Having a strange smell coming out of your kitchen sink can be very disturbing. However, if you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, it is very possible that it is the source of the stink. A very common problem with these types of appliances is that food scraps can get stuck in the blades and when it starts to rot, it starts to smell.

What can you do to keep this from happening?

One way is to make sure that you don’t stop the water running right as the disposal stops grinding, but instead let it go for a little longer. This will ensure that the last of the scraps gets washed off and isn’t left on the blades. You should also run ice cubes through the disposal every now and then. It will not damage the blades, but instead clean them off.

Some vegetables, such as broccoli, have a lot of fibers in them, and shouldn’t be run through the disposal since the fibers can get wrapped around the machinery getting stuck in there.

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