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Garbage disposals are a necessity nowadays.

Garbage Disposals
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Garbage disposals are a convenient accessory to today's kitchens. They are designed to be a self cleaning, maintenance free, food grinding machine. Generally, garbage disposals run anywhere from $50 to $200, depending on how much horse power you need. Typically, an in-house disposal requires to 1 horsepower.

There are two main types of garbage disposals, continuous feed and batch feed. The only difference between the two is how you turn them on. Generally, garbage disposals differ from one another according to power components, installation, and warranty. The stronger the horsepower, the longer the disposal will last. Key components include the different grinding elements.

Before purchasing a new garbage disposal, make sure to have your plumbing system checked (sewer and other hook-ups) to see what disposal will work best for your set up...more

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