Garbage disposals are mostly hidden from view, they don?t have fancy dials or controls and their job seems a simple one, but their convenience, practicality and environmental friendliness make this modern kitchen workhorse among the most important appliances in the home.

A garbage disposer grinds up food into small particles that can be safely washed down the drain and into the sewer system to be treated later. This helps when cleaning up because you can scrape plates right into the sink while rinsing them. Another advantage is that it leads to less garbage to store around the home as most of the food ends up being washed away. Many tout the environmental benefit of home garbage disposers as their use decreases the burden on local landfills.

Fortunately, buying a new garbage disposal is something we don?t have to do very often. Most garbage disposals will last for 10 or more …

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