Garbage disposals are great for keeping your kitchen clean and making cleanup faster by disposing of food waste, but sometimes you’ll need to clean the garbage disposal and give it a bit of freshening up. Here are a few quick ways how to clean the garbage disposal and keep it smelling fresh.
1. Ice Cubes
By putting ice cubes down into your garbage disposal, it will sharpen the blades. This will make it so your garbage disposal will run better and grind the food better, which will leave you with less bigger chinks of food down in your garbage disposal.
2. Citrus Fruit
If your garbage disposal has a bad odor you can help to neutralize the smell by grinding a citrus fruit like lemons or oranges. Simply cut the fruit into wedges, turn the disposal on and put the wedges down one at a time along with a steady stream of cool water. The fruit rinds will help to clean the grind components while the citrus scent will provide a fresh smell.
3. Clean the removable baffle
If you have an In-Sink-Erator garbage disposal, every model is equipped with a baffle that can be easily removed and cleaned. The baffle sits in the collar of the disposal. Simply, pull it out, rinse it off, and wipe it clean of any food waste residue.
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