Types of Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are one of the many ways to dispose of your food scraps, bones and other kinds of wastes. Say goodbye to unpleasant odors or to animals attracted to such garbage.

There are a few types of garbage disposals. However, the first two are the main ones that you’ll see on the market and which are more frequently used compared to the others.

Continuous-feed Disposals
To activate the grinding action, you can use the switch which should be either on the wall or under the sink. You should place this under the sink, and it should be connected to the dishwasher if you have one.

When it comes to costs, normally it is less expensive to buy but take note that installation costs will be more expensive if your home has not been pre-wired. The wire is essential for the wall switch.

This disposal is famous and is one of the most common types in both homes and commercial kitchens because the fast-moving food will be efficiently ground without being ejected out of the disposal due to the rubber shield. This is because the waste can be continuously fed into the disposal as long as water from the tap or the dishwasher is running.

Batch-feed Disposals
Sometimes also called the cover-control garbage disposal, there is a magnetic cover over the drain hole/ opening because the opening does not remain open during the operation. This cover/ stopper will then activate a switch which is used to start the grinding motion.

Apart from that, it functions exactly like the continuous-feed disposal when the waste and water are added together. Similar to continuous-feed disposals, you place it under the sink or connected to the dishwasher. To know more information then check out best garbage disposal reviews from here.

A plus point for batch-feed disposal is that they are safe to use because you can only activate the grinding motion if the drain is covered. This means it’s popular with households with small children so that their fingers won’t get caught in the blades. Additionally, the installation is simpler (no wiring) than continuous-feed disposal because there is no switch for operation.

Dishwasher Garbage Disposals
If you use dishwasher all the time, then the name of this disposal tells you that it is a special separate unit used to grind only food particles in the dishwasher. While you can connect your dishwasher to your sink garbage disposal, you can also find this inside the dishwasher unit.

However, note that this garbage disposal can jam easily if something solid is stuck between the spinning blades. Normally if it does, you can’t repair it yourself, so bear in mind the extra cost needed to service it.

Septic Tank Garbage Disposals
The name itself will tell you that this garbage disposal is especially for septic tanks. So, if you have a septic system, this disposal releases bacteria into the septic tank to help break down food scraps. Apart from this extra feature, it works like any other continuous-feed disposals.

The downside is that the cartridges used to break the waste must be replaced every 3 to 6 months. This will ensure that the disposal is in optimum working capacity and ensure the tidiness of the machine.

A final note: don’t dispose of tobacco or seafood shells using this septic system garbage disposal. Otherwise, your system may be damaged.


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