insikerator

There was a time when the perfect disposal was a goat, pig or possibly a growing teenaged boy.  But thanks to InSinkErator® located in Racine, WI, and more specifically John Hammes, the inventor, we have a quiet, clean way to dispose of food waste.  Mr. Hammes developed the garbage disposal in 1927 for his wife.  His product name was a play on the word incinerator and was located in the sink—eureka!  From humble beginnings comes our current  model that, we here at River Oak Cabinetry, use in our kitchen remodels.

We like the PRO750 model from the Evolution Series.   It’s a fierce 3/4 HP, continuous grind, Soundseal Plus Technology (new technology to control vibration thus keeping the unit quiet) and it’s compact making it a perfect choice for homeowners.  It’s hearty…stainless steel grinding components and boast an almost 35 ounce grind chamber capacity.   It’s made in the USA exclusively for professional plumbing contractors.   There is a six year warranty as well.  What’s not to like?

Below is according to our favorite garbage disposal care guidelines (was surprised about BONES!):

DO… • First turn on cold water and then turn on the disposer. Continue running cold water for several seconds after grinding is completed to flush the drain line. • Grind hard materials such as small bones, fruit pits, and ice. A scouring action is created by the particles inside the grind chamber. • Grind peelings from citrus fruits to freshen up drain smells. • Use a disposer cleaner, degreaser, or deodorizer as necessary to relieve objectionable odors caused by grease build-up.

DON’T… • DON’T POUR GREASE OR FAT DOWN YOUR DISPOSER OR ANY DRAIN. IT CAN BUILD UP IN PIPES AND CAUSE DRAIN BLOCKAGES. PUT GREASE IN A JAR OR CAN AND DISPOSE IN THE TRASH. • Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. It is OK to drain hot water into the disposer between grinding periods. • Don’t fill disposer with a lot of vegetable peels all at once. Instead, turn the water and disposer on first and then feed the peels in gradually. • Don’t grind large amounts of egg shells or fibrous materials like corn husks, artichokes, etc., to avoid possible drain blockage. • Don’t turn off disposer until grinding is completed and only sound of motor and water is heard.