Here’s a Great Way to Clean a Smelly Disposal

Here’s a Great Way to Clean a Smelly Disposal

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Published: January 7, 2013

An inexpensive and easy way to clean a garbage disposal.

 

We’ve poured all kinds of things down our kitchen garbage disposal to make it clean and sweet-smelling — orange and grapefruit peels, dried-out lemons, baking soda and vinegar.

But we never thought of throwing salt down there — until we read this tip. 

Here’s how it works:

  • Fit a stopper into the sink, and fill with hot water and a squirt of dish detergent.
  • Turn on the disposal and let the soapy water drain, pushing gunk down the drain with it.
  • Throw 3 or 4 ice cubes and a handful of large-grain salt, such as Kosher, down the drain and run the disposal.
  • Flush with water, and you’ve got a clean disposal. Grind up a few lemons if you want a fresh, citrus smell.

Voila! A fresh-smelling drain!

Do you know what one of the worst things is you can put down your disposal? 

 

 

Visit HouseLogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic.com with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

 

If you enjoyed this article and would like to find out more information about this subject or real estate in Bergen County in general, feel free to contact me!

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