• We recommend using the Outsider only in outdoor protected areas, as the powder-coated aluminum corners can oxidize over time if directly exposed to harsh chemicals (including salt) and/or intense UV rays.  
  • A little care goes a long way!  An occasional wipe down of the frame and hose down of the insert will prolong the life of your Outsider.  
  • For the frame: periodically wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth (especially in coastal regions with salt air.) For tough stains, use water with a small amount of dish soap (we like original Dawn or Method dish soap) to clean and rinse.  Do not use abrasive cleaners or furniture waxes/polishes.  
  • For the insert: it takes its job of absorbing water seriously! If directly exposed to a serious downpour, the insert will dry out more quickly if taken out of the frame and placed on its side, to allow the water to run off.  
  • Special note for freezing rain/ice/snow: as with any material in freezing conditions, the Outsider can become slippery. We recommend using The Outsider only in outdoor areas that are protected from snow and ice.