Quick kitchen clean-up is closer than you think. It is relatively easy to install a garbage disposal right under your sink! Two types of garbage disposers are available for consumers. These include continuous feed and batch feed disposals. Garbage disposers are installed under your sink and are either direct / hardwired, although there are also plug-in types available. With a continuous feed disposal, on/off operation works with a standard switch. Simply toss all of your scraps from vegetable prep to dirty dinner plates down the drain, turn on the water and the disposer and all of your scraps are ground up and washed away. A continuous feed disposer allows for the ability to add scraps while the disposal is running since the drain is not covered. Caution must be taken when adding scraps while your disposal is running. It is probably best to turn the unit off if you are adding additional scraps! The other type is a batch feeder disposal. With a batch feeder disposer, you would push all your scraps down the drain, cover it with the sink stopper (included with this type of disposer) and push down to activate the disposer. The cover/stopper is the power activator. It is pushed in place and turned to power on your disposer. The sink stopper can also be used to seal and drain the sink without starting the disposer. For either type of disposer, it is best not to dispose of bones, hard, large rinds and cobs (these can be cut into smaller pieces) and other fibrous items (celery strings, for example) down the drain. With a batch feeder style disposer, it is less likely that utensils accidently fall into the disposer while it is in operation.
The XOD1PROBF is a Batch Feed Disposal and features 1.0 horsepower motor, with 2500 RPMs. It features XO's 3-bolt installation as well as a compact profile for use in tighter under-sink installation such as under a farm sink. It is also safe for use in homes that have septic systems. The XOD1PROBF has stainless steel components and offers a lifetime in-home limited warranty. The XOD1PROBF disposer requires an outlet for corded, plug-in operation. It is not a direct/hard wired disposal system.
- 36" Power Cord
- High speed permanent magnet motor
- 1.0 Horsepower / avoids jams
- Bio-guard anti-microbial protection
- Safety feed stopper
- Sound insulation shield
- 3-Bolt Mount
- Stainless Steel Turntable and Cast Impellers - resists corrosion, breakage and wear
Garbage disposers are only meant to grind and dispose of natural food waste and not meant to be used with solid items such as cans, bottles, glass, rubber or even seafood shells like oyster or clam shells. XO disposers are designed to handle common kitchen food waste like: Melon Rinds, Small Bones, Corn Cobs, Nut Shells, Fruit Pits, Tea Leaves, Fish Bones, Egg Shells, Grapefruit Halves and Vegetable Scraps.