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Have you ever stopped to think about just what goes into your garbage disposer? Let's be honest here, the junk of our lives ends up in that black hole. Sure, in theory it's a great system, tiny scraps of food are washed into the drain where a series of blades grinds in into oblivion before sending the resulting mash down the drain and into the sewage system. Great... beautiful! Except when it doesn't really work that way.
Think about it — that ground up food is more truly like a river of garbage sludge and it doesn't always get washed away. Little bits of meat get trapped in the blade system and fruit decomposes on the rubber. Even worse, when the garbage disposer isn't used right larger chunks of food may get trapped. The result - rotting food and garbage disposal odor that are anything but pleasant.
What's a girl to do? Short of never using your garbage disposer (and let's be honest we all need our garbage disposers), the answer is simple: garbage disposal maintenance.
Now I know you don't get down there with a miner's light and a pair of tweezers right? You don't have to! I found a simple solution to my black hole of despair: Disposer Care. Easy to use, the blue foam is the miracle to achieving a clean garbage disposal.
The next time you find yourself shoving an entire plate of leftovers down your disposer, remember, unless you want a nasty and smelly garbage disposal, throw in a packet of Disposer Care and wash all those worries away.