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#1 of 7 Old 08-04-2011, 08:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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mine keeps getting a build-up of sink scum, and I'm not sure of the best way of cleaning it so it isn't constantly smelling


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I don't take special care to clean my disposal, but about once a week I will cut a lemon in half and toss it in the disposal and flip it on for a few seconds. It freshens it up a lot! 

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Sometimes I put a few squirts of Dawn down in there with whatever I'm sending down. lettuce works well. I also will occasionally make ice cubes from vinegar and grind those up. I still never feel it's fully clean, but that helps. I also take a rag and dawn and srub the rubber underneath the opening, both sides.

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the rubber opening is what seems to be the hardest


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I use ice,  it acts as a sand blaster.  It will clean the underside of the disposal.  For the top I use a lemon and salt.  Or sometimes I just use salt to scrub with.

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We dump a bowl of ice and whatever citrus peels we have for the week down it once a week. It smells all fresh for a day or two, and hasn't gotten funky since we started that habit.


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Ice definitely works well. Grinding up a used lemon or lime will help with the smell.

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