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Don’t have a garbage disposal yet? Types & Considerations…
When talking about garbage disposal, some people might wonder what the big deal is, especially those homeowners who have never owned an in-sink garbage disposal system before. On the other hand, those who have been used to garbage disposal for years (i.e. they have been using it for quite for a long time now), are already aware that these systems are the handiest kitchen additions around.
Now, the task of cleaning up pans, pots, and plates during cleaning after each meal or when preparing food becomes as a snap, as you no longer have to worry about bits of food clogging the drain. The sink garbage disposal which can now be commonly see within many of newly built condos and residential homes has gained wide popularity due to the convenience it brings.
If you are looking to install a new sink garbage disposal system or you are planning to replace an already existing unit in your home, here are a few things you may want to put into consideration.
Types of Garbage Disposals
Garbage disposals are pretty simple to operate. Obviously, all garbage disposal systems operate on the same principle. They feature an inner disposals wall with teeth to grind food waste and a flat plate with small rotating steel mashers. When you switch on the unit, the mashers tend to swing beyond the spinning plate while the motor inside the unit rotates the flat plate in the grinding area.
Here are some common types of garbage disposals you may want to consider.
Continuous Feed Disposals
This is by far the most common garbage disposal unit. Many new homes are equipped with the continuous feed disposal systems. It is called “continuous feed” because even while the disposal is running you can add food waste into it. It is commonly advised to run some water in while the disposal is in use. You could either choose to use the disposal simultaneously with your food chopping activities or only when you are finished, as it consumes quite a lot of electricity.
Batch Feed Disposals
Just like the continuous feed disposal, the batch feed disposal functions in the very same manner. The only difference is in the way it is turned on. A special stopper is required to be placed in the disposal opening to turn it on. It simply helps to activate the power switch which is responsible for turning on the disposal.
Unlike batch feed disposals, continuous feed disposals have no cover on them and they could pose a threat to the hands and fingers, as food is sent down manually. Nevertheless, they have proven to be the most effective. Your choice depends on what you value most. Overall, the three most important factors for deciding between the two types of waste disposers are safety, money, and amount of waste.