We have a garbage disposal, we have had it for at least 3 years. My Dad installed it and placed the turn on switch under the sink, on the left, right when you open the cabinet door. He did that as to make sure no one would accidentally turn it on. But it still freaks me out when I have to stick my hand down inside the disposal to retrieve the rogue utensil that tried to escape. Itâ€™s always in the back of my mind that somehow it will kick on and grind my hand into menace meat. Silly, I know but there it always is lingering in my mind somewhere as I placed my hand inside the belly of the beast. I canâ€™t say itâ€™s really a phobia cause it doesnâ€™t stop me from doing what needs to be done. Itâ€™s just a concern I have. A valid concern. Hey, I have seen it happen in movies on more then one occasion. And if you canâ€™t believe what you see in the movies then what can you believe.