A quick once-over of this machine’s specifications pretty much spells out the kind of households this garbage disposal would suit best.
Although its 1/2 horsepower motor means that it should not be allowed to work on overload trying to break down difficult food scraps, it is still capable of handling most household waste without a problem. There is a reason why 1/2 horsepower motors are the norm among household garbage disposals – they are what typical kitchens require.
Deals with Waste Without Clogging
Though average homes do not usually have a requirement for running their garbage disposal for extended periods of time (the way that, say, a restaurant would), there is something else about average households which makes them require a feature-rich machine – their pace of life.
Life seems to be moving faster and faster and people rushing more and more. The more you hurry through your food preparation and washing up, the more likely you are to overload your system and clog it up with too many food waste too quickly. This machine is designed to deal with both of those issues, making it perfect for the fast-paced household.
First, this machine’s grinding discs use swivel impellers. This means that the impellers (the spiky parts that help shred your food) are able to turn 180° if the disc starts moving in the opposite direction. Changing the direction in which the disc spins and rotating the impellers helps to unclog any food scrap jams.
The split-phase motor built into this machine makes the disc spin in a different direction each time the unit is powered on. This means that, if you do end up with a jammed disposal, all you should need to do to remove the clog is turn the unit off and on once or twice.
Another thing that often happens when processing too much waste at a time is system overload. When working hard, this machine’s 1/2 hp motor can get overheated. If this happens, the system will automatically shut itself down to extend its lifespan. You can easily reset it with the front-mounted reset button, whereas most other companies stick the button on the bottom of the machine where it’s difficult to reach.
Other Things You Should Know
Measuring 12.8 inches tall, this is one of the largest garbage disposals that we reviewed. This can be a bit of a problem for people with small kitchen closets under the sink.
A big plus, though, is that this machine is backed by a 2-year warranty. This is a pretty good indication that the manufacturer stands behind their product.
- Splash guard keeps the mess to a minimum.
- 5-year warranty
- Swivel impellers reduce the likelihood of jams and (usually) fix them when they occur.
- Front-mount reset button makes it easy to restart the system after overload.
- Quite large when compared with others.
- No stainless steel grinding components (made of galvanized steel)