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The Benefits Of A Food Waste Disposer - Why You Need One In Your Home

Getting rid of your scraps during food preparation and after meals is a given. Sure, nobody likes waste but some food waste such as bones, cores, peels and shells were always destined for somewhere other than our digestive systems. There are 3 options available:

Option one is to bin it and send your food waste to landfill.

Option two would be to do your own composting.

And option three is to use an installed garbage disposal underneath your kitchen sink.




Your options...

Going to the landfill is possibly the worst choice. We all want to create a greener environment and, the methane effect aside, food waste usually travels to the landfill in millions of plastic bags. Say no more. Composting is a good idea but not everything can be added to your compost pile and with the rush of our daily lives it seems that composting can often be intermittent meaning that ultimately some of your food waste will find its way to that landfill that we just discussed… Furthermore, your little compost project – if not closely managed – is a haven for pests.


Your BEST option...

Because it is simple, fast and easy to use; the food waste disposer is the ideal option. The best thing about an InSinkErator food waste disposer is that it needs very little maintenance at all. Just a quartered lemon dropped into the drain opening and ground every so often will keep the unit fresh and clean. And the keyword here is ‘ground’. That is exactly what happens to the food waste. No chopping, blending or cutting because an InSinkErator doesn’t have any blades. The solution is not only easy but safe too.


Back to the greener environment...

When you use a food waste disposer in your home, you are playing your part in combatting global warming and this is how: Plastic is fast becoming a swearword and by disposing of your food waste through a disposer you are dramatically decreasing your plastic use. Those little plastic bags have to find their way to the landfills, and the greenhouse gasses emitted by the trucks transporting them are fast becoming more problematic to both our immediate and greater environment. Less food waste to the landfill also means less production of methane gas. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is extremely harmful to the environment.


Hygiene is crucial...

Surely, we all want to create cleaner and more hygienic conditions in our own homes and work places. Quite simmply, without an InSinkErator in your kitchen, you are forced to throw leftovers into a plastic bag and believe it or not, the decomposing process starts almost immediately. Bacteria starts to form and in no time at all, the invitation is open to ants, cockroaches, mice and even rats. Finally – if not yet removed – the last piece of this rotting puzzle is terrible smell, the split bags and the messy walk to the outside waste bins or collection point.



And don’t forget convenience. After eating, you need to wash and clean up the dishes. If you've installed a garbage disposal in the kitchen, it becomes a rather simple task. You only need to turn on the tap for water to flow down the sink drain. Then drop all your food waste into the garbage disposal, hit the safe air switch and the grinding process begins, pushing all the food waste into the sewage system.


Adapted from "Garbage Disposal Reviews & Tips" by Nathan Gray