I recently went to a bloggers meet at the Emerson office in Gurgaon where I was introduced to the InSinkErator.
Food wastes that can be disposed using InSinkErator
Any type of raw or cooked food, including typical Indian vegetables with tough, fibrous skins like Kathal or mucilaginous (sticky) vegetables like Arbi, Bhindi etc. can be disposed of in minutes, using the InSinkErator.
How does the InSinkErator work?
All one needs to do is put the food waste down the sink-hole, run cold water, and start the InSinkErator with the push of a button. The food waste is pushed inside the main chamber where the lugs and grinding plates turn food waste into a sludge-like substance which is then flushed down the drain into the main sewerage system.
The InSinkErator helps by ensuring all food waste is disposed of instantly, rather than being thrown into the dustbin where it starts decomposing and rotting.
• Less mess, less smell – no disposable food on kitchen counters or dustbin means much less smelly and messy kitchens
• Hygiene – Kitchens become much more hygienic since no rotting food mean less infection and pests
• Value for money – kitchen waste does not rot and needs to be thrown out less frequently, saving on costs related to garbage bags, big dustbins, kitchen cleaners and fresheners, pest control etc.
• Sustainable, healthy and environment friendly – manual food waste disposal is a huge physical, health and financial burden on individuals, societies and waste disposal authorities. Food waste harms the environment to a great extent due to littering, use of plastic bags, vehicles for transport and dumping in landfills which releases harmful gases into the atmosphere. All this can be eliminated using food waste disposers at home or commercial establishments.
Some myths related to food waste disposers
- MYTH 1: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE NOT FEASIBLE FOR INDIAN KITCHEN SINKS / INDIAN FOOD
- Fact: The truth is that almost all raw or cooked food waste generated in Indian kitchens can go down a disposer, including bones, tough skins and fibrous materials. The InSinkErator can be installed easily and discreetly under any Indian kitchen sink, using the existing kitchen drain-pipe system.
- MYTH 2: FOOD WASTE DISPOSER USES A LOT OF WATER AND ELECTRICITY
- Fact: Although operating a food waste disposer does involve running water and using electricity, the InSinkErator uses only about 1% or less of a household’s total water consumption (about as much water per day as one flush of a toilet) and cost on average less than 50 rupees a year in electric usage.
- MYTH 3: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS HAVE BLADES AND ARE DANGEROUS TO USE
- Fact: InSinkErator uses small lugs and grinding plates to break down food waste into sludge. They do NOT have blades and hence it is perfectly safe to push food waste down the sink-hole with hands. However, users can always use a spoon or brush to push down the food waste into the sink-hole.
- MYTH 4: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE A VERY FOREIGN CONCEPT. THEY ARE NOT REALLY USEFUL IN INDIA
- Fact: InSinkErator is very apt for Indian household as using it helps you to avoid using the menace of maintaining the dustbin which results in messy and smelly kitchen. The problem of landfills is can also be solved.
- MYTH 5: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE NOISY
- Fact: InSinkErator Sound Limiter™ insulation and Anti-vibration mount® technology mean Evolution disposer models can operate with very little noise versus a standard disposer. A number of patented technologies are used to cut down the noise to the standards unheard in the industry.
- MYTH 6: “FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS WILL CLOG KITCHEN DRAIN PIPES AND OVERLOAD THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM”
- Fact: InSinkErator Food Waste Disposers grind food waste into very fine particles, which have a density (~ equal to 1) similar to human waste such that they float with water and get easily pushed down the drain line
Warranty Period: Varies from 2-year to 6-year labour and part warranty, depending on model
Price Range: Varies from INR 18,990 to INR 67,990 depending on the model.