroughly and apply citrine Wood Condition + Protect. All other finishes are dishwasher safe.


Salt Water Environments:
316L Stainless is suitable for outdoor applications. 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.


Warning
Use of any harsh chemicals in or on the Workstation will void warranty. Included but not limited to are the following: muriatic acid, chlorine or other bleach products, ammonia, alcohol, c-clean sulfamic, phosphorous, acetic acid, nitric acid, fluorinated products including toothpaste, hair permanent chemicals, or other products not commonly used in the kitchen. To avoid staining of the surface do not leave food with corrosive properties such as juices, salt, vinegar, mustard, acetic acid, etc. on the sink for extended periods of time.


Care and Cleaning the Galley Tap Finishes


ABOUT OUR FINISHES:
The Galley Tap is made of solid stainless steel. This finish has NO PROTECTIVE COATING on it. Stainless steel is by its material nature very tarnish-resistant, but by no means tarnish or stain proof. This finish will react to it’s environment over time. Cleaners that contain bleach may cause rust. Keep your Galley Tap wiped clean and dry, and use only a cleaner specifically made for stainless steel. Trapped moisture on the surface of your finish can lead to staining. Astringent cleaners, chlorine, bleach, and acidic-based organic cleansers are potentially harmful to stainless steel finishes.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
It is the responsibility of the customer to check for any material finish defects BEFORE installation.

SUGGESTED FINISH MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE:
1. Do not allow water spots to dry on the fixture. Keep the surface clean and dry after use.
2. Periodic cleaning can be done by applying a stainless steel cleaner with a soft, clean cloth to gently remove surface spots and brighten the finish. For PVD finishes, clean with a soft, warm, damp cloth.
3. Never use cleaners with bleach, abrasives or vinegar. Never use any type of abrasive cleaning pad.