Natural Ways To De-Stink Your Garbage Disposal
Natural Ways To De-Stink Your Garbage Disposal

3 Natural Ways To De-Stink Your Garbage Disposal

Simple solutions to take your kitchen from “Ew, what’s that smell?” to “Mm, what’s that smell!?”


Smells from your garbage disposal are particularly sneaky because you don’t always realize where they’re coming from. But, they are called “garbage” disposals for a reason, and every once in awhile they need to be cleaned and deodorized. How? Try these resourceful, natural solutions.


Fight the rot

Many plumbers say it’s best to use cold water—not hot water—when running your disposal. If food particles do remain, they can rot and cause odors. Once a week, put a combination of ice cubes and lemon peel down your disposal, run for about 30 seconds and then turn on the cold water tap. To melt sticky grease, regularly pour boiling water down your drain.


Use what you have on hand

Ice cubes and lemon peels aren’t the only readily-available kitchen items that can help keep your disposal odor-free. Other citrus peels, such as orange rinds, or an easy vinegar/baking soda solution can all make your disposal smell clean and fresh in no time.

  1. Citrus peel

    Rough peels break up buildup, and natural oils leave a fresh scent.

  2. Ice cubes

    Degunk the blades and remove odor-causing particles.

  3. Vinegar + baking soda

    Degunk the blades and remove odor-causing particles.

Formas naturales de eliminar el mal olor del triturador de basura

Freshen up

These DIY disposal refreshers make a great gift for housewarmings:

materials

  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ tsp liquid dish soap
  • 1 lemon

directions

Step 1

Mix ingredients together and form into rounds with a small ice cream scoop or melon baller.

Hazlo tú mismo: Ambientadores para el triturador de basura, paso 1

Step 2

Arrange on a baking pan covered with wax or parchment paper and place someplace safe to dry overnight (out of reach of curious kids and pets).

Hazlo tú mismo: Ambientadores para el triturador de basura, paso 2

Step 3

Package in a spare jar and tie with a bow for a personalized gift!

Formas naturales de eliminar el mal olor del triturador de basura