Picking a Good Garbage Disposal Unit for your Kitchen Sink

Posted on September 26, 2019

Using a garbage disposal unit in your sink is arguably the most hygienic and efficient methods of getting rid of left over food and scraps in your kitchen. While there are many different models available, they all share the same purpose: to grind leftovers into manageable pieces that can go through the drain in your kitchen sink. If you do not have a garbage disposal unit as of the moment, this can be a great addition to your kitchen if you are thinking about kitchen remodeling in the near future.

Before thinking about which model to purchase, you will first need to set a budget. Garbage disposal units vary in terms of price and deciding on a budget early on will keep you from overspending. You should also remember to have your contractor install the unit for you during the kitchen remodeling, while they’re there.

Once you have a budget in mind, you will need to consider your family’s needs. If your family consists of three individuals or less, a garbage disposal unit with a .5 horsepower motor will be able to handle all of your leftovers with ease. If you have a larger family with 4 individuals or more, you should opt for a unit with a stronger motor. Depending on the number of people in your household, you could opt for a .75 horsepower motor or something stronger. Aside from the motor, you also need to consider if you need a batch feed unit or a continuous fee unit. Batch feed units can only handle a predetermined amount of material at one time. Continuous feed units, on the other hand, can handle larger amounts of leftovers and scraps.

Choosing the right garbage disposal unit for your kitchen remodeling project is an easy task as long as you stick to your budget and keep your needs in mind when making your choice.

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