To be able to get rid of excess garbage, one of the best things which can be done is to invest in garbage disposals which can be able to grind up and whisk away trash – especially left over food particles. One of the best would most probably be an insinkerator garbage disposal. Their prices could vary from $85 to $350, depending on the model and the features of the chosen brand.
Before finally purchasing one, first consider what type will be best suited for your home. Consider also what motor size will be needed. Know also if you have a septic tank and decide what optional features you will need. Once you consider these points, it will be easier to choose the most appropriate model for your needs.
You have options whether to purchase the continuous feed or the batch feed garbage disposer. The continuous feed would require running water and electrical switch. It will not run if the switch is turned off. There is also a rubber shield which is useful for protection from falling debris.
Furthermore, batch feed garbage disposals are more expensive and would generally require installation which will require time. They are considered to be safer as well. They would require a stopper in order to cover the food particles.
Many of the models which are sold on the market can require very little horsepower which is perfect for grinding food particles which are not hard such as that of vegetables. If there are more than two people in the house, it is not advisable to use disposal motors with less than one-half horsepower. You can opt for those with one horsepower if there are many food wastes in the house.
Most garbage disposals also have anti-jamming features to be able to provide a smoother operation. For the models which are more expensive, they can have additional features such as sound baffler or an insulated outer shell so that it would not be loud. Some models can also be directly attached to your dishwasher.
If there is a septic tank at your house, take note that garbage disposals would require water for frequent cleaning. Also consider the warranty of the device so that you can be assured of its quality.