I’ve had a number of queries from visitors about how best to clean your garbage disposal unit. There are plenty of branded products available for just a few dollars, together with some cheap-and-cheerful tricks to make sure your disposer is clean and odor-free. In this post, I’ll cover the main branded products together with some good practice tips.
Branded Garbage Disposal Cleaner
There are more than a dozen cleaning products on the market, all with great brand names and with different advantages. Here are my mini reviews of the top three favorite products.
1. Glisten Disposer Care Foaming Cleaner (Summit Brands)
How does it work? Inside the main package are four packets of chemicals, each sealed in a bio-disposable wrapper. Run hot water into the sink and so through your disposer for a minute or two, then turn down the hot water to a trickle. Take one of the bio-disposable packs and push it into the disposer. Now switch on the disposal unit. You’ll probably see foam come out of the unit into the sink (which is ok) and once it’s all dispersed, your unit will be clean and the bleach will remove most odors!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
Price: Normally $27.99 but check out some amazing deals with up to 90% off MRP !
2. Affresh Garbage Disposal Cleaner Tablets
How does it work? The main package includes tablets that you drop into your garbage disposal unit on a regular basis, depending on how often you use your disposer. The tablet breaks down inside the disposer and help remove build ups of fat and release a fragrance to remove unpleasant odors.
Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0
Price: Check out the latest prices and offers that change daily!
3. Mr Scrappy Universal Garbage Disposal Brush
How does it work? Unlike the first two options, this is the manual approach! It’s a special brush that you push into your disposer and brush up and down to get rid of deposits and bits of food that are stuck inside. Works with pretty much any disposer – just make sure that the unit is switched off when you use it!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
Price: Check out the latest prices and offers that change daily!
Bestselling Garbage Disposal Cleaner
There’s a wide range of cleaners – including tablets, gel and powder to clean inside your disposer, as well as a range of specialist brushes and tools to help keep the grinding mechanisms and filters deep inside your unit clean and working effectively. We’ve put together this list of the bestselling cleaning products.
- CLEANS AND DEODORIZE: Glisten Disposer Care Cleans and Deodorizes Garbage disposals, Safely and Effectively
- FOAMING SCRUB AND CLEANER: Powerful Foaming Formula Reaches Deep to Scrub Away the Toughest Grunge and Odor-causing Buildup From the Entire Disposal and Drain Pipes
- MADE WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS: Glisten Disposer Care is Safe, Convenient and Easy-to-Use and is Made with Natural Ingredients and is Sink, Drain and Disposal Safe
- BIODEGRADABLE: Glisten Disposer Care Biodegradable Packet Cleans and Scrubs the Disposal Blades, Sidewalls, Under the Splash Guard and Other Hidden Areas, Leaving the Disposal, Sink and Whole Kitchen Fresh and Smelling Clean
- WEEKLY USE: For optimal results use Glisten Disposer Care use Weekly or as Needed to Remove and Prevent Buildup and Odors, and to Keep Disposal Running Efficiently
- Powerful citrus-scented foaming action removes odor-causing residues from your disposal
- No.1 Recommended by Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands (affresh brand products and the recommending brands' products are all owned and distributed by Whirlpool Corporation)
- Cleans what you can't see: your machine's chopper, internal cavity, and hose
- Use monthly or as needed
- Septic tank safe and U.S. EPA Safer Choice Certified
- Plink Garbage Disposer Cleaner cleans, removes sink buildup, unclogs disposals, and deodorizes without any phosphates, bleach, or scrubbing.
- Works in less than 15-seconds Maintains clean garbage disposal and prevents clogs with regular use.
- Nontoxic, biodegradable, safe for all disposals, plumbing, and septic systems.
- Use Plink regularly to help maintain clear sink drains, prevent future clogs, and keep kitchen odor free
- Instantly cleans, maintains and deodorizes kitchen garbage disposals
- Powerful foaming action scrubs away built-up food, grease and odors
- Enzymes help break down food waste reducing frequency of septic tank pumping
- Use weekly to maintain your kitchen disposer and drains
- Safe for septic systems each package contains 6 lavender scented cleaning pods
- Garbage disposal foaming cleaner with bleach alternative; 4 uses per pouch
- Cleans what home remedies and other brands cannot
- Drain and disposer safe
- Glisten reaches deep into the hidden areas and foams away the toughest grunge and foul odors while freshening your whole kitchen
- Use weekly or as needed to maintain your disposer and drains
- TOP QUALITY & BEST VALUE: Let’s be real - packs of ten or twelve garbage disposal cleaning beads don’t last long. Bastion offers you more for less with a 50-pack of premium quality lemon zest scented drops in a handy, easy to store, resealable pouch.
- SAVE MONEY & THE ENVIRONMENT: With an eye toward sustainability, Bastion uses compactly designed packaging to offer more product and less plastic. This means less wasted space and excess plastic which translates into fewer emissions used in production and shipping and lower costs for the end consumer.
