16 Best Garbage Disposals 2022 Reviewed

This article lists the best garbage disposals across all horsepower ratings.

There is a wide variety of garbage disposals in the market which makes it difficult to decide on which model to buy. Unfortunately, some models can be overkill for your kitchen while some may fail to meet your grinding requirements.

Before starting your search for the right garbage disposal, I strongly recommend reading this article, garbage disposal size guide, to decide what size garbage disposal you need. They come in four sizes (horsepower ratings); 1/3 HP, 1/2 HP, 3/4 HP, and 1 HP. Finding the right size garbage disposal is the first crucial step to buying.

Once you decide what horsepower disposal you need, the job is easy because I prepared a list of 16 garbage disposals with four choices from each of the power ratings mentioned above. My selections are well balanced in pricing, features, longevity, and customer service, so all you need to do is choose a garbage disposal from the below list.

InSinkErator Evolution Excel

InSinkErator Evolution Excel garbage disposal

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1 HP
  • Height:13 inches
  • Drain Height: 6.6875 inches
  • Stainless steel body
  • SoundSeal Plus technology
  • MultiGrind Plus technology
  • 40 oz. chamber capacity
  • 10 years warranty

Considering InSinkErator’s legacy in the market of garbage grinding machines, nobody should be surprised to see an InSinkErator product on the top of our list. The Evolution Excel is perhaps one of the best garbage disposal machines currently out there. With a combination of some of the most advanced grinding features in the market, the machine is simply unparalleled in terms of performance. It features a powerful 1 horsepower motor that is capable of grinding even the toughest bits of kitchen waste. You can expect the most stubborn and strong pieces of waste to come out in the form of finely ground particles.

What makes Evolution Excel even more special is its ability to execute its operations quietly through its SoundSeal technology. Since the machine is a part of InSinkErator’s Quiet Series, it makes little to no sound when grinding kitchen waste. This feature is by far the most praised feature of the disposal. Other than that, the Evolution Excel boasts astounding grinding features such as the three-stage grinding technology, Jam-Sensor Circuit, and auto-reverse grind system. On top of these brilliant internal features, the Evolution Excel comes with a stainless-steel 40 oz chamber which is one of the biggest chamber capacities in the market.

Overall, InSinkErator is a great machine for grinding waste in huge volumes at once. To top it off, the machine is covered by a 10-year in-home warranty that offers a load of relief to InSinkErator’s customers. However, with these many features, the pricing of the product is of course a bit high. Nonetheless, it is completely justified due to the qualities of the machine.

Pros

  • Powerful and reliable
  • Noiseless operation
  • Long life

Cons 

  • Heavy and large

Waste King L-8000

Waste King 8000 garbage disposal
A Waste King 8000 garbage disposal

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1 HP
  • RPM: 2800
  • Motor: Permanent magnet type
  • Mount: EZ
  • Feed: Continuous
  • Grinding Components: Stainless steel
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Drain Height: 6 inches

Up next is the L-8000 from the Waste King garbage disposal company. Until now, Waste King has managed to sell above 10,000 units of the L-8000. This popularity is due to the product’s affordability and heavy-duty performance. Waste King has changed the game of powerful garbage disposals by coming up with the L-8000, which is the only garbage disposal they have with a 1 HP motor. Although its price tag is relatively low, the machine brings multiple other reasons to the table that make it worth buying. The L-8000’s strength is unmatched thanks to its 1 HP motor/2800 RPM that can cut through your kitchen waste with ease.

With a continuous feeding system, you can expect nonstop waste grinding from the L-8000. Not to mention its stainless-steel grind chamber that can last for a lifetime without internal corrosion. The L-8000 has a removable splashguard that can be taken off whenever you want to clean it. As far as the installation is concerned, a universal sink mount is given to mount the machine and replace the old one. Furthermore, the machine is easy-to-install, comes with an in-home warranty, and has a moderate weight.

Considering the price and features of the machine, L-8000 is undoubtedly one of the best high/medium-range garbage disposal machines you can get your hands on. You’ll find it to be a perfect fit for a kitchen that feeds a large family. In conclusion, you cannot ask for a better machine at this price.

