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Make your kitchen and bathroom sparkle with the cleaning tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- 2 c. ice
- 1 c. rock salt or vinegar
- Tongs or pliers
- Lemon peels
Add ice and salt
For routine cleaning, pour the ice down the drain and then the rock salt. If you don’t have rock salt, use vinegar.
Run the disposal
Run the cold water and the disposal for five to 10 seconds. The ice and salt or vinegar will clear the grinding elements of any built-up gunk and bits of food.
Disconnect the disposal
If your disposal is clogged, disconnect it or remove its fuse before you try to remove anything. Use tongs or pliers to remove any objects that can't be ground, such as rubber, glass, or fibrous foods like artichokes.
Clear the drain line
Fill your sink with three or four inches of cold water. Remove the drain plug and run the disposal to clear the drain line of debris.
Throw lemon peels down the drain (be sure to remove any seeds first), run warm water, and turn on the disposal.
Keep your disposal working at its best and your kitchen smelling fresh by cleaning your disposal every couple of weeks.