How to Clean your KitchenAid Food Disposer to Remove Odor
Over time, food particles may accumulate in the grind chamber and baffle. An odor from the disposer is usually a sign of grease and food buildup., caused by insufficient water flow during and after disposer use.
There are 3 ways to clean a disposer to help remove odors:
- Use affresh® Disposer Cleaner
- Follow baking soda procedure below
- Grind Citrus peelings
affresh® method (recommended):
- Turn on hot water to low flow
- Place 1 affresh® Tablet in the disposer
- Turn on disposer for 15 - 30 seconds; Foam may rise.
- Turn off disposer.
- Rinse any remaining foam down the drain
affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.
Baking Soda Method:
- Turn off disposer and disconnect power supply.
- Reach through sink opening and clean underside of splash baffle and inside upper lip of grind chamber with scouring pad.
- Place stopper in the sink opening and fill sink halfway with warm water.
- Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with water. Turn disposer on and remove stopper from sink at same time to wash away loose particles.
Citrus Peelings Method:
Grind your citrus peelings in your disposer on a regular basis for a fresh fruity scent. Always run cold water with your disposer and allow water to run for at least 15 seconds after grinding is complete.
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