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Best Garbage Disposals For 2017

Garbage disposal units make cleaning up after food preparation easy and quick. Apart from the obvious benefits of not having to wrap your food up in a special organics bag so it can be properly disposed of, the garbage disposal is environmentally friendly as it grinds food down into an easily absorbed liquid. There are several things to consider when trying to decide on the right garbage disposal for your home such as space needed, how rugged it needs to be, how many people will be using it, how easy it is to use and install. The following lists the major features of the 10 Best Garbage Disposals on the market and should help give you an indication of what you are looking for. The different units are separated by their features which include the RPMs, the horsepower of the motor, ease of use, safety features, type of construction and materials as well as warranty.

10.Waste King L-1001

The Waste King really is the ‘king’ of garbage disposals. At 2600 RPMs and a 1 horsepower motor, the Waste King can take even the toughest food and grind it into oblivion. The sound insulation technology ensures the stainless-steel propellers will pulverize your waste noiselessly and continuously so clean up is very easy. The splashguard is removable and very simple to clean. The King uses a special mounting system that is fast and easy to use and also has the added bonus of being compatible with septic tanks. This unit has the best warranty around which is a testament to the manufacturer’s confidence in the quality of this product. It is a lifetime material or mechanical defect warranty as well as a lifetime warranty against corrosion. Online reviews rate the King at an average of about 4.5 out of 5 for this unit and some reviewers mention the ease of installation as a huge benefit. Users write that you get the power you are looking for with a 1 horsepower unit and the noise level usually associated with this size of motor is diminished with the Waste King’s noise reduction technology.

 

9.InSinkErator Badger 5

With a ½ horsepower motor and 1725 RPMs, the Badger is a reliable and cost-effective garbage disposal that will get the job done without breaking the bank. The “Quick-Lock Sink mount” makes it easy to install under any size sink and the galvanized steel construction ensures your food will be ground to easily absorbed liquid in no time. Continuous feed technology means that the unit can be running while you are throwing food into it to make clean up quick and simple. The safety features on the InSinkErator include overload protection which is manual reset switch. This unit comes with a 2 year in home warranty so you don’t need to disconnect it in order to get it serviced. Online reviews place the Badger in the middle ground of ratings. Some users mention that while it is easy to install, it can be a bit noisy. All told, users are happy with the performance for the cost of the unit.

8.Moen GX50C 1/2

The Moen disposal is a powerful unit at 2600 RPMs and ½ horsepower. The “Universal Express Mount” and the slim design make the Moen easy to install under most sinks with just a twist and lock and it also comes with a pre-installed power cord. The patented “Soundshield” ensures the unit purrs like a kitten while crushing ordinary kitchen waste into liquid. Moen’s “Vortex” motor works at high speed so it pulverizes food scraps quickly and reduces jamming. This garbage disposal comes with a 4-year in-home warranty. This unit comes with a removable splash guard for easy cleaning and the continuous feed option lets you continue to run the unit during clean. Online reviews rate the Moen fairly high, mentioning that the unit is easy to install, lightweight and the fact it came with the power cord attached was a bonus. Users also mentioned the unit was very quiet compared to other disposal units.

7.Kitchen Aid KCDB250G 1/2 HP

The Kitchen Aid rotates at 1725 RPMs which effectively grounds up ordinary kitchen scraps and the continuous feed feature allows for quick and constant clean up. The motor is ½ horsepower which makes the unit effective at grinding up tough food waste leftover from meals. This garbage disposable is attached to an electrical switch for safety and ease of use and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Online reviews put the Kitchen Aid at 4 out of 5 stars, mentioning the reliability of the unit for a smaller sized kitchen. Some users mention the unit is louder than other disposers, but works well and with little vibration. They also mention the reliability in grinding up average kitchen scraps with ease and speed.

6.Whirlpool GC2000PE 1/2 hp

With ½ horsepower motor, the Emerson Evergrind has a more compact design than most garbage disposals which makes it very easy to install. Despite the diminutive size, the galvanized steel design of the propellers makes the Emerson a rugged choice that will pulverize food scraps at a reasonable price. The “Quiet Dura-Drive Induction Motor” ensures a reduction in noise when in use and the continuous feed of the unit makes clean up easy. The Emerson comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Online reviews mention the rugged durability of the Emerson as its best feature, giving you a reliable cost-efficient alternative to other more expensive disposers. Great price and small compact design make it a great choice for a small kitchen that is short on space.

