Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs help eliminate stinky smells while cleaning inside of the garbage disposal. These cleaning ice tablets don’t use any harsh chemicals and have a super fresh citrus smell! Our garbage disposal cleaning tabs are simple to make and use extremely inexpensive supplies. Plus, this tutorial will make enough for several future cleanings saving you both time and money.
Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs
After your garbage disposal does your dirty work, freshen it up with these icy cleaning cubes. Since their whole purpose is to break up food and flush it down the drain, garbage disposals are usually pretty good at cleaning themselves. But after a while, food and bacteria can start to build up. Once this happens, the funky smells are sure to follow. A once-a-week cleaning tab is all you need to keep it clean and odor-free.
Garbage Disposal Cleaner Supplies:
1 or 2 Ice Cube Trays
Even though you are running water while using your disposal, some of the food gets left behind. It’s a good idea to clean and deodorize the disposal with this natural citrus vinegar recipe as well. These homemade garbage disposal cleaner tablets will help clean your disposal and leave it smelling fresh and clean too!
How to Make Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs
Cut the lemons and limes into small chunks, put a piece in each ice cube cavity, then fill each cavity with vinegar. Place the trays in the freezer, then once the cubes are frozen, transfer them to a container or ziplock freezer bag.
When you are ready to freshen up your garbage disposal, toss a tab into your sink with the garbage disposal and water running. Each cleaning requires between 1-3 cubes to achieve your desired fresh citrus scent.
Why not keep them in the ice cube trays?
You will notice that the freezer will have a temporary vinegar smell while the cubes are freezing. Putting the cleaning tabs in a container or freezer bag will contain the vinegar smell within your freezer. I purchased both the ice cube trays and clear storage container at Walmart (in the same aisle!).
Garbage Disposal Tips:
- If you don’t have lemons or limes on hand but your garbage disposal needs deodorizing, use two tablespoons of vanilla, orange, or lemon extract instead.
- Don’t pour grease into your garbage disposal, because it will stick to the blades and eventually create odor problems. If grease is accidentally poured down the drain, rinse immediately with a lot of hot water and dish soap.
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Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs
- 2 lemons, sliced into small pieces
- 2 limes, sliced into small pieces
- 2 Ice cube Trays
- 32 oz White vinegar
How To Make Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tabs
- Cut the lemons and limes into small chunks
- Put a piece in each ice cube cavity
- Fill each cavity with vinegar
- Place the trays in the freezer
- Once the cubes are frozen, transfer them to a container or ziplock freezer bag
How to Clean A Garbage Disposal
- When you are ready to freshen up your garbage disposal, toss a tab into your sink with the garbage disposal and water running.
- Each cleaning requires between 1-3 cubes to achieve your desired fresh citrus scent