How much does a garbage disposal cost?
Ans: $50 to $400
Well, it depends. That question has a really broad answer. I can say a normal household garbage disposal costs anything from $50 to $400.
Here is my comparison of the best 1 HP garbage disposals. There are other 1Hp disposals in the market, but I chose this owing to their popularity.
As you know InSinkErator and Waste King are the leaders in this segment so naturally, they have the best in class disposals. Let me compare these models with one another to see how they are similar and different.
American Standard is a comparatively new brand among garbage disposals. Nevertheless, they offer disposals of premium quality. Currently, they have just two models available. Here they are;
1. American Standard High Torque Garbage Disposer
2. American Standard ASD-1250 Garbage Disposer
Here is my comparison of Badger 5 by InSinkErator, Legend 1001 by Waste King and KCDB250G by KitchenAid. All the above three garbage disposals have proven track records, they are affordable, durable and gets the job done.
Both Evolution Essential and Essential XTR are two leading garbage disposals coming from the exclusive range of InSinkErator’s exclusive home utility item series. Interestingly enough, both these garbage disposals come with almost similar features.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact has the term ‘compact’ in its name, so I simply chose it as the benchmark. So I made a list of garbage disposals that have an overall height of 13 inches or less. So in my definition, a compact garbage disposal is one with 13” or less height. I think it is justified because there aren’t many disposals qualifying this criterion.
Evolution Compact and Essential XTR are two popular garbage disposals made by InSinkErator. On first look, the Essential XTR looks very similar to its counterpart, but if you look closely they are different. It is this similarity in looks that made me check for differences between the models. On further research, I found many similarities as well as differences between Essential XTR and Evolution Compact disposal models.
Contractor 333 is a new addition to the long line of InSinkErator disposals, it replaces the old Pro333 disposal. Though belonging to the Badger line its name doesn’t indicate that. Powered by a ¾ HP motor it offers strong competition to inSinkErator’s own Badger 5XP. Both are similar but Contractor 333 is much better looking.
Today I read in a popular blog that InSinkErator makes only EZ mount type garbage disposals, and that they are called ‘Quick Lock Sink Mount’. This is absolutely wrong. Insinkerator makes only 3-bolt type garbage disposals, atleast most of theirs are so.