Disposer Do's and Don'ts

Tips For Trouble-Free Operation

Operating Your Disposer
  • Run disposer along with a moderate flow of cold water. Continue to run cold water for a few seconds after grinding is complete.
  • Avoid using hot water when grinding food waste. It is OK to drain hot water into the disposer between grinding periods.
  • Never pour grease or fat into your disposer or drain.
  Standard Disposers
(Badger® Series)
(Evolution Series)
MultiGrind Plus(Evolution Excel)
Everyday food waste scraps Checked Checked Checked
Vegetable Peels Avoid grinding large amounts at one time — gradually feed peels in while disposer and water are both running Checked Checked
Fibrous Materials
(Celery, corn husks, artichokes)
Avoid grinding Avoid grinding large amounts Checked
Hard Materials
(Bones, fruit pits)
Avoid grinding large amounts Checked Checked
Stop worrying about what food you can or can't put in your disposer - - Checked

  • Use a disposer cleaner to relieve objectionable odors caused by build-up, or grind citrus fruit peels to freshen up drain area.
  • Disposers may also be cleaned with Disposer Care®. This product is not sold by InSinkErator but is generally available in major home centers, hardware and grocery stores. For more information on Disposer Care, contact Summit Brands at 1-888-476-6688 or www.disposercare.com.