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Old 08-30-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Garbage Disposal Apple Grinder

Hi All:

I've read several success stories on this forum regarding people making grinders out of garbage disposals. I've also hear rumors of disposals overheating, but have not heard of any 1st hand experiences of this happening.

For those of you that have been involved with a garbage disposal grinding project, what brand/model disposal did you use, and did it:

A) work like a charm
B) work with minimal interruptions
or
C) not work at all

Any feedback is appreciated (both negative and positive).

Thanks!
Jimmy

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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I've used one. Don't remember the brand (it was cheap and on sale at a Menards store). It works fine. I've found it to work the best when one whole apple at a time is dropped in. I find that I need to have a small piece of wood available to move the apple around sometimes. Apple chunks tend to get stuck inside where they are not meeting the grinding part of the drum.

Pro's 1) it works well, 2) was a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated apple grinder and press ( I built my own press), and 3) I get more juice per bushel compared to my dad's traditional grinder and press.

Con's: 1) It's louder 2) You have to feed one apple at a time so it takes longer.

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-31-2010, 01:48 AM   #3
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Get a Waste King Legend Series 2600 or 8000. They have stainless steel innards and won't overheat with continuous usage. Very nice pieces of equipment. They cost ~$70-$130 depending on where you shop.



http://www.amazon.com/Waste-King-L-8.../dp/B000DZGN7Q

http://www.amazon.com/Waste-King-L-2...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

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Has anyone put together a DIY type posting on this type of setup?
We don't have apples here, but there is a lot of fruit I would love to throw at something like this, I have a juice that i never use becuase I'm certain it could not handle the volume that I would need to throw at it.
I think it would be great just for making juices if it works well.

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Has anyone put together a DIY type posting on this type of setup?
We don't have apples here, but there is a lot of fruit I would love to throw at something like this, I have a juice that i never use becuase I'm certain it could not handle the volume that I would need to throw at it.
I think it would be great just for making juices if it works well.
Here's mine: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/home...-press-193453/
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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I asked this in another thread, but just in case others will see it here:

Anyone using a Waste King Legned or Insinkerator Evolution who can comment on whether the seeds get ground and how well they work?

I am trying to decide between these two disposals. I like that the Insinkerator has a stainless grinding chamber, but worry that the multi-stage grinding might be too fine. It is also expensive. The Waste King costs much less which is great, but has a nylon chamber and I don't know how food safe that is? I am also guessing it doesn't grind quite as fine as the Insinkerator, which might be good if not as many seeds get crushed?

Any reviews or opinions much appreciated!

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