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Casa Quickie: Lemon Fresh Kitchen

To keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh, take half of a lemon and pop it into the disposal. If you do this monthly, it'll help prevent icky odors from building up, and keep your sink, disposal, and kitchen all smelling fresh. I've found that using a lemon that's already been juiced works fine as well.

If you already have an odor issue in your disposal, try using half of a lemon followed by a handful or two of baking soda.

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talliev talliev 5 years
It isn't good to put anything rubbery like lemons or limes in your disposal. It can burn up the motor. I just use lemon juice. It works well!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
also boiling water down the drain now and then helps keep the pipes clean. So next time you make tea, boil extra water and after you've poured your water for the tea, pour the rest down the sink. (just be careful of the steam).
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I do this all the time. I cut mine up first - just because I'm paranoid about breaking the disposal lol.
Emily831 Emily831 8 years
Do you need to cut it up first? Or can you literally throw the whole (or half) lemon in?
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