A food waste disposer does more than just break down food waste in the kitchen; it can help save costs and energy, make a difference by being eco-friendly and a greener alternative to the conventional plastic garbage bins and also rewards you with the convenience to clean up less in the kitchen while cooking more to share extra delectable moments with your loved ones.
Maintaining a food waste disposal unit is easy and does not take much time, and the steps can be as simple as A-B-C. Here are 7 handy tips on how to keep your KleenGard clean and durable for the long run:
During maintenance, turn off the KleenGard food waste disposer to avoid spoiling.
You can turn off the disposer unit with a switch that is located underneath your sink. Make sure that small items that could accidentally fall into the disposer be moved elsewhere.
Run the food disposer unit regularly
To ensure that your KleenGard runs smoothly daily, make sure to run it at least once a day – even without any food waste to break down, you can still turn the disposer on and run it with cold water so that it does not turn rusty
Avoid using products that could potentially damage KleenGard.
Be aware of products that could potentially damage the disposal unit or drainage system and avoid putting them into the disposer. Here is a list of items that are not to be disposed using KleenGard: What You Shouldn’t Put Into a KleenGard In-Sink Food Waste Disposer. – Kleengard.
Size down the proportions and quantity of your food waste to be thrown away
Before throwing your food waste away into KleenGard disposal unit, be sure to cut the bigger chunks into smaller portions or parts to ensure faster break down of the waste. Besides this, always feed the food waste gradually and slowly into the disposal unit to avoid jamming the blades or clogging the drain.
Flush away the food waste with plenty of cold water.
Run plenty of cold water to flush away the broken-down small particulates of food waste into the drainage system. Avoid using hot water as this can melt any fat and cause it to stick to the blades. Be sure to run cold water for about 10-20 seconds after feeding your food waste into the disposer to flush away all remaining debris.
Clean the disposal unit every 2 weeks
To clean KleenGard’s food disposer, you do not need to dismantle the entire unit. Instead, you can clean away stuck-on debris by using lemon and some salt. Pour the mixture into the disposal unit and run the disposer for about a minute before flushing the naturally abrasive ingredients away with water to clear away the remnants of food waste. You can also clean the flaps and the insides of KleenGard unit with a toothbrush.
Use citrus fruit as a freshener
Cut up a wedge of lemon or any citrus fruit of your choice and feed it together with warm water into KleenGard disposal unit gradually. This will help to release a fresh scent from your sink – and acts as a freshener for your food waste disposer at home.
One of the primary advantages of using a KleenGard In-Sink Food Waste Disposer is the convenience it offers. Instead of storing food waste in a garbage can or compost pile, you can send it down the sink for quicker after meal cleaning. This can save you time and reduce unpleasant odors in your kitchen. Plus, with KleenGard, you’ll be spending less time cleaning and more time with your family instead.
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