Our garbage disposal is an indispensable tool in the kitchen. Taking care of it is as important as taking care of other parts of our kitchen. This means cleaning and sharpening the blades regularly.

At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we also service areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We offer excellent household appliance installation. If you need your refrigerator repaired or a new oven installed, we’re here to help! We’re a locally owned, family-operated business, and we specialize in appliance repair, installation, and maintenance services.

There are a few ways to clean and sharpen your disposal blades. 

1.  Coarse Cleaner and Salt

To sharpen the blades, combine table salt and coarse cleanser. Next, shove the mixture down past the baffle, and run the disposal without any water. When that’s finished, run water with the disposal like normal and rinse away the residue.

The coarse mixture should sharpen your blades. Another tip: Always run cold, not warm, water when running your disposal. Cold water hardens greasy substances, which makes them easier to grind. This keeps grease from sticking to the drain lines.

2.  Citrus Fruit

If your garbage disposal has a bad odor you can help to neutralize the smell by grinding a citrus fruit like lemons or oranges. Simply cut the fruit into wedges, and then turn the disposal on. Next, put the wedges down one at a time along with a steady stream of cool water. The fruit rinds will help to clean the grind components while the citrus scent will provide a fresh smell. If you want use something harder than a citrus fruit you can cut a peach in half and place it down the disposal. And throw in the pit. The hard peach pit will help to dislodge any food waste that is stuck in the disposal.

3.  Clean the removable baffle

Most garbage disposals are equipped with a baffle that can be easily removed and cleaned.  The baffle sits in the collar of the disposal. Simply, pull it out, rinse it off, and wipe it clean of any food waste residue.  

At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we also service areas such as Kinston, New Bern, Swansboro, Atlantic Beach, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Tarboro, Pine Knoll Shores, Onslow County, and Pitt County in North Carolina. We want to help you with all your installation, repair, and maintenance needs when it comes to household appliances. Give us a call today!

Call Now ButtonCall Now