Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cleaning the Garbage Disposal

When my garbage disposal gets kinda yucky smelling, I drop half a lemon down the drain and run the disposal for 30 seconds. And usually I don't wait until the disposal gets stinky. Every time I squeeze fresh lemon juice, I stick the rind down the disposal to keep it fresh.

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4 comments:

Happy Mommy said...

I take lemons and oranges a stick of cinnamon and some cloves maybe a teaspoon of vanilla in a small pot on the stove with some water and simmer on low for a great air freshener, the whole house smells great for days!

And if you take full strength lemon juice from the bottle and put 1 cup on high in your microwave for 5 minutes the grime comes right off with a paper towel.

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Jennifer Taggart said...

To clean the garbage disposal, you can also use vinegar ice cubes (ice cubes made from vinegar). It seems to cut any gunk off the blades.

And for the microwave, instead of using lemon juice from a bottle, just put some sliced lemons, even after you squeezed them for juice, in a microwave safe cup with 6 ozs or so of water, heat on high for 3 minutes, then let sit for 3 minutes, then wipe clean!

If you've got a stainless steel faucet in the kitchen, just rub your hands on it after cutting garlic, and your hands won't smell.

Jennifer
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The Cole Mine said...

I buy lemons for the zest and use the fruit for this exact purpose! Works for our stinky disposal too. :))

Nicole Feliciano said...

Hey this is almost like composting! For we city kids it's a nice way to reuse ans recycled.