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Articles and resources about garbage disposals and kitchen sinks

InSinkErator Badger 1 VS Badger 5

InSinkErator Badger 1 VS Badger 5 (direct comparison)

Is there any difference between the Badger 5 Badger 1?  What are the main differences between the InSinkErator Badger 1 and Badger 5? Are there any major distinctions between these two garbage disposals? Not surprisingly, the two units are extremely similar. The primary difference is motor power, where the Badger 1 is weaker (1/3 HP) than the Read more about InSinkErator Badger 1 VS Badger 5 (direct comparison)[…]

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InSinkErator Badger 5 VS 500 (direct comparison)

Is there any difference between the Badger 5 and 500?  In this article we’re comparing the InSinkErator Badger 5 vs the 500, both of which are similarly priced and similar on the specs sheet. If you look at the two units, there’s almost zero discernible difference between them. Read more: About InSinkErator garbage disposals Here’s our side-by-side comparison of the Read more about InSinkErator Badger 5 VS 500 (direct comparison)[…]

RO System Water Purifier

Do RO Systems remove bacteria? The Simple Answer

Do RO systems remove bacteria? Flickr Commons image via WuestenigalDo reverse osmosis water purifiers actually remove bacteria from your water? In order to answer this question, it’s important to understand the stages of filtration in an RO system. In fact, the term “reverse osmosis” actually refers to a particular stage within a water purification system. Read more: Best Read more about Do RO Systems remove bacteria? The Simple Answer[…]

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Do you have to empty a garbage disposal? A Helpful Answer

Do garbage disposals need to be emptied? If they do, we’ve done something wrong.Do garbage disposals need to be emptied? This question comes up for people who might be unfamiliar with garbage disposals, who might be owning and/or operating one for the first time.  I’ll provide the simple answer to this question, then move onto more detail Read more about Do you have to empty a garbage disposal? A Helpful Answer[…]

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Do RO (reverse osmosis) systems remove sodium?

Do reverse osmosis purification systems remove sodium or salt particles from your drinking water? Before answering this question, it’s important to note that there are different types of RO systems and different levels of purification. You can read up on some of the best water purifiers here for more info. But for the purposes of answering our Read more about Do RO (reverse osmosis) systems remove sodium?[…]

GFCI Outlet

Will a garbage disposal trip a GFCI outlet?

Is it possible for a garbage disposal to trip a GFCI outlet? Before I answer this question, it’s important for me to point out that you should always consult a professional electrician if and when you’re having problems with an outlet. In this article, I’m providing basic information that you can use as a reference, but Read more about Will a garbage disposal trip a GFCI outlet?[…]

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Can a dishwasher and garbage disposal be on the same circuit?

Is it possible and safe to have a garbage disposal on the same circuit as your dishwasher? Before answering this question, I need to be clear that you should consult the help of a licensed, professional electrician, as well as the building codes for your particular locality. These codes will vary between states, towns, and counties, Read more about Can a dishwasher and garbage disposal be on the same circuit?[…]

Full Waste King 9930 Review & Rundown

The Waste King 9930 is one of the more popular continuous feed garbage disposals on the market, and a popular fit for small to mid-sized homes, or for those looking to improve a kitchen and make their prep space more functional. In this article, we’ll run a simple Waste King 9930 review covering the features, ease Read more about Full Waste King 9930 Review & Rundown[…]

How big are sinks? Typical Kitchen Sink Dimensions

How big is the typical kitchen sink? This is an article for those looking to install a kitchen sink and want to know what the most common sizes are that they might have to work with. We’ll use some specific examples, but we’ll also give some general dimensions for single and double basin sinks. Keep in mind, Read more about How big are sinks? Typical Kitchen Sink Dimensions[…]

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How big are garbage disposals? Typical Dimensions

How big are most garbage disposals?Consumers shopping for a garbage disposal have many features to consider. We have reviewed disposals based on horsepower (HP), sound minimizing technology, and ease of installation. But what about garbage disposal dimensions? How big are they and how do they fit underneath your sink?If space underneath your sink is limited, this can be Read more about How big are garbage disposals? Typical Dimensions[…]