A garbage disposal is a handy kitchen appliance that shreds food waste into pieces that are small enough to pass through your plumbing. Nothing is more frustrating than a garbage disposal that isn’t working or is leaking.
Caution! Never put your fingers or hands into the disposal and never reach down into a garbage disposal!
Many garbage disposal problems are due to putting the wrong types of food down it. Foods that are not safe to put down the disposal:
Foods that are safe to put down the garbage disposal:
When in doubt about whether or not something can go down the garbage disposal, consult your manufacturer’s manual to confirm, or play it safe by throwing it in the trash.