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How to clean your garbage disposal!

1/26/2023 Tips
How to clean your garbage disposal!

Have questions on how to clean your garbage disposal? Or maybe you need a new disposal? Let us help you!

What you'll need:

  • Kitchen sponge with an abrasive side
  • Dish soap
  • 1/2 cup baking soda (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup vinegar (optional)
  • Citrus peels (optional)
  • Bleach (optional)
  • Gloves
  • Sink Stopper


  1. Clean the Baffle and Grinding Chamber
    • Use dish soap on the abrasive side of a sponge and scrub thoroughly to get all the folds and creases
    • Pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar down the drain. Cover the drain because the mixture will fizz up quickly!
  2. Rinse
    • Wait a few minutes and then flush the garbage disposal with a hot water rinse.
  1. Deodorize
    • If your garbage disposal is smelling extra smelly, use equal parts bleach and warm water to pour down the drain (don't use more than 1/3 cup of bleach)
    • You can also pour citrus peels down the garbage disposal! The peels help clean away all the slimy "gunk" still in the disposal.

Still have questions? Or maybe you need a new disposal. Call Classic Plumbing & Air at (217) 586-7473.