Hey Montana, Stop Putting This Stuff in the Disposal

It may be a question that you have had to answer to the plumber or repair person when they come to take a look at your kitchen garbage disposal situated in your sink.


It never fails that they will ask you the same question.  "What in the world did you put down there to cause this mayhem?!"  Depending on your answer, it could be that you will be paying big bucks to have it repaired or even worse, replaced.

The Do's and the Don'ts of Your Garbage Disposal

As with many things, opinions vary on what really should be going into that disposal in your sink.  Plumbers will all vary on what should or should not be acceptable.  There are common things that should never be placed in the disposal.  Chicken bones for instance.  Or things that would expand.  Think rice.  Or things that clog.  Think oils that will solidify, or even unused flour will cause problems.

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Keeping It Clean, The Hacks That Seem to Work

If you are like me, you have probably put things down the disposal that are questionable.  If you have, or if you use it often, cleaning your disposal should happen once a week.

Several hacks are out there online to help with this effort.  One of the easiest involves using just ice.  Fill your disposal with ice cubes or crushed ice and add a touch of dish soap to the unit.  Cover the opening and turn it on.  This should loosen and clean any grime from the blades and sides.  You can even use a citrus peel to leave a clean fresh scent afterwards.

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10 Things You Should Never Put in Your Garbage Disposal

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