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What’s that smell? disposal edition

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Disposal stink? here are a few ways to take care of that stubborn odor!

  • Periodically, take a lemon or orange and toss it into the disposal. The oils and juice from the fruits and peels naturally clean the walls inside the garbage disposal and create a fresh, long-lasting scent.


  • Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays and run those down the disposal. This will keep your blades sharp while safely killing odor-causing bacteria.

vinegar ice cubes

  • For stubborn odors pour baking soda into the drain and let it set for several hours before running the water and garbage disposal. a few tablespoons should suffice.

baking soda

For really stubborn odors, use a safe cleaning product like Borax. Just pour 3-4 tablespoons of Borax down the drain and let it sit for an hour. Then turn on the hot water and flush the borax away.




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