A Garbage disposal is a valuable household tool. It is a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. A worn out disposal can be a major inconvenience. If you want to keep it grinding away daily, you should make it a habit to care for your garbage disposal and keep it in good shape.
Keeping your garbage disposal in good condition isn’t difficult. Here are some quick tips for maintaining your garbage disposal.
Know what not to put in your garbage disposal
Keep Fibrous, starchy and hard items out of the disposal. Fibrous foods like potato peels, corn husks, celery, broccoli and banana skins can get stuck in the disposal and jam the rotating parts. In addition, hard objects will dull the shredder, making it less efficient.
Clean it regularly
Cleaning and deodorizing your garbage disposal is easy. Just place the stopper in the sink and fill it with hot water. Add ¼ cup of bleach and let it sit for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the drain and turn on the disposal until the last of the water has drained.
For a fresh citrusy smell, we suggest that you pour hot water into the garbage disposal, followed by a few slices of lemon. Do this occasionally to knock off debris from the blades and other hard to clean areas.
Turn on the water while the disposal is running
You want the fats and oils in your garbage disposal to congeal so it would be easier to flush them out. Therefore, it is important to use cold water when operating the disposal. To ensure that all food particles have been adequately washed out, you need to keep the water running for at least 30 seconds, even after the grinding has stopped.
Hot water should not be used as it can cause overheating. While it’s okay to run hot water after you’ve used the disposal, it shouldn’t be used when grinding food.
Erie, Boulder, Louisville, Longmont, Lafayette, Firestone