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Q & A - Caring for Your Disposal

Q: Is there such a thing as ‘taking care’ of my garbage disposal?

A: Many consumers put just about anything in their disposal. This will eventually lead to issues. Ideally, you should only put small food particles that you rinse off your plate. Use a strainer to capture bigger items and then throw them in the garbage.

Most people understand that bones have no place in the disposal but assume any form of vegetable matter is OK. Celery roots, asparagus ends, and some other plant matters are tough, fibrous and create unneeded wear or jam your disposal. Pasta and rice can clump together after the disposal and cause clogs. Grease passes the disposal easily but can then create clogs in your pipes.

Ice cubes can be put through your disposal to help flush things through. Always run cold water through the disposal, to keep it from overheating.

Q: Is there such a thing as ‘taking care’ of my garbage disposal?

A: Many consumers put just about anything in their disposal. This will eventually lead to issues. Ideally, you should only put small food particles that you rinse off your plate. Use a strainer to capture bigger items and then throw them in the garbage.

Most people understand that bones have no place in the disposal but assume any form of vegetable matter is OK. Celery roots, asparagus ends, and some other plant matters are tough, fibrous and create unneeded wear or jam your disposal. Pasta and rice can clump together after the disposal and cause clogs. Grease passes the disposal easily but can then create clogs in your pipes.

Ice cubes can be put through your disposal to help flush things through. Always run cold water through the disposal, to keep it from overheating.

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