- SAFE & EFFECTIVE: Bastion Garbage Disposal Drops use the active ingredient D-Limonene, derived from the peels of citrus fruit, to get in deep and break up and rinse away smelly fats, oils, and food particles leaving a septic safe, fresh, and clean environment that smells amazing.
- EASY TO USE: Bastion Garbage Disposal Drops are simple to use. Just (1) run your disposal with hot water, (2) Turn off disposal and reduce water to a thin stream, (3) drop in one Bastion Garbage Disposal Drop and turn on disposal for 15 seconds to enjoy a clean and fresh smelling kitchen. Use twice per week for best results.
- ZERO-RISK PURCHASE- All purchases are fully backed by our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee in the improbable event that this product does not meet your expectations. Try it risk-free and discover a clean, fresh, and enjoyable kitchen environment today.
- Designed For Garbage Disposals : Septic Pipe Safe Formula Compatible with All Kitchen Waste Dispoal Models Including Insinkerator, Moen, Ge, Frigidaire, Kohler, Kitchenaid, Waste Maid, Waste King, Farberware and more
- Easy Monthly Cleanser : Use Tablets 1 - 2 Times Per Month to Care for your disposale, Odor Eliminator, Prevents Clogs, Protects your Appliance. Each Tab easily drops in your drain for quick Disposal Care and your Peace of Mind
- Natural Citrus Scent : Orange- Lemon Deoderizer Scented Pod Smells the best, and Cleans the Best using only Simple Ingredients without the need for bleach or enzyme
- Deep Cleaning Action: Heavy Duty Scrubbing Foam To Clean food, dirt, grime, and smell that sticks in your smelly sink disposal. Our Concentrated Tabs contain more cleaning power than typical Disposable refresher beads, balls, or pods
- Bulk 24 Packs - Compare to Smaller Packets that only last a couple months. ACTIVE Disposer Cleaner 12 month supply lasts for up to a year of maintenance
- Ideal Maintenance: CLR Fresh & Clean Garbage Disposal are fast-dissolving pods safe for use in garbage disposals
- Fresh Scent: Fragrantly scented pods help remove disposal smells. Use weekly to prevent build-up and odors while helping to maintain a smooth-running disposal. Ingredients include baking soda
- Quality Ingredients: Citric Acid is a weak acid that is a natural ingredient that is common in citrus fruits. It is often used as a pH adjuster, water softener, cleaning agent and preservative
- Easy to Use: CLR Fresh & Clean Garbage Disposal quickly cleans all interior parts of the garbage disposal without needing to scrub
- Fight the Clean Fight: CLR offers products for all of your household needs including Healthy Septic System, Spotless Stainless Steel, and Brilliant Bath
- FRESHENS & CLEANS STINKY SINKS: Funky smells coming from your kitchen sink? Let Lemi Shine do the dirty work! Our garbage disposal cleaner uses the power of citric acid for cleaning that hard-to-get build-up and keeping your garbage disposals super clean and smelling fresh.
- POWERED BY CITRIC ACID: Thanks to our eco-friendly best friend citric acid, you can tackle even the toughest household cleaning tasks. Our garbage disposal foaming drain cleaner is safe and effective and helps break down grease, food scraps, and build-up. Experience the citrus magic for yourself!
- FEATURING FUNKGUARD TECHNOLOGY: From funny smelling and funky to lemony fresh and fab! Our kitchen sink drain and disposal cleaner includes FunkGuard, our proprietary odor eliminator technology. It doesn't cover up bad odors, it eliminates them at the source. So long, lingering smells!
- EPA SAFER CHOICE CERTIFIED: We’re proud to be named a Safer Choice Partner by The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At Lemi Shine, it’s not just about a spotless home for cleaning supplies —it’s about keeping you, your family, and the planet safe. We got your back!
- MUCH MORE TO LOVE: Looking for more eco-friendly home and kitchen cleaning supplies? Lemi Shine's natural cleaning products have your home covered from top to bottom! This garbage disposal cleaner is just one of many available in our award-winning line of household supplies and house cleaning supplies.
- Powerful Sink & Drain Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer: Specially formulated to dissolve grease, garbage, soap scums, and oils quickly and easily —resulting in deep cleaning 3-4x faster than other brands plus it is a sink deodorizer for smell! Achieve spotless results with our two-in-one kitchen sink cleaner and never worry about clogged pipes again.
- One Year Supply: 28 pieces of our powerful foaming garbage disposal cleaner and deodorizer can provide you with a full year's supply of clean kitchen drains. This kitchen sink cleaner and deodorizer is designed to remove food residue and smell.
- Guaranteed Squeaky Clean: Get a sparkling and refreshing sink disposal cleaner and deodorizer without the harsh toxins. Using the lemon extract with powerful active D-Limonene, get a safe and effective foaming drain cleaner quickly.
- Just Drop & Clean: Our easy to use, garbage disposal deodorizer formula is designed to tackle all your disposal woes with just one dose - run water on your sink then drop one tablet.
- Quick Response: Your satisfaction is our top priority! If you're not happy with our disposer cleaner and drain deodorizer for smell, let us know. We'll respond to your queries or return requests within 24 hours.