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From leftovers to vegetable peelings, the kitchen is certainly one area in the house that produces the most garbage. This is why cleaning it has always been an uphill battle for many homeowners.

Effective garbage disposal is important, so you might want to get rid of clogging and foul odor.

On that note, let’s take a look at a few simple tips you can use to clean up your garbage disposal.

1. Use Baking Soda

Baking soda can help in deodorizing and getting rid of grease, so it comes off as an effective cleaning material for your garbage disposal. For this, you’ll be needing a 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour the baking soda into the garbage disposal first followed by the vinegar. Leave the solution for a  couple of minutes before rinsing with hot water.

2. Use Citrus

Citrus fruits are good for cleaning your kitchen garbage disposal. Not only that, they can eliminate foul odors and leave your kitchen smelling fresh.

3. Use Vinegar Cubes

Here’s a neat trick. Freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray and pour the cubes into your garbage disposal. Let them stand for several minutes before rinsing your garbage disposal with cold water.

4. Use Bleach

Bleach can deodorize and disinfect your garbage disposal. Simply Dilute a small amount of bleach in water and pour it down. Let it stand for a couple of minutes before flushing it with hot water.

5. Keep an Eye Out for Large Chunks of Food

Large chunks of fruit peelings, eggshells, hard bones, pasta, and rice can cause damage to your garbage disposal device. As much as possible, throw them in the trash bin instead of letting them slide into the sink

Your garbage disposal is your best friend in maintaining a healthy kitchen for your family, so apply these tips whenever you can for a home that’s cleaner and fresher.


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