In the process of cooking and washing dishes in the kitchen sink often gets a lot of organic matter, littering the drain pipe. For this reason, the pipe must be periodically cleaned or even replaced.
As a solution to this problem, a food waste chopper for the sink - a kitchen dispenser - comes to the rescue.
The device is able to grind food waste to a mushy state, in which they easily fall into the sewage system.
The device and the process of operating the dispenser for the sink
The shredder is located inside the steel casing, the entrance opening fits snugly to the sink drain, and the outlet through a rigid pipe is adjacent to the sewer riser.
Organic waste falling into the dispenser is pressed against the walls, on which rigid fixed graters are installed, with a special rotating disk.
Residues of food are ground practically to the state of liquid and merge into sewer. The power button of the device is displayed on the body of the sink.
Types of kitchen grinders
To date, there are electrical and mechanical dispensers.
Electric shredders are mains powered. There are two types of electric dispensers:
Working with constant load. The device works by pressing the power button, until all waste is crushed and washed away. Then the device is turned off, the water overlap.
Working with a periodic load. First, food residues enter the device, then it is put into operation, and the device is turned off after waste disposal. If necessary, the process is repeated.
The maximum size of the grinded residues with an electric chopper is 3 mm in diameter.
Mechanical (hydraulic) shredders are driven by water pressure. Inside the device are knives that function as fluid enters.
Such dispensers are more economical and able to dispose of coarse waste that is not amenable to electric shredders.
The device is silent and safe. The price for hydraulic grinders is noticeably higher than for electrical counterparts.
Recommendations for the selection of waste shredder
Take into account the water pressure. If the water pressure is low, an electric chopper should be selected, since Under these conditions, the hydraulic grinder will not work at full capacity.
To measure the diameter of the sink sink and the inlet of the device. The dimensions must strictly comply, otherwise there will be problems with the connection.
Estimate the place under the sink where the chopper will be placed.
Pay attention to the power of the device. The norm for household use is 500 W, when it comes to disposal of solid waste (bone), it is necessary to choose more powerful devices.
It should be remembered that the speed of the shredder depends on the number of revolutions of the disc per minute. The best is 1400.
In some devices it is possible to adjust the specified speed. Be sure to clarify the presence of motor protection. This will save the device from breakage if it gets into a dispenser, such as a cutlery.
The body must be made of stainless steel, or with a corrosion-resistant coating inside.
Explore additional functions that facilitate the operation of the dispenser, such as reverse - an option that allows you to release the device from unground waste.
Presented photos of the kitchen disposer will help you quickly navigate the choice and imagine this device on a particular kitchen sink.
Installation of the disposer
You can install the shredder yourself without the involvement of professionals. In this case, you should act according to the following algorithm:
- Shut off the water supply.
- Disconnect the siphon from the sink.
- Remove the drain pipe connecting the siphon to the sewer.
- Under the sink drain, install a rubber seal that is sold in a set with a grinder.
- To mount the sink mount device.
- On the above fixture fixed dispenser.
The drain pipe is attached to the outlet of the shredder, its end is displayed in the sewer riser; do not use corrugated pipe, because organic waste can get stuck in the folds, which over time can cause disgusting smell.
On the sink or near set launch button dispenser. Sometimes the button is not required, and the shredder begins to function when exposed to its lid.
When using a pneumatic button, a pneumatic hose is mounted between it and the dispenser.
Connect to an outlet that is protected from water. Using an extension cord is not recommended.
Grinders do not require special care, because Possess self-cleaning function. Periodically, it should be rinsed with certain household care products.
In order not to impede the work of the shredder, you should not send stretched objects (polyethylene, nylon, etc.), objects that can be wound on the motor shaft (thread), solid objects that cannot be crushed (nuts, buttons, etc.). ).
We do not recommend getting into the dispenser of specific waste: fish scales, garlic or onion peel. If something like this still got inside the shredder, it should be stopped, disassembled and removed interference.
With proper use and elementary care, the kitchen grinder is able to function for more than one decade.