Always run the water while you are using the disposal.
Run the water for two minutes after you turn the disposal off to prevent clogging.
To keep your disposal clean and smelling fresh, run the disposal with a tray of ice cubes, slices of lemon or lime, and baking soda.
Alternatively, fill an ice cube tray half full of vinegar and half full of water. Freeze. Run the ice cubes through the disposal 2-3 times a week for a month. Running ice through the disposal keeps the blades sharp.
If you drop a cooking utensil down the disposal when it’s running, turn off the disposal immediately before you try to retrieve it.
If the disposal jams up, attach a disposal wrench to the bottom of the disposal. Turn counterclockwise until you feel the resistance lessen. Press the red button (Reset) on the disposal.