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Old 09-17-2007, 12:48 PM
Athena Athena is offline
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What happens if you stick your hand in a garbage disposal?

The ones in the sink I mean.

I asked my Dad this a few weeks ago, and he said "probably nothing. The grinders are very small and I don't think it would hurt you much." He's installed and fixed (5 kids + garbage disposal = lots of fixes) about a gazillion of them, so he knows more about them than I do.

It sorta makes sense; I can't imagine that you could have the Hole of Terror in your sink without a lot of lawsuits if they could turn your hand into a bloody stump. Heck, even my food processor comes with a lot more safety controls than the garbage disposal has.

Still, I'm not going to stick my hand in there to test it. So will anyone else volunteer?

I mean, volunteer an OPINION, of course.


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