How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal so It Doesn’t Stink in Your Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen cleanup, it might feel like a thankless and never-ending task. Someone comes by with glass as soon as you finish cleaning the dishes. And once you’ve finished cleaning up the leftovers from yesterday night’s meal, someone will undoubtedly ask for something to eat. You’re always wiping down kitchen surfaces, washing tile grout to keep it pristine, mopping up spills, and keeping things tidy in general. Then there are the appliances! The refrigerator must be constantly monitored (why do we never eat all of the fruit before it goes bad? ), the oven must be cleaned, and your faithful dishwasher must be well cleaned. The sink, on the other hand, needs the most upkeep. You have to deal with drain flies, gnats, and take care of your disposal in addition to keeping it clean. We’re here to assist with the latter, and don’t worry, it’s much simpler than you think.

How to Clean a Smelly Garbage Disposal

What has a pleasant odour? Citrus. Turn on the water, start the waste disposal, and throw in a half lemon or lime. If it’s still smelly, add another half cup. Continue till it smells pleasant.

Baking Soda and Vinegar to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Baking soda and vinegar are the cleaning equivalents of a prayer answered. Pour a half-cup of baking soda down the disposal, followed by a cup of white vinegar as a chaser. It’ll bubble, which is exactly what you want. Allow it to work its magic for 10 minutes before turning on the water and disposal.

How to Remove Candle Wax from a Disposal

Do you have candle wax in your garbage disposal? It’s time to get going. I’m joking. This is what you do: Boil a large pot of water, then dump it down the drain while the garbage disposal is running. Then, run your hot water for a few more minutes to see if it clears the blockage. Alternatively, you may dump a large amount of ice (about 2 inches!) down the disposal and sink and attempt to freeze it. If the wax hardens, your disposal should be able to break it up and then dispose of it.

Cleaning a Garbage Disposal Rubber Flange

That rubber splash shield on the garbage disposal may get filthy. Pour a half cup of baking soda and white vinegar over it to clean it. It will bubble, and you can then clean away with an unused toothbrush. So long, filthy trash!

When Should You Clean Your Garbage Disposal?

Once a week, you should clean your waste disposal. We are aware. You have a lot of work to accomplish. You can’t keep worrying about cleaning the garbage disposal all the time! So, if you take good care to keep it neat, you may do it every two or three weeks. Does it seem reasonable? Good.