Questions about garbage disposals

WHY GET A GARBAGE DISPOSAL?

BETTER HYGIENE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The use of a disposal at home immediately improves the sanitary conditions of the kitchen and garbage storage areas. Removing organic waste through a grinding system greatly reduces the risk of insect or rodent infestation and eliminates unpleasant odors.

sink garbage grinder

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

The waste disposal unit is one of the best ways to get rid of food waste while respecting nature. It reduces and recycles by decomposing the organic waste into very fine particles which are subsequently sent to the pipelines and destroyed by the natural fermentation of a septic tank or recycled in wastewater treatment plant. Using a sink garbage disposal instead of a garbage can, is acting for the preservation of the environment.

SAVE TIME

The use of a grinder allows today’s households to optimize their time and facilitate the elimination of their food waste, especially during the preparation of meals and the storage of the kitchen

WHAT IS THE ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION?

Electricity consumption is negligible: with a power of 300 W or so, the average model used a minute a day costs very little.

 

ARE DISPOSALS COMPLICATED TO USE?

No, getting rid of organic waste with a garbage disposal is of great simplicity. Just follow these four steps: 1. Run the water. 2. Operate the disposal switch. 3. Insert the waste into the crusher. 4. Let the water run and run the grinder approximately 30 seconds after the grinding has finished, then turn off the water and the grinder.

ARE THEY NOISY?

Not all the crushers are noisy, but the degree of soundproofing varies depending on the model. The superior soundproofing of the high end models makes them extremely quiet. Most are built with the consumer in mind nowadays.

 

IS THERE A RISK OF RUSTING?

No, because the parts of the most crushers are made of stainless steel (the disc and the hammers of grinding) and synthetic materials (the crushing tank). I should note that non stainless steel garbage disposals still have a rust risk.

CAN DISPOSALS MAKE BAD SMELLS?

Some garbage disposers produce bad odors because food accumulates under their splash protection, allowing the bacteria to grow there and thus generate odors. Bad odors are non-existent if this is done regularly.

CAN THE ENGINE WEAR OUT?

Wear of an engine can not be prevented. However, the speed at which it will be used depends on the load imposed on the engine. Most models have been designed to last a very long time. Engine life and performance differ depending on the model. The Insinkerator, for example, has a slightly larger motor, which gives the mill a very high torque and grinding power. The motor is then less mobilized, which makes it possible to slow down its wear and, therefore, increase the life of the mill. The use of permanent magnet motors in is essential. This type of motor operates according to the following principle: the torque produced by the motor increases with the load imposed on it.

WHAT TYPES OF WASTE CAN BE GRINDED?

Small bones
Vegetable peelings, fruit
Chicken bones
Fish heads
Fish bones
Egg shells
Grapefruit, melon skins
Nut shells
Fruit Kernels

TO DO

When using the grinder, run cold water, not hot water; With hot water, the grease attaches more easily to the pipes rather than being rinsed down the drain.

Grind solid waste, such as cores or bones. This is necessary to allow the loads to move into the grinding tank and thus keep it clean.

Let the cold water run for 25 seconds after the end of the grinding to completely flush the pipes.

To thoroughly rinse your grinder at the end of grinding, simply use cold water; You can also grind a lemon slicer to help deodorize the grinding tank and its various components.

TO AVOID

Avoid using hot water while grinding your waste. However, it is possible to run the hot water in the grinder between two grindings.

Do not turn the grinder off until grinding is completely finished. Wait until ALL waste is crushed before turning off the garbage disposal.

Avoid grinding very fibrous materials. The fibers could in fact regroup and hamper the good flow of other materials.

Do not fill the garbage disposal with too many vegetable peelings at a time. Instead, turn on the water, and then put down the peels gradually.

Avoid crushing shells of mussels and oysters, glass, metal, cloth, or aggressive chemicals. These materials are too abrasive and could damage the grinder.
Also avoid excessive amounts of fat or hot fat in the organic disposals.

HOW CAN I CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE DISPOSAL?

Even if it is not absolutely essential, occasional cleaning of the garbage disposal can only contribute to its proper functioning. If you have not yet had time to get the foam soap, you can clean your garbage disposal with soap and water.

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