Pros

  • Affordable for a 1 HP disposal
  • Powerful
  • Weight is not too much

Cons

  • Too large

InSinkErator Badger 1 HP

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1 HP
  • Height: 12-5/8 inches
  • Drain Height: 6 inches
  • 26 oz. chamber capacity
  • 7 years warranty
  • 1725 RPM
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • 3-bolt mounting

InSinkErator has introduced its badger series for customers with limited budgets and moderate garbage grinding needs. However, things changed a bit when the 1 HP Badger was unveiled by the company. This variant is the most powerful product in the Badger series due to its 1 HP motor. So, what makes this one special? Well, much like the L-8000 of Waste King, the Badger 1 HP brings loads of power in a lightweight design along with an economic price tag. In terms of grinding strength, the Badger 1 HP simply does not disappoint. It offers a 1725 RPM speed which is fairly moderate for a compact garbage disposal machine.

The 1 HP motor is further assisted by a single-stage grinding process. Since InSinkErator focuses on durability and strength, the machine consists of stainless-steel components that contribute heavily to the Badger 1 HP’s life. Taking the 26 oz chamber capacity into account, it’s fair to state that the machine is built for eliminating moderate loads of waste at once. Although it is more powerful than most garbage disposal machines of a similar standard, the capacity and working are pretty much the same. Other than that, the Badger 1 HP is not equipped with any special insulation features. So, you can expect some noise while your kitchen waste gets disposed of.

In terms of power, the Badger 1 HP was made to compete with the L-8000 and it does not lack in that aspect. For this price tag, the machine seems to be a great pick for an average-sized family. If you’re fine with a bit of noise and medium-duty performance, then look no further, the Badger 1 HP is at your service.

Pros

  • Easy-to-install
  • Powerful
  • Affordable

Cons

  • A bit Noisy

General Electric GFC1020N

GE GFC1020N Garbage Disposal, Black

Quick Overview

  • 1 HP permanent magnet motor
  • 3500 RPM
  • EZ mount installation
  • Sound Reduction technology
  • Stainless-steel parts

A high level of grinding strength, hassle-free installation, and jam-proof technology are just a few of the things you’ll get out of GE’s 1 HP garbage disposal machine. Though there are not many GE disposals out there that go above the ¾ HP bar, the GFC1020N is an exception. With the ability to continuously grind tough food scraps and stubborn kitchen waste, the machine offers a powerful 1 HP motor equipped with a speed of over 2800 RPM. Considering the fact that most garbage grinding machines do not have an RPM of above 2000, the GE 1 HP is quite special in this case. 

Expect no jams from the machine as it comes with a high torque level that reduces the overall chances of food getting stuck. On top of that, the drain boost technology ensures your kitchen waste finds its way down the drainage pipe by pumping water. This results in waste being drained out properly with almost no chances of clogging. As far as the noise is concerned, the GE 1 HP comes with an insulated sound shell that minimizes the noise your garbage disposal machine will make. Lastly, all of the internal components of the GE 1 HP are made of stainless steel that is capable of resisting corrosion.

The GE 1 HP is a wonderful machine when it comes to grinding power. Most customers have stated that the machine is able to cut through almost everything they’ve thrown at it without jamming. It’s almost no problem to install the GE 1 HP either. Though it might seem a bit expensive to some, it’s an ideal garbage disposal machine to have for an average family of 4+ members.

Pros

  • Powerful and fast 1 HP motor
  • Ability to cut through the toughest kitchen waste
  • Easy-to-install

Cons

  • Customers have reported leakage problems

Waste King L-3200

Waste King 3200 garbage disposal
Waste King 3200

Quick Overview

  • Power: 3/4 HP
  • Height:13.75 inches
  • Drain Height: 7.5 inches
  • Speed: 2700 RPM
  • Mounting: EZ
  • Feed Type: Continuous
  • Warranty: 8-years

Waste King is on the level of InSinkErator when it comes to value for price and the company has not disappointed in its low-range garbage disposals. One of Waste King’s most successful products is the L-3200. This garbage grinding machine is equipped with a 3/4 HP motor that makes your daily life kitchen waste into pulp within seconds. Surprisingly, the motor comes with an RPM of 2700, which is way above average for a 3/4 HP machine. This makes it one of the fastest machines in the compact category. Moreover, the magnet motor of the L-3200 is insulated and makes very little noise during operation.

