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Vinegar Ice Cubes?—Here’s Why


Do you have a stinky garbage disposal that hasn’t been cutting it lately? Here’s what to do…

Don’t throw out lemon peels—use them to deodorize your disposal. Toss the peel from two small lemons or one large one, plus eight to 10 ice cubes into your garbage disposal. Turn on cold water, and run the disposal. The lemon will deodorize while the ice cubes help remove any stuck-on food, “sharpening” the blades.

Super-sanitizing trick: Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays, and run those through the disposal. This will keep your blades free from debris while safely killing odor-causing bacteria. No lemons required!

Thanks to, a plumbing, heating and air-conditioning service company available in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, for help with this tip.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: January 26, 2016 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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