Garbage Disposals Aren’t Invincible
Because food scraps amount to nearly 30 percent of Americans’ household waste, garbage disposals fulfill a unique need. Food waste that would typically wind up in a landfill now goes through a shredding process and on to the sewer plant with other wastewater for treatment.
However, despite the appliance’s popularity, many homeowners aren’t using their disposals correctly. Putting in food that can harm the inner workings of the machine or even present a danger to those cooking is all too familiar. Here are ten food items you should never put in the garbage disposal.
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