Clean Your Garbage Disposal With These!

Hello everybody -

One of my daily tasks when cleaning my kitchen is cleaning my garbage disposal as well.  I can’t stand the idea of food sitting in there over a period of time or residue that creates odor.  I used to buy citrus cleaning tablets that you would drop in and grind away.  They worked fine but cost about $8.00 for 20.   I have two sinks/disposals in my kitchen and used them daily

You can do the math…

One of my main staples when cleaning anything/anywhere is vinegar.  I love it. So, when I chose to end my relationship with those little store-bought cleaning tablets, I decided to make my own:

You need lemons and vinegar.  I buy vinegar in bulk from Costco.  I get two of these jugs for a little over $3.00!


Slice your lemons and put a piece in each ice cube mold.


Then fill each with vinegar.  Do not dilute it. 


Here is what you get…



I recommend you put them in a freezer bag – gallon size.  If not, you will have a strong sweet smell of vinegar each time you open your refrigerator or freezer door.  If you are one of those who tend to fall behind on cleaning out your refrigerator  on a regular basis, then maybe that is a good thing !

Do you have your own homemade cleaning product that works just as well as, or is better than, the store-bought version?   

Be inspired,

Linking to:

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  1. Jessica @ O. Alouette says:

    Great tip!! I will definitely be using this. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Easy Peasey! Like this recipe!

  3. Twice Nice says:

    That's a great tip! I plan to try this soon, so thanks for sharing!

  4. This is such a great tip! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista says:

    Pinning it and doing it!


  6. Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says:

    Great idea! I prefer using homemade products like this. In addition to being cheaper, they're much safer.

    Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  7. I LOVE this idea! Please come share it with my readers at Ask Anna, I'd love to guest post it. Email me if you are interested: askannamoseley (at) hotmail (dot) com.


  8. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says:

    GENIOUS! Great idea!! I love it! xo-Jamielyn

  9. tearinguphouses says:

    just did this the other day. works like a charm!

  10. aggieam01 says:

    Ok, this is a fantastic idea! So going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Lori@thestonybrookhouse says:

    Great idea!! love this… I hate stinky garbage disposals… Yuck!

  12. That is a rely good Idea. Pleas come share it at my Sunday Party it opens tonight @
    Hope to see you then

  13. Peggy of Plush Nest says:

    This is SO SMART! I think we've all used vinegar and lemons to clean the disposal, but this makes it waaaaaay easier. I'm totally pinning this to share with friends

  14. Peggy of Plush Nest says:

    This is SO SMART! I think we've all used vinegar and lemons to clean the disposal, but this makes it waaaaaay easier. I'm totally pinning this to share with friends

  15. Great idea! I put vinegar and lemons down the disposal separately, but this is a great way to do them both! Thanks.

  16. Michelle says:

    Wow! This is a great tip! I will definitely start using this! :)

  17. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    WOW, didn't know about this! Thanks for sharing, I will try it for sure!

  18. holy cow. brilliant. thanks for sharing!


  19. Jewelry Rockstar says:

    Great idea! Gonna try it.

  20. Wow — great idea!

  21. Michelle | Creative Food says:

    awesome idea! I will need to try this!

  22. Ginny @ says:

    This is such a fabulous idea!! Just tonight I was lamenting the cost of the cleaner I use and how I hate the smells that come from the disposal. I definitely will be trying this! I'm hosting a new linky party, Simply Sensational Tuesday, on my blog Organizing Homelife and I would love for you to link up this post!

  23. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Jenny Yarbrough says:

    What a great idea! I HATE cleaning the disposal and nearly gag every time I do. Thanks for linking them up at Creative Me last week… You're the featured blog this coming week! :)

  25. Marcella says:

    Do you just drop the cube with the lemon in it and let it melt or do you put it your disposal and then run the disposal?

    • This is my question too…do you run the disposal when you drop in the lemon cube? Thanks for the great idea!!


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