Waste Disposal Buying Guide Help Me Choose
Most waste disposal units can last up to 10 to 15 years, with so many changes in technology it can be overwhelming trying to find a replacement if you need one. There are two different types of disposers, continuous feed versus batch feed. There are many differences between the two types this guide will explain all you need to know.
Please consider these points before buying your waste disposal unit.
For WasteMaid models:
Light Use : 1-2 people = Model: WaistMaid 1580
Medium Use 2-3 people = Model: WaistMaid 1780
Heavy Use 4+ people = Model: WaistMaid 1980
Heavy Duty (large family/business premises) Use – WaistMaid Batch Feed 1785 BF Batch Feed
Q1. Should I choose an ‘induction motor’ or a ‘permanent magnet motor’?
There are two types: ‘Induction’ and ‘permanent magnet’ motors. Most disposers have an induction motor, the same as most motors that are used in large household appliances – such as washing machines, and tumble dryers. They produce less noise generally, and they have long life motors.
Magnet motors are lightweight, multi-speed motors and are like the motors found in small appliances, like food processors, power tools and hair dryers.
While permanent magnet motors run at a much higher RPM, they will run the fastest whilst grinding smaller loads.
Q2. What motor size should I choose?
Above is a handy guide to WasteMaid models to help you decide which model to choose. Ranging from light to heavy use there is a model for all levels of usage.
Q3. What are the dimensions I need to make sure are correctly measured before purchasing & fitting?
Make sure there is enough clearance around the machine when fitted avoiding existing pipework and drainage pipes, if the is insufficient clearance you may have to have some pipework altered to accommodate the particular model that you have chosen.
The waste disposal machines that we sell have a diagram detailing the required clearances for installation.
Q4. Should I buy a ‘Batch Feed’ or ‘Continuous Feed’ ?
Most homeowners are familiar with the two basic disposer types – continuous feed and batch feed waste disposal units. (Continuous feed grinds the food that is continuously fed into the disposer, and batch feed grinds the food in batches, one batch at a time activated by a stopper.) There are several technological differences that affect performance, durability and functionality.
Q5. What methods can I use to switch it on/off?
You have 3 choices:
13 Amp: Supply switch fitted under the sink.
Air Switch: Set into the worktop. The switch the switch sends a pulse of air to the machine switching it on/off. This feature gives you extra safety when operating with wet hands.
The Air switch counter top conversion kit can be purchased to convert a 13 Amp supply (detailed above).
Wireless Remote Control Unit: Wireless option.
Q6. I have children, and am worried about safety. What is the safest waste disposal to buy?
Batch Feed units are ideal if you have small children as the machine only operates when a special stopper is in place disposing the food in batches.
Q7. How noisy is the waste disposal going to be?
Induction models are generally more quiet. Permanent magnet motors are not as quiet but are more powerful and macerate the waste into a much finer state which is easier to flush away through pipework especially if complicated, bendy or long.