Moen GXP50C 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal
- ½ HP Vortex motor
- 2600 RPM speed
- Universal Xpress Mount
- 5-year warranty
- Compact design
GXP50C garbage disposal is part of Moen’s GX Prep series, which is targeted at customers who need just a little more than normal power levels in their garbage disposal machine. It is a continuous-feed garbage disposal powered by a ½ HP motor.
Given below is a detailed overview of this product;
Review of Moen GXP50C
Moen’s GXP50C comes with a ½ HP Vortex motor powerful enough to handle moderate kitchen waste. ½ HP motors are not that powerful, but they’re not weak either. A Vortex ½ HP motor is ideal for medium-sized families and folks that need a helping hand with getting rid of their kitchen waste.
Moen GXP50C can easily handle food remains like fruit peels, vegetable wastes, and seeds. This is a continuous feed type garbage disposal which means you can keep adding food wastes continuously into it, but take care not to overload the machine.
The GXP50C can also occasionally take some tough food scraps, but it is not recommended to feed it those due to its ½ HP motor. In summary, the machine’s Vortex-powered motor is indeed reliable and powerful enough.
The GXP50C uses a high-speed motor that can go up to 2600 revolutions per minute, which is very impressive for a medium-range disposal. Most ½ HP motors rarely cross the 1700 bar for their RPM, but Moen got the GXP50C to a high speed level.
High-speed cutting means that you don’t have to wait too long for the machine to dispose of the trash; it will get the job done quickly. Moreover, better speed evidently means fewer chances of jamming.
GXP50C has a compact design. Though the disposal does not fully fit into the criteria of a compact machine, it is pretty close. With a height of 13 inches and a weight of around 9 pounds, this food disposer fits any kitchen sink, including deep sinks.
Moen’s GXP50C has a grinding chamber made of corrosion-proof polymer, and its grinding components are made of galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is second to stainless steel in terms of longevity, but it is still reliable and protects the components from deteriorating with time. Overall, you’ll find the GXP50C to serve you well due to its somewhat acceptable grade of durability.
The GXP50C is not equipped with any special insulation technology to trim down the noise levels it emits. However, most users have reported that the machine’s noise is not that big of a deal either. It’s quiet enough not to disturb your mental peace but loud enough to ruin your sleep.
The installation of Moen GXP50C is easy thanks to its Universal Xpress Mount and 3-bolt mounting system. However, it’s not entirely all rainbows either, as a minority of users have mentioned their struggles in mounting the machine. Before we address that, it should be made clear that the GXP50C’s size and weight play a major role in ease of installation. Since these two are not too much, you’ll find the installation process to be convenient. Let us not forget the Universal Xpress Mount that fits with most existing brackets for older units.
Furthermore, Moen once again brings you a pre-installed power cord to make wiring a snap.
Price and Warranty
Moen’s prices keep updating as they sometimes introduce a new and better variant of the same garbage disposal in the market. For the GXP50C, you’ll find its price tag to be somewhere around $100, depending on where you’re looking. For a garbage disposal with a 1/2 HP motor, the price tag seems to be pretty much fair.
Moen provides its customers with a warranty of 5 years for this product. This period of warranty is, although not the longest it’s still worth praising.
- Easy installation
- Enough grinding power for a small household
- Affordable pricing
- 5 year warranty
- High speed performance
- Pre-installed power cord makes installation easier
- No use of noise insulators
- The grinding chamber could be of stainless steel