Let’s face it – every now and then, you sink smells a little rank. And that’s because there’s A LOT going on down there. We often shove things down the garbage disposal without a moment’s thought…and sometime the consequences surface in the form of an unpleasant stench.
I clean my sink’s “insides” once a month to keep it running smoothly and to prevent a yucky smell. It’s really simple, only take a few household ingredients, and it leaves your kitchen smelling super fresh!
- Sprinkle a half cup of baking soda down the disposal.
- Pour one cup of white vinegar down disposal. The mixture will fizz and make a bit of noise. (Let this work its magic for a few minutes).
- While the “fizzing” is going on, boil a few cups (or a full tea kettle) of water.
- Once water is boiling, remove from stove and pour down the drain.
- Fill the drain with two cups of ice and sprinkle ice with some salt.
- Turn on cold water and run the disposal. The ice and salt mixture helps to break up any residual debris down below.
- Cut 2 lemons in half. One half at a time, put lemon down the drain with the water running and disposal on.
- Your sink’s “insides” are now clean and smelling great! (Do this once a month for best results)
*Any time I eat or cook with citrus fruit, I also save the peel and put down the disposal to keep my sink smelling and running great all the time!