How Do Garbage Disposals Work?

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Curious about your commercial garbage disposal? Learn all about them here.

Garbage disposals are one of the greatest inventions that ever came out of the United States. A friend to cooks in homes and businesses alike, this handy, gurgling machine in your sink drain makes kitchens clean and efficient. Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., knows all about them in Maryland’s commercial kitchens. If you are wondering, “How do garbage disposals work?” among other questions, you are in the right place.

How Do Garbage Disposals Work?

Garbage disposals use centrifugal force to puree food scraps against a static grind ring. Running water clears the liquified scraps down the drain, where they go through the sewer line to the nearest wastewater treatment plant.

How to Use a Garbage Disposal

When using a garbage disposal, one must first let cold water run down the drain. Cold water will help keep any greasy or fatty elements stay clumpy and cleanly wash down your pipes without sticking to them. 

Once you have cold water running, turn on the garbage disposal. There is usually a switch for it near the sink. Only then should you dump food scraps down the drain. As they enter, they will become like liquid and be gone for good, granted you don’t get any clogs.

Things You Can Put in a Garbage Disposal

Thankfully, you are highly unlikely to get a clogged sink if you use the garbage disposal properly and you only use it for items that can it can handle. You may come across articles online giving you a specific list of items you cannot put down the drain and say that you can only put “soft foods,” through the garbage disposal. 

You can practically use it to dispose of any leftover food scraps you have, including small bits of meat, coffee, and fat, provided that you use cold water to drain them. Anything organic that you could turn into a pulp without too much effort is fodder for the disposal.

Things You Can’t Put in a Garbage Disposal

Do not put shells, bones, or fats down the garbage disposal. You can also avoid putting stringy, fibrous waste and large amounts of clumpy items down it as well.

Why Use a Garbage Disposal?

The garbage disposal is one of the best inventions in America because it reduces organic rot, smell, and trash can space in your commercial and home kitchen. At Pine Heights, we are happy to install, repair, and replace your commercial kitchen’s garbage disposal. We also service other appliances, like refrigerators, ranges, deep fryers, and much more.

Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!

Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.

At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.

If you are ready for reliable Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in Maryland, contact us today by phone, fax, or at our Baltimore location! Also, keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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