Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer

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)

What does it do? Cleans and deodorizes your unit.

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

What does it do? Cleans and deodorizes your unit, has a range of fragrances.

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

What does it do? Special brush that cleans the inside of your garbage disposal unit.

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

PriceCheck 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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Affresh Garbage Disposal Cleaner, Removes Odor-Causing Residues, 9 Tablets [3 Pack]
  • Affresh disposal cleaner is specially formulated to clean and remove odor causing residues from your disposal with a powerful foaming action
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Glisten Garbage Disposer Cleaner, Odor Eliminator with Foaming Action, Removes Build-up and Deep Cleans, Lemon Scent, 4 Uses
  • Powerful: Foaming garbage disposal cleaner and deodorizer with bleach-alternative formula deep cleans garbage disposal and pipes.
  • Removes Hidden Bacteria: Food disposal cleaner consists of biodegradable packets that scrubs sidewalls, blade and under the splashguard to remove grunge and hidden bacteria.
  • Freshens: With an added boost from Plink, the garbage disposal, sink and kitchen are left with a lemon fresh scent after use.
  • Performance: Maintain a smooth running disposer, prevent build-up and prevent odors to extend the life of the disposer.
  • Safe and Easy to Use: Made with natural ingredients and safe for all disposers, plumbing and septic systems. Use this kitchen sink drain cleaner weekly to keep the disposer performing like new.
Bestseller No. 3
Garbage Disposal Cleaner Deodorizer Tablets 24 Pack - Fresh Citrus Foaming Scrub Sink Disposer Freshener, Natural Kitchen Drain Cleaning Tablet - 1 Year Supply
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 4
CLR Fresh & Clean Garbage Disposal, Fresh Scent Weekly Foaming Cleaning Pods, 5 Pods Total (Packaging May Vary)
  • 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
Bestseller No. 5
Glisten DP06N-PB Garbage Disposer Foaming Cleaner, Lemon Scent, 2-Pack (8 Uses), 2 Pack, Blue, 2 Count
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 6
Plink Garbage Disposal Cleaner, Freshener & Odor Removing Balls, Easy to Use, Fresh Lemon Scent, 40 Count (PLM40N)
  • 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
Bestseller No. 7
Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer Drops- [[50-Count]] Lemon Zest Scented Kitchen Sink Freshener Pods & Drain Odor Eliminator Disposer Care Balls by Bastion
  • 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.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Arm & Hammer 48-Count Sink Garbage Disposal Cleaner, Freshener & Deodorizer Capsules Citrus Scent, with Power of Baking Soda
  • ELIMINATES ODORS: Arm & Hammer garbage disposal cleaner works to deodorize your sink leaving behind a fresh citrus scent
  • BAKING SODA: with the power of Baking Soda, used to deodorize your sink and remove excess odors left from food particles
  • STEP 1 PREP: run disposal and water for one minute prior to use to clear your sink from excess food particles left behind
  • STEP 2 READY: turn off the disposal and reduce water to a slow stream to continue the flow of water down the drain
  • STEP 3 DROP: simply drop a capsule into the disposal and turn on the disposal for 15 seconds to break up the capsule and release the fresh, citrus scent
Bestseller No. 9
Rejuvenate Garbage Disposal and Drain Pipe Cleaner Powerful Foaming Action and Removes Garbage Disposal Smells 6 Unit Pack Lavender Scent
  • 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
  • Effective for septic systems each package contains 6 lavender scented cleaning pods
Bestseller No. 10
Rejuvenate Disposer and Pipe Cleaner, Lemon Scent, 6 Pods, 7.1 oz (201g)
  • 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

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