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waste disposal unit Line breaks: waste dis|posal unit

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(also waste disposer)

Definition of waste disposal unit in English:


An electrically operated device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink for grinding up food waste.
Example sentences
  • Safety comes first and before troubleshooting your waste disposer always switch off and unplug the unit.
  • Small bones and egg shells actually help the waste disposer by scraping away food residues and caked on material.
  • He arrived exactly on time and within an hour and ten minutes he had installed the new water heater, taken away the old one for disposal, cleaned up and for good measure replaced my waste disposal unit which had broken earlier in the week.

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