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xyeovillian

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#196724 10-Jun-2016 15:12
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I have robin hood rwd11 waste disposal unit bought 2009,  Have had problems of it blocking not a problem unblock and it works but keeps stopping now and have to spin it to free it up.  But is now very noisy is it time to replace, it was only a cheap model how much for something half decent.


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  #1569475 10-Jun-2016 15:22
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We have an Insinkerator Evo100 and it's pretty good, really quiet.

 

 

 

Might be outside your price range though.

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/appliances/whiteware-appliances/waste-disposals/insinkerator-evo100-evolution-100/prod100049.html


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  #1569476 10-Jun-2016 15:23
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IME you have done well out of a robinhood one to get 7 years.

 

Get an insinkerator and dont cheap out on it.





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  #1569477 10-Jun-2016 15:24
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When we bought our house it came with what i found out to be a cheap, entry model insinkerator unit - It would clog quite frequently particularly with leafy vegetable offcuts (eg. celery leaves, etc) and one day it just completely died and the unit started dripping water from the bottom. As I was searching online for something to replace it with, Harvey Norman had a sale on on of their insinkerator Evolution 100 units - It was a bit more than we were looking to spend, but I managed to get a price beat by Bunnings to take it down by 15% to approx $575.

 

I'm not massively the DIY type, but followed the instructions/online videos and installed the new unit myself as the hole was already cut in the sink and piping was already there. Took about an hour and all working very nicely now. It's ridiculous how much more quiet this new unit is and we can now pretty much put anything down it and it handles with without a sweat - Probably due to the better motor and better grinding system). These units also come with a longer (5 year) warranty as well, if your budget can go that far, I'd definitely recommend this model.


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  #1569480 10-Jun-2016 15:30
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Sounds like the same I did. Got bunnings to beat harvey normans price. Came Waaaaaay down to not much more than their budget model was, and was less than the second down from the top.

 

Only thing I find that gives it grief is uncooked meat fat, which balls up and bounces around in the chopping area.





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  #1569485 10-Jun-2016 15:40
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+1 on the Insinkerator EVO 100 - it would be hard to go back to one of the old noisier options, and money well spent if you can get a deal.  

 

Only con is that the 'quiet sink baffle' (rubber insert that keeps a level of water over the drain) doesn't allow for enough flow so water can pool in the sink while it drains, guess this is a factor of high pressure from the tap so might not be the case for all.

 

 

 

 


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  #1569486 10-Jun-2016 15:41
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 Lol same here, initially the manager@Bunning won't price match saying Noel Leeming price is already on special, but at the end they did it anyway.


xyeovillian

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  #1570478 12-Jun-2016 14:38
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Bit of a compromise we bought the Insikerator M series 66 from Noel Leeming price matched HV for $539 and we used our ASB true rewards, about one of the only places to take true rewards.

 

Certainly a lot quieter than the robinhood. Is it worth fitting the air switch I haven't yet just a case of cutting hole in stainless sink top after deciding where?


 
 
 
 


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  #1570480 12-Jun-2016 14:41
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I didnt bother with the air switch. I think that is for people that have a socket for a dishwasher in there already and dont want to go thru the hassle of a second switch, air so you are not doing any fixed wiring.





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  #1571002 13-Jun-2016 13:32
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we put the air switch on the engineering stone bench right next to the sink (The kitchen company drilled the whole for us free of charge). Also we have an undermount sink.

 

It looks really slick and sure beats having a button far away from the waste disposal unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not actual picture of my kitchen but similar setup.


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  #1571025 13-Jun-2016 13:56
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The air switch is so you can have the switch in a wet zone without being electrocuted.

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