Garbage Disposals

Continuous & Batch Feed Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal is one of the most convenient kitchen accessories you can own. Mounted under the kitchen sink, it collects food waste and grinds it into tiny bits before it’s washed away with water from the faucet. A continuous feed garbage disposal will keep grinding waste until it’s switched off, allowing you to add food as long as the unit is running. A batch feed disposal grinds only when a stopper is placed over the opening, requiring you to work in batches to dispose of food waste. We offer continuous and batch feed disposals from top makers, including InSinkErator and Moen.

Most soft foods can be ground up and washed down your garbage disposal, but hearty food from steak to small fish bones is also safe for processing. Feed small chunks of food waste into the disposal while running cold water; keep the water running for about 15 seconds after the processing noise stops. Grind orange, lime, and lemon peels whenever you have them to keep your garbage disposal unit smelling fresh.

To prevent clogs and blockages in your garbage disposal and drain, do not process the following items:

  • Asparagus, rhubarb, celery stalks, artichokes, corn husks, and other fibrous fruits and vegetables
  • Starchy items like uncooked dough, pasta, and rice
  • Shells from eggs, crustaceans, and nuts
  • Potato and banana peel
  • Grease, fat, and cooking oils
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Large animal bones
  • Anything non-organic, like plastic, paint, and paper

If you produce this type of waste often, consider the Insinkerator Evolution series, which may be able to handle items that others can't. Browse the continuous and batch feed garbage disposals at Riverbend Home and find the unit that’s right for your kitchen, but before you make your selection, learn more about how to choose a garbage disposal.