Is a stinky disposal running you out of the kitchen? End the suffering with this low-cost fix.
Time Required: 5 minutes or less
- Peel a lemon.
- Put the peel down the drain, and run the disposal for several minutes. The limonene – a naturally occurring chemical in the peel– will dissolve built up food, kill odor-causing bacteria, and leave your kitchen smelling lemony fresh. The perfect frugal fix!
- If you don't have a lemon, try an orange instead.
- Clean your disposal before you go on vacation, and you'll avoid a stinky surprise when you get back.
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