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A household food waste disposer is a simple device, the only task of which is to grind and dispose (through the sewer) food residues: cleaning, small bones and everything else that remains after we have finished preparing food. Such a shredder is installed under the sink, so that the crushed product residues are sent straight to the sewer. Food waste shredders have proven to be simple and reliable devices. As a rule, subject to the installation rules and operating conditions, they serve for many years and break down extremely rarely: there are by no means isolated cases when a well-installed shredder of one of the brands known in this field without any maintenance worked without a single breakdown for 10-15 years. The main advantages of using a disposer are the prospect of getting rid of the smell from the bin and the need to throw away organic waste once and for all. As additional bonuses, the sewage system will not be clogged with large pieces of food and cleanings, and you will have to go to the trash heap much less often. The main disadvantages of the grinder are a slight increase in water and electricity consumption and a high level of noise during the operation of the device. Chopper device In principle, the food waste shredder is most similar to a centrifugal juicer. Inside the chamber there is a crushing disk with "cams", and the walls of the chamber are made in the form of a stationary float. During the operation of the dispenser, the waste is ground and crushed, after which it is washed off with running water down the drain. Connection features To install a garbage disposer there is no need to have specific knowledge or a special level of skill as it can make almost everyone. The sinks of older models can cause some difficulty, since almost all grinders are designed for modern sinks with a European drain with a diameter of 89-90 mm. Some models can be installed on a sink with a 50 mm drain hole (assuming the sink is made of stainless steel), however we would recommend replace the sink with if you still your sink has a small drain hole. Before buying the equipment, make sure that there is enough space for it: the barrel of the working chamber may require space, so it will not be superfluous to check all possible dimensions: • Height and width of the installed device • Distance from the sink bottom to the center of the outlet • Distance from the center of the drain hole to the end of the branch pipe • Distance from the line of the center of the device to the line of the center of the connection of the device You also need to make sure that the level of the drainpipe is at a suitable height (i.e. below the outlet of the disposer). By the way, the trash bin, traditionally placed under the sink, will have to be rearranged to a different place after installing the shredder! Get ready for this turn! To operate the shredder, you will need an electrical outlet located in a place where water ingress is excluded. The best option is with an appropriate degree of water protection. During the installation, you will have to drill a hole for the pneumatic button in the tabletop, turn off the water supply, dismantle the water seal, dismantle the sink outlet and replace it with the upper part of the shredder with rubber gaskets, fix the disposer, then connect the siphon and install the switch-button by connecting the air tubing.

