Disposals – Getting Started & Next Steps

Tips for Choosing a Garbage Disposal Replacement

If you are used to having a garbage disposal in your kitchen then not having it will be a challenge. You will not have to throw tiny pieces of food in the dustbin which can make the kitchen space have a bad odor. Also, you will not have to worry about the sink drain being clogged by food chunks. You should review the information concerning purchasing a garbage disposal before you make the purchase to get the best. Given how simple it is, it should not be a big deal narrowing your options. Quality disposer do a better job and they last longer. You need to decide whether you will buy a continuous feed disposer or a batch feed. Many people love the continuous type of disposers given their ease of use. You can have a wall switch to control their power and the mouth is open. You will have to fit a stopper lid on the garbage disposal mouth if you want to activate the batch feed unit. There is no possibility for the unit to turn on while you have your hand stuck in the disposal unit. In addition, you will have enough time to remove the unwanted items from the unit before turning it on. However, the batch feed garbage disposers are less popular and expensive.

The motor size of the garbage disposer is something of interest too. The rating is in horsepower. This can be 1 HP, 3/4 HP, 1/2 HP, 1/3 HP. You should not have problems in your kitchen if you are working with a 1/2 HP garbage disposal. The system will not have a lot jams if the garbage disposal power is at 1 HP or 3/4 HP. If you do not want to be constantly worrying what goes into the drain, go for a higher motor size. Do not forget about the grinding chamber. It is the action chamber when it comes to the garbage disposal. In most cases, the grinding chamber size will be proportional to the motor size. Grinding chambers made of stainless steel materials are easier to clean and last longer.

You need a garbage disposal with an auto-reverse mechanism which allows you to unjam the unity. In case something ends up getting stuck in the grinding chamber, there will be an automatic reversal of the rotations. This allows it to handle tough materials and also prevent overloads which can lead to a total shutdown.

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