September 16, 2019
Downtown Matthews, Morning Star
The garbage disposal is a loud and aggressive appliance. It turns solid objects into small chunks and seems capable of demolishing almost anything. However, it is actually fairly finicky. If you drop the wrong item into the sink, you might end up with a clogged drain. To help you avoid trouble, below are some of the items you should never put down a garbage disposal.
What You Should Never Feed to a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are designed to handle small amounts of cooked foodstuffs. They are ideal for disposing of leftover casseroles and uneaten vegetables. However, bones are too dense and hard. Your disposal might jam or overheat if you feed full-sized pork or beef bones into the sink. Even if the motor survives the ordeal, the cutting blades will suffer damage and become dull, and the appliance won’t work as efficiently in the future. Even smaller chicken and fish bones belong in the waste bin.
2. Onion Peels
Onion peels and the thick outer layer of the onion itself do not belong in the garbage disposal. These items are often too dense and fibrous for the cutting blades to sever. The onion peel simply bends with the blade and spins in circles. Onion peels belong in a compost bin. If you must flush them down the sink, chop them into small pieces first.
3. Corn Husks
The long, silky tendrils that surround fresh corn on the cob are surprisingly problematic. They wrap around the blade shaft and slowly rot rather than being chopped up and disposed of. Even worse, the fibrous husks are very tenacious and can get wound onto the shaft. Corn husks never belong down the kitchen sink. If there was an accidental mishap, contact a professional to repair the appliance.
If your garbage disposal fails and you need an appliance repair, contact Carolina Appliance Service in Matthews, NC. Their experienced service technicians have been serving clients throughout greater Charlotte since 1993. They also specialize in refrigerator, stove, washer, and dryer repair. Visit their website to message them online or call (704) 847-0004 to schedule a service appointment.