How can I make my garbage disposal last longer? - A.J. Perri. - NJ

Always use plenty of water when working the disposal.  It’s best to run cold water for a few seconds before turning on the disposal and always use cold water with greasy substances as this helps chop them up and prevent a clog from occurring. Never put hard items such as bones, corn husks or onion peels in the disposal. Also, avoid over filling the disposal when running the appliance.