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Q. "My garbage disposer smells! Is there anything that I can do besides buying a new one?"
A. Generally the simple solution to this is to clean the disposer by having it grind up a few cups of ice and some table salt. This helps to cut the grease and slime off the sides of the disposer. Then flush it out with cold water followed by half of a lemon or lime to deodorize.
Q. "I see that in your parts section that you offer other finishes for flanges besides chrome/stainless. Are these finishes as good as chrome or stainless?"
A. We offer those finishes for people that "insist" on polished brass, white, almond, etc for a nicer "look" in their kitchen sinks. We do not recommend them as they are not as durable as the original chrome/stainless that comes with most brands of disposers (the flange that comes with these disposers is VERY durable). For durability nothing beats the original finish. Special finishes will tarnish and become dull over time, and acids and alkaloids in common foods can cause the paint/enamel to bubble, crack or chip.
Q. "What is the difference between continuous feed and batch feed garbage disposers?"
A. Continuous feed and batch feed garbage disposers operate in the same way, the only difference is how you turn them on. Continuous feed garbage disposers usually have a wall switch that is used to turn the unit on and off. Batch feed units are operated by a special stopper that activates a switch. To turn on a batch feed model, place the specially designed stopper in the disposer opening, lining up the "turn on slots", and push down.
Q. "I'm having trouble deciding which brand disposer to buy. Bone Crusher disposers or Insinkerator?"
A. Both brands are excellent. Our Founder has had a Bone Crusher model #950 (WasteKing 3/4HP model) in his own home for over 13 years and swears by it. His home is quite nice and he feels that for 99.9% of homes this disposer is best as it is durable (it's a 3/4hp and has lots of stainless steel components and is made in the U.S.), and it's very quiet. He says that you can pay more, but he feels that for non commercial applications WasteKing Gourmet series garbage disposers are "good enough" for most homes.
Q. "I'm looking for a garbage disposer that doesn't need a wall switch to turn on and off?"
A. We sell a top quality model made by Sinkmaster. It's the WasteKing "batch feed" model SS5000TC and model SS8000TC.
Q. "I've heard that garbage disposers waste harms septic tanks. Any truth to that?"
A. We have yet to read any study that reflects that. Some cities have banned disposers and then, later changed their minds and allowed them, such as New York. From what we know, food disposer waste gets consumed by bacteria in sewage treatment plants and septic tanks.
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