InSinkErator Disposer

Operating an InSinkErator Disposer and Tips For Use

Video about operating an InSinkErator disposer

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About the InSinkErator Disposer

InSinkErator is the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and hot water dispensers.  In fact, they invented food waste disposers in 1927. Their wide variety of disposers use the latest technology to ensure everyone using them experiences a smooth, worry-free operation.  After all, there are many more important things to focus on in a kitchen other than having to fix a jammed disposer or dealing with technical difficulties.

“In the last 10 years alone, InSinkErator has published dozens of patents and has invested millions in R&D and environmental Life Cycle Analysis,” they said.

Today, InSinkErator has operations in over 80 countries across the globe.

To Place or Not to Place in Your Disposer?

While an InSinkErator can grind up practically anything, there are some items that shouldn’t be put into one.  These are great tips for any disposer, even if you do not have an InSinkErator.  For non-InSinkErator disposers, please refer to the user guide for a detailed list of foods to use and not use.

InSinkErator DisposerItems that can be put in the disposer include:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Dairy Products
  • Bread
  • Grains
  • Bones
  • Seafood

InSinkErator DisposerItems that should not be put in the disposer include:

  • Large mounds of stringy and fibrous materials such as artichokes, pineapple tops, corn husks, oyster shells, etc.
  • Avoid putting in silverware, soda cans, glass, lids, plastic wrap, latex gloves and corrosive chemicals

InSinkErator DisposerPutting in any of the items listed above in the “should not” category that are put into a disposer may cause the drain line to clog.

Operating an InSinkErator Disposer

InSinkErator has a great video that covers how to operate their dispensers.  Once a new disposer is installed, prior to using make sure there is not any construction debris in the disposer’s grinding chamber.  Then, turn on the machine and immediately start a stream of water flowing into the disposer. Do not pre-load any food waste prior to turning the machine on and running water.

Feed in the items you would like to dispose of, then when finished, allow the disposer to run 30 seconds to one minute to clear itself before pressing stop. If there is a jam, the disposer overload will trip. (Watch the video to learn how to handle a jam).


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