There are certain things you have to consider before buying a garbage disposer. If you are simply replacing an old one, you may already have a list in the back of your head of what you are looking for. For those who are buying their first one, keep this in mind:
The less you pay, the less you get. There may be an excellent and cheap machine out there, but they usually make a lot of noise and they don’t have much power. You are welcome to read my reviews on the Waste King L-111 and GE GFC520V to see what they offer.
If you are looking for a lot of power, you must have enough space, as powerful machines are usually larger. There are exceptions here and there. So measure the space before you run out to the shop to buy your disposer.
Type of waste
You must know what kind of waste you want to get rid of, because all machines will not grind bones, peels etc. Small households with little waste can buy a basic unit. But large households with lots of waste will have to look further.
Even if the manufacturers claim that a certain model will do certain things, it is not always 100% accurate. It may deal with it for a few times and then clog or break. So read my reviews and other reviews on the internet to see what their grind stages offer. If will help you decide what model to get for your household.
You may think that a garbage disposer is an easy buy. But if you read about things people complain about after their purchase, it is wise to do your homework beforehand.