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Garbage Disposal Reviews: Top 5 Garbage Disposals

Updated on March 21, 2012

Garbage Disposal Reviews: Top 5 Garbage Disposals

Okay, it definitely ain't sexy but I'll be darn if garbage disposals aren't one of the most overlooked items in a kitchen. We simply take them for granted but we sure use the heck out of them every day of the week, don't we? But what happens when your old garbage disposal unit dies on you? What do you do? Go to your local hardware store? Well, I don't know about you but it's my experience that in this day in age, NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR JOB ANYMORE. Sure, they can spout out a bit of knowledge information here and there but when it comes right down to KNOWING what garbage disposal to recommend, you know they are going to tell you to buy what they have in their inventory. Well, those days are GONE with the Internet and Amazon just a few mouse clicks away. So keep reading as I share with you, the results of several hours worth of in-depth research online for the Garbage Disposal Reviews: Top 5 Garbage Disposals.

Garbage Disposal Reviews

How I Rated The Following Garbage Disposers...

Okay... I want to explain a little about how I came up with these garbage disposal reviews because I certainly didn't just pull them out of a hat. Over several hours of research online, I ended up heading on over to the following websites and scoured over the existing reviews already posted there...

My favorite site of all to find product reviews is of course, ConsumerReports.org. ConsumerReports.org uses 50 state-of-the-art labs where they test everything from air conditioners to ziti! They've been around forever and before there even was an Internet, people bought their magazine to make sure they purchased only the best products that lasted and withstood the rigid testing that Consumer Reports always puts them through.

Buzzillions -- Although I had only recently read about Buzzillions maybe about a year and a half ago, this site definitely has it going on when it comes to a lot of reviews. Easy to navigate too. Definitely found some good stuff here and was here for quite awhile reading garbage disposal reviews.

Amazon -- I like to come here to read reviews because I do think most are very trustworthy when it comes to actual products. Lots of good garbage disposal reviews here that I specifically used as research to set this lens up.

Another one of my favorite review sites is usually CNET REVIEWS however, I was surprised after perusing through their site for over a half hour, I could not, for the life of me, find any garbage disposal reviews! Darn near everything else but no garbage disposers. But I am mentioning them since they do review just about everything else out there.

Next on my list is consumersearch.com because they actually attempt to compile a lot of reviews around the web just like I did for these garbage disposal reviews which can quickly give you a pretty good idea of what's good and what's not good. Unfortunately, again, didn't find a heck of a lot of reviews on garbage disposers here but I did manage to find some.

TESTFREAKS.com -- again, everything but friggin' garbage disposals? I really don't get it but in a way, I'm happy to have created this lens after all since these review sites really didn't seem to have reviewed a lot of different garbage disposers.

I'm going to go ahead and mention TrustedReviews.com here but wow... I did not remember they only review electronics. Another wasted 20 minutes but I do want to mention them here because IF you are looking for reputable electronic reviews, this is another good one to perform your due diligence.

Epinions -- Okay, truth be told, I'm not their biggest fan but AT LEAST THEY HAD SOME GARBAGE DISPOSAL REVIEWS! I was definitely able to perform some research here and it's not that Epinions is bad... I just had a not so good experience with them many many years ago that I won't get into and I guess you could say, I've never forgotten it... LOL. There are unbiased reviews from people that have actually purchased the products you're looking for so that's a good thing. Don't let my experience keep you from checking out reviews of a product you might be looking to purchase.

MouthShut -- Still no garbage disposal reviews. Can't really tell you how good the site is but I can tell you that the popups that defeat my pop-up blocker are infinitely annoying.

Not even Wired Reviews had any garbage disposer reviews but I still killed over an hour reading some interesting articles about garbage and waste recycling.

Okay... Now you know where I went to find as many reviews as I could for this lens.

Garbage Disposal Reviews - InSinkerator Evolution Garbage Disposal Review

The InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-HP household food waste disposer effectively grinds all types of food items, including bones. Dispose of your food waste in an environmentally-friendly way.

Garbage Disposal Reviews - Top 5 Garbage Disposals

All the Top 5 Garbage Disposals in our garbage disposal reviews are available from Amazon at very competitive prices. In fact, all these garbage disposers qualify for FREE SHIPPING. When you combine that with Amazon's outstanding customer service and how fast they will ship your chosen garbage disposal to you, you really can't miss and best of all, you're going to save even more money because you didn't waste money for gas driving to your local home improvement store and you know if you go there, you're going to end up purchasing some other items you don't even need... Right?

Kenmore 3/4 hp Food Waste Disposer 60572
Kenmore 3/4 hp Food Waste Disposer 60572

Number #1 Overall! Believe it or not, the top rated garbage disposal in our list of Garbage Disposal Reviews is this simple, efficient, and low priced Kenmore 3/4 Horsepower Garbage Disposer. After scouring the top review sites online, this little baby kept coming up as a top rated garbage disposer with real life reviews from people that have actually purchased it. if you and your family are living in an average size 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 or 3 children, then this Kenmore garbage disposer is going to get the job done for you.

 
InSinkErator Evolution Compact Garbage Disposal, 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposal Unit
InSinkErator Evolution Compact Garbage Disposal, 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposal Unit

Number #2 Overall! This InSinkerator Evolution Compact 3/4 Horsepower garbage disposal unit also got outstanding reviews and I almost made it the number one choice but the Kenmore gets the edge because among 3/4 horsepower garbage disposals, the Kenmore had more 5 star reviews overall. But you couldn't really go wrong with purchasing either one of these disposers. However, if money is an issue, definitely go for the cheaper Kenmore and you'll be a happy camper.