The L-3200 is not much different than the L-9940. Almost everything is the same except the EZ mount system which makes the installation of the L-3200 easy. As for the machine’s durability, the grinding parts are derived from stainless steel. We all know how blades can go dull and rusty quickly if they’re not made from stainless steel. It’s safe to say that the L-3200 lies between the heavy and low range disposal categories. The machine is neither too big nor too small. With a height that barely exceeds over a foot, the L-3200 also has a minimal weight, which helps a lot in the mounting process.

What really makes the L-3200 special is the price tag and 8-year warranty that comes from Waste King. If you’re looking for a garbage disposal that doesn’t break the bank and is able to perform above average, then the L-3200 is for you.

Pros

  • Lightweight and moderate-sized
  • Price is fair
  • Ideal for daily use

Cons

  • EZ mount system might not fit perfectly

InSinkErator Evolution Compact

InSinkErator Evolution Compact

Quick Overview

  • Power: 3/4 HP
  • Height:12.25 inches
  • Drain Height: 6 inches
  • Motor: Dura drive induction motor
  • Grind chamber capacity: 34.6 oz
  • Features: Compact size, 40% quieter than standard disposals, MultiGrind, & stainless steel constuction
  • Warranty: 8-years

Continuing the compact series, InSinkErator’s Evolution Compact does put up a tough line of competition against the afore-mentioned product. Despite belonging to the compact family, InSinkErator’s Evolution Compact brings you a motor of 3/4 horsepower and two-stage grinding technology. With an RPM of 1725, the machine has somewhat of an average speed for a medium-range garbage disposal. InSinkErator has paid special attention to the build of the Evolution Compact. A modern sleek design and a small body are perhaps the two perfect ingredients for a compact garbage disposal machine. So, if you’re short on space under that kitchen sink of yours, going for the Evolution Compact won’t be a problem.

Of course, the physical looks come at second, and grinding features come first. With a two-stage grinding process accompanied by a Tri-action lug system and a GrindShear ring, the Evolution Compact is capable of delivering satisfactory results for an average family of three or four. We all know how much importance InSinkErator gives to stainless-steel components and this product isn’t much different. The 34.6 oz chamber would be sufficient for a small household’s garbage grinding needs. Moreover, the Evolution Compact comes with a quick lock sink mount that allows you to replace your old garbage disposal with your new one easily.

Evolution Compact’s noise levels are surprisingly low. You can thank InSinkErator for equipping this machine with SoundSeal technology. However, InSinkErator is also charging fairly for the machine. Many would think of the Evolution Compact to be a bit costly, but the price is always justified, especially in the case of InSinkErator garbage disposals. So far, the only two setbacks of the machine might be the absence of a power cord and the 4-year warranty. For most customers warranty is not a problem which makes Evolution Compact one of the best compact garbage disposals.

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Noiseless operation
  • Pleasing to look at

Cons

  • No power cord included

Moen GXS75C

Moen GXS75C garbage disposal
A Moen GXS75C garbage disposal

Quick Overview

  • Power: 3/4 HP
  • Height: 13-3/8 inches
  • Motor: Permanent magnet type
  • Grind components: Galvanized steel
  • Grind chamber: Corrosion proof polymer
  • Feed type: Continuous
  • Warranty: 10-year

Though Moen does not primarily manufacture garbage disposal machines, the company has brought forth some quality products in the market that made it to our list. One of these waste grinding machines is the GXS75C, which has to be one of the most visually-pleasing garbage disposal machines out there. As a matter of fact, the reflective black color of the machine looks so good that you can even make the machine a showpiece once its life ends. Is the physical body all that the Moen GXS75C offers though? Well, the machine comes with a strong 3/4 HP motor that offers a whopping 2700 RPM. These two features should be enough to show that the machine isn’t all about just looks. 

