How To Clean A Garbage Disposal

By | January 27, 2015

How To Clean A Garbage Disposal

How to clean your garbage disposal (aka garburator) with ice cubes and a lemon. 

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Get your garbage disposal smelling fresh and squeaky clean! Here’s just a few items you will need……who knew it could be so easy!


Ice cubes

Baking soda

Lemon Extract and lemon


Old toothbrush


Clean the sink with warm water, soap, and a soft sponge. Rinse thoroughly. Use an old toothbrush to clean build up around the faucet.

Follow these three easy steps to get rid of build up and leave it smelling fresh and clean.

How To Clean A Garbage Disposal

STEP 1:  Grind 5-6 ice cubes in the garburator to get rid of any food build up.

bucket of ice clean garbage disposal

STEP 2:  Pour in 1/2 cup of Baking Soda into the garburator.

baking soda clean garbage disposal

 STEP 3: Pour in 1 teaspoon of lemon extract and add a lemon and grind away!

lemon clean garbage disposal

You’re Done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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8 thoughts on “How To Clean A Garbage Disposal

  1. Kara Parsons

    Very helpful tips about how to clean my garbage disposal! This is my first time I am going to maintain it and I want to do it correctly. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Miss Kitty

    Hi Marti! This is a great tutorial on making our disposals smell nice. Hey I have a question…do you slice up the lemon before you put it in the grinder or just leave it whole?
    I saw your post over at BFF Link Up Party.

    1. Marti Post author

      You could probably put it in whole, but I slice mine up a few times. 🙂 Glad you stopped by!!


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