How to Choose a Garburator Brand

April 15, 2014 - Benjamin Dowson

If you have decided that you want to buy a waste disposal unit, the next step is how to choose a garburator (as we wrote about previously, a garburator is an appliance that fits under your sink that shreds up organic material and flushes it down your sink). There are a few things to consider when considering how to choose a garburator, such as brand, price, and power.

Why Should I Get A Garburator?

If you are looking for a convenient way to get rid of food and other organic material, maybe it is time that you think about getting a garburator. Many people have garburators in Calgary, and across Alberta. We here at Action Auger estimate that about 10% of households have garburators, which is a sizeable number of people, and the people who do have them tend to use them a lot. It’s definitely one of those appliances that many people don’t fully appreciate until they don’t have one anymore.

How to Choose A Garburator Brand?

There are several things to look at when choosing a garburator. Brand choice is definitely a big one, because you want to get a good recognizable brand to ensure you are getting a quality product. The main leader in the garburator industry is Insinkerator, and you will find them in about 90% of the homes with garburators. Insinkerator makes many different models and sizes of Garburators that range from ½ horsepower to 1 horsepower for residential applications. Other brands include piranha and badger, which also make entry level garburators. Apart from the difference in size and power, all garburators are very similar in function to each other. Essentially, it is just a motor that spins with 3 blades attached.

Be sure to do your research before choosing a garburator!

Now that we’ve covered how to choose a garburator brand, you should be better equipped to make an informed decision on your garburator purchase. We encourage you to visit the brands’ website and find out more about them and choose the product that is right for you. Also, feel free to give us a call at 403 879 1663 for specific garburator selection and installation recommendations.