Recommended Garbage Disposal Accessories
When you buy a new garbage disposal it usually doesn’t come with a variety of accessories, and sometimes you even need to buy essential, such as a power cord separately. There a surprising number of accessories out there for home garbage disposals which can make their use even more pleasant. Below we have created a short list of the most popular garbage disposal accessories that you may want to know about.
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These accessories can be anything from a power cord, to cleaning agents or a sound muffler or air switch. When choosing your accessories it is very important to check that it is compatible with your garbage disposal. Buying a Waste King mount for an InSinkErator disposal will probably not end well. Below you can find our list of 9 popular garbage disposal accessories we think you may enjoy.
- InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Power Cord Kit – Connect the disposal to electricity
- Sink Top Air Switch Kit – Activate your disposal with the push of a button
- InSinkErator Dishwasher Connector Kit – Connect to the dishwasher
- Waste King Stopper and Splash Guard – Prevent splashing and muffle sound
- Waste King EZ Mount Sink Flange Kit – Metal mount with splash guard and flange kit
- InSinkErator Quiet Collar Sink Baffle – Splash guard and odor prevention that quiets
- Plumbcraft Garbage Disposal Installation Kit – Install your disposal yourself
- Mr. Scrappy Garbage Disposer Brush – Clean disposals with a brush, not your fingers
- Glisten Garbage Disposer Foaming Cleaner – Clean efficiently with right cleaners
InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Power Cord
This is an essential part of your garbage disposal. It connects the disposal to electricity so it has power to run and shredder. Some disposal brands, like InSinkErator don’t always include this in the package. Therefore, you may need to buy it separately, if it is your first disposal from that brand. Make sure the cord is appropriate for your specific disposal.
Sink Top Air Switch Kit
An Air Switch is one of the most popular and sought after accessories. Sometimes a disposal comes with a switch but usually you need to buy it separately. An Air Switch is a literally a button that can be installed in you counter top which can activate the disposal. This means you don’t need to reach into your cabinet every time. Make sure the Air Switch is appropriate for your specific disposal.
InSinkErator Dishwasher Connector Kit
Connecting your garbage disposal to your dishwasher is also an option you may want to consider. This means you don’t need to rinse your dishes before the dishwasher, because the disposal will take care of any leftover food scraps stuck to your dishes or cutlery. This is especially handy in a large household or one with little kids. Be careful to purchase a connector that fits both your dishwasher and disposal.
Waste King Stopper and Splash Guard
A stopper or splash guard are the solution to contents slapping out of your garbage disposal while is it busy shredding leftovers. The stopper or splash guard are basically a lid to your drain. What main people don’t know is that they also help muffle the noise of your disposal a little bit. Make sure to purchase a stopper or splash guard that fits both your drain and disposal.
Waste King EZ Mount Sink Flange Kit
Waste King garbage disposal are a very popular brand and affordable. Although the motor is very strong the exterior shell and mount tend to be made of somewhat more flimsy materials, and this cause the machines to be noisier than its competitors. However, Waste King sell separate metal mount for their disposals which are of higher quality can reduce the noise level. Be sure to purchase a mount the fits your disposal.
InSinkErator Quiet Collar Sink Baffle
A baffle is installed between the disposal and your sink drain. It is ultimately a somewhat sturdier version of a splash guard. A baffle prevents splashing, but it is also used to help with bad doors escaping from disposals and it is also even more effective in muffling noise than a normal splash guard is. Don’t forget to make sure that the baffle fits your specific disposal.
Plumbcraft Garbage Disposal Installation Kit
Some people with handy skills prefer to install their garbage disposal by themselves rather than hiring a plumber or handyman to do it for them. To do it yourself you need some tools and other parts, like pipes. There are special installation kits you can purchase which have all the parts (not tools) you may need to install your disposal. Don’t forget to pay attention to if the kit is for your disposal.
Mr. Scrappy Garbage Disposer Brush
As you are disposing for organic waste in your garbage disposal it is important to keep it clean so it doesn’t get nasty and start to smell too. Of course, you are not supposed to stick your hands in it as that is extremely dangerous. Instead of your finger you can use special brushes to scrub the section where your drain connects to the disposal.
Glisten Garbage Disposer Foaming Cleaner
Since you dispose for organic waste in your garbage disposal it is important to keep it clean so it doesn’t get nasty and start to smell. However, the inside of the actual disposal is hard to get to and taking the whole machine apart every time it needs cleaning is impractical. The solution to these problems are cleaning agents that you pour down the drain which will clear your disposal from the inside for you.
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