How to Clean a Garbage Disposal with Baking Soda

You can buy some fancy stuff, or you can use Grandma's method with baking soda and vinegar.

Find the sink stopper (not the drain sieve) and have it ready.

Pour c baking soda down into the garbage disposal. I use a funnel because my disposal opening has these rubber "flaps."

Pour in c vinegar. Use the cheap white stuff.

Immediately, put in the stopper. A little might bubble out; don't worry.

If the disposal is still smelly, repeat.

Not necessary to run water through afterwards because the baking soda and vinegar made water!

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Last updated June 21, 2012.