How to Clean your Garbage Disposal
- Baking Soda
- Fresh Lemon
- Ice Cubes
The last words I want to hear right before Thanksgiving dinner is “My Garbage Disposal Stinks” There could be lots of reasons for a smell to come from your disposal, but I have an easy and simple trick that keeps your in-sink-erator smelling clean and fresh. This simple 3-step trick is sure to eliminate any odors coming from the bottom of your sink, and creates a fresh pleasing scent.
How to clean your garbage disposal
Start by sprinkling baking soda directly into the disposal opening. Use anywhere from 1/4 to 1 cup.
Turn on the COLD water and allow it to run for about a minute.
Cut a fresh lemon into quarters or wedges and toss into running disposal
After the lemon is ground up, add 2-3 ice cubes, while the disposal is still running.
Do these 4 simple steps and your garbage disposal will be deodorized, and ready for use. As always, never put your hand or anything into the disposal. Safety First!
What NOT to put in your Garbage Disposal:
I don’t like putting any chemicals into my garbage disposal. This includes bleach or ammonia. Even though most garbage disposal units are sealed, I never want to risk ruining any of the rubber seals or gaskets down there, as that can cause a leak, and be an expensive repair
Why does my sink smell bad?
There are lots of reasons your sink smells bad. The most common reason is because food particles are stuck down there, not fully ground up, and they begin to decay and stink.