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Garbage Disposal Buying Guide For Homeowners

Garbage Disposal Buying Guide For Homeowners

As you compare garbage disposals, there are some features that you should consider before making a purchase. Determining the initial needs of your household will allow you to make the correct buying decision for your family. Your garbage disposal system can be broken up into two different types: batch feed or continuous feed. Each type serves different purposes and has its own advantages and disadvantages. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is ready to install your garbage disposal once you determine your needs. If you need assistance deciding, an experienced plumber can help.

Considerations Before Purchasing a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals use centrifugal force to grind up food waste into tiny pieces. This force is created by an impeller blade inside the unit that spins rapidly when you turn on the water supply. As the blade spins, it pushes the food waste into its grinding chamber, where it's ground down into small bits before being flushed away with water.

Determine What Your Needs Are

A garbage disposal is an appliance installed under your kitchen sink and grinds up food waste. It’s easy to get rid of food scraps and other small items that would normally be discarded in the trash. However, not all models are created equal — some have more features than others, so it’s important to know what your needs are before purchasing one.

Continuous Feed Disposal

The most common type of garbage disposal is the continuous feed model. These models typically have a single switch for turning on the motor and grinding blades. The motor turns on when you turn on the switch and shuts off when you turn off the switch. This disposal is good for light use and has few moving parts that could break down over time. Continuous feed disposals can also be installed under sinks with no access from above (like on an island), where it would be difficult or impossible to install batch feed models.

Batch Feed Disposal

A batch feed disposal works like a garbage can. Food scraps are placed in the sink, where they accumulate until you turn on the garbage disposal and let it run for a few seconds. This is a good choice if you only use your disposal occasionally or want to dispose of small amounts of waste at once. However, if you want to dispose of large amounts of food scraps at once, a batch feed model may not be ideal because this disposal can clog easily.

In contrast, continuous feed disposals grind food scraps continuously as long as they’re turned on. This means that the grinding chamber never fills up with food waste because it’s always moving through the motor shafts and blades. In addition, continuous feed models tend to be quieter than batch feed disposals because they don’t need to stop and frequently start when processing large amounts of food scraps simultaneously as batch feed models do.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

A garbage disposal can be a huge asset during meal preparation, but only if it's in good working order. If noise is an issue, there are plenty of ways to keep interference to a minimum. Garbage disposals allow you the convenience of having your food waste ground up and gone, but they can also be a major pain if they are not kept in top shape. Luckily, a professional plumbing service has the skills necessary to help.