Kitchen

Disposal Genie

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Prevents silverware and other larger items from slipping into drain

My husband bought the Disposal Genie for our sink over a year ago, and I was immediately skeptical. It seemed superfluous and unnecessary at the time, but now it is one of my favorite tools in the entire house. The disposal genie covers the gaping, menacing hole of the garbage disposal while still letting liquids and smaller food pieces through. No more worries about accidentally dropping a fork, measuring spoon, or chopsticks down the disposal. You can also safely run the disposal with the genie sitting in its hole, so no need to remove it. The built-in scraper is also really handy. Videos show people using it to scrape plates, but I more often use it to scrape food scraps that are at the bottom/walls of the sink into the disposal as it runs. The vast majority of the time I don’t need to touch the genie at all — most food scraps run through without issue. Other garbage disposal covers tend to act more like strainers that need constant emptying (annoying) or are flimsy baffles that will let anything pass through (especially heavier items like flatware). And did I mention that the built-in scraper is really handy? I never realized how much the open garbage disposal drain bothered me until I no longer had to worry about it. It is a fantastic tool for all sinks with disposals.

-- Deb 02/2/18