One of the most convenient kitchen appliances can also be one of the most annoying. Your garbage disposal helps to protect your plumbing. More importantly, for most homeowners, it helps make cooking and cleanup into a much easier job. While some things must go into the trash, you can often scrape your plate into the disposal and not worry about what goes into the pipes.
However, some people take this too far. You should be worried about your garbage disposal—to an extent—and everyone in the home should work to minimize the number of times it breaks. In the following guide, read some tips for preventing your garbage disposal from struggling in the first place.