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How do you clean a garbage disposal?

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The easiest method to use is to pour 1/2 c. baking soda down the drain and follow it with 1c. of white vinegar. Let it set for several minutes while you boil some water. Pour the boiling water down the drain and flush the drain throuroughly. This is the method I use most often and it works well to clean it, get rid of smells and get it running more smoothly again. If you have a double sink you should clean both drains. Another method is to put a tablespoon of bleach in a gallon of water, pour it down the drain, let it sit for several minutes and flush the drain with cold water. I don't think this works nearly as well. You can also use ice cubes and citrus rinds to help clean the blades and the citrus rinds will give you a nice, fresh scent.

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Run lemons through it, use lots of hot water and keep it running.

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