If you have never bought a garbage disposer before, you must consider the pros and cons to see which one fits your household best.
Let’s look at a few things to keep in mind:
This kind of garbage disposer runs on end from the moment you start it until you decide to switch it off.
- Continuous feed is the best if you have lots of waste. There is no waiting period before it will turn on again.
- If you prefer a clean kitchen even while working, this one is best, as you can throw peels etc in while you are preparing food.
- They usually cost less than batch feed and are therefore the most popular buy.
- If you are concerned about your safety, remember that this machine keeps running. So not only can you get hurt if you accidently put your hand in too deep, utensils can also fall in and cause the unit to get damaged.
- As you should keep running water while using, it uses a lot of water and is therefore more expensive.
The Batch feed model must be turned on and off. In batches.
- It comes with a cover, so things like knives and forks can’t easily fall in.
- Small households with limited amounts of waste will like this option.
- It is safer because it is covered when operating.
- Large households with a lot of waste will not like the idea of waiting longer for it to be done.
- Some people prefer to wait until the chamber is full, but you may start getting bad smells and bacteria from rotting food.
Things that still need to be considered are safety, cost and the size of your household. These factors will make your decision easier.