If you are used to having a garbage disposal in your kitchen then not having it will be a challenge. You will not have to throw tiny pieces of food in the dustbin which can make the kitchen space have a bad odor. Also, you will not have to worry about the sink drain being clogged by food chunks. When it is time to replace your garbage disposal, information on the main factors to consider in such a case is crucial so that you can know what to do. Given how simple it is, it should not be a big deal narrowing your options. High-quality garbage disposers will last longer than the cheaper alternatives and they do a better job. There are two main types of garbage disposer feed types namely the batch feed and the continuous feed type. In many places, you will find the continuous type and they are also easy to use. You can have a wall switch to control their power and the mouth is open. The batch feed require a stopper lid to be fitted in the disposal mouth for them to start working. There is no possibility for the unit to turn on while you have your hand stuck in the disposal unit. Also, you won’t have the unit turning on when there are unwanted items into it. Even so, these units can be expensive and they are not commonly available.
Another thing you ought to think about is the motor size of the the garbage disposer. The rating is in horsepower. It can be 1 HP, 1/2 HP, 1/3 HP or even 3/4 HP. 1/2 HP if the most popular for households. Anything above 3/4 HP will make the kitchen experience much better for you because the operations will be much smoother not to mention there will be fewer jams. Larger motors will work well for you if you do not have the time to sort what is getting into the drain. Another aspect you should be concerned about is the grinding chamber. All the action takes place in this compartment. The motor size goes hand in hand with the garbage disposal. Grinding chambers made of stainless steel materials are easier to clean and last longer.
The auto-reverse is meant to avoid jamming. The system will automatically reverse the rotation is there is something stuck in the grinding chamber. This is essential in cases of tough materials not to forget overloads which can cause system failure.