A Cure for the Kitchen Stink

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Posted by David Ridgway on 04/13/2020

Clean kitchen in-sink-erator garbage disposalMany people are cooking a lot more for themselves than before (and hopefully also washing the dishes afterwards). If this describes you, you may have run into a common problem—nasty odors coming from your home kitchen or office break room.

One possible source is the garbage disposal.  If you haven’t cleaned it in a while, it could definitely be the culprit.  There are lots of ways to clean a garbage disposal, but the following is is a process that has worked for us:

How to clean a garbage disposal

Step 1: Remove the black rubber cover from the disposal and clean it with hot water and dish soap.  Remove all grime and residue and put it back.

Step 2: Grind rock salt and ice in your disposal.  This will scrape off the nasty sludge and food particles.   Use two cups of ice and one cup of rock salt.

Step 3: Throw citrus fruits into your disposal and grind them up.  You can use peels only or the entire fruit.  Feel free to use oranges, lemons, limes or any other citrus fruit.  The citric acid will clean the disposal and leave it smelling citrusy!

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