Many of us have come to depend on our garbage disposal system as the workhorse of the kitchen. Invented in 1927 by John Hammes, the garbage disposal has remained fairly consistent in its design.
Over the years, however, it has increased in use to the point of becoming a required appliance in just about every kitchen.
Despite its ubiquitous presence, many people don't know the limitations of the garbage disposal.
Menifee plumbers advise clients never to put these items in their garbage disposal:
Your garbage disposal is different from a trash can. Not all food scraps and liquids are meant to be thrown inside. To help prevent clogs and garbage disposal jams, it’s important to learn what foods would be better disposed of in the trash can.
In general, you should never put tough or fibrous food scraps, potato peels, grease/oil, or pits, and other hard objects in your garbage disposal.