The garbage disposal or "food waste disposer" as it is technically named, is a wonderful kitchen invention. The disposal makes short work of getting rid of food waste in the home. There are two main types of disposals, continuous feed and batch feed. Batch feed is more common in commercial applications and continuous feed is the most common disposal type used in the home.
In the tutorial Selecting a Garbage Disposal I'll describe the differences between the two types in detail, and tell you what features to consider when making a decision on your next disposal purchase.
I'll also provide you some specific garbage disposal manufacturer and product recommendations for your consideration.
If you have followed my tips on troubleshooting a disposal and the disposal still does not work, then installing a new disposal is not very difficult and it may be time to replace or upgrade your kitchen workhorse!