Waste Disposal Unit Reviews
Imagine you now have a waste disposal unit for your sink that sits discreetly in the cabin underneath. Then watch as your food waste is washed simply, cleanly and effortlessly away. This means less smelly garbage sitting around in your trash can.
In our waste disposal unit reviews article we’ll briefly cover what we feel are the 6 best garbage disposals on the market right now (Jan. 2016). We’ll also answer a few more basic garbage disposal questions.
5 waste disposal units you should know about.
We researched garbage disposals on the market today to find out which ones are the best selling and the highest rated. So here are the highlights of what we found listed in reverser order.
# 5 –Waste King 9980 Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed
One Amazon user referred to the Waste King 9980 as the “Pitbull of Disposals.” It’s equipped with a powerful 1HP motor. It’s easy to install and comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s fairly priced at just a $140 on Amazon.(Jan. 2016). It’s one of the lesser known brands but still quite a powerful machine. It does have the tendency to be a bit loud, during the grind, when compared to some other leading brands on the market. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon so its a safe bet that you will enjoy this beast of a machine.
# 4 – Waste King A1SPC Knight 1.0 Horsepower
The A1SPC features a powerful motor with an impressive performance with nearly silent operation due to Exclusive Silencer Technology, which is the same material used to sound-proof music studios. Use this machine on the toughest solid wastes. It eats the foods you don’t want to eat. It has swivel propellers that help to reduce jamming but it is rather bulky and may be too much machine for smaller families who don’t have much food waste. This is definitely a man’s machine so if you’re looking for garbage disposal that’s quiet, powerful and efficient at a price point of $180 (Jan. 2016) this is good choice. It received 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
# 3 – KitchenAid Continuous Feed
The KitchenAid features 3/4 HP with a 4.6 star rating out of 5 on Amazon. One thing that you will really appreciate about this machine is how quiet it is, almost whisper quiet. It easily grinds all types of foods with an automatic reversing capability. If you’re putting in new countertops you might as well replace your disposal too and the Kitchenaid will be the perfect addition to any newly remodeled kitchen. It is a slight bit pricier than some of the other units we’ve listed here at $221 (Jan. 2016) but certainly worth the extra dollars.
# 2 – KitchenAid KCDS100T 1 hp Continuous Feed Food
The Kitchenaid KCDS100T features a 1HP motor as well Sound seal plus technology offering a much quieter grind. It will have no problem chewing up almost any type of food waste you send its way. It’s much quieter than standard disposals. It’s heavy duty with a weight of 9 lbs. It got 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with a price point of $330 (Jan. 2016). If you’re tired of listening to all the fussing and sputtering from your existing machine and looking to bring some power into the kitchen this is a machine you’d be proud to own.
# 1 –InSinkErator Evolution Excel
The InSinkErator Evolution Excel takes our top spot for in sink garbage disposals and for good reason. As the InSinkErator saying goes, “grind almost anything and hear almost nothing thanks to SoundSeal® Technology. This is one of quietest garbage disposals in its class and will grind almost any kind of food waste. This is a good machine for large families and for people who love cooking those mighty meals. It’s powerful, crushes almost anything you put down the hole and so quiet you may forget its even there. Easy to install and made in the US. It scored 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon at a price point of $315 (Jan. 2016)
The difference between continuous feed and batch feed.
Continuous feed garbage disposals are by far the most common that you will find installed in today’s kitchens. Continuous, as the name suggests, means that food scraps can be added continuously while the garbage disposal is running. As long as the garbage disposal is turned on you can continue to place food into the hole to be chopped up and disposed of through your septic waste management system.
Batch feed food garbage disposals are similar to the continuous feed other than they can only be initiated by a special cover that covers the disposals entrance. You have to process food in batches because no food waste will be ground up unless the disposal is running.
A batch feed system is not the same as a food compactor. Both continuous feed and batch feed are in-sink disposals where a food compactor is not.
How much does it cost for a plumber to install a garbage disposal?
If you don’t have the skills, tools or time to install your new garbage disposal you’re going to need the services of a handyman or plumber. Not only will you have the pay for the cost of the disposal but also for the cost of labor, materials and supplies.
Depending on where you live, the brand and model of garbage disposal you buy you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 – $450 to have one installed. This is only a price range estimate for worksites that are in serviceable condition. There could be some additional charges if the service tech gets to your home and discovers other materials or components are needed to successfully complete the installation.