When to Replace: Disposers March 2014

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When to Replace: A Publication of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

March 18, 2014

Disposers: An Overview

All disposers handle the same type of waste, but horsepower determines the operational capacity and volume. Here’s a quick look at how disposers work, what they are made of and more.


How to Know When to Replace a Disposer

Depending on running time, the type of waste being processed and drain plumbing conditions, a typical disposer can last an average of 5 years or as long as 20 years. Here are five signs a disposer has reached the end of its service life.


Disposer Applications

Disposers provide a convenient way to deal with food waste, while improving sanitation in the kitchen and around outside trash containers. Here is a closer look at the way foodservice operators from all industry segments can use this equipment.


Maintaining a Disposer

Although disposers require minimal maintenance, proper use will lengthen the system’s service life. Here are several steps foodservice operators can take to enhance the return on their investment in a disposer.


Spec Check: Disposers

When choosing what type of disposer is best suited for an operation, the waste volume and type of menu items are key factors to consider. Here are four other factors operators should weigh when purchasing a disposer.


Energy Efficiency and Disposers

Most disposers are fresh-water systems, which command extensive operating costs. Here are a few energy-efficient attributes some of these systems feature.

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