How Much Do Garbage Disposals Cost

One thing that everybody considers in their quest to find a good garbage disposal is how much will it cost? With the price of a lot of household items being very high these days, it can be a real concern when you go down to the store and see a wide range of prices and aren’t sure what to do.

I will go over some of the factors that affect the cost of the garbage disposal.

Disposal Method

The method that the garbage disposal uses is also very important in how much it will cost. The average kitchen garbage disposal will always be on the lower end of the scale as they are only used for grinding up small amounts of food waste that is very easy on the blades.

On the other hand, the heavy-duty industrial disposals that are used by cities for sewage etc, are going to cost thousands of dollars.

Garbage Disposal Horsepower

Most of the time a garbage disposal with higher horsepower will cost more. This is fairly self-explanatory.

Batch Feed Or Continuous

Batch feed garbage disposals are usually more expensive than their continuous feed cousins.  The reason for this lies in the extra programming needed to run the batch feed models which are somewhat automated.

Price Range

Low Price

The low-priced garbage disposals are normally around 1/3 or 1/2 horsepower and don’t have a lot of the features that the more fancy ones come with. Because of the weaker engine, they can’t grind up a lot of food waste at a time without jamming. This makes them suitable for smaller households and places that don’t use a lot of food waste.

Mid Price

The mid-range ones tend to have a bigger bowl area where the garbage is actually ground up. They are good for grinding larger stuff and are usually of the continuous feed type. Some of these feature stuff like reverse grinding and a tough stainless steel chamber.

High Price

If you need something that will handle the majority of food waste that you can throw at it then a high priced garbage disposal may be just what you need. Some of these contain enzymes in the receptacles that enable the food waste to be broken up even faster. Batch feed models are more commonly expensive and work automatically. The power of these usually is 1 or 3/4 horsepower.

I hope that this article cleared up some of your questions about the price of garbage disposals. If you are unsure, it never hurts to have a plumber professionally install it when needed.

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