How do you clean a garbage disposal?
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.