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Garbage Disposer Buying Guide


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Garbage Disposer, Garbage Disposal

What is a Garbage Disposer?

A garbage disposal is a device that is attached to the underside of a kitchen sink and plugs into an outlet, allowing the disposal to get rid of food waste with ease.

How Garbage Disposals Work

The basis of a garbage disposal is simple, the food is dropped into the device, which is then turned on to use its "teeth" to grind up the food into small peices that can then drain through the plumbing. Garbage disposals help to save the environment by disposing of waste through a time tested process instead of throwing it in the trash bin only to find its way into a landfill.

Selecting a Garbage Disposal


Power

Residential waste disposers are generally available with 1/2 to 1 horsepower motors, with commercial units having even more power. There are two general types of motors used in waste disposers. Most have split phase induction motors, and you can tell these by the rpm written on the box: 1725. However, there are also disposers with commutator motors, and these generally spin much faster. Commutator motors are considerably smaller than induction motors, although that might not be apparent underneath the sound shielding surrounding the unit.

Materials

The materials used in the construction of the grinding chamber of a waste disposer are the most important consideration in the selection of the disposer. These materials are subjected to water and garbage then are also allowed to air dry between uses. In order for the disposer to last and to continue to work effectively you want the grinding chamber to be made of high quality parts. Some manufacturers also coat the interior of their disposers with substance that can help the unit last the test of time and with garbage disposer smells.

Noise

If noise is an important issue for you pay attension to the ways that different disposers dispense sound. The most obvious is sound insulation; most disposers have a sound insulator that is located around the grinding chamber. There are different degrees of such noise shielding, usually the more expensive disposers have more sound insulation.

Other Features

It’s always important to look at the additional features of a disposer. There are many brands that offer unique options such as protection against bacteria caused odors, fast install mounting systems, removable splash guards, silverware protection guards and different methods for turning on the disposer such as air switches.
Mr. Scrappy BAS-2 Air Switch by Joneca               Mr. Scrappy Wireless Control Switch by Joneca               Mr. Scrappy Silver Guard by Joneca               Mr. Scrappy Splash Guard/Stopper by Joneca               Mr. Scrappy Disposer Brush by Joneca               Mr. Scrappy Disposer Tool by Joneca


Garbage Disposer Comparison Guide
Joneca Anaheim Manufacturing Company In-Sink-Erator GE
Waste Maid Commodore Titan Waste King Whirlaway Badger GE
Economy 58 5100 T-560 111 & 1001 191 & 291 1 & 5 320 & 520
Horse Power 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3 & 1/2 1/3 1/3 & 1/2 1/3 & 1/2
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Induction Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2600 2600 2600 2600 2601 1750 2600
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No No Unknown No
Bio-Shield Anti-Microbial Protection Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components No No No No No No No
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty No No No No No No No
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Partial Sound Shell No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Warranty (Years) 2 2 2 2 3 1 & 2 1
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Standard 158 7100 T-660 1001 391 5 520
Horse Power 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Induction Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2600 2600 2600 2600 2601 1750 2600
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No No Unknown No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Partial Sound Shell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Warranty (Years) 3 3 3 2 3 2 1
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mid-Duty 258 7600 T-760 2600 None None 530
Horse Power 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2600 2600 2600 2600 2600
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No No
Bio-Shield Anti-Microbial Protection Yes Yes Yes No No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No No
Fully Insulated Sound Shell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty (Years) 5 5 5 5 1
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heavy Duty 358 8100 T-860 None 591 None None
Horse Power 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2600 2600 2600 2600
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No
Bio-Shield Anti-Microbial Protection Yes Yes Yes No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No
Fully Insulated Sound Shell Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty (Years) 8 8 8 5
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deluxe 458 9100 T-960 3200 & 3300 991 Compact & Essential 720
Horse Power 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Induction Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2700 2700 2700 2700 2600 1750 2700
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No No Unknown No
Bio-Shield Anti-Microbial Protection Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Fully Insulated Sound Shell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty (Years) 10 10 10 8 & 10 10 3/4/6 1
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Premium 658 11000 T-1060 8000 None Excel 1020
Horse Power 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1 1
Type of Motor Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Hi-Torque PM Induction Hi-Torque PM
RPM of Motor 2700 2700 2700 2700 1750 2700
Fully Balanced Grinding System Yes Yes Yes No Unknown No
Bio-Shield Anti-Microbial Protection Yes Yes Yes No No No
Corrosion Proof Grinding Components Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime Corrosion Proof Warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Armature Shaft Yes Yes Yes No No No
Fully Insulated Sound Shell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty (Years) 10 10 10 Lifetime 7 1
Power Cord Included Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Removable Splash Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
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