Best Garbage Disposals

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 5, 2017
If you want to get rid of food waste without any troubles, you need to have a good garbage disposal that is installed under a sink. Less garbage means you will be able to save up on garbage removal. Therefore, we have selected 5 best garbage disposals to help you make the best pick. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Grinding Speed
Installation and Safety
Noise Level
 
PROS
MultiGrind technology allows you to grind nearly any food waste. Made of high-quality durable materials and includes a 7-year warranty. You can connect a drain from your dishwasher to the garbage disposal.
CONS
There's no power cord in a package, so you'll need to buy one.
OUR VERDICT
This garbage disposal will satisfy those who want to get a durable, effective and nearly noiseless appliance.
detailed parameters
Power
1 horsepower
Grinding Speed
1725 RPM
Installation and Safety
Auto-Reverse Grind System, GrindShear ring, Jam-sensor circuit, Overload protection with manual reset, Simple installation
Noise Level
SoundSeal technology for noise-free operation
PROS

Direct wire power connection.

Anti-jamming grinding blades.

Convenient wall switch for comfortable use.

CONS

Grinding takes a bit more time compared to other garbage disposals in the review.

OUR VERDICT

It is an affordable yet quite efficient food waste disposal which boasts a cutting-edge noise-reduction technology.

detailed parameters
Power
1/2 horsepower
Grinding Speed
2800 RPM
Installation and Safety
Patented EZ Mount installation
Noise Level
Advanced GE insulation package
PROS

Lifetime mechanical and corrosion warranties.

Power cord included into a supply package.

Awesome quality of the housing.

CONS

This sink disposal might is a bit noisier than many of its rivals.

OUR VERDICT

High-performing garbage disposal with a truly powerful motor. Grinds anything and within seconds.

detailed parameters
Power
1 horsepower
Grinding Speed
2800 RPM
Installation and Safety
Fast-and-easy mounting system
Noise Level
Stainless steel components are insulated
PROS

Look expensive (though the design has little importance for this kind of appliance).

Small and compact garbage disposal for any kitchen.

Incredible 4-year warranty.

CONS

Drain is rather slow so make sure not to overload the disposer.

OUR VERDICT

Efficient and really quiet food waste disposal that is worth buying.

detailed parameters
Power
3/4 horsepower
Grinding Speed
1725 RPM
Installation and Safety
Easy installation, safe stainless steel grinding chamber
Noise Level
SoundSeal noise reduction system
PROS
It's a continuous feed garbage disposer, so you can use it without any pauses. All the internal parts are made of durable zinc plated steel. The body is made of durable materials.
CONS
The capacity of the grinding chamber isn't large, so you'd better not put too much waste at a time.
OUR VERDICT
Kitchen Aid garbage disposal is excellent for small families and for people who rarely eat at home.
detailed parameters
Power
1/2 horsepower
Grinding Speed
1725 RPM
Installation and Safety
Easy installation, Electronic overload protection system with manual reset, Electrical switch
Noise Level
Noise-reduction system

What Is It

Garbage disposals are special kitchen appliances you install under your sink. They have an electric motor and blades that crash all the food waste. The pluses are as follow: you need to pay for garbage removal far less often, the food doesn’t decompose in a trash can so fewer bacteria and germs appear, no foul smell in your kitchen. And garbage disposals are very easy in use - you just need to turn on a faucet, push a button, and add food waste you need to get rid of. 

Also, you can improve your kitchen sink even more and get one of Water Filters that will purify water. The best of them are installed right under the sink, so you can easily pour the cleanest water for cooking. This way you will be able to use the sink really to the full.

What Features to Compare

When you are about to choose a garbage disposal you need to consider certain most important features these appliances have. First of all, you must consider the Power your garbage disposal yields. The more powerful the appliance is, the stronger food waste it can grind which means you can get rid of more garbage without a necessity to sort it.

