How to Clean a Garbage Disposal – 4 Quick Tips
Today I am going to show you how to clean a garbage disposal. So if you are running into the problem if stinky drains in your kitchen, you think it’s coming from your garbage disposal, this article should help you. It could help you out immensely and I know it has helped many people because ti comes from my friends at Appliance Masters of Las Vegas (http://lasvegasappliancemasters.com) who share this info with all their customers having issues with their disposals. So let’s get to it.
The first method that we’re going to be using to clean your garbage disposal is using lemons. So take a lemon and cut it in half, like I did here. And then cut it in half again. So you are going to have a whole bunch of half- moon shaped pieces of lemon. And I like to de-seed it. I know that it sounds funny because we are using a garbage disposal, but I don’t want any extra stress put on the disposal.
And honestly, I really use it other than for like very minor food stuff. Then turn on the water after you stuff the lemons down in the garbage disposal. Turn it on and run it for a good minute. That way you’ll clean out the disposal and get it smelling good.
The second method we’re going to be using is with Heinz Vinegar. I am from Pittsburgh, you might know that, so I like using Heinz Cleaning Vinegar and freezing or making vinegar ice cubes.
You can do that in your ice cube tray. Just make sure that nobody uses them because that would be a bad surprise. Stuff the ice cubes down into the garbage disposal and run it. Again, turn on the hot water first, and then run the garbage disposal for a good minute, and that will clean it out really nicely.
The third method we are going to use involves baking soda. So this is just pure baking soda that you probably have in your kitchen for cooking.
Measure out about a half of cup and stuff the baking soda down into the garbage disposal, and let it sit there for about one hour. So again, push it down with a spoon and let it sit there for one hour to absorb all of the nastiness, all the yucky smell. And then what you can do is add about one cup of vinegar. So you are going to pour that vinegar down the drain.
You are going to create this lava effect because when the baking soda and the vinegar combine, there is a chemical reaction. It’s pretty harmless, but rinse out the garbage disposal. Run it for another minute and you are good to go. That is another way to clean your garbage disposal. The final method of cleaning the disposal involves twenty Mule Team Borax.
So this is a natural laundry cleaner, and they even outline on the boc how to clean your garbage disposal using the Borax. Grab a tablespoon, so just one tablespoon, and you are going to add about 2-3 tablespoons of the Borax to the garbage disposal. And you are going to let it sit in the garbage disposal for about fifteen minutes.
Again, you’ll have to push it down with a spoon. And the Borax will work just like the baking soda did. The only difference is you definitely want to use warm water per the directions. So clean out your sink, and then turn on the garbage disposal and you are done. All right. There you have it. Those are several ways that you can clean your garbage disposal.
I hope this information helped you out. Feel free to share it with anyone you think might also get some benefit from it, or let me know if there’s something I missed that you would like me to cover.