garbage disposal


: a device in a kitchen sink that grinds up food waste so it can be washed down the drain

Examples of garbage disposal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To use in your garbage disposal, mix 1 tablespoon of powder with 1 pint of water. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 And with the county population up 8% in just the last two years and solid waste volumes up 15% in the last four, households’ annual garbage disposal fees have risen to $100, from $93 last year. J.j. McCorvey, NBC News, 29 Oct. 2023 Don't use traditional chemical drain-cleaning products in a garbage disposal. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 June 2023 Self-cleaning filters act as a garbage disposal and don't have food buildup that needs to be cleaned. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 The couple drove there on weekends and evenings to garden, make repairs, replace a broken garbage disposal or an air conditioner, and check on their tenants. Charlotte Kramon, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Use a garbage disposal cleaner monthly to clean and freshen the blades and wall surfaces. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2023 Turn the garbage disposal on and run cold water as the peels grind. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2023 Homeowners should create an itemized list of kitchen needs to research, including: each appliance, sink, faucet, countertop, base cabinets, upper cabinets, flooring, light fixtures, garbage disposal, fume hood, and backsplash tile. Jennifer Nelson, Popular Mechanics, 24 July 2023 See More

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“Garbage disposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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