Garbage disposal dos and don'ts
June 16, 2006 12:46 PM Subscribe
We just rennovated the kitchen and now have a garbage disposal and dishwasher that neither of us ever had before. Dos and don'ts for what we should put down the disposal?
posted by AstroGuy to Home & Garden (45 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I googled this and searched AskMe for the topic as well, but I'm finding conflicting things. For example, many sites say DO put coffee grounds in the disposal and others say DON'T.
As an example, we just got a Melitta Mill & Brew coffee maker that grinds the beans and therefore requires cleaning after each use. Right now I shake out as much of the grounds out of the basket into the garbage as possible and rinse the residue with cold water with the disposal turned on. Is that OK or should no coffee detritus reach the inner sanctum of the Dispos-All? Or can I just dump it all down the drain and grind away?
Any other recommendations for garbage disposal virgins will be greatly accepted.