Everyone who owns a garbage disposal recognizes how fast and easy it makes kitchen cleanup. Just rinse the food debris off your cutting boards, plates, and pans into the garbage disposal, and voila—half your cleanup is already done!
Better yet, dumping food scraps into the garbage disposal instead of the trash bin means you won’t have rotten food stinking up your kitchen.
For these reasons, garbage disposals have gained a reputation for convenience and cleanliness. However, the benefits of a garbage disposal only last as long as you treat your unit right. If you’re continually trying to flush items that don’t belong in your disposal, you’re going to cause clogs and irreparable damage to your blades.
That’s why All Brands Appliance Repair has put together this list of things you should never put down your garbage disposal. Take a look for yourself!
What Not to Use in Your Garbage Disposal
- Coffee grounds
- Onion skins
- Egg shells
- Household trash (e.g. paper towels, plastic bags, wrappers, banana peels, etc.)
- Fibrous vegetables (e.g. pumpkin, squash, celery, rhubarb, corn husks)
- Potato peels
- Fruit pits (e.g. from peaches, plums, nectarines, avocados, etc.)
- Harsh cleaning chemicals (e.g. drain cleaner, bleach)
- Seafood shells
If you’ve mistakenly put some of these objects down the drain and now you’re worried about the condition of your garbage disposal, don’t hesitate to reach out. All Brands Appliance Repair can inspect your unit and make sure everything’s running smoothly. Call today for help!