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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 corn in garbage disposal?

yes it won't hurt your garbage disposal to put corn in it

Should you put banana peels down the garbage disposal?

Yes, you can. Just make sure to have the faucet on whenever you put something down the garbage disposal. Never put bones down the garbage disposal.

Can you put broccoli in a garbage disposal?

Broccoli is too fibrous to put in the disposal.

Should raw cabbage leaves be put in the garbage disposal?

Raw cabbage leaves should not be put into the garbage disposal as it will badly plug up the disposal. Other items that should not put into the garbage disposal include banana peels, onion skins and celery.

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Yes, you can put both eggs and eggshells in the garbage disposal. Placing a lemon in the disposal is a great way to remove odors.

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Can you put lettuce in a garbage disposal?

Sure, why not!

Can you put frosting in a garbage disposal?

Yes,because it a garbage disposal.don't you see the word garbage.

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Can you put plastic bottle caps in the garbage disposal?

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Put ice cubes in the disposal and turn on. That's it.

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Can you put chicken bones in the garbage disposal?

You can, but they could damage the blade, probably best in the garbage.

Can you put chicken skin in the garbage disposal?

No, you can not place chicken skin down a garbage disposal. If you placed chicken skin down a garbage disposal you could back up your drains because the skin does not get broken up by the blades.

What cannot go in a garbage disposal?

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Can you put apple in a garbage disposal?

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