Waste disposal units are a convenient and invaluable tool for homeowners, helping to reduce household waste by at least 20%. When purchasing a new waste disposal for your kitchen, there are some important issues to consider.
When purchasing a new waste disposal unit, ensure that it is the correct size for your household. Singles and couples will want a waste disposal with a standard chamber of 900mL (for example, the Insinkerator ISE 45). Average households 3 to 4 occupants could benefit from a chamber that is slightly larger than the average, around 1000mL capacity. A large household with more than 4 occupants would benefit from a heavy-duty model like the Insinkerator ISE 200+, which has a grind chamber capacity of 1180mL.
Waste disposal units can be quite noisy, so it is important to consider whether or not you would like a quiet model. Some Reginox waste disposals come equipped with Sound Shell technology, which mutes the grinding noise. Insinkerator’s 65+ model is also 20% quieter than other models, helping to reduce noise.
Batch Feed or Continuous Feed?
A continuous feed waste disposal is one that grinds food from the time you turn on the switch to the time you turn it off. This option is great if you tend to have quite a lot of waste to dispose of, so you can leave it running for a while. It is also beneficial if you prefer to clean as you cook, grinding up your waste along the way.
A batch feed waste disposal unit grinds up your waste in batches. These are the ideal option if you only grind up small amounts of waste at a time.
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