Myth busting: a look at food waste disposers

We uncover the facts and dispel the misconceptions surrounding food waste disposers

Myth: Food waste disposers contain spinning blades like a blender

Fact: There are no blades at all, instead lugs on a spinning plate push the food against a stationary grind ring grinding the food until it is small enough to pass through the small holes and be flushed through the plumbing.

Myth: They’re just for veggie scraps

Fact: Over and above fruit and vegetable off cuts food waste disposers grind most food scraps including bones, seafood, meat products, dairy and the majority of general left overs.

Myth: Water Guzzlers

Fact: Food waste disposers actually use less than 1% of the average household water consumption. This is equivalent to 1 flush of the toilet per day.

Myth: Costly to Run

Fact: Nope – actually less than $1.50 per year in electricity

Myth: Bad for the environment

Fact Quite the opposite – food waste disposers are a really responsible choice as they not only keep food from going to land fill they prevent dangerous greenhouse gases, particularly methane, going into the atmosphere. After being ground food waste is sent via the sewerage system to a waste water treatment system. Properly equipped facilities allow food waste to be recycled where in many instances the methane gas generated can be converted into usable energy to power homes and businesses.

Food waste disposers  ensure that food scraps are gone instantly – they really are an essential modern convenience.

If you’d like to check out InSinkErator’s range of food waste disposers, be sure to check out their website!

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