Have you been asking yourself “what garbage disposal brand should I buy”? Getting a top rated garbage disposal for the money is an important consideration, since a food waste disposer is something that gets used repeatedly on a regular basis and must be able to withstand and grind a wide range of items.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact
The InSinkErator 3/4 HP Evolution Excel is perfect for small spaces. If you have a little kitchen area or reduced space in the cabinet under the sink, consider getting the Evolution which will easily work in this type of environment. This disposal unit utilized a 2 stage system to grind then liquify food. A patented system reduces sound approximately thirty percent less than the competition.
– Easy installation using the Quick Lock twist
– Doesn’t vibrate like other brands
– Simple assembly
– 4 year in home service warranty
Waste King 8000
The Waste King L-8000 garbage disposal is a well built product. It is powered by a 1 horsepower motor, more than enough for even the toughest jobs. Because it is a continuous-feed system, it is designed to be jam-free.
– A 2800 RPM magnet motor
– Stainless steel grinding components
– Removable splash guard
– Insulation for quiet operation
InSinkErator Evolution Excel
The InSinkErator Evolution Excel has the standard but powerful 1 horsepower motor but what makes this product really awesome is the MultiGrind technology. This means that even the tough things that you wouldn’t consider putting down the drain with a standard disposer (like chicken bones, rib bones, etc.) are easily ground up and sent along its way.
Besides having an extremely powerful grinder, the Evolution Excel uses a special SoundSeal technology combined with two other tools (the Quiet Collar and the anti-vibration mount) to reduce sound up to 60% quieter than a standard food waste disposer in UK.
How to Fix a Leaking Garbage Disposal
Please keep in mind that my suggestion is not necessarily a fix all garbage disposal or food waste disposer repair. More often then I care to admit, a trial and error approach is often necessary if you do not enjoy completely taking apart the entire unit and reassembling it. However one this that you can do is start from the highest possible impact and go from there.
When a garbage disposal leaks it is often due to the sink flange. Garbage disposals are certainly not seamless, so there is always a margin of error for leaks. In order to minimize any leaking you first want to access the mounting bolts that mount the disposal to the sink itself. Twist the the garbage disposal unit in order to dislodge it from it’s mounting flange. Typically you turn the disposal unit counter clock-wise from the bottom of the unit, but I have seen some that are the exact opposite. After you do this, three or four mounting bolts should be exposed.
Obviously you will want to tighten these bolts up to prevent leaking and make a more consistent seal all around. I wouldn’t go too crazy though, I would tighten them to well past finger tightness but not as far as you can crank them. If they are already at this particular tightness or close enough, they are probably not the main cause of your leak.
You may need to add some plumbers putty to the sink flange. The putty often shifts over time sometimes making it necessary to add and mold more. Place the plumbers putty all around the sink flange and mount it securely to the sink. You will need to clean up the extra putty because some will squeeze out as you add pressure to the bolts.
Twist the disposal back in place and give it a try. This will not solve all leaks as I stated before but you will have at least completed a maintenance that will need done in the future and eliminated the largest cause for garbage disposal leaks.