Kitchen sink drain smells of garbage

What's a good way to clean a kitchen sink drain? It's not clogged, but it does have an odor, especially in the morning.
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I just pour a little bleach down the drain.
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On 11 Aug 2004 12:49:22 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:

You don't say whether you have a garbage disposal or not.
If you have a garbage disposal, get a 4-lb bag of ice, a cup or two of distilled vinegar, and let the water run while you grind up the ice and vinegar cocktail. The ice does two things: it sharpens the blades of the disposal and scours the interior area free of detritus. The vinegar helps remove the really clingy decay.
If you have a straight drain (no disposal) my grandmother used this method: She'd remove the pipes underneath (to the wall; about 2' feet worth total), boil them all in a vat of water and vinegar for 30 minutes, and then scrub out any remaining gunk. She'd then let them cool down and reassemble the pieces. I was told this was done annually. (Side note: Get a rag or large cork and plug the open hole; keep the gases blocked in there and not throughout your living spaces.)
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On 11 Aug 2004 12:49:22 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comic (TOM KAN PA) wrote:

A teaspoon of bicarb washed down with half a cup of vinegar then put the plug in.
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Hi Tom
I used to just mix 1 tsp of RealLemon in a glass of water and pour it into the drain when I had this problem. It eventually cleared up on it's own after a few doses of the Lemon.
TTUL Gary
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You can run an orange peel or a lemon thru the disposal.
Alternatively, you can pour baking soda down the drain, then add vinegar
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The reason that drains smell bad is because of bacteria. If you put in some beach it will take care of the smell.
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