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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. Summit Brands Disposer Care

disposer care cleanerWhat 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

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2. Mr Scrappy Disposer Brush

mr scrappy cleanerWhat 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

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3. Plink Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer

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

How does it work? The main package includes 30 balls that you drop into your garbage disposal unit on a regular basis (the manufacturer recommends weekly, but it depends on how often you use your disposer. The balls break down inside the disposer and help remove build ups of fat and release a fragrance to remove unpleasant odors. The normal pack has assorted fragrance balls – or if you have a favorite scent there are dedicated packs. Each ball is bio-disposable and to use them, just turn on your disposer and drop in a ball. Your unit will be clean and smell of a citrus or other scent!

Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0

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Mike Hodgson

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