Best 1/2HP garbage disposals

Best 1/2HP garbage disposals

½ HP garbage disposers fall into the most popular category among household garbage disposals.

As you know they are powered by a ½ HP motor.

Definitely this is not the most powerful motor a garbage disposal comes with. But this power is ample for a household of 1-4 people. Since most households fall into this number, ½ hp disposals got the most popularity.

1/2 HP disposers are most ideal for apartments and small homes. While it can dispose many meals a day, a light use is recommended. If you regularly have tough food wastes I recommend you going for a more powerful disposal.

As you might have guessed due to its low power a ½ HP disposal is NOT capable of grinding hard food items like small bones or fibrous vegetables. However it is all you need for a small, regular household.

Since these disposals use a smaller motor their sizes are also proportionally smaller. This is a good thing as it saves space under the sink. A typical ½ HP disposal has a size of 13.5” in height and 6.5” in overall width. Of course these dimensions aren’t accurate and they vary with models.

Pricewise, ½ HP disposals are the second lowest priced. I am yet to see a disposal in this category with any premium features. So do not expect any top end features like reverse cutting or noise insulation in these disposals.

½ HP disposals – Best sellers

Badger 5 by InSinkErator

  • 1725 RPM induction motor
  • 3-bolt mount installation
  • Stainless steel sink flange
  • Galvanized steel grinding components
  • 2 year warranty
  • Size – 12 5/8 x 6 5/16 inches

Waste King L-1001

  • High speed, permanent magnet motor with 2600 RPM
  • EZ Mount Installation
  • Removable splash guard
  • Galvanized steel grinding components
  • 2 year warranty
  • Size – 13.4 x 6.4 inches

Waste King L-2600

  • High speed, permanent magnet motor with 2600 RPM
  • EZ Mount Installation
  • Removable splash guard
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • 5 year in home warranty and lifetime corrosion warranty
  • Size – 13.5 x 6.75 inches

Kitchen Aid KCDB250G

  • 1725 RPM induction motor
  • 3-bolt mount installation
  • Has some noise insulation
  • Galvanized steel grinding components
  • 1 year warranty
  • Size – 11 3/8 x 6 5/8

I also recommend checking my post best garbage disposals if you are looking for more choices.

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