Experts reveal foods you should never put in your sink's garbage disposal

By TC Newman, Buzz60

Cleaning up is no one's idea of a good time, so why not take a few shortcuts, right?

According to plumbing experts, one shortcut you shouldn't take involves your sink's garbage disposal -- especially with these common items:

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Oil

After frying up a great dinner, your first impulse may be to pour the used oil down the sink. According to plumbing experts interviewed by Daily Mail, you may be contributing to a fatberg! Oil can re-solidify once it hits your pipes, creating a thick coating and causing water to drain more slowly.

If oil gets down to the sewer level, it congeals into a solid mass, called a fatberg.

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Starch

Starchy foods, like rice, pasta and potato peels, turn into a gooey mess inside your disposal. 

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Eggshells

Eggshells do not break down easily, and over time can create a blockage.

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Coffee Grounds

As if we need an excuse to go to Starbucks, the grounds from your daily caffeine fix is another substance that is known to block up sinks.

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Some Veggies

Celery and asparagus, or any food with a stringy, fibrous texture, is very difficult for the disposal to break down.

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Seeds and Nuts

Seeds and nuts are too hard to be ground up by your sink’s disposal unit.

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If you aren't putting these items down the sink, then they'll just have to go in the waste bin.

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