12 Best Garbage Disposals for 2020

12 Best Garbage Disposals for 2020

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Looking for the best garbage disposal? Normally, that’s not going to be easy. There are more than 100 garbage disposal models under 30 plus brand names. Amid this large number of options, it is almost impossible to find that just one unit best for your kitchen.

So I created a small list of the best selling garbage disposals.

On this list, you can find the best unit under any category, whether it is one with the most features or the best one for money.

So believe me when I say, your search ends here.

Best Garbage Disposals Reviewed

Here are my top 12 selections;

  1. InSinkErator Evolution Excel
  2. Waste King A1SPC Knight
  3. Waste King L-8000
  4. InSinkErator Evolution Essential
  5. InSinkErator Evolution Compact
  6. Waste King L-3200
  7. Moen GX50C
  8. Waste King L-2600
  9. Waste King L-111
  10. InSinkErator Badger 5
  11. KitchenAid KCDB250G
  12. General Electric GFC520V
Horse Power, typeNoise InsulationWarrantyFeatures
InSinkErator
Evolution Excel

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1 HP induction motor, 1725 RPM, Continuous feedUltra-Quiet7-years + 3-year extended warranty3 stage grinding, Stainless Steel grinding components and grinding chamber, Jam-Sensor Circuit to increase torque to break through jams, auto-reverse technology.
Waste King
A1SPC Knight

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1 HP permanent motor, 2800 RPM, Continuous feedQuietLifetime warrantyStainless Steel grinding components, corrosion-resistant grinding chamber, pre-installed power cord
Waste King
L-8000

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1 HP permanent motor, 2800 RPM, Continuous feedNone20-yearsStainless Steel grinding components, corrosion-resistant grinding chamber, pre-installed power cord
InSinkErator
Evolution Essential

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3/4 HP induction motor, 1725 RPM, Batch feedQuieter6-years2 stage grinding, Stainless Steel grinding components and grinding chamber.
InSinkErator
Evolution Compact

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3/4 HP induction motor, 1725 RPM, Continuous feedQuiet4-years2 stage grinding, Stainless Steel grinding components, compact design
Waste King
L-3200 Legend Series

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3/4 HP permanent magnet motor, 2700 RPM, Continuous feedQuiet8-yearsStainless Steel grind components and corrosion resistant glass filled polyester grinding chamber, Removable splash guard, pre-installed power cord
Moen
GX50C GX Series

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1/2 HP permanent magnet motor, 2600 RPM, Continuous feedGood4-yearsStainless steel grinding components and corrosion proof polymer grinding chamber, pre-installed power cord.
Waste King
L-2600 LegendSeries

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1/2 HP permanent magnet motor, 2600 RPM, Continuous feedAverage sound insulation5-yearsStainless Steel grind components, glass filled polyster grinding chamber, Removable splash guard, pre-installed power cord.
Waste King
L-111 Legend Series

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1/3 HP permanent magnet motor, 1900 RPM, Continuous feedNone2-yearsGlass Filled Nylon Grinding Chamber. Heavy gauge Galvanized Steel swivel impellers: Stainless Steel turntable, Removable splash guard, pre-installed power cord.
InSinkErator
Badger 5

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1/2 HP dura drive induction motor, 1725 RPM, Continuous feedNone2-yearsGalvanized steel grinding elements with two stainless steel 360° swivel lugs.
KitchenAid
KCDB250G

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1/2 HP induction motor, 1725 RPM, Continuous feedHave a sound insulator cover to reduce noise1-yearGalvanized steel grinding elements, SS swivel impellers, and corrosion-resistant grinding chamber.
General Electric
GFC520V

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1/2 HP permanent magnet motor, 2800 RPM, Continuous feedNone1-yearStainless steel grinding blades, corrosion-proof grinding chamber.

