Unless, of course, you have a wife like mine. She thinks that a garbage
disposal is like a garbage can. You only need to empty it when it's full.
You can walk into the kitchen, and the fragrant aroma of 1966 Viet Nam war
casualties, rotting in the sun, hits your nostrils. Or, the combination of
fermenting lettuce, shrimp, and chicken fat after sitting at room
temperature for three days.
I don't care what you do with garbage, down the drain, out to the street,
there's a time limit on ANYTHING!
About any time I am walking by the kitchen sink, I can run the water and
kick on the garbage disposal, and there's the familiar GGGRRRRrrrrrrrrr
sound of something being dispatched instead of the Whirrrrrrrrrr of an empty
What scares the hell out of me is this woman has a driver's license.
Nothing like getting $100 to go out, press a reset button, pluck a chicken
bone or bottle cap, or just plunge the line and get her moving again. Of
course, all the time, moving slowly and deliberately, and mentioning how you
hope you don't have to get out the big equipment, and how expensive THAT is.
I could do that ALL day long. All month long.
I think it's the -new- "normal", mine operates similarly, it doesn't
seem to work as well as the old one, although I don't run chicken
bones through it often. I think your problem might be too many bones
and not enough other material that might carry or assist the cartilage
through the grinder.
When I hear small chunks rattling around I throw in a couple handfuls
of ice cubes and run it, and throw in leftover lemon/s if I've got 'em
to achieve that "lemony freshness".
Best method is to have a mix of stuff in the chamber. Add some veggies
peels and long with the bones and it will usually keep the fragments from
just flying around and get them to flush down.
Alternative is to toss the bones in the trash. I hardly put anything down
the disposal any more.
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