How Do I De-Stink the Sink (Without a Disposal)?

published Jun 9, 2010
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Q: Since it’s started getting warm out, the drain in my kitchen sink has started to smell. Several sites (including this one) have tips on making the grossness go away, but they all seem to hinge on whirring things around in the disposal, which I don’t have.

Any tips on de-stinking a kitchen sink drain when there’s no disposal?

Sent by Aimee

Editor: One tip that we found in this thread on getting rid of kitchen odors is: Sprinkle in baking soda, then pour in lemon juice. Let it fizz up then rinse away!

We like running a lot of hot water and a little dish soap down the drain, too, swishing it around with a bottle brush.

Readers, any other tips for de-stinking a drain?