Here is my detailed review of the best disposals;

1. InSinkErator Evolution Excel

Evolution Excel is the best garbage disposal in my list.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 1 horsepower, 1725 RPM
  • Feature-rich
  • Best among all disposals
  • 7-year-long warranty
  • Excellent build quality
  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Stylish and Compact design
  • Premium product
  • 3-bolt mounting system which reduces vibrations
  • Anti-jamming, auto-reverse technology

Who is this disposal suitable for?

Evolution Excel is recommended for;

  • Anyone wanting the best, top of the line disposal
  • those with large households (5+ people)
  • Those needing some extra grinding power to dispose of hard food items like chicken bones
  • Those looking for an ultra-quiet disposal

What is it lacking in?

  • Pricey compared to other disposals but totally worth the price
  • Doesn’t come with a power cord

Check my detailed review of InSinkErator Evolution Excel

2. Waste King A1SPC Knight – A challenge to the best

A1SPC Knight is the Waste King’s answer to Evolution Excel. Read more to know why it is one of the best garbage disposals.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • Powerful disposal (1 HP, 2700 RPM)
  • Feature-rich
  • Quiet operation
  • Stylish design
  • Premium product
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Premium but competitively priced

What is it lacking in?

  • Doesn’t have multiple-grinding stages, but that’s the only con.

Who is this suitable for?

The Waste King A1SPC Knight is suitable for:

  • Anyone looking to own a premium disposal unit at a cheaper price
  • Large households with 5+ people
  • those looking for an ultra-quiet disposal

Here is my detailed review of Waste King A1SPC KNight

3. Waste King L-8000

L-8000 is the 3rd best garbage disposal in my list.

Why should you consider this disposal unit?

  • High-speed performance (1 HP, 2800 RPM)
  • 20-year limited warranty
  • EZ mount installation
  • Affordable pricing
  • Top selling unit
  • Pre-installed power cord

What is it lacking in?

  • premium features

Who is this waste disposal unit suitable for?

Waste King L-8000 is suitable for anyone;

  • who wants a reliable and popular but powerful disposal unit at an affordable price
  • with a large household consisting of 5+ people
  • who want a disposal unit with the best warranty

Check my detailed review of Waste King L-8000

4. InSinkErator Evolution Essential

Evolution Essential is the best garbage disposal among the batch feed category.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • Best batch feed garbage disposal
  • High performance with ¾ HP motor
  • Quietest of all batch feed disposals
  • Ample grinding chamber capacity (40 oz)
  • Long term warranty of 6 years
  • Modern and compact design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium product
  • 3-bolt mounting system which reduces vibrations

What is it lacking in?

  • No power cord included
  • Priced on the premium end, as expected for a premium product

Who is this disposal suitable for?

InSinkErator Evolution Essential is recommended for those;

  • looking for the best batch feed disposer
  • with a medium to a large household (3+ people)
  • preferring a quiet disposal
  • looking for a feature-rich, top of the line, premium disposer

Check my review of Evolution Essential

5. InSinkErator Evolution Compact – Best Compact Disposal

Evolution Compact is the best garbage disposal for deep sinks.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 3/4 HP, 1725 RPM
  • Best compact disposal
  • Reliable and efficient performance
  • Quiet operation
  • Multi-stage grinding system
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium product
  • The 3-bolt mounting system which reduces vibrations
  • Affordable disposal with premium features
  • 4-year warranty

What is it lacking in?

  • No power cord included
  • I wish the warranty were a bit longer to assure prospects of its reliability.

Who is this disposal suitable for?

The InSinkErator Evolution Compact is suitable for those;

  • looking for a powerful compact disposal unit(12.25″ height)
  • with a medium to a large household (3+ people)
  • who prefer a quiet disposal
  • who want a premium, good looking and feature-rich disposal

Here is my detailed review of Evolution Compact

6. Waste King L-3200 Legend Series – Best value for money

L-3200 by Waste King is the 6th best garbage disposal in my list.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • Powerful high-speed motor with the best power per pound ratio. (3/4 HP, 2700 RPM)
  • Reliable and efficient performance
  • Decent noise insulation
  • Simple design
  • Excellent build quality
  • EZ mounting system
  • Priced cheap, totally worth every penny you spend.
  • Power cord included
  • Long 8-year warranty
  • Removable splash guard

What’s it lacking in?

