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3 Garbage Disposal Tips to Consider

Tip #1: Garbage Disposal Horsepower

Horsepower is how much power is available to grind the food you put into the disposal.  We recommend at least a ¾ horsepower garbage disposal for most single-family homes. (The ½ HP garbage disposals are a great budget disposal but require more diligence in not putting certain things into the disposal.)

1/3 to ¾ Horse Power Badger Series garbage disposals are good for produce trimmings, apple cores and banana peels as well as other normal food wastes

¾ horse power Badger Evolution Compact garbage disposals are good for a bit tougher food items like apple cores, potato and banana peels, celery and small chicken bones

Tip #2: Garbage Disposal Overload Protection

Garbage Disposal Overload Protection is the safety feature that turns the motor off if the motor is overheating. This protects the motor from damage.

Tip #3: Garbage Disposal Flywheel Turning Wrench Hole

The flywheel turning wrench hole is where you can insert the allen wrench that is included in the garbage disposal packaging. When inserted and turned, it manually turns the jammed grinder wheel. The tool looks like an “L” shaped metal stick. Click here for a quick video on how to turn your garbage disposal flywheel.  Most models  have these but make sure before you buy!