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8 Things You Can’t Put in the Disposal

Water Running into a Sink with a Pot Scrubber Lying In ItOn the off chance that your Montrose rental home has a garbage disposal, you know very well that it is among the hardest-working appliances in the kitchen. But, in actuality, that doesn’t indicate it can handle all types of “garbage.” Though most garbage disposals handle a lot of food scraps with ease, there is a lot of stuff that you can never put in a garbage disposal. Doing so would damage the disposal’s motor, blades, and more. To elude expensive repairs and keep your garbage disposal working great, keep these items out of your kitchen sink.

  1. Coffee grounds. It may indeed appear like those coffee grounds would just slip right down your kitchen pipes, then again in truth, they could build up in your pipes and create a nasty sludge. Doing your best to grind them up with the disposal won’t do your disposal blades any good, either.
  2.  Eggshells. Not every one concedes that eggshells should stay out of your garbage disposal, though they possibly could bring on real problems and complexities. The shell’s thin membrane can get stuck around your disposal’s blades and can result in the whole thing breaking down. It’s a great idea to just thoroughly toss your eggshells in the trash instead.
  3. Fruit seeds and pits. Small, hard objects should never be put down your garbage disposal. Fruit seed and pits are of this class. In situations where you can’t cut the seeds or pit with a knife, your garbage disposal won’t be able to grind it up, either.
  4. Popcorn kernels. Similar to fruit seeds, popcorn kernels are too hard for your disposal blades to grind. Those kernels will get stuck in your disposal’s machinery directly causing the whole thing to seize up. Just getting them back out could also be an undeniable nightmare, for sure.
  5. Bones and seafood shells. Very small bones and seafood shells may slip through the disposal without more troubles, yet bigger ones may make a mess of your plumbing and your disposal unit, on top of that. Most bones are too hard and dense for the disposal to break down. They will clog your pipes.
  6. Potato peels. It is so easy and alluring to simply wash your potato peels down the drain and let your disposal try to chew them up. But, unfortunately, potato peels are full of starch, which will cause them to clump together in a thick paste that could most certainly clog your pipes. The same holds true for rice.
  7. Fibrous vegetables. Any type of vegetable that is stringy could surely be retained away from your garbage disposal. Celery, pumpkin, lettuce, artichokes, and asparagus can all get wrapped around your disposal’s blades. This could definitely lead to expensive plumbing repairs.
  8. Nuts. In considerable measures, your garbage disposal blades are a lot like a blender. Whatsoever you put down there will get ground up. When you grind nuts, the end product is nut butter, which is sticky and not at all good for your disposal or your pipes. It surely can stick to the walls of your pipes and the inside of your disposal, creating clogs and other varieties of problems and annoyances.

Above these eight factors, an excellent basic rule for making sure your garbage disposal is working properly is if you wouldn’t dump it down the drain, don’t put it in the disposal. By grasping well what you shouldn’t put in a garbage disposal, you could, for certain, avoid unnecessary maintenance calls and repairs. Your landlord will love you for it!

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