Your garbage disposal is not an all-purpose trash can. In fact, some things you may think are okay to put in the disposal can cause a clog, backup, or even permanent damage. Always read the owner's manual that came with your garbage disposal, which can help you understand what items can and cannot go down your drain.
Most fruits and vegetables can go down your disposal, but it is important to chop up raw fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces first. Rice and pasta aren't a good idea for your disposal, as their starches don't break down and they can absorb water, eventually clogging your disposal. Every now and then, grind ice in your disposal to help clean the blades. Watch this video for more garbage disposal tips.
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