How to choose a Garbage Disposal to suit your needs
The purchase and the choice of garbage disposal should be approached thoroughly, otherwise everything can turn out to be useless costs and disappointment. In this regard, the question has become relevant: how to choose a perfect device and what to look at.
So, there are 6 main points that you should pay special attention to:
The brand of household appliances no longer has its former importance to the consumer, as it often does not correlate directly with product quality. However, in the case of disposers, it is precisely on it that special attention should be paid. Today in the world there are only two companies specializing in the production of waste shredders – Anaheim Marketing International and Emerson. The first one has been producing dispensers under the BoneCrusher brand since 1958, and the second one has been producing InSinkErator shredders since 1937. It is the products of these two companies that have been considered the best for decades, and their reliability and quality are confirmed by long warranty periods for all products.
The parameter of the waste shredder, which determines its productivity and energy consumption. For models used in everyday life, the optimal power is 400-600 watts. More powerful instances create an increased load on the power grid and consume more energy, especially when starting up and loading, have impressive dimensions and weight, and also create strong vibrations during operation, which limits the possibility of installation on some types of sinks. Less powerful disposers will most likely not be able to handle solid waste.
Speed of rotation (number of revolutions).
This characteristic directly affects the speed of the device. The higher the number of revolutions, the faster it processes the waste, which helps to reduce water consumption and the time during which the device makes a particularly loud noise. In this regard, the InSinkErator Disposers are the undisputed leaders, with an engine shaft of 2600 rpm. It should be noted that the speed depends not only on engine power, but also on its type.
This parameter determines the comfort of operation of the device and depends on the power of the engine used and the quality of sound insulation. The manufacturers of garbage disposals pay special attention to this, constantly improving the design of the case and actively using soundproof materials, therefore, when idling without products, they create a noise level of no more than 40 dB. Basically, the noise level depends on the property and density of the processed food waste. Budget models of little-known brands are characterized by the use of cheap materials and a simplified design, so they usually have a similar parameter of more than 70 dB.
In addition to the device itself, the complete set of instruments of well-known brands includes additional accessories that increase the convenience of its use. Usually this is a magnetic ring that prevents cutlery and other metal products from entering the crushing chamber, a pusher lid, etc. As an additional option, you can buy a remote control, it will allow you not to mount the pneumatic button in an expensive countertop and will prevent uncontrolled use of the device by young children.
Convenience of installation.
The WasteKing and InSinkErator grinders are mounted on the sink using a patented universal fastening system, which is highly reliable and allows easy installation and dismantling of the device in the future or its quick replacement with another model. In the grinders of food waste of other brands, various types of fasteners are used, as a rule they are not distinguished by high reliability and convenience.