We’ve tried everything to make our kitchen garbage disposal clean and sweet-smelling, but the best of the best is … salt. Yep, salt.
Here’s how it works:
- Fit a stopper into the sink, and fill with hot water and a squirt of dish detergent.
- Turn on the disposal and let the soapy water drain, pushing gunk down the drain with it.
- Throw 3 or 4 ice cubes and a handful of large-grain salt, such as Kosher, down the drain and run the disposal.
- Flush with water, and you’ve got a clean disposal.
Voila! A fresh-smelling drain!
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