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Do's: Boneless meat, pitless fruit, bits of food you scraped off dishes before/while washing

Don't's: Noodles, chicken skin, mashed potatoes, rice, banana skins, potato skins, avocado skins, fruit pits, bones. Teabags: the strings on the teabags have a tendency to wrap around parts of the unit and may in fact trap food, which might clog your disposal. It may also indirectly affect your dishwashers performance (if the two units share a connection).

There seems to be some controversy over whether or not eggshells can be put in the disposal, some people say you can, others say you can't. I think it's an "at your own risk" thing, because I do it and haven't had a problem, but I don't do it on a regular basis. I wouldn't want it to malfunction and wind up footing the bill for a busted disposal. since people have their own opinions, fyi, eggs shells do sharpen the blades of the disposal or just add the scraps into a compost bin and use next year on your plants.
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Can you put eggs or eggshells in a garbage disposal?

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Can you put orange peels in a garbage disposal?

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Can you put cheese in a garbage disposal?

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Can you put lettuce down a garbage disposal?

Yes, any veg is good, except onion skins.

Can you put lemons in a garbage disposal?

  Not whole ones, but if they are cut up, sure. Actually, the lemons because of their acidic nature, will get rid of any bad odors in the disposal and drains.

What can be put down a garbage disposal?

Only veg and fruit peelings and waste food . NO bones of any kind, no onion skins, nothing like cocktail sticks, toothpicks, or any other hard product. Any of these may jam it

Can you put chicken skin in the garbage disposal?

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Can watermelon be put in a garbage disposal?

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Can you put cabbage down a garbage disposal?

yes you can the garbage disposal chops things fine and it is ok to put that down there because it will be chopped up and go down the sink properly You can put anything down