Ice is Nice: Run ice cubes through the machine to clean it out. The chips displace any small bits of food. Run after every use, or whenever you want.

Keep Cool: Never run hot water through the machine while it is in use. There are two different metals in there, spinning very close together and they expand/contract at different rates, so they could jam on you. Just poured boiling water down there? run cold for a bit first.

No harsh drain cleaner! No matter what the bottle says! The manufacturer of the garburator says no, no, no.

Too much fibre? Nothing stringy. It just cloggs up the machine. No banana peels or celery etc.