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.

On behalf of the cabinet(s) below the Galley Workstation, we recommend not putting ice directly on the floor of the Workstation for an extended period of time. Doing so could cause condensation on the exterior of the basin, and most cabinets don’t like to get wet!

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 Drying 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!)

Resin Accessories:
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 Golden 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.

Drying Racks:
Hand-wash with soap and water. Do not put this accessory, regardless of the finish, into the dishwasher.

Natural Golden Bamboo ​& American 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.

For simple cleaning, hand-wash using warm water with dish soap and a damp sponge or cloth. Allow the board to dry thoroughly before the next use. The wood should never be fully submerged in water or placed in the dishwasher. If your Chef’s Block ever smells less-than-fresh, you can simply rub a paste of baking soda and water over the board before rinsing and drying.

Salt Water Environments:
316 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.

Care and Cleaning the Galley Tap 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.

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

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.