What NOT to Put in Your Garbage Disposal Even the highest-quality garbage disposals are designed to handle a restricted range of food products. The list of items they should not be asked to grind up include the following: Large animal bones Grease or cooking oil Fruit pits High-fiber foods (lettuce, artichokes, onion skins, celery, etc.) […]

What NOT to Put in Your Garbage Disposal
Even the highest-quality garbage disposals are designed to handle a restricted range of food products. The list of items they should not be asked to grind up include the following:

  • Large animal bones
  • Grease or cooking oil
  • Fruit pits
  • High-fiber foods (lettuce, artichokes, onion skins, celery, etc.)
  • Potato or banana peels
  • Pasta, rice, beans and other foods that absorb water
  • Coffee grounds

These food items can clog drain pipes, jam or dull cutting blades, strain disposal motors, and create unpleasant but persistent odors. While you may not realize it, you’ll be shortening the lifespan of your disposal every time you ask it to process any of these substances.
If you have any questions or concerns about your garbage disposal or any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

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