Looking to sweep away your leftovers, down the drain and out of sight?
With the right garbage disposal, that’s no longer a frustrating task.
Feel free to take a quick look at our comparison table. We’ve reviewed the top-selling garbage disposals on the market so you can pick the best one for your needs.
Good: Powerful, jam-free, and silent. With a 1 horsepower motor, jam sensor, auto-reverse, and 3 stages of shredding, this garbage disposal is a step above all others.
Not so good: The most expensive garbage disposer on our list. Also hard to fit in tight places.
Bottom Line: Its impressive performance and quiet operation make it our #1 choice for those who expect a lot from their garbage disposal. Expensive, but worth the price.
Good: Stainless steel grind components and swivel impellers, combined with a 1 HP motor, means fewer clogs and jams. Easy to install or replace.
Not so good: Its single-stage grinding process isn’t quite as effective as some of the dual and triple-stage disposers on our list.
Bottom Line: While lacking a multi-stage grinding chamber, the Waste King L-8000 has all the power and other features you can ask for. You won’t find anything better at this price level.
Good: A permanent magnet motor, swivel impellers, and a front-mount reset button make this garbage disposal suited for hassle-free use.
Not so good: It’s not powerful enough for people with narrow drain pipes or septic tanks.
Bottom Line: If you don’t want to compromise on function and your plumbing can handle slightly bigger waste, this is an absolute steal.
Good: Offers a bio-charge injection system, dual-stage shredding, and a powerful 3/4 horsepower motor that cuts food scraps to small enough pieces for septic tanks.
Not so good: Has some features that many people will not find necessary for their non-septic tank sewage systems, presumably raising the cost.
Bottom Line: When compared to similar machines without the addition of bio-charge injection, it’s competitively priced. The perfect choice for people with septic tanks.
Good: Features swivel impellers, a fairly sturdy 1/2 horsepower motor, and overload protection, all at a good price and in a small package.
Not so good: Galvanized steel grinding components mean that it isn’t quite as durable as some of the others.
Bottom Line: The company has chosen a good set of additional features, prioritizing ease of use over longevity for less intensive users.
Good: A 3/4 horsepower motor provides significant power in an affordable garbage disposal.
Not so good: The galvanized steel components built into this machine aren’t up to par with the stainless steel options others offer.
Bottom Line: Similar garbage disposals without galvanized steel parts are much more expensive, making this unit a great option for those who want power without paying a high price.
Good: With a strong 3/4 horsepower motor, dual-stage shredding system, and durable grind components, it is easy to see this garburator is a quality product.
Not so good: It is somewhat more expensive than many of the other options.
Bottom Line: The price of this disposal unit will probably not be a concern for people who really need its heavy-duty strength and abilities.
Good: An average system with an above-average 3/4 horsepower motor and durable grind mechanism.
Not so good: No fancy bells and whistles to brag about.
Bottom Line: A good machine if you’re only interested in basic functionality, which doesn’t pretend to be more than it is.
Good: This is basically an average household disposer with the addition of stainless steel components.
Not so good: The attached power cord leaves no direct wire option.
Bottom Line: This is a good choice for households who depend on electrical outlet hook-ups rather than a hardwired cable.
Good: Very affordable when compared with many of the others on this list.
Not so good: Only 1/3 horsepower motor and no special features or particularly impressive grinding capacity.
Bottom Line: A good choice for anyone who only needs something basic and is working within a budget.
Good: Swivel impellers and a split-phase motor mean that this system will not stay jammed for long.
Not so good: No stainless steel components, multi-stage processing, or other special features.
Bottom Line: Swivel impellers propel this out of the average zone and make it a little more attractive at this price.
Good: Features stainless steel grind components, a splash guard, and a front-mounted reset button.
Not so good: Only 1/3 horsepower motor, which is not as strong as many the others. Expect the occasional jam.
Bottom Line: A rather basic machine with a couple of slight upgrades that take it a step above similarly-priced options.