Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Can I add a garbage disposal to my farmhouse sink?

Farmhouse sinks are a popular fixture for those looking to give their kitchen that vintage appeal. But one problem many homeowners face is whether or not to risk the safety of their sink by adding a garbage disposal to it. Farmhouse sinks are made of a material called fireclay, which is much more durable than traditional porcelain used for bathroom sinks and toilets. Fireclay is designed to resist cracks and scratches caused by dishes bumping and sliding across its surface on a daily basis.

While fireclay sinks are likely to withstand the stress of most garbage disposals, you can run the risk of damaging your sink if your garbage disposal vibrates too violently. When shopping for a compatible garbage disposal, be sure to find one specifically safe for fireclay sinks.

InSinkErator offers an outstanding line of garbage disposals that are safe to use on fireclay sinks. Their fittings safely attach to the sink’s drain and offer minimum vibration.