If you notice a lingering funk coming from your garbage disposal, it’s probably time to give it a cleaning. Weekly cleaning can keep the garbage disposal clean and free of smells. Take necessary precautions to prevent the disposal being turned on accidentally while you clean it.
The rubber baffle at the drain opening can be scrubbed with soap and abrasive side of a sponge. Makes sure to get all the fold and creases.
You can pour little dish soup as it’s running to clean and deodorize the area, but some people prefer baking soda and vinegar, lemons, or ice.
Pour 1/2 cut of baking soda into disposal, then carefully pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the disposal. It will fizz up and use the sink stopper to trap the fizz. After a few minutes, remove the stopper and flush the disposal with hot water while running the garbage disposal.
Once this step has been completed, you can add the lemon peals to give it a fresh citrus smell.
Again, please make sure to take all precautions when cleaning your garbage disposal.