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Here’s a Great Way to Clean a Smelly Disposal

Updated: Apr 4

Forget lemons and costly cleaners. Super cheap salt works the best.


We’ve tried everything to make our kitchen garbage disposal clean and sweet-smelling, but the best of the best is ... salt. Yep, salt.


Here’s how it works:

  • Put a stopper into the sink, and fill with hot water and a squirt of dish detergent.

  • Turn on the disposal and let the soapy water drain, pushing gunk down the drain with it.

  • Throw 3 or 4 ice cubes and a handful of large-grain salt, such as Kosher, down the drain and run the disposal.

  • Flush with water, and you’ve got a clean disposal.

Voila! A fresh-smelling drain!

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