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Topic # 101266 27-Apr-2012 17:20 Send private message

Hi,

Just looking for reviews or recommendations for waste disposal units.  I had a look on Consumer and their last review was 2010 and only reviewed 4 models and 2 of them were the cheap Mitre 10 ones (which consumer recommend.)  They only reviewed one insinkerator model and no robinhood models.   My only absolute is it must have an air switch.

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  Reply # 616164 27-Apr-2012 17:20 Send private message

Moved to correct forum.






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  Reply # 616165 27-Apr-2012 17:22 Send private message

opps sorry about that.

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  Reply # 616168 27-Apr-2012 17:25 Send private message

Compost instead - and save your town/cities already over burdened infrastructure...

That is my view on it, but each to their own.



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  Reply # 616170 27-Apr-2012 17:29 Send private message

we are considering that,  but what do you do with cooked food scraps esp meat?


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  Reply # 616178 27-Apr-2012 17:34 Send private message

cldlr76: Hi,

Just looking for reviews or recommendations for waste disposal units.? I had a look on Consumer and their last review was 2010?and only reviewed 4 models and 2 of them were the cheap Mitre 10 ones (which consumer recommend.)? They only reviewed one insinkerator model and no robinhood models.?? My only absolute is it must have an air switch.

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I have purchased some of the top models in the past, and they last no longer than the cheap ones. The one difference is that the more expensive ones were quieter, which isn't really that important since they are not on for long. I personally would buy a cheap one.

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  Reply # 616182 27-Apr-2012 17:36 Send private message

I buy the most powerful I can get, that way pretty much everything can go down them.

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  Reply # 616183 27-Apr-2012 17:40 Send private message

networkn: I buy the most powerful I can get, that way pretty much everything can go down them.


I used to stick things like bones down them, as they were advertised to take bones. But it stuffed up the chamber over time, and it either developed a hole or cracked. So I don't really use that much anymore. I just got a cheap one to fill up the hole, and compost everything else, aprt from bones, which go in the bin.

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  Reply # 616184 27-Apr-2012 17:44 Send private message

cldlr76: we are considering that,  but what do you do with cooked food scraps esp meat?



Some trains of thought suggest it is OK for some of that to go into your compost. Fat/oil is the worst thing - but if there is only a little then I just throw it in with the other food scraps, peelings, etc. Meat scraps we thrown in also. The worst thing is apparently they attract mice, but we have mice take up house in the compost bin over winter anyway... until I leave the lid off and the cat jumps in!

If there is a lot of fat/oil (say from roast pork/chops, etc) then I use a couple of handee towels and some news paper to soak it all up and then put it into a plastic (supermarket) bag, tie it up and chuck it in the rubbish. I wouldn't be putting that down your drain anyway - even with a waste disposal unit.

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  Reply # 616264 27-Apr-2012 20:28 Send private message

We got one in our new house, first time ever we have one (turning 40 soon...). Ihe model we got is widely available, works well, and has an air switch. Box is white/green and has a picture of a pig's head on it. I think Bunnings sells them, but our builder got virtually all supplies from Placemakers and use only good brand name products. There are 2 sizes (or more), we got the small one and works fine for us. We are not good with maintenance so no point in composting. We do however recycle as far as practical. Anyway, the disposal is a bit noisy but as you say it is used for a short time only. We do have a leak at times, but that is the plumber that had to do lots of gymnastics to get all the pipes hooked up after bad measurements (just like the one toilet waste pipe that was placed in the adjacent bathroom and had to get moved).

Not much goes down the waste, but it is good having it for those leftovers or spoilt fruit that can't be turned into pie. Not a chance we ever have meat left over! Bones go in the bin out of principal, just because you can does not mean you have to grind them up.

Other advantage is the rubbish bin does not stink as much any more, and no juices either.




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  Reply # 616294 27-Apr-2012 21:27 Send private message

Niel: We got one in our new house, first time ever we have one (turning 40 soon...). Ihe model we got is widely available, works well, and has an air switch. Box is white/green and has a picture of a pig's head on it. I think Bunnings sells them, but our builder got virtually all supplies from Placemakers and use only good brand name products. There are 2 sizes (or more), we got the small one and works fine for us. We are not good with maintenance so no point in composting. We do however recycle as far as practical. Anyway, the disposal is a bit noisy but as you say it is used for a short time only. We do have a leak at times, but that is the plumber that had to do lots of gymnastics to get all the pipes hooked up after bad measurements (just like the one toilet waste pipe that was placed in the adjacent bathroom and had to get moved).

Not much goes down the waste, but it is good having it for those leftovers or spoilt fruit that can't be turned into pie. Not a chance we ever have meat left over! Bones go in the bin out of principal, just because you can does not mean you have to grind them up.

Other advantage is the rubbish bin does not stink as much any more, and no juices either.


The problem comes when they start to leak. Had 3 over 15 years, so mine tend to last 5 years before they go wrong, and leak. All have failed from to corrosion and leaking. I would never put one in a new house.

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