Actually, I could use some advise on Garbage Disposals, we haven't bought one yet.
Rachel, There's a safety issue here. Get a batch feed type. The cover has a contact which, when placed over the opening, must meet a contact inside the disposal to start it running. The other type has a switch on the wall which turns the disposal on. But this opens up the possibility of an accident, i.e., hand getting mangled. No chance of that happening with the batch feed.
I'm soooo glad you didn't say you were getting a SubZero! Mine, bought in 1996 has had three microprocessors replaced and six repair calls. It sucks big time.
That's what we heard from more than one person. Plus my cousin said she is always breaking her nails trying to open the door...
At the risk of giving myself a kenahura
, we have a SubZero and, with the exception of a minor problem with the ice maker soon after we got it and which was fixed with no charge, we have had no problems with it, and I really love it. When we planned the renovation, my original intention was to keep my Maytag which was only 6 years old at the time. But once my husband became enthusiastic about the renovation -- and that's another story -- that idea went out the window. We ended up with the SubZero and the "built-in" look; that is, the SZ doors have the same panels as the cabinets.
BTW, Sorry to hear that your frig came in dented.
I asked him about grease running down the side of my house, and he said that isn't an issue with the better filters used by modern equipment. I hope so, because the blower motor and exterior vent will be on the roof!
Not to worry. Our motor and vent are mounted on the outside wall behind our cooktop, and there is not, nor ever has been, any grease on the shingles.