Laughing about your spoons..
Soon after I bought my lemon house, the disposer died. I happen to have a new one in the garage that I brought with me when I moved, as I didn't redo the kitchen in the last house - that had been next in line after the heating and electrical, bla bla. I also brought the kitchen sink meant for that house with me, a Kohler in a design I like. Those are still in the garage, as I don't have the funds to redo the whole cabinet system here. Meantime, I've lived years now without a disposal, and am fine without it, except that I expect the occasional cockroach visits via that corridor (a tear in the disposal apparatus).
I don't compost meat or grease - do you all do that?