Garbage Disposal: Blade Sharpening & Deodorizing. Remove odors and sharpen the blades of your garbage disposal at the same time using this simple household tip. #householdtips, #cleaning, #maintenance, #vinegar
Garbage disposals are a breeding ground for bacteria and it’s that bacteria that is causing the odors. If you don’t take care of it on a regular basis your disposal begins to smell more like your trash can than a kitchen sink.The key to getting rid of that smell is to kill the bacteria and while bleach does a great job at doing this, it’s not good for your pipes or for the environment.
I deodorize my disposal every week and sometimes more depending on what I’ve flushed down it. I used to use citrus peels, like oranges, lemons and limes until my husband the plumber told me not to. The rinds are really hard on the blades of the garbage disposal and they don’t break down well, which eventually causes stoppages.
He offered this tip, which not only deodorizes the garbage disposal but also sharpens the blades. The best part is that it doesn’t require any harsh chemicals or or a plumber.
All you need is an ice cube tray, some vinegar and water. Fill the ice cube tray half way with vinegar, top it off with some water and freeze.
When the ice is completely frozen run the cubes through your garbage disposal with the cold water running. Turn off the garbage disposal once the ice is gone but allow the cold water to continue running for 2-3 minutes.
When you’re done you’ll have a freshest smelling garbage disposal in town and the blades will be sharp enough to cut through all of the waste. **Sharp blades allow your garbage disposal to not work as hard which will extend it’s life.
What household tips do you have to control the odors in your kitchen?