It's hard to get excited about a garbage disposal, but here's a reason: Silence. For those of us with open kitchens and a penchant for throwing dinner parties, InSinkErator has come out with the Evolution Excel, which features SoundSeal Plus noise-reduction technology. This translates into a 60 percent quieter unit; plus you can throw all sorts of hard-to-get-rid-of things down it like chicken bones, lemon rinds, corn cobs, and rib bones. We found it for $323.97 at Amazon. Go to InSinkErator for additional information.
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