When a family with a garbage disposal in the home has learned how to care properly for that some garbage-grinding unit, each member of that family knows what sorts of food should not get thrown in the unit’s hopper. Still, there may not be any of them that realize how effectively certain household products can clean a garbage disposal. The following list attempts to expand the pool of knowledge in any such close-knit group of children and adults.
Everyday products that can scour the walls inside of the disposal
Throw some crushed ice down into the hopper. Next throw in some kosher salt or rock salt. Then get the appliance’s blades grinding, and run cold water into the drain while the blades are turning. The ice and salt will scour away the grime on the walls.
There are some other food-related items that can be used to scour the insides of a disposal. For instance, small pieces of eggshell will do the job. Even thin fish bones can be used to carry out such a scouring operation.
Three methods that can be made more effective by using one supplementary tactic
Pour ½ cup of baking soda into the drain. Then add 1 cup of white or apple vinegar. Let the mixture set for 10 minutes. At the end of that 10 minute period, run the appliance, while sending cold water into the opening in the sink.
Collect some of the peels from citrus fruits. Any member of the citrus family will do: tangerines, oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. Cut the peels into small pieces and send them down the drain in the sink. Then get the disposal’s blades moving and grinding away at all the peels. You will be cleaning and deodorizing at the same time.
Pour between 2 and 3 cups of Borax into the opening in your kitchen sink. Wash it down using cold water; have the unit’s blades running during that same period of time. All three of the above methods have a follow-up tactic that supplements the method used, in order to deal with the appliance’s grime and dirt. Boil some water on the stovetop. Pour that boiling water down the drain that was attacked by using one of the 3 methods described above. If that does not still clear it, you need to call in the appliance repair expert in Stoney Creek.
How to get rid of the grime that collects around the opening to the unit’s hopper
Sprinkle that dirty area with baking soda. Next squeeze some dish soap on top of the baking soda. Add water and give the area a good rub down. Be sure to attack any particles that have collected in the crevice between the metal rim of the appliance and the bottom of the sink.