Garbage Disposal Deep Cleaner: Cleaning the sink drain and/or garbage disposal is actually one of my favorite kitchen cleaning jobs, because it is still just as satisfying as it was during elementary school science class to watch the foaming reaction of vinegar and baking soda. The foaming action is great for weekly cleansing of your kitchen and bathroom sinks. This solution is safe for garbage disposals as well, though sometimes they need a bit more refreshing.
• ¼ cup baking soda
• ¼ cup vinegar
• 2 cups boiling water
• 2 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pour the baking soda into the drain, covering the entire area. Have the boiling water at the ready, and pour the vinegar into the drain, making sure to “activate” all of the baking soda. Let foam until the baking soda is thoroughly dissolved. Chase with the boiling water. Place 2 drops of essential oil in the drain.
Garbage Disposal Deep Clean
• 1 cup ice cubes
• ½ cup kosher salt
• Juice and peel of one lemon, cut into strips
Pour the ice cubes into the drain. Sprinkle the salt on top of them. Turn on the faucet full blast with warm water so the water is melting the ice cubes. Do not stick anything down the drain to push the ice through. Let the water melt the ice cubes. When the ice cubes are melted, let the disposal rest for a minute while you cut the lemon peel into strips. Juice the lemon into the garbage disposal and add the lemon peel. Run the water again and turn on the disposal to let it grab the peels.
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