The garbage disposal is one of the most useful appliances in your kitchen. Installed in roughly half of American homes today, garbage disposals have gone from being prohibited by law in many localities (New York City famously banned them until 1997) to being a common feature in newer homes in just a few decades. Given their relatively recent adoption, it shouldn’t be surprising that there are a lot of myths about garbage disposals. While some of these misconceptions are harmless, others have the potential to cause serious damage to your disposal unit or your pipes. Here are five of the most common myths:
Can you imagine finding out that your kitchen sink’s garbage disposal is broken after you’ve let eggshells and various other foods sliver down the sink drain?