A conversation with friends while cooking in a kitchen went like this:
Me: Do you all clean the rubber splash guard of the garbage disposer in your kitchen sink?
Friend 1: I put ours in the dishwasher once a week.
Friend 2: I do it once a month.
Friend 3: Clean what?
Me: How come I never knew about this? Yesterday, I put my hand in the disposer to pull out a hunk of chicken fat that was mucking up the system and out popped the disposer’s rubber splash guard. It was all slime and gunk.
The photo below is about two week’s worth of disposer slime. I know it is gross.
Since I hardly ever used the disposer, I never thought about cleaning it. Now, I clean the splash guard with a scrub brush and hot soapy water and run it through the dishwasher about once a week.
Ahh, like new.
To end on a happier note, this is how I keep the soil clean in my vegetable garden: I plant crimson clover, buckwheat, and turnips as cover crops. These crops are only 10-days old and already look like the lawn of the Emerald City.
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5 thoughts on “How to Clean the Splash Guard of Your Garbage Disposer”
It comes out?! I never knew that. I know what I’m doing later today.
Most come out. Some don’t. Good luck!
I did not know this! Thanks Judy I will begin cleaning mine.
You will have to let me know how it went next time I see you!