When it comes to kitchen clean up, you want an efficient and quiet garbage disposal. Some of them can be very loud and basically disturb the whole household. We researched a lot of different brands and styles to put together this comprehensive list of the top 10 garbage disposals we found. Before we jump into our reviews, let’s take a closer look at some of the important things to think about when buying a garbage disposer.
Motor: These motors are measured in horsepower. They vary slightly, ranging from ½ all the way up to 1 ¼ horsepower. Keep in mind that more powerful units can tackle more difficult debris, like some chicken and fish bones.
Feed Type: All of these have continuous feeds. This means that the blade turns from the time you turn it on until you turn it off so you can keep washing things down the disposal without stopping.
Power: The rotations per minute of the blade or ring is just as important as the horsepower of the engine when it comes to chopping power. These range from 1725 to 2700 rpms. The higher the number, the more chopping power.
Power Cord: Some of these come with a power cord, some don’t. It’s easy to get a power cord if you need one. It’s just a little more convenient when the power cord is already attached to the unit.
Weight: Weight usually corresponds to power. So, the heavier it is, the more power it has. There’s actually a bit of a weight range with our top picks. They weigh anywhere from 7.8 to 19.7 pounds.
Warranty: We love a good warranty and you should, too. Luckily, most of these are pretty generous. Believe it or not, most of these warranties are for 4 years or more. One even goes up to 10!
Now that you have a better idea of what to look for, it’s time to compare garbage disposals. Here’s how it works. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. This is the best place to start if you’re in a hurry. Stick around and read all of our garbage disposer reviews if you can. These really are awesome products. Alright, let’s get right into it!