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8 Things You Can’t Put in the Disposal

Water Running into a Sink with a Pot Scrubber Lying In ItSupposing your Wrightsville Beach rental home has a garbage disposal, you must have figured out by now that it is one of the hardest-working appliances in the kitchen. Yet that doesn’t suggest that it can actually handle all types of “garbage.” Even supposing most garbage disposals handle a lot of food scraps with ease, there are still plenty of items that you should never put in a garbage disposal. Doing so could, for sure, only damage the disposal’s motor, blades, and more. To dodge expensive repairs and keep your garbage disposal working great, keep these items out of your kitchen sink.

  1. Coffee grounds. It may perhaps seem to be that those coffee grounds would just slip right down your kitchen pipes, although, they would actually build up in your pipes and create a nasty sludge. Choosing to grind them up with the disposal won’t do your disposal blades any good, either.
  2.  Eggshells. Not everybody comes to the same conclusion that eggshells should stay out of your garbage disposal, nevertheless, they could actually cause real problems. The shell’s thin membrane can get stuck around your disposal’s blades and make the whole thing break down. It’s easier to just 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, unquestionably, of this sort. If, in any case, 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. So much like fruit seeds, popcorn kernels are too hard for your disposal blades to grind. Those kernels will get stuck in your disposal’s machinery and resulting in the whole thing seizing up. Having to get them back out may be a certain nightmare.
  5. Bones and seafood shells. Very small bones and seafood shells could slip through the disposal without any nuisance, but big ones could make a mess of your plumbing and your disposal unit. Most bones are too hard and dense for the disposal to break down. They will certainly clog your pipes.
  6. Potato peels. It is easier and altogether tempting to simply wash your potato peels down the drain and let your disposal try to chew them up. Yet potato peels are full of starch, which will cause them to clump together in a thick paste that could possibly clog your pipes. The same holds true for rice.
  7. Fibrous vegetables. Any type of vegetable that is stringy must be kept away from your garbage disposal. Celery, pumpkin, lettuce, artichokes, and asparagus can all get wrapped around your disposal’s blades. This could generate expensive plumbing repairs.
  8. Nuts. In several ways, your garbage disposal blades are a lot like a blender. Whatever thing 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 could most certainly stick to the walls of your pipes and the inside of your disposal, creating clogs and other sorts of trouble.

More than these eight items, an ideal general rule for securing and really keeping your garbage disposal working properly is if you wouldn’t dump it down the drain, don’t put it in the disposal. By being aware of what you shouldn’t put in a garbage disposal, you perhaps could avoid unnecessary maintenance calls and repairs. Your landlord will love you for it!

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