What can I put in my InSinkErator?

Asked by Marcia Ansley on November 15, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances

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You should never put oil, grease, or fat down your disposer—or any pipes. They might start out in a liquid state, but they can clog thepipes after they've solidified.

What does an InSinkErator do? InSinkErator® food waste disposer units use no blades whatsoever. Instead, impellers mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal power to force food waste particles against a grind ring. That ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying-them.

Is it OK to put coffee grounds down the sink? 1. Coffee Grounds – Coffee grounds don't break down in water, in fact they usually clump together. Overtime coffee grounds build up andcan get packed together in the drain line causing a clog. If you don't want to throw the coffee grounds in the trash, consider putting them outside in your garden as fertilizer.

Can you put eggshells in an InSinkErator? InSinkErator even says of putting small hard materials down the drain, “A scouring actionis created by the particles inside the grind chamber.” Don't do it: Putting eggshells down the disposal will create “sand-like particles” and/or stick to the pipe walls, slowing the drain and possibly causing a clog.

Can you put tea bags down an InSinkErator? They are too solid for the blades to break down, and disposing of them could result in wearing down of the blades, or (in the case of the larger items) a clog in the pipes due to the large obstruction. Paper products, such as paper towels, coffee filters ortea bags.