The modern home is well equipped with high-tech gadgets and appliances which even include the kitchen. Even garbage disposal units today are getting their share of high technology today. Although it may not be the fanciest gadget in your kitchen, but it keeps a big role in keeping your kitchen clean from food odors and bacteria.
Garbage disposal in our sinks have been used only by the rich people before, but times have changes and even the ordinary homes now have garbage disposal units in their kitchens. Garbage stuff can be disposed in your garbage disposer including chicken bones, fruit peels, coffee grinds, and others. This makes you have less garbage to handle.
Below are some considerations to make for choosing a garbage disposal unit that is right for your new home or one to replace your old one.
First of all, make sure that the garbage disposal unit is compatible with your plumbing system. Check if your plumbing and sewer hookups are compatible with the disposer and if it is, what kind is it.
Consider the type of garbage disposal unit. The continuous feed model and the batch feed model are the two common types of garbage disposers. As the name suggest the continuous feed runs continuously as long as the switch is turned on. The batch feed models allows you to dispose a limited of food at a time since it will not run unless the unit cover is in place. The most common disposal model is the continuous feed model. You can dispose of more waste at one time. Batch feed models have safety features. They won’t run if the disposer cover is not in place.
The power to run the disposer should also be considered. You can get garbage disposal units to run from one fourth horsepower to one horsepower motors. The bigger the horsepower, the higher the cost. The size of your household and the amount of waste you are disposing should determine the type of garbage disposal motor power to get.
You should also check out the connection with the dishwasher drain. Food particles in the dishwasher could be ground up and flushed out through the disposal system.
If you are considering the material for your garbage disposal, a stainless steel model will help prevent corrosion. The best garbage disposer to install in your new home is a very durable one.
Consider also the noise level of your garbage disposer. These units can be extremely loud. If you want something that does not make too much noise then you should be willing to spend more. If you don’t mind the noise, then you can save money on a noisy model.
If you want to make your kitchen running efficiently , then you should choose the right garbage disposal unit for your home.