Next, you need to take the Grinding Speed into account which means the speed the electric motor can make. It is usually measured in revolutions per minute the garbage disposer makes. Speedier garbage disposals can grind the waste faster and more efficiently. For example, if you need to get rid of some solid waste (nut shells, apple cores, etc.).

Also, consider Installation and Safety - what precautions a manufacturer foresaw in order to prevent any accidents. Also, the garbage disposal has to be quite easy-to-install, otherwise, you might need to pay around $100 for the installation. Finally, don’t forget to check the Noise level every garbage disposer produces. The best appliances include a lot of anti-vibration components, so you can’t heat the unit run.

Finally, don’t forget to check the Noise Level every garbage disposer produces. The best appliances include a lot of anti-vibration components, so you can’t heat the unit run.

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InSinkErator Evolution Excel

Power

InSinkErator is a major manufacturer of food waste disposers and their Evolution Excel model is among the best appliances available on the market. It has a cutting-edge Dura-Drive electric motor that yields 1 horsepower, it makes this garbage disposal really high-performing. The grinding chamber of this disposer is quite big - 40 ounces, so it can handle quite a lot of food remnants.

Grinding Speed

The first glance at the features of InSinkErator garbage disposal notices a relatively mediocre grinding speed - 1725 RPM. However, it's enough to handle nearly any food waste: potato peels, small bones of fish and poultry, nutshells, etc. The grinding is effective owing to MultiGrind Technology which means there are 3 stages of grinding. Basically, this technology turns all food waste into a sort of pulp which is absolutely safe to sewage pipes and it's more convenient to process it later. Thanks to this InSinkErator model, your pipes will never get clogged.

Installation and Safety

Engineers have done their best to make InSinkErators Evolution Excel as safe as possible. First of all, there's an Auto-Reverse Grind System that automatically turns on the reverse rotation in case of jamming. This way, the tough waste will be either processed or returned to a grinding chamber for additional grinding. GrindShear ring, which is the second stage, allows you to grind cornhusks and celery - these products might form flakes and clots which clog the disposer. The third stage is the Undercutter Disk which finalizes the grinding and crushes the waste that hasn't been ground. But even if the jam occurs, there's a jam-sensor circuit which increases the torque by 500% for a short period of time. It helps to go through the jam and ublock the disposer. If you accidentally put some metal objects to a garbage disposal, no major damage will take place thanks to an overload protection with hand reset. An installation of InSinkErator Evolution Excel is rather simple: you need to fix it properly and follow the instruction manual.

Noise Level

This InSinkErator Evolution Excel garbage disposal works quietly when grinding the waste. The unit is designed to minimize the noise that it makes and it has an anti-vibration mount, superior insulation, and anti-vibration tailpipe. Moreover, InSinkErator engineers equipped this food waste disposal with a Quiet Collar sink baffle which doesn't allow the sound to escape from the sink throat.

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General Electric GFC520V

Power

This is an advanced food waste disposal that handles a continuous feed, which means you can constantly add new food waste, and the appliance will grind it into small particles. The disposer is efficient in spite of the least powerful electric motor in our garbage disposal review - just 1/2 horsepower.

Grinding Speed

This garbage disposal boasts 2-level pre-cutter which makes grinding much easier and prevents clogging of the appliance. General Electric is a famous company that is proud of the hi-tech level of its products, so the small motor makes stunning 2800 RPM. Therefore, this compact garbage disposal can handle all kinds of usual kitchen waste - peels, fish bones, food remnants, etc.

Installation and Safety

This sink disposal has an overload protection feature with a manual reset, so you can be sure the electric motor won’t be broken. Also, there is a splash guard. The manufacturer has put a lot of effort to make the installation easy, yet some users still can’t handle it and ask for help (which means they need to pay for it).

Noise Level

GE model boasts a cutting-edge insulation package that significantly reduces the noise level. You can maintain a talk with a friend or chat on the phone without a need to turn the disposer off. However, GE doesn't include any particular noise-reducing technology, but it doesn't mean the sound is out of control.


