How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a great kitchen aid, but if you have one you know they have a tendency to emit an odor.  It’s inevitable that all those small food particles build up in the drain which is the cause of the smell.

To address this issue, you can use Disposer Care from Glisten.  These biodegradable cleaning packets produce a blue foaming action that reaches deep into the hidden areas within the drain system.

Why do garbage disposals have a tendency to smell in the first place?  The key to understanding why, is having some sense as to the mechanics of the unit itself.  It’s essentially a motor-driven grinder that has impellers, grooves and crannies–little areas and points of articulation that can trap very small food particles.  And depending on the size and texture of the food being ground up, the final waste might not drain as easily.

Here’s how to Clean your Garbage Disposal with Glisten Disposer Care foam cleaner:

  1. Run a strong stream of hot water in the sink for about a minute
  2. Reduce the stream to a trickle
  3. Insert one packet completely into the disposer and turn it on
  4. Once the cleaning foam disappears and you hear a “swish” sound you can turn off the water
  5. In between cleanings, try Glisten Disposer and Drain Freshener to keep your sink smelling great

Garbage disposals are a great kitchen aid, but if you have one you know they have a tendency to emit an odor.  It’s inevitable that all those small food particles build up in the drain which is the cause of the smell.

To address this issue, you can use Disposer Care from Glisten.  These biodegradable cleaning packets produce a blue foaming action that reaches deep into the hidden areas within the drain system.

Why do garbage disposals have a tendency to smell in the first place?  The key to understanding why, is having some sense as to the mechanics of the unit itself.  It’s essentially a motor-driven grinder that has impellers, grooves and crannies–little areas and points of articulation that can trap very small food particles.  And depending on the size and texture of the food being ground up, the final waste might not drain as easily.

Here’s how to Clean your Garbage Disposal with Glisten Disposer Care foam cleaner:

  1. Run a strong stream of hot water in the sink for about a minute
  2. Reduce the stream to a trickle
  3. Insert one packet completely into the disposer and turn it on
  4. Once the cleaning foam disappears and you hear a “swish” sound you can turn off the water
  5. In between cleanings, try Glisten Disposer and Drain Freshener to keep your sink smelling great