Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaner

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Garbage disposals eliminate food waste and decrease the amount of garbage you throw away. They allow large pieces of food and other materials to be put down the drain by gringing them into smaller particles. In addition to regular cleaning, garbage disposals can be maintained by always running cold water during operation and running the disposal whenever you put food into it. Avoid running hot water while the disposal is on, and never put grease, fats or fibrous materials like celery in the disposal.

Things You'll Need

  • Lemon or other citrus fruit, cut in small pieces
  • Ice
  • 1 cup rock salt
  • Run cold water for about 10 seconds.

  • Drop about 10 ice cubes down the drain, as well as a cup of rock salt. Keep the cold water running.

  • Turn on the garbage disposal for five seconds, or until all the ice is ground.

  • Switch the garbage disposal unit off and change the water to warm.

  • Put the lemon or citrus pieces into the disposal unit while the water is running. Keep the rinds on the fruit.

  • Turn on the disposal for another five seconds, or until the fruit is ground completely. Turn the unit off.

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