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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

4 Materials
$10
20 Minutes
Easy

So with all the recipe testing we do in our kitchen, we are bound to make quite a mess and have some interesting smells coming from the garbage disposal- ha! Now that it’s officially spring, time to jump into some spring cleaning!! Here is a trick I saw that is easy, fast, and smells great!!

how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

 Ingredients:
  • cut citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges)
  • distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • cupcake tray

 Directions:
 
Cut up your fruit into small bite size pieces. Then fill each cup in your tray with fruit and fill with vinegar just below the line. Time to freeze! Let the tray sit in the freezer for 24 hours. The next day, pop out a cube (nope don’t eat it!) and run some water in your sink. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the sink and allow for a slow trickle of water while you drop your cube in. (It should fizz a little!) Then grind away and smell that freshness!! This will even help with sharpening blades!! (tip** if you plan to store these cubes in freezer in a ziploc be sure to label so someone doesn’t think they are ice cubes!)
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

smelly garbage disposal? Have no fear!
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

chop your fruit up…
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

Fils cupcake trays with fruit
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

Add distilled white vinegar to each cupcake tin and pop in the freezer for 24 hours!
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to
These look like frozen treats but don't eat them! Haha!

how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

Now it's time to put them to the test!
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

Grab your baking soda!
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the sink
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

plop in your cube with a trickle of water and turn on the garbage disposal, smells sooooo good!
how to clean your garbage disposal, cleaning tips, how to

oh happy day!!


Happy spring cleaning ya’ll!

xoxo,

Sam
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  • M.t22104711
    on Aug 27, 2018

    I too have tried this but used ingredients separately! I will definitely try this.

  • San5251409
    on Aug 28, 2018

    What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing! I think everyone wants their kitchen sink to smell fresh

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