Garbage Disposal Tips – Items To Avoid.
The garbage disposal unit is a wonderful device: it grinds up food waste and disposes of it down your pipes, so you don’t have to throw things into the trash. Newer models of garbage disposals can handle virtually anything – vegetable peels, chicken bones, egg shells – but with older models, you need to be more careful about what you throw in into them.
Follow these tips and keep your garbage disposal functioning efficiently all year long.
Fat Is The Enemy of All Garbage Disposal Machines
Regardless of whether your garbage disposal is an old model or a newer one, fat is one of the few things that should never be thrown into a garbage disposal unit. We’re talking about uncooked fat and liquid fat here.
Uncooked fat should be frozen in your freezer and then thrown out on trash day. Liquid fat should be allowed to solidify and then thrown in the trash can.
Continuous-Feed Vs Batch-Feed Disposals
There are two main types of garbage disposal units – continuous-feed and batch-feed. The continuous-feed type is the most common – they are easier to use and cost less, but they can be dangerous because pieces of bone or other matter can sometimes shoot out of the unit and injure someone.
Batch-feed models are more expensive, and are more time-consuming to use, because you have to add food waste slowly, in increments, as opposed to adding the waste while the disposal is grinding.
Always Flush With Cold, Not Hot Water
When flushing anything down your garbage disposal, always use cold water. Hot water will melt the grease and then it can build up again in the pipes, causing further problems.
You should let the cold water run for half a minute after everything has been flushed down. If you have any doubt about what to put in the garbage disposal, rather throw it out.
Consider A Compost Heap
If you live in a house with a yard, it might be very good idea to start a compost heap. Rather than throw food and peels down the garbage disposal, throw these items into a compost heap. Soon you will have a great source of nutrition-rich compost which will help your flowers and plants flourish and grow.
It is a good idea to start a compost heap even if your garbage disposal unit is one of the newer models which can handle most debris. A compost heap is great step towards going “green”.
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