If you have a garbage disposal or kitchen drain you know it can get a little stinky from time to time. We have a simple, two-ingredient solution that you can easily mix up today – DIY Lemon Garbage Disposal Cleaner. If you want to add this to your routine, use this weekly or when your garbage disposal gets a little stinky.
DIY Lemon Garbage Disposal Cleaner steps:
- Lemons: Lemons have natural cleaning properties and a refreshing scent that helps combat odors.
- White vinegar: Vinegar helps dissolve grease, mineral buildup, and disinfects the disposal.
- Baking soda: Baking soda provides gentle abrasion for cleaning and neutralizing odors.
- Ice cubes: Ice helps to dislodge debris and sharpen the blades of the garbage disposal.
- Gather Your Supplies: Collect the lemons, white vinegar, baking soda, and ice cubes.
- Cut the Lemons: Cut the lemons into small wedges or slices. Remove any seeds as they might damage the disposal blades.
- Baking Soda Application: Start by sprinkling about 1/2 cup of baking soda into the garbage disposal. Baking soda helps clean and deodorize the unit.
- Add Lemon Wedges: Place the lemon wedges or slices into the disposal on top of the baking soda. Lemons provide a fresh scent and natural cleaning power.
- Pour Vinegar: Slowly pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the disposal. The vinegar and baking soda will react, creating a fizzy reaction that helps break down grease and grime.
- Let it Sit: Allow the mixture to sit and foam for about 10-15 minutes. This gives the ingredients time to work on cleaning and deodorizing.
- Run Cold Water: While the mixture is sitting, run a steady stream of cold water into the disposal. Cold water helps solidify any grease or oils, making it easier for the disposal to flush them out.
- Turn on the Disposal: After the waiting period, turn on the disposal and let it run while continuing to rinse with cold water. This helps flush away the loosened debris and ensures the lemon scent spreads throughout the unit.
- Ice Cube Finishing Touch: To further clean the disposal and sharpen its blades, drop a handful of ice cubes into the disposal and run it for a few seconds.
- Final Rinse: Turn off the disposal and run cold water for a final rinse to ensure all the remaining debris is flushed away.
- Regular Maintenance: To maintain a clean disposal, consider using this DIY cleaner once a month, and remember to avoid putting large, tough items down the disposal.
Remember if you want to get your house Sparkling Cleaned without moving a finger, don’t hesitate and call Cleany!