You can add your kitchen waste continuously and the GXS75C will care of disposing of it through the drain without clogging or jamming. Note that this is one of the few of Moen’s heavy-duty performance grinding machines and this one in particular, is capable of getting the job done quickly. Furthermore, the last thing you have to worry about is your family waking up to the noise of the machine. Thanks to its Sound Seal insulation technology, grinding noise won’t be an issue. The GXS75C comes with stainless-steel components that offer premium durability. You’re free from the worries of blades getting rusty or the machine’s internal parts breaking down.

Moen offers a 6-year warranty with this piece and the price is not that heavy on the pocket either. If you’re on the hunt for a machine that can get rid of meat bones from your kitchen waste and looks good while doing it, this is your pick.

Pros

  • Powerful and durable
  • Attractive
  • Soundless

Cons 

  • Heavy and large

Moen EX75C

Quick Overview

  • Power: 3/4 HP
  • Speed: 2700 RPM
  • Motor: Vortex Permanent magnet
  • Feed Type: Continous feed type
  • Dimensions: 14.375″ x 7.5″
  • Mounting: 3-bolt assembly
  • Powercord: pre-installed

Moen’s EX75C is another good option you got for a garbage disposal machine. It is a ¾ horsepower grinding machine that is perfect for households with small or medium-sized families. Moen specifically introduced its Host series that is designed to fulfill the needs of customers looking for a slightly-advanced garbage disposal. With a ¾ HP Vortex permanent magnet motor, the EX75C is capable of grinding continuously at 2700 RPM speed. Yes, that pace is quite extraordinary for a ¾ HP garbage disposal and high-speed operation guarantees fewer chances of jam.

Moving on, Moen’s EX75C comes equipped with several premium features such as the Fast Track, Sound Shield technology, and the Simple Snap tool. The Fast Track assists in the installation process and makes it a breeze. As for the Sound Shield technology, that is for insulation. Moen came up with this insulation system that cuts down the overall noise to a great extent. So, the machine has scored high in terms of noise control. Coming to the Snap Tool, it is basically the helping hand of the Fast Track and ensures that the EX75C locks onto your sink properly. A power cord is included in the set that can be removed if you want, but it does save money for the installation.

Cleaning is the last thing you need to worry about since the EX75C comes with a removable splash guard. Overall, the machine is small, lightweight, and did we mention good-looking? Moen offers a 7-year warranty for the product and the price is slightly high for a compact disposal but then again, the features are worth it. In conclusion, the EX75C is great garbage disposal packed with premium features that not every compact disposal hosts. You’ll certainly find it to be an excellent addition to your home appliances.

Pros

  • Power-cord included
  • Installation is easy
  • The grinding process is fast

Cons

  • Costly

Waste King L-1001

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/2 HP
  • Height:12.75 inches
  • Drain Height: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 2600 RPM
  • Warranty: 2-year
  • Mount: EZ

This one is especially for folks seeking a disposal machine that doesn’t break the bank. Waste King’s L-1001 is part of the Legend series that comes with a ½ HP permanent magnet motor and offers a 2600 RPM. Now for a garbage disposal, a ½ HP is not that special but that RPM certainly is. Furthermore, the L-1001 is priced below $100 which makes one wonder whether it’s able to get the job done properly or not. In comparison with products of a similar standard, the L-1001 has a slightly better performance thanks to its galvanized steel grind ring and stainless-steel blades.

There’s no denying that the power of the machine is simply average and nothing too great, but the speed and price compensate for it. Although the machine is a continuous feed disposal, it cannot handle big loads of waste at a time. So, you’ll have to make sure not to put too much waste in the disposal or it will most probably get jammed. As far as installation and space are concerned, the unit is thin and lightweight. It will not take much space below your sink which makes it an ideal pick for folks short on space. You’ll also find it to be easy to install since it comes with an EZ mount feature. A power cord is included as well that will take care of the electrical connections.

Taking the L-1001’s low-power, physical features, and installation process into account, it’s safe to state that this disposal is all you will need if you’re looking for something cheap and efficient. Though it lacks in certain aspects such as noise levels and power, other features compensate for these. 

