It can rather be described as an electrical grinder in which moisty wastes are ground on the rough external wall of the grinding chamber by a grinding ring. This works with the help of a turntable disk, on which two swivel impellers are fastened. The disk is provided with 5 mm. large holes, by those the suspension of water and ground food waste finally is led into the drain and sewerage system.
To increase the performance of the grinding system, especially on “tougher” food waste (long fibre vegetables), following a series of specific tests.
With the aid of a food waste disposer all organic kitchen waste, such as vegetable and fruit peelings, coffee grounds, tea filters, scraps of cooked dishes (vegetables, meat, fish), small bones (chicken), etc. can be ground. Non food-waste like: metal, glass, porcelain, leather, cotton, rubber, plastics and in addition hard organic material such as wood, fruit stones and large bones cannot be ground, since the mechanism of the device is not intended for such materials.
The attempt to grind such materials will cause a resistance, which causes a switch off of the engine (overload protector). Additionally an intense noise is connected with the attempt of grinding hard materials which has an educational effect on the user.
The disposer has been designed and manufactured in such a manner as to do away with preventive maintenance. When cleaning feed ice cubes and a cut lemon into the disposer. This removes residues and odours and, in case of prolonged absence, leaves it perfumed, clean and disinfected.
If something that shouldn’t be ground falls into the disposer (for example a teaspoon), the disposer must be switched off immediately in order to recover the object manually. Although there are no blades that can cut or scratch you, a tool such as long-handled pliers may be used to perform such an operation. The accidental fall of objects into the disposer is nevertheless a rare event, especially considering the fact that our disposers are equipped with a special “inlet valve”. This part, which is made of rubber, besides carrying out the function of Silent Block and non-return device, effectively prevents the accidental dropping of elements that are not to be ground thanks to its particular shape.
All our disposers have been designed and manufactured to be installed on a large majority of existing sinks. Our disposer is easily installed under the sink in less than half an hour (the outlet of the disposer is attached to the siphon of the sink) and does not required too much space!
Most of the people are astonished to discover that the disposers are relatively silent (much more than other small household appliances).
The monthly average consumption of electricity for a 1/2 HP disposer is equivalent to the electrical energy consumed by a 100 Watt light bulb in five hours, whereas water consumption amounts to approximately 5 litres per day. However, if properly used, such consumptions is of meaningless impact!