Things that should never go down the garbage disposal

Things that should never go down the garbage disposal

Gilbert McBride No Comment
Home and Garden Tips

 

People put just about everything down the garbage disposal. They never give a second thought to what food waste they are getting. Homeowners put down the kitchen sink things that are better off in the trash. Surprising as it may seem, it does matter what goes down the waste disposal unit. Waste can get caught and clog your drain. The kitchen tool may be convenient, but it was not conceived for all types of food waste.  If you are lucky enough to have a garbage disposal, take good care of it. Avoid throwing these things down the kitchen sink.

Animal Bones

You read reviews and check ratings, but you are oblivious to the fact that Bones should never ever go down the garbage disposal. What happens is that the bones continue spinning around the blades. The waste disposal unit is not strong enough to shred the bones into tiny pieces. Well, the blades will touch the bones, but they will not make them small enough to fit through the drain. No, they do not make it down the drain pipe.

Grease

This should be evident, yet there are many people who let the grease go down the garbage deposal. You should not do the same. At some point or the other, the grease will become solid and it will clog a portion, if not all of your drain. Also, this is not the most environmentally friendly ways of disposing of grease.

Certain vegetables

People wrongfully assume that the blade of the garbage disposal can handle just about anything. Well, it cannot. The appliance is not an all-mighty one. Certain vegetables can destroy your waste disposal unit. Celery, for example, can cause havoc. This stringy vegetable gets tangled around the blade. The same thing happens to asparagus, lettuce, kale, rhubarb, and onions. Potato peelings are also a big no-no. They can easily clog the drain.

Fruits seeds and cores

Although it may not seem like it, seeds are hard things and they should never be thrown down the garbage disposal. They may appear to go down easily, but the seeds will only stock up. The best thing you can do is throw them in the trash. By flushing down fruit seeds, you are only asking for trouble. The core of fruit does not grind very easily either; so do not use the garbage disposal.

Pasta

You love pasta. Who does not? If you love your waste disposal unit just as much as you love pasta, throw the leftover pasta in the trash. Pasta should never go down the kitchen sink. When pasta and water combine, it expands.  The thick paste will prevent your garbage disposal from working and you do not want that.

Having a garbage disposal in your home is incredibly useful. However, if you want to enjoy your waste disposal unit for a long time, do not dispose of just about any food waste.  The appliance is only for certain foods. The rule of thumb is this: only small bits of food should go down the kitchen sink

 

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