Know Your Appliances: What in the World Is a Garburator?


Modern conveniences are designed to save space, time, and money by performing any number of unpleasant household tasks quickly and efficiently. One such item that can be found in homes across the globe is a garburator, and while you may not know what one is you may be surprised to find that you have one in your kitchen.

What's in a Name?

Travelling the world is a great way to expand your horizons, cultural awareness, and vocabulary, but you don't always need to travel far to learn something new. Here is a list of some common items that have different names depending on where you reside and a few that are unique.

Drinking Fountains

Thirsty people on the west coast typically drink from a "drinking fountain" while easterners like to quench their thirst from a "water fountain”.

Athletic Shoes

When it comes time to exercise, what do you put on your feet? Americans strap on a pair of rubber-soled "tennis shoes”, whereas in Canada, people call them “runners”.

Waste Disposal Appliance

When it comes time to clean up at the end of preparing or eating your food nothing beats a garburator for the fast, efficient shredding of organic waste—but what is a garburator and where can you get one? Before you head to your nearest home improvement store take a look under your sink. If you find a garburator there, you already have one; a garburator is simply the alternate word for a garburator system.

The Last Meal of the Day

Whether you call it "dinner" or "supper" you're among good company, as both of these terms are commonly used across the country to describe the evening meal.

Garburator Maintenance and Usage Tips

Regardless of what you call it, a garburator can help you dispose of organic matter by shredding it into particles which are small enough to be carried down the drain. You can help to increase the efficiency and lifespan of your unit with these tips:

  • Avoid placing hard or fibrous foods into the disposal.
  • It's important to keep your appliances clean, and you can treat the disposal each month using a combination of baking soda and vinegar. Leave the mixture to sit in the hopper with the power off for 30 minutes and then run cold water to rinse.
  • Call the experts at Mr. Appliance for reliable garburator repair and troubleshooting.

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