After some time or when the disposer is not used for a while, unpleasant odors can arise from the disposer. To avoid these smells, you can occasionally grind citrus peelings.
To clean the disposer you can let the disposer grind two cups of ice cubes together with one cup of baking soda. The ice cubes will also help to sharpen the disposer.
Another way to clean the disposer is to place the stopper in the sink and fill the sink half way with warm water. Add a cup of baking soda to the water. Now, at the same time, remove the stopper and turn on the disposer.
Add ice cubes to the food waste if the disposer has a hard time grinding tough materials. The ice cubes enhance the rotation of the food waste and sharpen the disposer.
By cutting large food waste in smaller pieces you can avoid waste from getting stuck in the disposer.
Do not waste food. On average we throw away 50 kilos of good food per person per year (to the value of €150). The three products that are thrown away the most are: rice, pasta and bread. Buying and cooking only what you need, and conserving food in a smart way will help stop this waste.