Asked on Jul 05, 2017

How do you clean the rubber gasket that leads to the garbage disposal?

by DCB4711
  5 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jul 05, 2017

    You can pour white vinegar down there and then some baking soda, the chemical reaction will clean out all the yuck.

  • Pattie Pattie on Jul 05, 2017

    The gasket I have on mine comes out and I clean it with an old toothbrush. See if yours pulls out, if not, just use a toothbrush on it the best you can. I also put baking soda and vinegar in my garbage disposal as it can really reek!

  • Solei Solei on Jul 05, 2017

    Vinegar & baking soda. I also throw lemon peels in the actual garbage disposal so it all smells fresh & clean.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jul 05, 2017

    1. Sprinkle a half cup of baking soda down the disposal then add one cup of white vinegar. The mixture will fizz and make a bit of noise, allow this to work for a few minutes while you boil a kettle of hot water. Pour boiling water down the drain.
    2. Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour a cup of salt (rock salt is great if you have it, I improvised with coarse sea salt) over the ice cubes. Run the cold water and turn on the garbage disposal until the ice is gone. The ice/salt mixture will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements

    Cut a lemon or lime in half. With the water on and garbage disposal running, add the fruit halves, one at a time, to the disposal. The fruit will help clean and deodorize your drain.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jul 05, 2017

    Vinegar and baking soda is a great alternative to bleach!