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30 July 2012 @ 03:50 pm
What's a good way to de-odorize a drain/garbage disposal? More getting rid of smells vs. just covering them up.
Jackie Calypigia: Eddie Squirrelldy_shadow on July 30th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Toss a lemon down there and turn it on.
}|{ andie }|{: pic#113059483purplepuffygirl on July 30th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
This, or lime! :)
Antonia R.coquine on July 30th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Or an orange. Basically any citrus.
Aiko Yoshida: new onebonanzajelybean on July 30th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I've had this same issue. Run it with lots of ice and salt for several minutes, and then lemon halves and rinse with water. Always run your disposal until it's completely empty of food and then for a few more seconds, and don't let food sit in there or it gets stinky! If I have old lemons or limes I run them through to freshen things up, too.
Miss Chanandler Bong: Simpsons Springyschexyschteve on July 30th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Drain volcano! Pour in some baking soda, let it sit for a bit. Then pour in some vinegar, and watch it foam.
operatic_diva: Art tutuoperatic_diva on July 30th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
Drain volcanos are the best! I often follow them up with a touch of lemon juice.
If you're gonna go, go obnoxiouslycopper_season on July 31st, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
I'm definitely trying this at my mom's house. Her garbage disposal/drain stinks and the lemon halves weren't working.
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Ugly Like Her Mamaginky on July 30th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
I do the drain volcano...it's fun to watch.
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Karmen: Little boxeskarmen on July 30th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
thirding this, it is so satisfying!
whorishness: October2009whorishness on July 31st, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
I do a vinegar water mix in my kettle which clean it of scale and then I dump it down a baking soda sink and kill 2 birds with one stone.
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Dravvie: Shh....Princess Timedravvie on July 30th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
I prefer peeled oranges instead of lemons. Halved and put down a half at a time with a bit of ice and stuff does the trick. My grandmother also put down the peels too. The smell works pretty good.
Wendy J.M. (Barrie)demure on July 30th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
I toss a bunch of ice cubes in there, salt, and slice of lemon or lime and let 'er rip.. just make sure you cover the drain before running the disposal, you don't want any of what loosens up in there to come flying out at you!
Cara: averygemini7 on July 30th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
I also like the salt/ice/citrus method. :) Works on the coffee pot too, to get rid of stains.
меня зовут Клараklarenka on July 31st, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Ice cubes (a good sink-full of them) with salt and dish soap, run everything through the disposal with the water running. Add lemon/lime juice for additional delicious scent.
Kathrynsurvivinglove on July 31st, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
(easy because I always have these on hand and I don't want to waste a good orange/lemon/lime on my drain)

comet cleanser : run super hot water, turn on disposal...sprinkle 1/2 a cup slowly.

or 1/2 cup bleach in 4 cups water...run disposal while slowly pouring solution it down the drain.
julie: LIFE ITSELFcurieuse on July 31st, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Great suggestions here - just adding that yes, it's a good idea to have some soap involved for greasy grossness in the disposal. But not at the same time as the vinegar or lemon (though they are a good idea too) because the acid/base cancel each other out.
kosmicseerkosmicseer on July 31st, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
I vote for baking soda & lemon wedges, alternate until it smells good. Maybe some dish soap also.
Erin: absolutelypinska on July 31st, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Just guessing, but probably something involving baking soda or vinegar. Or both.