Purchasing a Garbage Disposer

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

Food Waste Disposers at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center

KitchenAid Disposer

When shopping for kitchen appliances it is easy to overlook the disposer. Yet, this is an essential appliance for the kitchen. At Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center you can choose from these top brands: Franke, Frigidaire, GE, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool.

When buying new or remodeling, a disposer should be part of the kitchen package. Also, whenever you are replacing a dishwasher, it’s usually a good idea to replace your disposer at the same time (unless the disposer happens to be quite new). By replacing the disposer along with the dishwasher you can save on a second trip charge, and it is an easy switch out since the plumbing is being worked on at the same time.

Disposers have motors of 1/3 hp, 1/2 hp, 3/4 hp, and 1 horsepower. Naturally, the disposers with higher horsepower will cost more. The larger hp disposers are also likely to have larger chambers meaning they will chop up more food quicker. Other features to consider are stainless steel disposer blades and chambers, and anti-jamming capabilities.

There are two types of disposer systems – continuous feed and batch feed. A continuous feed disposer will have a separate switch usually located on a nearby wall. In a batch feed disposer, the motor is actuated by a locking cover on the disposer. While continuous feed disposers are by far the most common, some people prefer the safety and convenience of having the disposer only start when the disposer opening is covered and locked.

Depending on the model and usage, a disposer can last for only a few years up to 10 years or more. A basic Frigidaire model 1/3 hp. disposer will come with a 1 year warranty. Kitchenaid has a deluxe model with a 10 year warranty.

Franke Disposer

This super deluxe Franke WD100LC 1 hp model is even rated for light commercial use and has a lifetime warranty.

To recap, be sure to ask about a disposer whenever you are installing a new dishwasher, and of course, if you’re building new or remodeling. The professionals at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center are there to assist you with disposers, major appliances or plumbing fixtures.


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