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Insinkerator: Insink Garbage Disposal

Published: September 21, 2021 Last Updated: February 14, 2022

An Insinkerator offers a quick and efficient way to deal with food waste. Find out more about how Insinkerator work and the benefits they provide from our plumbing team.

[00:05] Mick

Okay 

Tradesperson

I’m all done here, man. 

[00:07] Mick

Brilliant. Now I’m really glad you’ve got an Insinkerator in but I’ve never used one before. What do you see is the benefits of using the Insinkerator?

[00:12] Tradesperson

The main benefit to the Insinkerator is removing those food scraps or wastes from the kitchen without having to store them in a bin.

[00:20] Mick

And that's pretty important. You think you can talk about things like prawn heads? You know because they can get pretty smelly.

[00:24] Tradesperson

Yeah definitely. So being able to remove them through the incinerator means you don't have to store it then, which is going to cause those smells odours or even attract vermin.

[00:32] Mick

Yeah yeah okay, and the other one is coffee grinds. I’ve learned this the hard way you can put coffee grinds into it as well.

[00:37] Tradesperson

That's right the model that we've put in today can handle coffee grinds so it's going to help flush them through to the drainage system.

[00:42] Mick

Yeah great, because you don't want to put it down your normal drains. Okay, so how does it actually work? How do I get the best now when I’m going to put food scraps in? What do I do?

[00:50] Tradesperson

So it's pretty simple. Basically, remove the plug out of your sink, put in your food scraps, turn the cold water to a moderate flow, and then simply push your switch here to turn on the Insinkerator.

[01:08] Mick

Okay nice and easy. So what about, you know if I got something stuck in there or you know there was an odour as well you got any recommendations and tips for that?

[01:17] Tradesperson

Yeah, definitely Mick. So if something was to become jammed or if there's odours, firstly if it's jammed you can simply remove the rubber seal at the top of the incinerator from there you can see down into the model if there's something that's loose or something that's stuck. Turn off the power and unplug the unit. From there you can simply remove by hand. If it's a smell or an odour the best way to clean the unit is to flush through ice. So a couple of handfuls or a couple of cups of ice straight through with some water just to flush through and thoroughly clean that.

[01:50] Mick

Yeah, that's a good tip. Okay all right and you talked a little bit about putting your hand in there and you said to unplug it you know because there's some dangerous blades in here.

[01:57] Tradesperson

Yeah look safety first Mick, this model here doesn't have any blades so it's not gonna cut you. At the very base of the unit is there's a plate with some small lugs on it that works like a hammer action to break up the food waste, turn it into basically a liquid before going through the sewage system.

[02:12] Mick

Okay great so you still already putting your hand in there but it's pretty safe.

[02:17] Tradesperson

That's right.

[02:19] Mick

Okay, excellent. So what about maintenance is there anything I should be doing to maintain it?

[02:20] Tradesperson

Look there's not a lot to do to maintain the unit just a regular clean with the ice just to help prevent those odours or smells.

[02:27] Mick

All right and does it come with a warranty?

[02:29] Tradesperson

It does so the model Evolution 100 that we've installed today comes with a five-year warranty.

[02:35] Mick

Great oh fantastic that's a good warranty man. I’m really looking forward to using it. Thanks for your work.

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