  • Noisy than top-end models of competitors

Who is this suitable for?

The Waste King L-3200 is the best choice for;

  • Anyone looking for a powerful and reliable disposer at an affordable price
  • those with medium to large households (3+ people)

Here is my detailed review of Waste King L-3200

7. Moen GX50C GX Series

Moen GX50C is among the best garbage disposal units for many good reasons.

Why should you consider this disposal

  • High-speed motor with ½ hp power
  • Decent noise insulation
  • Eye candy design
  • Built to last long
  • 4-year in-home warranty
  • Affordable pricing
  • Pre-connected power cord

What’s it lacking in?

  • The warranty could be longer

Who is this suitable for?

Moen GX50C is a good choice for those;

  • Looking for an affordable and reliable disposer
  • with a small to medium-sized household (1-4 people)

Check my detailed review of Moen GX50C

8. Waste King L-2600 Legend Series

L-2600 is the best garbage disposal unit under the 1/2 HP category.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • High-speed motor (1/2 HP, 2600 RPM)
  • 5-year long warranty
  • Good build quality
  • EZ mount installation
  • Pre-installed power cord
  • Affordable pricing

What is it lacking in?

  • It lacks premium features; then again this is not a premium product.
  • Not a heavy duty disposal

Who is this disposal suitable for?

Waste King L-2600 is suitable for those;

  • Looking for a reliable and affordable 1/2 hp disposal
  • who have a small to medium sized household (1-4 people)

Check my detailed review of Waste King L-2600

9. Waste King L-111 Legend Series

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 1/3 HP, 1900 RPM
  • Low prices
  • Good for a small household
  • Pre-installed power cord
  • 2-year warranty

What’s it lacking in?

  • Warranty could have been longer

Who is this suitable for?

Waste King L-111 is suitable for anyone;

  • looking for a cheap but reliable disposal
  • with a small household (1-2 people)

For further reading here is my review of L-111

10. InSinkErator Badger 5

Badger 5 is the best garbage disposal under 1/2 HP by InSinkErator.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 1/2 HP, 1725 RPM
  • One of the most popular disposals
  • Reliable and efficient for small households
  • Affordable price
  • 2-year warranty

What’s it lacking in?

  • The warranty should have been longer
  • Power cord needs to be bought separately

Who is this disposal suitable for?

InSinkErator Badger 5 is suitable for anyone;

  • looking for a reliable and cheap 1/2 HP disposal
  • with a small to medium household (1-4 people)

Check my review of InSinkErator Badger 5

11. KitchenAid KCDB250G

Kitchen Aid has many models but this is their best disposal unit based on their sales data.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 1/2 HP, 1750 RPM
  • Affordable disposal
  • Decent noise insulation
  • 1-year warranty

What’s this disposal lacking in?

  • Shorter warranty period compared to competing products in the same price range.

Who is this disposal suitable for?

This kitchenaid garbage disposer is suitable for anyone;

  • with a small to medium household (1-4 people)
  • looking for a low-cost solution.

Here is my detailed review of KitchenAid KCDB250G

12. General Electric GFC520V Garbage Disposal

This is the best garbage disposal by General Electric based on popularity.

Why should you consider this disposal?

  • 1/2 HP, 2800 RPM
  • Cheap pricing
  • Suitable for a small household

What’s this lacking in?

  • Short warranty period

Who is this disposal most suitable for those?

This GE disposal is suitable for;

  • wanting a cheap and reliable 1/2 HP disposal
  • with a small to medium household (1-4 people)

Check my detailed review of General Electric GFC520V

Conclusion

In the end, selecting a garbage disposal is a personal choice. What I think is the best may not be the best for you. My best list above will definitely reduce the amount of research you need but feel free to check my other reviews as well, or definitely use the disposal finder tool I created just for this.