Tip for Cleaning a Garbage Disposal: A Lemon

I had never, ever had a garbage disposal before, until my husband and I moved into this apartment.  I think I like it.  But it can smell a little unclean occasionally, so here’s a good tip I came across — put half a lemon down the disposal and grind it up.  (Whether this actually does much towards cleaning it, I’m not sure, but it definitely makes the sink smell nice.)

That’s nice, but what shall we do with the other half of the lemon, you ask? Squeeze it into that pitcher of sweet tea that should be sitting in your fridge (assuming you’re a good Southern household), and then throw the rind away.

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About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Textiles & Apparel and Fashion Merchandising from Lipscomb University, and I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Historic/Cultural Dress and Textiles at the University of Georgia. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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3 Responses to Tip for Cleaning a Garbage Disposal: A Lemon

  1. Jenny says:

    Why not grind up the lemon rind, too? 🙂

  2. Catherine says:

    This is such a great idea! Haha I love your blog… you’re very witty! And I like being reminded of my Nashvillian home. Hope things are going well for you and Jonathan!

    –Catherine (Lynn) (Allison now) 🙂

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