Pros

  • Thin and lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Fast enough

Cons

  • Noisy

InSinkErator Badger 5

InSinkErator Badger 5 garbage disposal

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/2 HP
  • Height: 11.5 inches
  • Drain Height: 6 inches
  • Speed: 1725 RPM
  • Motor: DuraDrive induction motor
  • Type: Continuous feed
  • Mounting: 3-bolt assembly
  • Chamber capacity: 26 oz
  • Warranty: 3-years
  • Power cord: Optional

The Badger 5 of InSinkErator is one of the most popular garbage disposal machines in this era. Well, several reasons can be quoted here but the unit is affordable and offers plenty of notable features. Firstly, it features a ½ HP motor that can easily handle daily-life kitchen waste being thrown away from a household of around 4. Since ½ HP motors generally fall in the medium-range category, the Badger 5 fulfills almost all requirements of a regular-sized household. The ½ HP motor runs on 1725 RPM, which is neither too good nor bad.

What matters the most is the disposal’s ability to make waste into a fine paste, and the Badger 5 does it effortlessly. However, considering the motor’s strength, it won’t be a wise decision to put too much load on the disposal. So, it’s best to avoid throwing bones and corncobs into it. Other features include a Quick-Lock mount, power cord, a jam-buster wrench, and single-stage grinding technology. As you can tell, these features are nothing special for a general disposal, but in this price range, they do make the machine superior. 

The Badger 5 is a small compact machine that can fit into your sink cabinet with ease. It has a chamber that is no bigger than 26 ounces, which makes the machine perfect for small or medium-sized families. Badger 5’s friendliness with small households is what made the machine popular. If taken care of, it can easily handle your kitchen waste for a decade. Lastly, if any component of the machine malfunctions within 3 years of being bought, InSinkErator’s warranty has got you covered.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Handles basic kitchen waste 
  • Small and lightweight

Cons

  • Noisy

Waste King L-2600

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/2 HP
  • Height:13.5 inches
  • Drain Height: 7 inches
  • Speed: 2600 RPM
  • Motor: Permanent magnet
  • Feed Type: Continuous
  • Warranty: 5-years
  • Grinding Components: Stainless Steel

If the above picks have not proven to be your type, then this might be the one.  Waste King’s L-2600 is specially designed for small households and yet it comes with a ½ HP motor. Every garbage disposal has its specialty and for the L-2600, it has to be the value for the price. As it has already been established, Waste King has a thing for giving its customers the best while charging the least, and such is the case with their L-2600. The machine is although not the cheapest that they offer, but it’s a perfect choice for couples and small families looking to get rid of that small pile of kitchen waste. 

The continuous feed disposal has a speed of 2600 RPM, which is indeed above normal for a ½ HP disposal. The best part, however, is that the L-2600 is said to be one of the most energy-efficient disposals out there. Even though its energy consumption and water usage are relatively low, it can still grind some chicken wing leftovers without causing trouble. Other than that, the L-2600 comes with a removable splashguard, stainless-steel parts, and an EZ mount. In regards to its body, the disposal can fit in tight spaces thanks to its compact build. 

To summarize, the L-2600 not only saves you money on its price but will also cut down your utility bills in the long run. It’s fast, reliable, fits anywhere, and a bit noisy but that’s not that big of a problem. So, for households with 2-4 people, L-2600 was made and it will last for a lifetime. This brings us to the warranty – Waste King offers two warranties for this unit, the 5-year in-home warranty, and a lifetime corrosion warranty. Note that labor costs will not be covered in the latter.

Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • High RPM
  • Doesn’t cost a leg

Cons

  • Vibrates too much

Moen GX50C

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/2 HP
  • Height:13-3/8 inches
  • Drain Height: 6-7/8 inches
  • Speed: 2600 RPM
  • Mounting: 3-bolt
  • Feed Type: Continuous
  • Warranty: 4-years

Even though Moen does not specialize in manufacturing garbage disposals, the company knows what homeowners want and it strives to give it to them. One of their products is the GX50C that boasts a ½ HP Vortex motor with a high-speed of 2600 RPM. It does not bring anything too special to the table besides a few features here and there. For example, the Universal Express Mount which is compatible with InSinkErator, Sound Shield technology, and a power cord are just some of the few things you get out of the GX50C. 

