Residential properties are now using new technologies that can enhance their homes. Two of the most noticeably effective solutions are the food waste disposer and the hot tap. We took the time to ask Insinkerator® some questions about how these new products work and how they could enhance your lifestyle.
What are the benefits of using a food waste disposer in my home?
The kitchen is one of the most sociable areas of the home and is increasingly incorporated into the design of a property’s living area. Regardless of the kitchen style or design, a food waste disposer can significantly reduce the amount of food waste in the kitchen bin, as well as eliminating any unwelcome interruptions from stale and gone-off food odours.
How do food waste disposers compare with other ways of dealing with food waste?
The ideal way to dispose of food waste is composting, but this is not an option for everyone. Offering practical and convenient benefits, a food waste disposer enables users to quickly and conveniently dispose of food waste down the standard plumbing with minimum effort and time.
InSinkErator® food waste disposers work using an innovative system of stainless steel grinding rings, reducing food waste to a minute size, which is then dispatched and simply rinsed away safely down the drain, through the standard plumbing. Not only does this offer an alternative to traditional disposal methods, but with less food waste being collected and transported to landfill sites, it also helps to reduce greenhouse gases and the household’s carbon footprint. In addition, and where there is an anaerobic digester within the sewage system, the nutrients from the food waste can be recovered and turned into biogas and fertiliser.
What maintenance is required for the upkeep of a food waste disposer?
The best way to keep a food waste disposer in good condition is simply to use it regularly. You should never put bleach down the food waste disposer, however to keep it in tip top condition clean with a moderate stream of cold water after use. In addition bicarbonate of soda may be used or the use of lemons and/or ice cubes is also encouraged.
How is using a steaming hot water tap more beneficial than using regular water heating methods?
When cooking, the kitchen can become a busy place and we need all of the help we can get to ensure everything is cooked and served to perfection, whilst maintaining a stress-free environment. A steaming hot water tap is ideal for speeding up processes in the kitchen. Not only does it make hot drinks on demand, it is a readily available source of steaming hot water for cooking rice and pasta; refreshing dried fruit for cakes; making stock instantly and warming the scoop for adding your favourite ice cream to your pudding.
Some hot water tanks also have an electronic thermostat for precise temperature control. The flexibility to adjust the water temperature with ease is a ‘must’ to achieve the perfect brew for your favourite cuppa.
There are no hot kettles, hot cooking zones or blazing gas burners to worry about. There are also no trailing cords, and the flow of water stops immediately when the lever is released. They are inherently safe and eliminate the risk of water wastage through leaving steaming hot water running.
Can using a steaming hot water tap help consumers save resources?
According to the Energy Saving Trust, 40 percent of households boil the kettle at least four times a day, while 75 percent admit to boiling more water than they need, accounting for a significant amount of water and energy wasted every year. Homeowners can save water, and time, with a steaming hot water tap.
With a steaming hot water tap, hot water is available on demand and this immediate availability means little to no water waste. There are many other advantages too; cooking utensils can be cleaned on an efficient, one-off basis, while, hot beverages and instant foods requiring hot water can be prepared without the use of the kettle, meaning only exactly what is needed is used.
How do you see the uptake of both food waste disposers and hot water taps in the future? What role will the consumer need to play within this?
Developments in functionality and design of steaming hot water taps, and food waste disposers, have led to a greater consumer interest in the benefits these products offer, and with developments in technology, and time-saving innovations becoming more affordable, the busy consumer is investing in appliances that make their lives easier.
Increasing numbers of consumers are choosing to cast out the kettle and install a steaming hot water tap in order to streamline and de-clutter the kitchen, save time and increase convenience and flexibility. According to the 2017 Houzz UK kitchen trends survey, 24 percent of respondents installed a steaming hot water tap in their kitchen in the last twelve months or plan to install a steaming hot water tap in their kitchen in the next three months.
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