Installation and maintenance

Control method The most common control method is a small manual air pump), which is displayed on the table top. A hose is connected to this button, the function of which to transfer the created air pressure to the grinder housing, where a similar response device presses an electric button. This design allows you not to be afraid of a short circuit or electric shock due to the fact that the button is flooded with water. Device case material When choosing a shredder, you should pay attention to the body of the device. More expensive and "serious" shredders have a metal case, more budgetary and low-power models are often made in a plastic case. We will not consider the presence of a plastic case as a serious drawback (as well as the presence of a metal one as a serious advantage). Rather, the presence of a metal case is an indication that the device belongs to a more “professional” category, while a plastic case more often indicates that we have a more “household” shredder. One way or another, all the same, the inner chamber will be made of stainless steel, so the material of the case, in our opinion, does not play a significant role. Chamber volume and dimensions of the device Not only the weight of the device depends on the dimensions of the grinder, but also the volume of the working chamber, and therefore the amount of waste that can be crushed at a time, which in practice can become especially important for those who cook a lot. The easiest way to navigate the volume of the chamber is to count the family members, and then estimate the size of the chamber based on the assumption that a 0.6 liter chopper will be enough for 1-2 people, and the largest devices with a chamber up to 1.5 liters are designed for families from 4-6 people. Motor power and disk rotation speed The speed of waste processing depends on the power of the electric motor, as well as what kind of waste a particular device can process. Traditionally, it is believed that for a small family, a device with a power of up to 500 or even up to 400 watts may be sufficient. Such devices will be more compact, and they will consume a little less electricity than their more powerful counterparts. For a large family as well as for those for whom the "omnivorous" device is important, it makes sense to pay attention to more powerful disposers. If in doubt, you can use the rule "100-150 watts of power per family member." Modern shredders can have a number of options and functions that significantly affect the operating experience of the device. Let's highlight the most important ones: • the reverse function is useful in case something gets stuck inside • overload protection will stop the device if the load exceeds the permissible values (for example, if solid objects - spoons or forks - get into the disposer) • so that forks with spoons fall into the working chamber as rarely as possible, a special magnetic catcher is useful • some shredders boast an antibacterial coating to fight bacteria and, as a result, foul odors • a special pusher will be an additional plus, but will not significantly affect the experience of daily operation. Control method The most common control method is a small manual air pump), which is displayed on the table top. A hose is connected to this button, the function of which to transfer the created air pressure to the grinder housing, where a similar response device presses an electric button. This design allows you not to be afraid of a short circuit or electric shock due to the fact that the button is flooded with water. Device case material When choosing a shredder, you should pay attention to the body of the device. More expensive and "serious" shredders have a metal case, more budgetary and low-power models are often made in a plastic case. We will not consider the presence of a plastic case as a serious drawback (as well as the presence of a metal one as a serious advantage). Rather, the presence of a metal case is an indication that the device belongs to a more “professional” category, while a plastic case more often indicates that we have a more “household” shredder. One way or another, all the same, the inner chamber will be made of stainless steel, so the material of the case, in our opinion, does not play a significant role. Chamber volume and dimensions of the device Not only the weight of the device depends on the dimensions of the grinder, but also the volume of the working chamber, and therefore the amount of waste that can be crushed at a time, which in practice can become especially important for those who cook a lot. The easiest way to navigate the volume of the chamber is to count the family members, and then estimate the size of the chamber based on the assumption that a 0.6 liter chopper will be enough for 1-2 people, and the largest devices with a chamber up to 1.5 liters are designed for families from 4-6 people. Motor power and disk rotation speed The speed of waste processing depends on the power of the electric motor, as well as what kind of waste a particular device can process. Traditionally, it is believed that for a small family, a device with a power of up to 500 or even up to 400 watts may be sufficient. Such devices will be more compact, and they will consume a little less electricity than their more powerful counterparts. For a large family as well as for those for whom the "omnivorous" device is important, it makes sense to pay attention to more powerful disposers. If in doubt, you can use the rule "100-150 watts of power per family member." Modern shredders can have a number of options and functions that significantly affect the operating experience of the device. Let's highlight the most important ones: • the reverse function is useful in case something gets stuck inside • overload protection will stop the device if the load exceeds the permissible values (for example, if solid objects - spoons or forks - get into the disposer) • so that forks with spoons fall into the working chamber as rarely as possible, a special magnetic catcher is useful • some shredders boast an antibacterial coating to fight bacteria and, as a result, foul odors • a special pusher will be an additional plus, but will not significantly affect the experience of daily operation. Control method The most common control method is a small manual air pump), which is displayed on the table top. A hose is connected to this button, the function of which to transfer the created air pressure to the grinder housing, where a similar response device presses an electric button. This design allows you not to be afraid of a short circuit or electric shock due to the fact that the button is flooded with water. Device case material When choosing a shredder, you should pay attention to the body of the device. More expensive and "serious" shredders have a metal case, more budgetary and low-power models are often made in a plastic case. We will not consider the presence of a plastic case as a serious drawback (as well as the presence of a metal one as a serious advantage). Rather, the presence of a metal case is an indication that the device belongs to a more “professional” category, while a plastic case more often indicates that we have a more “household” shredder. One way or another, all the same, the inner chamber will be made of stainless steel, so the material of the case, in our opinion, does not play a significant role. Chamber volume and dimensions of the device Not only the weight of the device depends on the dimensions of the grinder, but also the volume of the working chamber, and therefore the amount of waste that can be crushed at a time, which in practice can become especially important for those who cook a lot. The easiest way to navigate the volume of the chamber is to count the family members, and then estimate the size of the chamber based on the assumption that a 0.6 liter chopper will be enough for 1-2 people, and the largest devices with a chamber up to 1.5 liters are designed for families from 4-6 people. Motor power and disk rotation speed The speed of waste processing depends on the power of the electric motor, as well as what kind of waste a particular device can process. Traditionally, it is believed that for a small family, a device with a power of up to 500 or even up to 400 watts may be sufficient. Such devices will be more compact, and they will consume a little less electricity than their more powerful counterparts. For a large family as well as for those for whom the "omnivorous" device is important, it makes sense to pay attention to more powerful disposers. If in doubt, you can use the rule "100-150 watts of power per family member." Modern shredders can have a number of options and functions that significantly affect the operating experience of the device. Let's highlight the most important ones: • the reverse function is useful in case something gets stuck inside • overload protection will stop the device if the load exceeds the permissible values (for example, if solid objects - spoons or forks - get into the disposer) • so that forks with spoons fall into the working chamber as rarely as possible, a special magnetic catcher is useful • some shredders boast an antibacterial coating to fight bacteria and, as a result, foul odors • a special pusher will be an additional plus, but will not significantly affect the experience of daily operation. El Segundo Appliance Repair suggests professional installation, repair and maintenanace of garbage disposals of any brands, models and types.

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