Moen’s GX50C does a satisfactory job in getting rid of your kitchen waste. The high speed of the motor takes care of chances of jamming and the ½ HP is sufficient for a regular-sized household. Two main advantages of the machine are ease of installation and durable parts. With a weight of just 13 pounds, the continuous feed disposal can be put into place without any hurdles. In terms of noise, the disposal has Sound Shield technology which is almost enough to not disturb. So, you can talk on call all you want without being bothered by physical waste turning to liquid.

Top that off with a 5-year in-home warranty and a price that goes no further than $100 and you have a machine of value. The GX50C is a part of Moen’s Prep Series that was specially designed to assist home-based chefs as they slice and dice. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up and fits almost anywhere. What more can a kitchen chef ask for in a garbage disposal?

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Fast and reliable
  • Installation isn’t a hassle

Cons

  • Noise insulation is not up to the mark

Waste King L-111

Waste King L-111

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/3 HP
  • Height:12.75 inches
  • Drain Height: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 1900 RPM
  • Motor: Permanent magnet type
  • Installation: EZ mount
  • Warranty: 1-year

Waste King’s products are not up for debate. The company has come a long way and has millions of loyal customers for good reasons. One of their products we would recommend is the L-111. Built for tiny compartments and tight spaces, the L-111 is a small garbage disposal that brings a 1/3 HP motor with itself. The L-111 can go for 1900 RPM speed with ease. Initially, the L-111 was a competition for InSinkErator’s Badger 1/3 HP. Both machines have similar and distinct features, but L-111 has taken the lead when it comes to quietness and durability.

All of the internal grinding components of the L-111 are made from pure stainless steel and are insulated as well. Now, let us come back to the grinding power of the machine. The L-111 comes with a Vortex permanent magnet motor which can easily turn your solid food waste into pulp. Considering the 1900 rotations/minute speed, the machine is pretty fast for a small unit. In terms of installation, Waste King gives you a clear set of instructions with the product such that even folks with no prior knowledge of installing a disposal would mount the machine. The EZ mount system and plug cord are worth appreciating.

Though it is a continuous feed disposal, you don’t want to overload the small machine by giving it more than it can chew at once. Keep that in mind and you’ll face no jamming issues whatsoever. What else? Well, the machine is quiet and the customers are satisfied with the insulation. It also will not cost you more than $100 and Waste King has got your back for 2 years of in-home warranty.

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Gets the daily grinding done
  • Durable

Cons

  • Installation might need plumber’s putty for a tight fit

InSinkErator Badger 1

InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Compact Garbage Disposer

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/3 HP
  • RPM: 1725
  • Grind Chamber Capacity: 26 Oz
  • Motor: Induction motor
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Height: 11.375 inches
  • Drain Height: 6 inches
  • Mount: 3-bolt
  • Grinding Components: Galvanized steel

If the L-111 doesn’t seem to be your type then InSinkErator’s Badger 1 might be. The Badger 1 is one of the most affordable garbage disposals introduced by InSinkErator. You won’t find its price to be above $100 anywhere. It’s small, light, inexpensive, and efficient. The Badger 1 comes with a 1/3 HP induction motor that is although not that powerful, but capable of grinding your regular kitchen waste. However, the Badger 1 is not designed for tough food remains such as peels, bones, corncobs, and likewise. So, you’ll have to keep an eye on what goes into the machine.

In regards to noise, the Badger 1 has no special insulation to suppress its noise, but it’s not too loud either. Other than that, it has a small 26 oz grinding chamber made from galvanized steel which is enough for a small household or an apartment rented by a couple of students. Installation won’t be a headache since the Badger 1 comes with a 3-bolt quick-lock assembly that allows you to mount the machine under your sink. Moreover, the disposal is light and small which makes it easy to fit anywhere.

