how to clean your kitchen garbage disposal

Cleaning your kitchen garbage disposal unit at least once every two weeks or one month twice, helps keep out odors, keeps drains clear and extends the unit’s life. Common daily household products can help to clean and deodorize the garbage disposal unit, making the clenning task easy and inexpensive.

Ice is good for cleaning your disposal unit

Ice bars make an easy and effective way to clean your sink garbage disposal. Just Simply throw several ice cubes into the disposal and turn the machine unit on. As the blades grind up the ice cubes, the ice chips will purge the interior surfaces of the unit. Then they melt down flow into the drain pipe. Using ice cubes as the first step in your disposal cleaning routine is a good idea.

 

using ice cubes to clean kitchen garbage disposal

Odor stoppers

Common household tools can eliminate odors from your kitchen garbage disposal if offen used in your disposal cleanups. Freeze household vinegar in ice cube trays, then throw  several vinegar cubes into the unit and turn it on. The vinegar ice will kill odor-causing molds and bacteria while scouring the interior. For stubborn odors, pour 4 tablespoons of household borax or baking soda into the disposal and let it sit for a couple of hours. Then run hot water through the unit. Impart a fresh scent by cutting up a lemon or orange into small pieces and run the pieces through the disposal.

Besides, you can put several piece of lemon into the machine when during the cleanup.it helps get rid of oders from inner disposal. and some salt is good too.

lemon keeps odors out of disposal

Clean the splash guard

For it is a long time using,Stinky food residue can become trapped beneath the rubber splash guard. An old scrub toothbrush is ideal for  cleaning of this part. Make sure that the disposal is not turned on, then dip the toothbrush in a grease-cutting antibacterial liquid detergent, lift up one of the splash guard’s flaps and scrub the underside with the toothbrush. Rinse with running water. Repeat with all the other flaps, then scrub the upper side of the guard and rinse.

using an old toothbrush to clean the splash guard

Take care of your garbage disposal

To extend life of your disposal machine, we should obey some rules:

1. Remember after each time grinding, we'd better flush it with hot water to clean the disposal, hot water is more easy to clean some food waste that may fatness

2. often clean the splash guard and check whether it is good. if not, ods may leaking out. 

Stinky food residue can become trapped beneath the rubber splash guard.

 

 

 

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Stinky food residue can become trapped beneath the rubber splash guard.

 

 

 

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2210621_clean-garbage-disposal.html

Stinky food residue can become trapped beneath the rubber splash guard.

 

 

 

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2210621_clean-garbage-disposal.html

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