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get the garbage disposal, it's a must! 19 76.00%
forget the garbage disposal, use a strainer! 6 24.00%
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:40 PM   #21
 
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This is I'm sure going to sound dumb, but how is a strainer different than a disposal?
I mean a basket strainer, the little cup thing with holes that sits in the drain to catch stuff, then you dump it in the trash or green bin.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:50 PM   #22
 
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So why are so many of you all sticking your hands in your disposals?!
Keep the strainer in there until you're actually using the disposal and silverware won't fall in there.
For cleaning, throw a few ice cubes in there and grind them up. Then turn on the hot water, turn on the disposal, and pour some liquid dish soap in while it's running.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:22 AM   #23
 
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I thought she was referring to real lemons. That is what I have heard that works for keeping it fresh. Grind a lemon in the disposal once a week helps it to smell fresh.

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LOL at the fear of the disposal! so true!

Yeah, we've tried the little lemon ball hard type things (great discription!) and they didn't do much but for a day or two.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:41 AM   #24
 
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I think I should install a garbage disposal in my shower drain, so my hair won't keep clogging it. I swear, I try my best to collect the hair before it ever hits the drain, but I'm still clogging it.

There is precedence for this. Kramer (Seinfeld) installed a garbage disposal on his tub drain when he started cooking in there...
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:57 AM   #25
 
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That was a funny episode!

And I agree about the hair in the drain...no matter how often I try to catch it before it goes down the drain, it still clogs the drain.

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I think I should install a garbage disposal in my shower drain, so my hair won't keep clogging it. I swear, I try my best to collect the hair before it ever hits the drain, but I'm still clogging it.

There is precedence for this. Kramer (Seinfeld) installed a garbage disposal on his tub drain when he started cooking in there...
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:52 AM   #26
 
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I have only had 2 in my life (college) and I was freakin' A<MAZED! peeling potatoes? Use the disposal! Leftover cereal & milk? Disposal! Trash doesn't come for a few days but you need to clean out the fridge...disposal! I was like a kid in a candy store with my disposal- it was very entertaining to my roomate & i b/c neither one of us had ever had one!
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:01 AM   #27
 
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we don't have 'em in Canada!!!!



sure, i guess you could get one if you wanted, but i wonder if there's regulations against them up in this part of the world because i've never seen one in anyone's home here.
We don't? I didn't know that! We have a septic system and we were thinking of getting one later.
I've seen them in Home Depot & Crappy Tire, but as Rou said, I've never actually known someone who had one.

I keep a bucket under the sink for scraps (no meat) and it goes into the compost bucket once a day. That works well and I like using my own waste for the gardens!
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:29 AM   #28
 
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I have clogged ours up a couple times, usually with potato peels. My husband told me not to push so much down at one time. I do this now and have no problem. I do refrain from putting certain things down it in the summer because of odors, but other than that I would miss my garbage disposal if I didn't have it. I say "yes, get one"!
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:20 AM   #29
 
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I thought she was referring to real lemons. That is what I have heard that works for keeping it fresh. Grind a lemon in the disposal once a week helps it to smell fresh.

In my post I was referring to both real lemons and those little lemon colored pellets you can buy. It's easier for me to use real lemon in the summer because I buy it for sweet tea anyway and I just put my used lemons in the sink and grind them when I have a few slices. I think the little pellets work OK too though.

Jeep - Great idea!! That makes perfect sense since the ice is like an abrasive and the soap kind of cleans it out. When I drain cooked ground beef (I never put grease down the sink except for this though since it's so little) I use hot water and put a few drops of Dawn down the disposal with it. I'm not sure if it's helping, but it makes me feel better.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:13 PM   #30
 
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You're not supposed to put things that are starchy like potato peels down the garbage disposal. I think if you're doing a few, it's okay, but if you're cooking a lot, it can clog real bad.

My grandfather had a huge problem last year for Thanksgiving and had to pay a million dollars to have a plumber come out that day.
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