Many of kitchen have a garbage disposal that is used pretty regularly, right? But something that may be a shock is the fact that all garbage can not be disposed by the garbage disposal. Cue dramatic music! Yes, even if it’s food, you ave to be careful of what you put down in there.
Here are a few things to keep away from your disposal:
- Beans, pasta, potatoes, rice: Any of these foods, even in small particles, can swell and end up causing clogs.
- Egg shells: These have been said to sharpen the blades of the disposal, but in actuality they are harming it. The stringy membrane from the egg’s shell can end up wrapping around the shredder ring, and the shell it self is grounded into a sandy consistency and can, eventually, clog your drains.
- Fibrous foods: Artichokes, asparagus, carrots, celery,corn husks, lettuce,onion skins, and potato peels all have strings that can wrap around the blades, causing the machine to become ineffective. If it is necessary for you to put fibrous food into your garbage disposal, be sure to cut it into small chunks and run cold water during and after operation.
- Grease, fats, and oils: Grease can be distributed all over the blades, decreasing it effectiveness. And after a while, the grease will start decay causing a rancid odor.