InSinkErator brings a new dimension to the world of cooking. They offer a range of products that makes life in the kitchen that much easier; from effective kitchen waste disposers to taps that give you an instant supply of steaming hot water on demand as well as safe, filtered cold drinking water. Food waste disposers provide a convenient way of getting rid of messy kitchen waste. Plus, it also helps the environment by separating waste from recycling and reducing the amount of general waste that goes to the landfill. If you are looking for a product that screams expertise and efficiency then a Insinkerator is just what you need.
Fed up of a stinking bin because of all the unrecyclable food waste sitting in it? Do you have to empty it into your outside bin an awful lot? While it may be annoying, there is also a bigger impact outside your home to consider. Fuller bin bags means more rubbish ending up in a landfill, with the consequent environmental impact. So what can we do to reduce the level of waste coming from our kitchens? We can put some waste into compost, but not all kitchen waste is recyclable. The answer is a food waste disposal unit. These can take care of all that waste you can’t recycle into compost. They grind down things like kitchen scraps, chicken bones, crusts, peelings and more into a fine powder that is then disposed of down your drain. It’s an effective way to vastly reduce your waste output over the course of a year.
The kind of food waste disposal unit you’ll want to buy depends on how you’ll be using it and how safe you want it to be. The two types on offer are continuous feed units and batch feed units.
This is the most efficient type of waste disposal unit. They operate via an air switch mounted on the top of the sink or an electric wall switch. When turned on it will run continuously so that you can put food waste into the open kitchen sink drain throughout its operation. Once all the waste is ground down, you simply switch the unit off. It’s the most common type of unit as it’s fast, effective and efficient.
As the name implies, food waste can be put down the drain in batches. You put the waste you want to grind into a chamber. Once it is full you need to cover it with a plug that can be turned to start the operation.
This is an excellent choice for families with small children as it’s the safest option. The waste disposer can’t be operated without the cover on and turned.
In some cases, a continuous feed unit can be converted into a batch feed unit, if you prefer this mode of operation. InSinkErator brand food waste disposer units, offer a cover control that will convert some of the continuous feed models.
You should also look at the type of switch that the unit uses. While it’s common to have an electrical switch on the backsplash near the sink, an air switch is a better choice as the electrics are isolated away from the kitchen sink. They’re also easier to install as wires don’t have to be run behind walls. In the diagram above you can see how an InSinkErator Air Switch is connected to the waste disposer and a power source. Be aware that batch feed models do not require a switch as you operate it via the turning plug.
When it comes to the grinding stage, disposal units with stainless steel impellers are the best. These are more robust, less prone to corrosion and give your disposer a far longer life. It should be able to handle tough food waste such as bones with ease, but this also depends on the next thing in this guide.
The higher the horsepower, the more powerful the unit will be. It will be capable of grinding down tougher foods, ensuring the food is finely ground down with ease and cause blockages. Those with a little horsepower may struggle to grind some things, such as bones or particularly hard food scraps, which can lead to drains clogging up. So it’s worth getting a high horsepower model as it grinds almost anything and will last a lot longer. Although you should be aware that the more powerful a model, the more it will cost.
The size of the waste disposer affects the level of noise produced, as larger disposers will tend to be quieter. However, manufacturers have largely solved the problem of the incredibly noisy disposers of old, but it’s worth noting that your disposer will never be as quiet as a mouse as the vibration will cause some noise. Look for models that highlight how quietly they operate. Some InSinkErator models, for example, operate up to 60% quieter than standard models.
When you’re doing your research, make sure you find a waste disposer that mentions an anti-reverse or anti-jamming feature. In the event of a jam, the unit will be able to quickly clear it without the need to look at it yourself
While a typical waste disposal unit should last for years and years of trouble-free operation, it’s a good idea to purchase one that comes with a lengthy guarantee for peace of mind. Guarantees can be anything between one and six years. Some manufacturers include parts and labour in their guarantees too, offering a repair service direct to your home.
Waste disposal units are made for fitting underneath your kitchen sink and attach to the standard drain outlet. Make sure you have enough room under your sink to run such a unit before you buy one.
A waste disposer from InSinkErator® is an environmentally responsible way to deal with growing problem of waste food. Around 40% of all food waste produced in the United Kingdom currently ends up in Landfill, where it breaks down to create methane, a greenhouse gas twenty one times stronger than carbon dioxide. A staggering 40% of all the UK’s methane emissions come from landfill waste sites.
An Insinkerator is the easy way to deal with food waste. They are installed out of site, under the kitchen sink where they quietly grind food waste into small pieces which are carried away down the standard kitchen drain system into the waste treatment system. This not only reduces land fill, but also the pollution caused by all the rubbish disposal lorries that would otherwise have to transport the waste to the landfill site.
You save yourself the time and effort of handling messy food waste that could contribute to unpleasant odours and provide a breeding ground for bacteria. You avoid the time spent filling and emptying bins, and you do your bit for the environment.
Turn on the cold tap, deposit unwanted scraps of food directly into the sink and feed them into the InSinkErator® flange. (That is the part that takes the place of a traditional drainer hole with waste or plug.) Switch on the insinkerator and the food waste is ground down into tiny particles and quietly and efficiently flushed away. It’s totally safe, there are no blades involved, the waste is transformed by a grinding ring without any sharp edges.
Most types of food waste, even meat bones, can be dealt with in a few seconds by an Insinkerator waste disposal unit. The top-of-the-range InSinkErator® Evolution 200 can deal with ALL food waste disposals.