Garbage disposals are a modern convenience that makes disposing of food waste a snap. They are attached to the kitchen sink and help to break down food scraps so they can be properly handled with the existing plumbing system rather than accrue in a landfill. However, as convenient as disposals are, it's easy to neglect them or not clean them properly. Read on for our how-to guide to make your disposal dreams come true!
An easy homemade method for cleaning garbage disposals involves vinegar and baking soda, commonly used household items that should be on hand already.
This is a quick way to clean your disposal using rock salt, and is especially effective for removing buildup inside.
This tried-and-true cleaning option gets down and dirty in your disposal.
After cleaning with one of the methods above, freshen your disposal with citrus for an aromatic twist.