Does a garbage disposal reside in your sink? yes or no
Over the holidays I was 'taunted' for allowing food waste into the garbage disposal at a family-member's home. (Their waste system must be more sensitive.)
Anyway it made me curious to look for the 'accepted' waste from a 'more responsible' user of a dispoal.
Naturally, I went 'a-lookin' to find the answers on the internet...here's what I found:
According to a leading disposer manufacturer...
- Grind food waste in a moderate flow of cold water.
- Grind hard materials (such as bones, fruit pits)...a scouring action is created by the particles inside the grind chamber.
- Grind citrus fruit peelings to freshen drain smells.
- Dispose of coffee grounds in your disposer (whether or not you are on metropolitan sewer or septic tank.)
- Flush disposer for cleaning...allowing disposer/cold water to run after grinding or after draining sink of dish water.
- Some detergents are caustic; flushing will pass such material into the drain line without disposer damage.
- Use a disposer cleaner, de-greaser, or deodorizer as necessary. (baking soda is good)
- grind fibrous material like corn husks, artichokes, etc. to avoid possible drain blockage