We don’t have to state the obvious but looking at its features, the Badger 1 is designed for minimal use. It can handle soft food waste with no worries and that’s what it does best. Though you might be disappointed by the warranty that’s no more than just 1 year, then again it shouldn’t be a problem since InSinkErator is a reliable and renowned brand.

Pros

  • Ideal for light use
  • Low price
  • Small and light

Cons

  • Cannot grind peels

Whirlaway 191

Whirlaway 191 1/3 Horsepower Garbage Disposal

Quick Overview

  • Power: 1/3 HP
  • Height:12-11/16 inches
  • Drain Height: 6-3/16 inches
  • continuous feed type
  • Corrosion proof grinding chamber
  • Stainless steel impellers
  • 2 years warranty

If you’re not familiar with the name Whirlaway, don’t worry because this company has ties with AMC, the company that produces disposals for Moen. Here we have for you Whirlaway’s 191 garbage disposal machine that is powered by a 1/3 HP permanent magnet Vortex motor. Much like our previous few picks, the Whirlaway 191 is a compact unit designed for households that rarely have tough kitchen waste to get rid of. The machine is a continuous feed type made from high-quality and durable materials. Headaches about leakage and breakdowns are the least of your concern if you go for the Whirlaway 191.

Expect no hurdles when you’re installing the machine since it comes with a simple sink mount system. You’ll find the straightforward instructions to be of great assistance for installation – that is if you read them. Most customer reviews that complained about installation were because of customers not going through the manual before putting their gloves on. Anyways, the Whirlaway 191 comes with stainless-steel parts and a removable splash guard to make cleaning easy. Despite costing no more than $80 at max, the machine is not that noisy either. The majority of the customer reviews tell that it makes very little noise which is no problem for most homeowners. The Whirlaway 191 also requires little to no maintenance during its lifetime since it’s permanently lubed from the inside. 

Now we all know that compact garbage disposals do not do well with bones and other tough food remains and such is the case with the Whirlaway 191. The machine works best when you don’t overload it and cause it to jam. Not to mention the manual reset button it comes with instead of a jam key to make reversing jams easy. To summarize, the Whirlaway 191 is ideal for soft use by small homes. You’ll find it to be a quality garbage grinder if you don’t burden it more than it can bear.

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Comes with a manual reset button
  • Doesn’t cost more than $80

Cons 

  • Cannot handle tough food waste

Moen GXP33C

Moen GXP33C Lite Series PRO 1/3 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, Power Cord Included , Black

Quick Overview

  • 1/3 HP motor
  • 1900 RPM speed
  • Pre-installed power cord
  • Mount: 3-bolt
  • 5-year in-home warranty
  • Compact design

You didn’t think Moen would have nothing to offer to folks with minimal kitchen waste volumes, did you? The GXP33C is a compact unit that comes equipped with a 1/3 HP motor ideal for minor kitchen garbage grinding. Much like its counterparts, the GXP33C cannot handle more than basic food leftovers such as chicken bones, corncobs, pineapple skin, etc. However, it does free a load of space below your sink due to its small size and build. Installation is further made a hassle-free process thanks to the machine’s universal express mount fit. Let us not forget the pre-installed power cord that gives relief to folks who find electric work a burden.

The GXP33C is the only garbage disposal offered by Moen for light use. All other units come with a motor that has higher grinding horsepower. However, this model has a 1900 RPM which is quite good for a grinder of this category. Remember, the higher the speed, the fewer chances of jamming. In other aspects such as noise, we’ll just quote the “you get what you pay for” rule because there’s nothing special done in the disposal to suppress vibration. As for the internal parts, they are made of galvanized steel capable of resisting corrosion to a great extent.

Installation would be a piece of cake if your old disposal was of a similar standard. Moreover, the machine does have a pleasing look though. With a shiny chrome crown on top and a black sleek body, we have to give credit to Moen for making the GXP33C a visual treat. Since it has a 1/3 HP motor, it doesn’t cost much and the warranty is just for 2 years. The bottom line is that Moen’s only low-powered disposal is a great pick for small homes.

Pros

  • Installation is no trouble
  • Fast and small
  • Visually pleasing

Cons

  • No insulation

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