Tip & How-To about Dishwashers
Garbage disposals can be a great feature in the kitchen if there are used correctly. If they are not used correctly they can be a real pain to get unjammed or to get them cleaned out.
To keep a garbage disposal from smelling up the kitchen, proper use and care must be followed.
There are certain foods that a garbage disposal will handle well and there are some that do not do very well in a garbage disposal.
Some that do well and you can put into the garbage disposal are:
1. soft bones, like chicken or fish bones
2. ice cubes
3. coffee grounds
4. citrus fruit peels
5. store bought disposal deodorizers and cleaners
Some foods that do not do well are:
1. very fibrous vegetables, like onions, corn husks, celery, etc…
2. hard bones, like beef or pork
3. large pits, or seeds like peach seeds
Also, while it is good to run water while grinding food in a garbage disposal, it is not a good idea to run very hot water in the disposal. This can cause the motor to over heat.
Do not run the garbage disposal longer then a half minute after the food id ground up. Running an empty garbage disposal can cause excessive wear.
It is also a good idea to start a full stream of water and the garbage disposal motor before putting large quantities of food into the disposal. Staring the motor with a large amount of food inside the disposal is hard on the motor, and may cause a jam.
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