Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about which InSinkErator Disposal to choose.
And for good reason. There are a lot more important things to think about in life. What to make for dinner. Whether that report will be finished in time. If that black cocktail dress will go on sale in time for the party next Friday.
But when the time comes to select a new InSinkErator Garbage disposal, you do have a few options.
Although, first, we’ll let you in on a little secret. You know how your new home came with a pre-installed garbage disposal? It’s probably a dinky little 1/3 horsepower unit only meant to last a couple of years. Safe yourself a heap of trouble, go ahead and invest in a proper garbage disposal before you’re crying over potato skins floating in your clogged sink.
InSinkErator Disposals are the highest quality kitchen garbage disposal units on the market, and come in a variety of sizes and prices. Since InSinkErator Disposal units are the oldest company on the market, those folks know what they’re doing.
The most basic InSinkErator model is the InSinkErator Badger 1 1/3 HP Garbage Disposal INS BADGER 1. The InSinkErator Badger INS BADGER 1 works well for small families and those who don’t cook much.
A good mid-range InSinkErator garbage disposal is the InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal INS EVCoMP with multi-grind technology. Simply put, this InSinkErator garbage disposal unit is a powerful unit that grinds quietly (this means no: GRRRAAAWWWWNNNNNN-GRAAAAAH-GRAH noise…such a pain).
The best InSinkErator disposal unit is the InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1HP Garbage Disposal with Auto-Reverse Grind System INS EVEX, or as we like to call it The Coolest Garbage Disposal Ever. This unit is the highest quality InSinkErator garbage disposal unit available. With enough power the guarantee never dealing with a clogged sink again.
Installing a kitchen garbage disposal is not the most glamorous of home improvement projects. But one that will make such a difference in the operation of your home or commercial kitchen. InSinkErator garbage disposals are as durable as they are time saving. While also not the simplest of projects, installing a garbage disposal unit from InSinkErator will last your for years to come.
- Disconnect and remove the existing kitchen garbage disposal unit, from the sink flange to the trap. This can get messy so have towels and a bucket ready to water and debris. When the waste lines are out of the way, remove the mounting assembly from the garbage disposal, then install the new flange in the sink hole, use a coil of plumber’s putty around the flange before dropping it into place.
- Next, you’ll attach the upper mounting assembly to the sink flange, placing a heavy object on top of the flange to hold it in place. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for gasket placement, then slip the mounting ring over the flange. Then, slide the snap ring onto the flange until it pops into the groove on the flange. Next, tighten the three mounting screws until the assembly has a tight seal against the sink.
- To get ready to attach the kitchen garbage disposal to the mounting assembly, attach the discharge tube. Then inspect the P-trap, and clean out any hardened waste. Next, prepare the dishwasher drain connection. This usually entails knocking out a drain plug from the dishwasher nipple and attaching the drain hose from the dishwasher.
- Position the kitchen garbage disposal under the mounting assembly so that the mounting tabs can slide over the mounting tracks. Lift the garbage disposal, and insert the top into the mounting assembly. Rotate the lower mounting ring until all three mounting tabs lock over ridges in the mounting ring. Use the wrench provided or a screwdriver to tighten the ring.
- Rotate the garbage disposal so that the discharge tube aligns with the drain trap. If your sink is a double-bowl model, you’ll need to replumb the wasteline to attach to the disposal. If you’re lucky, all you’ll need is an extension tube. If not, you may need to replace the entire assembly.
- Finally, connect the garbage disposal to power. Either run a line or have a licensed electrician install a switched GFCI receptacle. Or buy an air switch or remote control switch as mentioned above. If your garbage disposal didn’t come with a plug on the end of the cord, wire the recommended grounded electrical cord to the garbage disposal. Plug it into the receptacle (or into the air switch or remote-control module).