I’ll admit it. I hate the garbage disposal. It is just GROSS! Some years ago, while searching for a way to make it less disgusting, I ran across an article that talked about using lemons to clean the disposal. Obviously, I gave it a try and liked the results. Then, a couple years later, I read about using ice cubes to sharpen the blades and scour the interior. Of course, that sounded good too… Then, having a brain that doesn’t stop, I decided to experiment…and this is what I came up with!
Garbage Disposal Cleaning Cubes
White Vinegar (an awesome eco friendly, all purpose cleaning agent)
Lemons (cut into multiple chunks)
2 Ice Cube Trays
Put it Together:
- Place one lemon chunk into each ice cube cavity
- Fill with White Vinegar
- Empty cubes into a labeled freezer ziplock bag (so you can reuse it!)
- 4 times a week, when you finish doing the evening dishes and you are cleaning up, drop two cubes into the disposal and give it a whirl without running the water. When it sounds clear, run the hot water to rinse.