Appliances

Two Questions to Ask Before Buying a Kitchen Garbage Disposer

If you know how a kitchen in-sink garbage disposal unit works, you do realize that the waste generated is flushed in to your municipality’s waste water treatment system. Health officials from all regions acknowledge the benefits of household garbage disposers, and have even mandated that all households be equipped with a kitchen waste garbage disposal unit.

Bestseller No. 1
InSinkErator Garbage Disposal, Evolution Compact, 3/4 HP Continuous Feed
  • SPACE EFFICIENT, DURABLE COMPONENTS: Perfect for small households or houses with restricted cabinet space, this garbage disposal easily fits under your sink & features alloy stainless steel components with a LeakGuard Liner for the highest durability.
  • QUIET BUT POWERFUL: This innovative food waste disposal features noise reducing SoundSeal Technology, our exclusive, long lasting 3/4 hp Dura-Drive Induction Motor, and 2-Stage Multigrind Technology to handle the toughest food scraps.
  • AMERICA'S #1 DISPOSER BRAND: There are more American-built InSinkErator garbage disposals in US homes than all other brands combined. A full line of models means there's one right for every need and budget.
  • FASTER, CLEANER, SMARTER: From meal prep to cleanup, InSinkErator helps make it fast & easy to keep your kitchen clean with our iconic appliances: garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers.
  • A HISTORY OF INNOVATION FOR THE SINK: We invented garbage disposals in 1927, & we're the world's largest manufacturer of garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers for home & commercial use.Lubrication:Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
SaleBestseller No. 2
InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Food Waste Disposer
  • 26 oz. Grind chamber with galvanized steel grind system
  • 1/2 Horsepower Dura-Drive Induction Motor. Motor Protection : Manual Reset Overload
  • We Come to You 2 -Year In-Home Limited Warranty
  • Power cord not included. Dishwasher Drain Connection. Drain-1-1/2 inch. Anti-Vibration Connection-(Hose Clamp). Average electrical usage : 3-4 KWh Per Year
  • Power cord not included
SaleBestseller No. 3
Waste King 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-3200).
  • COMPACT SIZE: Smaller and lighter ¾ HP design is 7-3/4 inches in diameter, 13-3/4 inches long and weighs 8.6 lbs
  • HIGH-SPEED MOTOR: The 3/4 HP, 2700 RPM (115 volts) permanent magnet motor is sound-insulated and jams less
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND CLEANING: EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation, removable splash guard for easy cleaning
  • 8 YEAR PROTECTION: 8-year Limited In-Home Warranty
  • NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required
SaleBestseller No. 4
Waste King L-8000 Garbage Disposal, 1HP
  • HIGH-SPEED MOTOR: The 1 HP, 2800 RPM (115v) permanent magnet motor is sound-insulated and jams less
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND CLEANING: EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation, removable splashguard for easy cleaning
  • LIFETIME PROTECTION: Lifetime Limited In-Home Warranty.
  • NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required.
  • DURABILITY: Compact and lightweight garbage disposer with all stainless steel grind components.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Waste King L-1001 Garbage Disposal with Power Cord, 1/2 HP
  • HIGH-SPEED MOTOR: The 1/2 HP, 2600 RPM (115v) permanent magnet motor jams less. Has dishwasher hookup
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND CLEANING: EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation, removable splashguard for easy cleaning
  • 2 YEAR PROTECTION: 2-year Limited. Corrosion resistant grinding components
  • NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Compact and lightweight garbage disposer saves space under the sink
Bestseller No. 6
InSinkErator Badger 5XP, 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer with Factory-Installed Power Cord
  • 3/4 Horsepower Dura-Drive Induction Motor
  • Galvanized Steel Construction
  • InSinkErator 3-Year We Come To You In-Home Full Service Limited Warranty Covers parts and labor
  • Assembled in USA with American Pride
  • Quick Lock Sink Mount allows for easy installation and garbage disposal replacement
Bestseller No. 7
Waste King L-2600 Garbage Disposal with Power Cord, 1/2 HP
  • HIGH-SPEED MOTOR: The 1/2 HP, 2600 rpm (115v) permanent magnet motor jams less
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND CLEANING: EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation, removable splashguard for easy cleaning
  • 5 YEAR PROTECTION: 5-year Limited Warranty. Current-Amps- 4.5
  • NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required
  • DURABILITY: Compact and lightweight garbage disposer with all stainless steel grind components
SaleBestseller No. 8
InSinkErator Garbage Disposal with Cord, Badger 5, 1/2 HP Continuous Feed
  • RELIABLE & EASY INSTALL: Badger Series disposers are a reliable & functional choice when affordability is the prime concern, and features a compact, space-saving design that fits existing InSinkErator hardware for a quick and easy install.
  • DURABLE COMPONENTS: This garbage disposal features our exclusive 1/2 hp Dura-Drive Induction Motor and long lasting galvanized steel components to ensure a dependable grind for everyday food scraps.
  • AMERICA'S #1 DISPOSER BRAND: There are more American-built InSinkErator garbage disposals in US homes than all other brands combined. A full line of models means there's one right for every need and budget.
  • FASTER, CLEANER, SMARTER: From meal prep to cleanup, InSinkErator helps make it fast & easy to keep your kitchen clean with our iconic appliances: garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers.
  • A HISTORY OF INNOVATION FOR THE SINK: We invented garbage disposals in 1927, & we're the world's largest manufacturer of garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers for home & commercial use.
Bestseller No. 9
InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 hp Household Garbage Disposal
  • SoundSeal Technology which delivers ultra-quiet performance versus a standard disposer
  • MultiGrind Technology , with three grind stages to quickly grind virtually any food waste
  • 40 oz. Stainless steel grind chamber and grind components for longevity
  • 1 Horsepower Dura-Drive Induction Motor; power cord not included
  • We Come To You 7-Year In-Home Limited Warranty
SaleBestseller No. 10
KitchenAid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
  • Continuous feed allows for quick cleanup after meals
  • Motor rotates at 1725 rpm for effective grinding
  • Sound seal technology helps you maintain a quiet kitchen
  • 3/4 horsepower motor

Needless to say, they are a must needed item if you use your kitchen. They come in a wide variety of types and horse power ratings. Even though there’s a bit of a contradiction among different contractors opinions of garbage disposal units. Depending on your usage demands, your household’s need for a garbage disposer, installing a disposal unit by yourself may or may not benefit you. Remember to ask these two questions before investing and trying to do it yourself when it comes to an in-sink waste disposal system.

Does my local government approve of me installing a garbage disposal system or are there strict codes?

Some old sinks are ill equipped for a few of the larger installed garbage disposal units. That is why consulting someone who does this type of thing for a living will do a much better and quicker job. Remember, whatever method, regulations constantly change. To be on the safe side of things, check with your local contractor before investing on a unit.

Is it worth the extra resources?

Although the majority of people swear by kitchen garbage disposers that have 1 horsepower or larger, environmentalists insist that this waste disposal system does more harm to the environment than good because you really don’t need such a powerful disposal and it wastes electricity.

As a homeowner, you will also incur extra expenses to run one of the conveniences of a larger garbage disposer. Particularly, you will need to invest in a unit, which can cost a couple hundred dollars depending on its quality. You may also have to pay for installation if you cannot do it yourself.

Nonetheless, this waste disposal system has both its advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, having a garbage disposer in your household is your prerogative as long as your local government permits it.

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