Friday, April 02, 2010

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

As the weather gets warmer and friends and family start to make regular appearances in your kitchen, now would be a good time to think about how you use your garbage disposal. Remember that hard-to-grind, gritty, or fibrous waste like carrots, banana peels, or poultry skins should be avoided. Such materials can dull the blades and get stuck underneath them. Grease should never be poured down the drain. A buildup of grease can clog the pipes and decrease the efficiency of your garbage disposal. It is best to run cold water down the drain for 15 seconds prior to and after using the device to flush materials down the pipes. Cold water should be used over hot water because higher water temperatures melt thicker materials, such as animal fats, which then stick to pipes and build up over time.

Just follow these simple steps and you can be sure that your garbage disposal will be in tip-top condition, ready to take on whatever hungry guests show up for dinner.

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