How much does a garbage disposal weigh? (with 46 examples)

How much does a garbage disposal weigh

The weight of a garbage disposal is seldom considered while making a buying decision. It is in fact not worth considering at all unless you have a really thin kitchen sink. All kitchen sinks are built to handle the weight of the household garbage disposals. There may be exceptions to this but I am not aware of any.

What is the average weight of a garbage disposal?

The average weight of a garbage disposal is 13.4 lbs. However, in practice, this value is a lot skewed because I considered garbage disposals from all power ratings to take the average weight. So to get a more practical number we have to batch garbage disposal weights based on their power rating.

Please take a look at the below table;

Weights of 46 garbage disposals compared

Here I am listing 46 popular garbage disposals and their approximate weights.

Garbage disposal namePowerWeight*
InSinkErator Evolution Excel1 HP23 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Pro 1100XL1.1 HP24.3 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Supreme SS1 HP22.9 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Prestige1 HP22.9 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Esteem Plus1 HP19.8 lbs
InSinkErator Badger 1 HP1 HP17 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Pro 1000LP1 HP22.5 lbs
Waste King 99801 HP12.83 lbs
Waste King L-80001 HP11.94 lbs
Waste King L-8000TC1 HP13.4 lbs
Moen GX100C1 HP13 lbs
Moen EXL100C1 HP13 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus3/4 HP24.4 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Select Plus3/4 HP19.2 lbs
InSinkErator Evergrind E4043/4 HP17 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR3/4 HP20 lbs
InSinkErator Badger 5XP3/4 HP15 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Compact3/4 HP19.1 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Space Saver XP3/4 HP19.3 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Septic Assist3/4 HP25.5 lbs
InSinkErator Evolution Pro 7503/4 HP19.2 lbs
InSinkErator Badger 9003/4 HP16 lbs
Waste King 9900TC3/4 HP11.9 lbs
Waste King 99503/4 HP12.83 lbs
Waste King L-32003/4 HP8.6 lbs
Waste King L-5000TC3/4 HP11.25 lbs
Waste King L-33003/4 HP10 lbs
Moen GT753/4 HP9.25 lbs
Moen GXS75C3/4 HP10.25 lbs
Moen GXB75C3/4 HP11 lbs
Moen GX75C3/4 HP12 lbs
Moen EX75C3/4 HP10.7 lbs
InSinkErator Badger 51/2 HP13 lbs
InSinkErator Evergrind 2021/2 HP13 lbs
Waste King 99301/2 HP8.6 lbs
Waste King L-10011/2 HP7.5 lbs
Waste King 99201/2 HP8.6 lbs
Waste King L-26001/2 HP7.83 lbs
Moen GXP50C1/2 HP8.5 lbs
Moen GX50C1/2 HP9.25 lbs
Moen GT50C1/2 HP8.5 lbs
Moen EX50C1/2 HP10.5 lbs
InSinkErator Badger 11/3 HP12 lbs
Waste King L-1111/3 HP7.5 lbs
Moen GXP33C1/3 HP7.75 lbs
Moen GT33C1/3 HP7.75 lbs

*The weights given are approximate shipping weights taken from manufacturer websites, I didn’t weigh any of these units myself.

Based on the above table we can conclude that;

InSinkErator garbage disposals weigh much more than those from any other brands. This. is mostly because the garbage disposals by InSinkErator has metallic grinding chamber whole those by Moen and Waste King have plastic grinding chambers.

  • InSinkErator Evolution Septic Assist weighs more than any other garbage disposals. It weighs 25.5 lbs.
  • The second heaviest garbage disposal is InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus which weighs 24.4 lbs.
  • The lightest garbage disposals are Waste King L-111, and Waste King L-1001.

Here are the average weights of 1 HP garbage disposals from the above brands;

  • InSinkErator = 21.77 lbs.
  • Waste King = 12.72 lbs
  • Moen = 13 lbs

Here are the average weights of 3/4 HP garbage disposals;

  • InSinkErator = 19.47 lbs.
  • Waste King = 10.916 lbs
  • Moen = 10.64 lbs

Here are the average weights of 1/2 HP garbage disposals;

  • InSinkErator = 13 lbs.
  • Waste King = 8.132 lbs
  • Moen = 9.187 lbs

There aren’t enough 1/3 HP garbage disposals in my data set to take the average weight based on brands. But overall the average weight of a 1/3 HP garbage disposal is 8.75 lbs.

As per the above data, it is clear that a garbage disposal with a higher power rating weighs more than another with a lower power rating. But this holds true only while comparing the models from the same brand.

Charles John

A few years back I bought a garbage disposal for the first time in my life. And the buying experience wasn't good. There were lots of models in the market, and I was not sure about which one to buy. They all looked the same to me. So once I went through the experience I started this blog to randomly write things about garbage disposals. Then I got really interested in the subject and started to write comparisons of very similar garbage disposals with each other. A lot of my readers find them very useful in making the right buying choice. I hope it helps you too.

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