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Posted: 3/31/2006 10:13:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 10:14:43 AM EDT by m-dc]
What exactly can you run trough these things and what is problematic. I learned today that a whole bunch of carrot tops at once is not a good idea I have made it 36 years on this earth with out this convienence now give me some advise. Oh yeah its a 3/4 horse insinkareator.
Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:19:37 AM EDT
CONTINUOUS FEED DISPOSERS
1. Remove stopper from sink opening and run strong flow of cold water.
2. Turn on wall switch to start disposer.
3. Slowly insert food waste into disposer and position stopper to minimize possible ejection of
material while grinding (see Figure A).
4. After grinding is complete, turn disposer off and run water for at least 15 seconds to flush drain
line.

DO...
• First turn on a moderate to strong
flow of cold water and then turn
on the disposer. Continue running
cold water for 15 seconds after
grinding is completed to flush the
drain line.
• Grind hard materials such as
small bones, fruit pits, and ice. A
scouring action is created by the
particles inside the grind chamber.
• Grind peelings from citrus fruits to
freshen up drain smells.
• Use a disposer cleaner, degreaser,
or deodorizer as necessary to
relieve objectionable odors caused
by grease build-up.

Regularly inspect disposer
and plumbing fittings for
water leaks, as water leaks
can cause property
damage. Manufacturer
cannot be held responsible
for property damage as a
result of water leaks.

DON’T...
• Don’t pour grease or fat down your disposer or any
drain. It can build up in pipes and cause drain blockages.
Put grease in a jar or can and dispose in the
trash.
• Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. It is OK
to drain hot water into the disposer between grinding
periods.
• Don’t fill disposer with a lot of vegetable peels all at
once. Instead, turn the water and disposer on first and
then feed the peels in gradually.
• Don’t grind extremely fibrous materials like corn husks,
artichokes, etc., to avoid possible drain blockage.
• Don’t turn off disposer until grinding is completed and
only sound of motor and water is heard.
• Don’t be alarmed if a brown discoloration appears
on the face of the grinding disc. This is normal. It is
surface discoloration only and will not affect the life or
performance of the disposer.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:26:58 AM EDT
Old list of things not needed in a kitchen:

1. Garbage disposal
2. Mechanical dishwasher
3. Trash compactor


Looks like you'll be fine without it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:27:45 AM EDT
My garbage diposal did not like the handfull of change that accidently gut run through it.

Make sure and unplug the damn thing before you stick your hand in it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:35:54 AM EDT
Don't attempt to dump rice down that thing either. It will continue to expand, and will clog up the works.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:38:48 AM EDT
Plumber came to my house twice in one month 2 years ago. The second time he showed up he, for all intents chewed my ass about putting food in my disposer. He told me in no uncertin terms that you scape your plate into the garbage before you rinse it. Same goes for pots and pans. He also said that the disposer is there ro collect and dispose of plate rinsings. Which should be minimal if you are scaping like he said we should be doing.
YMMV
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:42:13 AM EDT
Don't pack the thing completely full of vegetable scraps, run it for 15 sec. and turn off the water immediately before turning off the disposer. Especially don't do this when your sink has a long shallow run to the main drain line.


If you insist on doing this, make sure you have ALOT of Draino on hand.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:57:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sslocal:
Plumber came to my house twice in one month 2 years ago. The second time he showed up he, for all intents chewed my ass about putting food in my disposer. He told me in no uncertin terms that you scape your plate into the garbage before you rinse it. Same goes for pots and pans. He also said that the disposer is there ro collect and dispose of plate rinsings. Which should be minimal if you are scaping like he said we should be doing.
YMMV



So what's the point of the big sharp nasty teeth if it's just designed for rinsings?
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