There is nothing worse than a smelly sink. Even with a squeaky clean sink, your sink can still smell. The culprit? Your garburator.
No matter how often I rinse and scrub my garburator, my sink would still smell. I tried the popular remedies: water & bleach / baking soda & vinegar. Both options left a lingering smell.
When cleaning out my fridge one day, I stumbled upon the secret to a fresh, clean garburator that eliminates smells.
I had a bunch of oranges and limes that were not ideal for consumption, so I was about to put them down the chute. But I thought I’d try a mixture of what I had already tried and add a little citrus (and don’t forget the secret ingredient) into the mix. Here’s what I ended up with:
- Run hot water and scrub away as much gunk from the garburator as you can.
- After you’ve scrubbed, leave the hot water running through the garburator with nothing in it for about 2 mins or so, then turn it off
- Add a layer of ice and baking soda
- Toss in chopped citrus or use peels
- Add the secret ingredient – fresh (even wilted) cilantro!
- Switch on your garburator with running hot water
- Leave it running with hot water until all food particles have disappeared.
Voila! A beautiful, fresh smelling sink!