5.GE GFC525V .5

 

This heavy-duty unit comes with a 2800 RPM and ½ horsepower motor which provides enough power to grind food into a fine dust at a much faster rate. The blades on the GE are made with high quality stainless steel which reduces the threat of corroding thereby lasting years before needing any maintenance. GEs “E-Z Mount System” has less steps in the installation process and even a novice can install this unit in their kitchen easily and securely. The “drain-boost” technology prevents jams from happening so your sink stays clean and clear of any leftover scraps so that the water runs clog free. The GE comes with effective sound insulation technology that reduces the noise of the unit when in use. Online reviews rate this unit around 4.5 stars out of 5 and mention the power the unit has as well as the speed in which it grinds up food.

4.Emerson Evergrind E202 

With ½ horsepower motor, the Emerson Evergrind has a more compact design than most garbage disposals which makes it very easy to install. Despite the diminutive size, the galvanized steel design of the propellers makes the Emerson a rugged choice that will pulverize food scraps at a reasonable price. The “Quiet Dura-Drive Induction Motor” ensures a reduction in noise when in use and the continuous feed of the unit makes clean up easy. The Emerson comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Online reviews mention the rugged durability of the Emerson as its best feature, giving you a reliable cost-efficient alternative to other more expensive disposers. Great price and small compact design make it a great choice for a small kitchen that is short on space.

3. Cleesink 1 HP

The Cleesink is a powerhouse of a disposal unit at 3000 RPMs and a 1 horsepower motor. With that much power, even the toughest food particles are ground to a liquid that is more environmentally friendly than disposing of whole food scraps. This unit is very safe to use with an switch control and overload protection. The design is blade-free and doesn’t use knives which makes it safe to use for the whole family. The Cleesink uses a 4-step system for grinding up food so nothing is left behind to cause any clogs. The installation of this disposal unit is very easy with a “quick-lock mounting system” that makes anyone a professional installer. The Cleesink 1 HP comes with a 2 year limited warranty. Reviews rate this unit fairly high and mention that the fact it has blades is a huge plus in not having to worry about flatware being ground up by accident. Other users mention that the Cleesink is very heavy so it might be a good idea to have it professionally installed or have a friend help you with the installation.

2.Whirlaway 291

Whirlaway is made by the same company that manufactures the Waste King, Anaheim Manufacturing. This unit is a great alternative when price is a big factor in making a purchase. This unit is smaller in dimensions than most disposal units so if you are short on space, the Whirlaway may be a good option for you. At ½ horsepower, this machine does have a smaller capacity for hard food like bones, but if you are installing it in a small kitchen with simple organic waste, then it is very reliable. The Whirlaway has a two year over-the-counter warranty which means you will have to disconnect it and take it in if anything goes wrong with it, as opposed to most other units with include in-home service. It is easy to install because of the compact design and if you are looking for a less expensive choice without a lot of bells and whistles then this is a good choice for you. Reviews rate this unit highly, but do mention that one of the drawbacks is the fact that it doesn’t come with a power cord. Other users mention the difficulty in installation and suggest that a better set of directions would come in handy when trying to install the Whirlaway yourself. All around a passable unit which will do the job purchased for

1. Waste Maid 458

The Waste Maid is known as a “deluxe duty” garbage disposer at 2700 RMPs and ¾ horsepower motor. This unit is said to be the only one that has a patented design called “Bio-Shield” antimicrobial protection to reduce the bacteria that can build up in other waste disposal units. The small design makes it lighter than most other units and also easier to install in those who are storage-challenged. The “Silver-Guard” protection of the Waste Maid protects the user from losing valuable jewelry or cutlery because it will magnetically catch any objects before they hit the chamber. The warranty on the Waste Maid is 10 years. Reviewers rate this unit at around a 4 out of 5 stars, mentioning that installation is tricky and is better left to the professionals. Users say that considering the size of the motor, the disposer is very quiet when in use compared to other units with smaller motors.

If you want to get an energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to ridding your kitchen of organic waste, then one of these 10 garbage disposal units is a perfect option for a home or apartment. Each one has various amounts of horsepower depending on how much food waste you and your family get rid of. All are highly reviewed as being efficient in crushing kitchen waste into a liquid quickly and easily with little mess. Most units are of a rugged steel design that practically eliminates rust and promises to last for years. Standard options include a removable splash guard for easy cleanup and continuous feed allows you to continue collecting kitchen scraps and throw them in the sink without having to turn the unit on and off every time. For those kitchens that are space-challenged, choosing a unit that is small and compact may be the best option, and smaller doesn’t always mean less powerful. The only real area these 10 units differ is in the warranties each one comes with which ranges from a lifetime guarantee (Waste King) to a 1-year limited warranty (Emerson and Kitchen Aid) so you need to decide if a long warranty is important to you.

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