Day 216 – Cleaning the Garbage Disposal


Thanks to Pinterest, I have discovered my love for vinegar. A few months ago, I bought the largest jug of white vinegar that I have ever seen and didn’t think I would ever need to buy it again for the rest of my life. Now, it’s almost gone. This stuff is amazing, and I just found yet another use for it.


White Vinegar
Baking Soda
Hot water


1. Run hot water through your garbage disposal for a minute.

2. Turn the water off and pour about 1/4 cup baking soda into the drain.

3. Flip the garbage disposal on for 2 seconds, just to whirl the baking soda inside, and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

4. Follow with 1 cup of vinegar. Bubbles should erupt out of your drain. This didn’t happen for me, but I definitely heard lots of fizzing action going on.

5. Rinse through one last time with very hot water and run your garbage disposal for 5 seconds.

While it’s hard to see inside the garbage disposal to make sure it’s really clean, I trust the baking soda and vinegar combo to do the job. This is actually the same method I used for the DIY Drain Cleaner. It didn’t work to unclog my drain, but I think it will do a nice job of maintaining my drains so I don’t get clogs in the future. Time will tell!

Crunchy Betty


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