Food Waste Disposers: What are the benefits?

People will always have a long standing affair with food, and not just because we need it to survive. There’s something about going to a restaurant and being surprised with a delicious meal, or cooking something at home for the first time. People around the world spend a lot of money and time on food, which has led some to call the kitchen the ‘heart of the house.’ But what is the role of a food waste disposer in this context?

A food waste disposer (FWD) is an electronic device adopted as a tool of cleanliness and convenience in many countries around the globe. Commonplace in USA, Australia and New Zealand, food waste disposers work by grinding household food waste into tiny pieces that wouldn’t clog on their way through a municipal sewer system.

Installed under a kitchen sink, a food waste disposer is a convenient gadget to dispose of food scraps without having to throw them in the trash. Anyone who’s ever had a food waste disposer in their kitchen will also tell you that it saves significant amount of time on clean-up after meals. So let us discuss some advantages of installing a food waste disposer:

No Foul Odour

Many homeowners like having a food waste disposer; it increases their convenience level while also allowing them to spend less time cleaning the kitchen. Dumping food scraps directly into the sink instead of a garbage bin eliminates the risk of rotting food, and hence any kind of bad smells.

Minimum Electricity Requirement

Even though food waste disposers give the impression that they would be running all day long, they do not use a lot of power to operate. According to estimates, additional power consumption of a food waste disposer amounts to only 3-4 Kilo Watt a year. Which means, the annual electricity consumption of a food waste disposer from InSinkErator, the world’s most trusted brand, is just about ₹ 50 only!

Water Usage

You are required to run cold water while using the InSinkErator, which can give a false impression of a lot of water usage. However, recent estimates suggest that in an average household of 4 members, additional water requirement for the use of an InSinkErator food waste disposer is no higher than 5 litres a day.

Wastewater Structure

Another argument is that Indian drainage pipelines may not be suited to carry the additional load from food waste disposer. In reality, InSinkErator food waste disposers grind food waste into fine granules, mixed with water, it turns into a slurry that traditional drainage infrastructure can easily carry. Thus, modern food waste disposer technology debunks the myth of food waste disposers blocking or choking the sink drain pipe.

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, this is the time to think about an InSinkErator food waste disposer – a basic necessity for hygiene and convenience, in one of the most important rooms in your house!

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