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Waste King L-8000

Power

This Waste King garbage disposal can handle a lot of food waste because it’s powerful enough - the electric motor yields 1 horsepower which is more than most disposers provide. Therefore, you can turn the appliance on and put all kinds of waste. Actually, it is the most powerful garbage disposer in the review.

Grinding Speed

This appliance can easily grind almost anything - peels, apple cores, bread crust, bones, and so on. The electric motor makes up to 2800 revolutions per minute - a truly great result. No need to say all the grinding components are made of stainless steel so they are durable enough and the high speed prevents jamming.

Installation and Safety

This garbage disposer is septic-safe which is an important advantage of this appliance. There is a splash guard for easy cleaning of the disposal. Next, the mount system is easy - just follow the steps in the user’s guide and you won’t face any troubles. According to the feedback we have received, most owners were able to mount a disposer without any help.

Noise Level

According to our brief survey, some owners claim this food waste disposal is noisier than the best disposers on the market. However, this appliance is among the most affordable ones which might be more important for the customers who don't want to overpay and want to save up as much money as possible.


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InSinkErator Evolution Compact

Power

InSinkErator is one of the leading companies that produce food waste disposals and Evolution Compact is one of the available models and it has a 34.6 oz. grinding chamber which can accommodate quite a lot of food waste. The electric motor this unit has the same power as KitchenEater KE34PC - 3/4 horsepower.

Grinding Speed

This food waste disposer can grind almost anything: potato peels, small bones of fish and animals, etc. The blade rotates with the speed of 1725 RPM which isn’t the best result in our review, but this is more than enough. Keep in mind that the appliance boasts MultiGrind technology which means the grinding is carried out in 2 stages: the food is ground into smaller particles, so your garbage disposal won't be clogged.

Installation and Safety

This garbage disposal is safe - you are unlikely to get hurt unless you abuse the safety regulations. There’s a Disposer Do’s and Don’ts users’ guide which fully informs you about the use and maintenance. Also, it’s easy to install the disposer thanks to a stainless steel Quick Lock mount.

Noise Level

This cutting-edge garbage disposal boasts SoundSeal technology - there is a highly efficient insulation around the appliance and the anti-vibration components. In all, the disposer is truly quiet and you can hold a conversation without any troubles when the grinding is on. SounSeal also includes an Anti-Vibration Sink Mount.


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Kitchen Aid KCDB250G

Power

Kitchen Aid garbage disposal is less powerful than other units on our shortlist. The electric motor yields 1/2 horsepower, but that's is enough to cope with food waste of a typical family of 4 persons. Also, it's a continuous feed disposer, so you can use it all the time - there's no need to add some waste and then wait till it's ground up. The grinding chamber is quite small - 26 ounces.

Grinding Speed

This model of Kitchen Aid garbage disposal makes 1725 RPM. The crushing and grinding blades allow to grind most types of food waste at the following speed. However, you must never put metal objects into the disposer. This appliance is designed for food waste only and other waste will cause heavy damage.

Installation and Safety

Kitchen Aid garbage disposal is safe enough. First of all, the appliance has an overload protection system with hand reset - if the motor is overloaded (due to a jam, for example), it will be automatically turned off to avoid a failure. Then, you will need to push a reset button in order to use the appliance again. All the internal parts are made of zinc plated steel and, therefore, are durable against corrosion. Installation of this food waste disposer is simple: you just need to attach it properly to a sink drain and connect to the power outlet. Most users can do it themselves, though, of course, you can hire a professional plumber to do it.

Noise Level

If you think this garbage disposal is very noisy you're wrong. Kitchen Aid is a modern appliance and it means the engineers have made it quiet enough. This model has a special noise-reduction system which includes an extra insulation. In general, this appliance is certainly not the quietest on the market, but it make little noise and you won't feel any inconvenience.

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Kitchen Aid KCDB250G
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