Never Put These 19 Things Down a Garbage Disposal

2. Grease and oil

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Frying potatoes, doughnuts or bacon? Don’t dump the leftover grease down the drain, whether or not there is a disposal in it. It will solidify and can make a mess out of your drain and pipes.

If you’re not going to save the oil to reuse, let it cool and pour it into a container you’re getting rid of anyway. Then put it in your trash.

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