Garbage disposals make a great addition to a kitchen when you want to streamline your cooking and clean-up process. By turning your sink drain into an immediate and hands-free trash disposal system you can enjoy the simplicity of shelling an egg or trimming herbs directly in the sink with no messy clean-up.
But which type of garbage disposal is the best kind for you? Consider these different types of models:
Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
What is a continuous feed garbage disposal? Continuous-feed garbage disposals are the type with a wired switch on the wall by the sink. You can continue to add more trash as you go and the continuous feed will keep disposing of it without stopping or needing a break.
When should I choose continuous feed? You should use a continuous-feed garbage disposal if you live in a newer home where wiring can be easily installed and updated. It also works best for heavy use as you can dispose of more food faster.
Batch-Feed Garbage Disposal
What is batch-feed disposal? Batch-feed garbage disposals have a built-in on-switch in the unit. It starts to go when you drop food into it. This eliminates the need to add new wires to your sink area to run the disposal.
Batch-feed disposals eliminate a little bit of waste at a time, meaning you will need to wait for it to finish your first deposits before adding more. But batch-feed disposals also tend to have a little more oomph. However, this does come with a slightly higher price tag.
When should I choose batch-feed disposal? You should choose batch-feed garbage disposal if you have an older kitchen that can not have new wiring easily installed for your garbage disposal. If you have plaster walls or contained asbestos in your home, choosing batch-feed disposal will prevent having to cut into these older walls.
Composting Garbage Disposal
Want something a little more from your under-sink garbage disposal? New models on the market will actually compost the food you dispose of down the drain for a greener disposal process. Plus it leaves you with a useful compost pile you didn’t have to work too hard for.
This composted food can be used to fertilize your gardens. It keeps waste out of landfills and has the added benefit of not sending food down your pipes from the garbage disposal. If you’re looking for easy-to-be-green home solutions, talk to your Ace plumber about a composting garbage disposal installation.
At Ace, we install, maintain, and repair garbage disposals. Never worry about the function of your new appliance when you keep in touch with Ace for maintenance. Keep your disposal–whichever kind you install–running smoothly.
If you’re ready to add a garbage disposal to your sink, reach out to Ace Plumbing to schedule an appointment or ask questions at (410) 256-7900. We can recommend the right brands and types of the disposal so you get the handy kitchen clean-up appliance that will work best for you.