What can I put in my garbage disposal?

What can I put in my garbage disposal?

Here’s our first big tip regarding Garbage Disposal: don’tput actual garbage in them. We’re talking your food wrappers, your tissues,your bills, or your general this-and-that trash.  Stuff like this gets caught between bladesand causes build-up trouble in no time. Here are things it’s a-ok to put downthe disposal: ice cubes, dish soap, soft food, non-grease liquids, and coldwater. Avoid fibrous foods, grease, oils, and sticky things to keep yourdisposal working in tip top shape.

Garbage disposals are not macerators and will only break up soft debris.  Mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, eggs etc. are ok to put in the disposal.  Things like bones, coffee grounds, egg shells or any hard product will wear the blades and jam the disposal.  You should always run water to the disposal to help break down the foods and flush through the drain. Call the professionals at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer and Rooter for help with your disposal.

15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Coffee Grounds





Onion Skins

Egg Shells


Pumpkin and Fibrous Vegetables

Potato Peels


Cleaning Chemicals


Corn Husks


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