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post #1 of Old 03-06-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't find a thread for garbage disposal cleaning so I thought I'd add one. "When was the last time you cleaned your garbage disposal? Food and grease can build up over time, but there’s a way to clean and sharpen those blades at the same time. Liberally sprinkle baking soda in your disposal and pour white vinegar over it until it bubbles. Let set for ten minutes and rinse with hot water. Drop two or three ice cubes inside and grind. Rinse with hot water once more and your disposal is clean and odor free!"

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That's awesome. Thanks! I actually have all those ingredients here
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post #3 of Old 03-21-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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That's awesome, Randy. Lemme know how it worked out for you!
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Its a great piece of info. Thanks for sharing wonderful knowledge with us. We usually ignore such things and here in this post I found a good ideas for garbage disposal.
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Ice is an extremely effective and inexpensive method for cleaning your garbage disposal, sharpening the blades and breaking up any grease build-up which has accumulated. Just toss a few ice cubes into the garbage disposal and run it. As the garbage disposal chops into the ice cubes, the ice chips will effectively scour all the hard to reach areas of the unit, and melt down the drain.
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Here are seven simple tips on how to get rid of garbage disposal odors, which should help to keep your kitchen and home smelling fresh. Be sure to check with your builder or the manufacturer of the garbage disposal unit before trying any of these tips to ensure the applianceís compatibility.

TIP: To minimize smells, always run cold water when grinding items in the garbage disposal.

1. Lemons
When life gives you lemons, cut them into small sections and then toss them down the disposal when itís grinding. You can also do the same thing with a fresh lime or a sliced orange; the citrus scent gets rid of most strong stenches. This is one of the least expensive ways to neutralize rancid smells.

2. Ice Cubes
Ice cubes can also be used to remove any strong odors that are coming from the garbage disposal. Unlike citrus, ice wonít leave a separate pleasant smell behind, but as an added bonus, the ice can actually sharpen the grinding blades.

3. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Turn on the garbage disposal and pour 1 cup of dry baking soda down, along with a cup of distilled white vinegar, to help remove strong odors. In a pinch, vinegar can be used on its own along with cool water.

4. Bleach
A mild bleach, roman cleanser, or slightly fragrant bleach poured down the garage disposal along with running cold water wonít just help kill the smells from your pipes, but it will also help dislodge any trapped particles of food.

5. Clean the Lid
While it may seem obvious, you should also clean the top of the garbage disposal lid with soap, water and a brush to remove food particles. Not every smell originates inside the disposal itself.

6. Brush Clean
pipes under sink

Use a dish brush or wire brush to clean inside the garage disposal unit.

WARNING: You must unplug and disconnect the unit before attempting to put your hand or a tool down the garbage disposal. Take both precautions. Donít just unplug it; disconnect the whole unit. Saving your arm is worth the extra effort.

7. Store Bought Products
Many companies make specific products to clean the drain that are sold in home improvement stores. Check with your ownerís manual before adding anything that might potential damage the garbage disposal.
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