Comparing Continuous And Batch Feed Garbage Disposals

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Garbage disposals come in many different sizes and models, each of which offers its own set of benefits and features. However, all garbage disposals can be grouped together into two broad categories: continuous feed and batch feed. Both types of garbage disposals work in different ways, and provide the same service through a different method. Thus, it is necessary to understand the difference between the two types of garbage disposals to see which one would best suit your requirements.

Continuous Feed Garbage Disposals

Continuous feed garbage disposals turn on as soon as you turn the power on. This means that you can continuously (hence the name) push organic matter down the garbage disposal, and not have to wait until you have a certain amount of waste that you need to remove. Additionally, continuous feed garbage disposals tend to be cheaper than batch feed disposals, and as such are much more widely available.

Continuous feed garbage disposals are ideal for grinding up significant amounts of waste quickly, which makes them viable for commercial kitchens or for households that deal with a large amount of cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.

However, continuous feed garbage disposals represent a safety hazard, as the motor will continue to run even as you are putting things down the sink. This means that the chance of an accident happening with your hand is higher, as well as the chance that a large object, such as a piece of cutlery, can cause significant damage to the disposal. Finally, most continuous feed garbage disposals require the water to be left running while in use, which can increase your utility bills significantly depending on usage.

Batch Feed Garbage Disposals

Batch feed garbage disposals operate by grinding up waste in batches (again, hence the name). Most batch feed garbage disposals have a cover over them which prevents items from accidentally falling in, as well as significantly lowering the chance for injury. The disposal itself won't run until you've covered it and turned on the power, which allows you grind up small amounts of waste at your convenience. Batch feed garbage disposals also require less water to work properly, which means that you will not see the same utility bill increase that you will with continuous feed disposals.

However, batch feed garbage disposals are more expensive than their continuous counterparts, and they also take a much longer time to grind up large amounts of waste, as only a certain amount of garbage can be handled at a time. Furthermore, batch feed garbage disposals can increase the risk of mold growth if you leave garbage in the grinding chamber in order to wait until it's full. (For more information on garbage disposals, contact Speedy Rooter or another company)

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