Before introduction of garbage disposals, the cleanup process following a meal took a good deal of time. The dishwasher could not simply rinse the dirty plates in the sink, because some of the food might clog the sink’s drain. Today, the presence of a garbage disposal removes the need for such concerns.
The disposal’s working parts
The appliance that aids the disposal of garbage contains a plate, one that gets powered by a motor. A collection of steel mashers has been attached to the plate. When the appliance’s motor is running, the plate turns, and the mashers turn with it. In that way, the food gets mashed up and does not clog the drain.
In addition, there are teeth along the disposal’s walls. The teeth bite into the food, as it gets mashed. The teeth cut the same bits of food into smaller and smaller pieces. The garbage disposal will not work effectively on all types of uneaten foods and inedible items. For instance, it cannot work properly on stringy or fibrous items. Those strings or fibers can wrap around the rotating plate, stopping its motion.
Furthermore, the teeth have been designed to grind items that a dull knife could cut. The same teeth do not work effectively on something that only a very sharp knife could cut. For example, a cob that is left on a plate, after all the corn has been eaten off of it, should not be put in any of the garbage disposals now on the market.
Maintenance of garbage disposals
These appliances should not be run for a prolonged period of time. The user can run it for a 30 second interval, while cold water runs into the drain. If there is any malfunction, call on an appliance repair expert in Whitby. While foods that cannot be cut easily should not go in a unit that disposes of garbage, broken egg shells can be placed in that particular appliance. They act like a scouring pad on the appliance’s walls. Consequently, they can help to keep those walls clean. Ice is another element that can be used like a scouring pad. In fact it helps to expose the blades or mashers to ice on a regular basis, so that the blades and the teeth can be cleaned.
The two types of disposers
The continuous feed disposer gets turned on by the flicking of a switch.
In order to turn on a batch feed disposer, the user must turn the stopper in the sink.
Safety measures that should be noted by the appliance’s user
Never put hands down into the opening of the disposer.
Do not try to carry out any DIY repairs on a disposer. Get in touch with an expert at delivery of repair services.