 
InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 HP Household Garbage Disposer
InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 HP Household Garbage Disposer

Number #3 Overall but please read on... This 1 Horsepower InSinkerator Evolution Excel isn't really rated the number #3 top garbage disposal. It's really rated number #1 if you've got more members in your family and your family does a heck of a lot of cooking during the week. According to all the online 5 star reviews I found, this garbage disposer is really hardcore. Quiet. Strong. Efficient. You can drop larger pieces of food down the drain. Yup, if you have a larger than normal family and don't mind spending some extra bucks on a garbage disposer that will probably last you the rest of your life, this is definitely the unit to get.

 
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-8000)
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-8000)

Number #4 Overall but please read on... Both these Waste King disposers came out pretty equal. If price is the deciding factor, get this L-8000 which is the cheaper model of the two although not by much. Both came out equal when it came to online reviews. Many gave both these models 4 and 5 stars. The reason I am rating these both #2 for larger families and homes is because the one consistent complaint I kept seeing was that after 7 to 10 years, these units might end up quitting on you. Both have large grinding chambers so they are ideal garbage disposers for larger families or families that do a lot of cooking at home but they don't seem to last quite as long as the InSinkerator listed above. However, both are cheaper and thus easier on your budget which just might be your deciding factor.

 
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (9980)
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (9980)

Number #5 Overall but please read on... Both these Waste King disposers came out pretty equal. If price is the deciding factor, purchase the cheaper of the two. Both came out equal when it came to online reviews which is why I'm listing both. Essentially, they are fairly identical garbage disposals although one is a little cheaper than the other. Many real life customers gave both these models 4 and 5 stars. The reason I am rating these both #2 for larger families and homes is because the one consistent complaint I kept seeing was that after 7 to 10 years, these units might end up quitting on you. Both have large grinding chambers so they are ideal garbage disposers for larger families or families that do a lot of cooking at home but they don't seem to last quite as long as the InSinkerator listed above. However, both are cheaper and thus easier on your budget which just might be your deciding factor.

 

How to Install a Garbage Disposal - Garbage Disposal Reviews How To Install a Garbage Disposal

Believe it or not, installing a garbage disposal isn't really all that difficult and this tutorial really nails it. Watch it a few times and consider giving it a try.

Garbage Disposal Reviews Poll - Tell us which Garbage Disposal works for you!

Though I did my best spending several hours online searching for what I believe to be the Top 5 Garbage Disposers available, I think we would definitely be interested in as many actual opinions as we can get. I built this Garbage Disposal Reviews poll to help us do just that. If you have first hand knowledge on one of these garbage disposal units, please complete the poll for us. It will be ongoing so even years from now, we will always be able to come back here and see which garbage disposers edge each other out. And thanks so much for helping us out!

Which Garbage Disposal Listed Works Best For You?

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Kenmore Garbage Disposals - Kenmore Garbage Disposer Auctions on eBay

We sometimes forget that POWER SELLERS on eBay are very often an outstanding resource to buy just about anything. Power sellers make their living on being reputable sellers on eBay so as long as they have great feedback, and a lot of sales behind them, you should be good to go. Take the information from our Garbage Disposal Reviews and see if you can find a garbage disposal on eBay that meets your requirements.

InSinkerator Garbage Disposals - InSinkerator Garbage Disposer Auctions on eBay

Be sure that you purchase your InSinkerator Garbage Disposer from a Power Seller if purchasing from eBay. I say that because I myself have purchased thousands of items from eBay power sellers and have never once had a problem. Just make sure they have feedback percentages of at least 98%. You might even peruse through their feedback to make sure they ship fast and item was as described in the auction.

Waste King Garbage Disposals - Waste King Garbage Disposer Auctions on eBay

Again, it's best to purchase your Waste King Garbage Disposer from a power seller when buying from eBay. Power sellers can't risk their reputation by ripping off customers as they will end up losing their entire eBay business. Make sure their feedback rating is at least 98% positive and take a little extra time to read through some of their latest feedback to get an idea of how fast they ship and if what they sell is as described in the listing. eBay is a great way to save some extra bucks when it comes to buying a garbage disposal because often, the items simply do not end up costing as much as they do elsewhere because this is an auction. And don't worry, most new items up for auction will still be covered by the manufacturer's warranty but as always, please perform your own due diligence and be sure to ask the seller ANY and ALL questions you might have PRIOR to actually making a bid!

Fix Your Own Garbage Disposal - Garbage Disposal Reviews Fix Your Own Garbage Disposal

Did you know a lot of times, you can easily fix your own garbage disposal? Check out this video before you leave so the next time your garbage disposer conks out on you, you can at least perform a little troubleshooting before calling a plumber or handyman.

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      Nyvaeh 2 years ago

      Help, I've been informed and I can't become ignntaor.

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      IamShea 4 years ago

      Great review lens! I seem to be the guy that installs garbage disposals for the family all the time and I have to say that these are right in line with what you state. My personal favorite is the 5/8 hp InSinkerator Evo compact version that Lowe's sells. The Kenmore is a great value for the dollar though.

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      equilibria 5 years ago

      @amazonnottadog: Well then you know where to come back to when you buy a new one! Thanks for the comment!

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      amazonnottadog 5 years ago

      That is some helpful information and I will be reading it again since we are getting ready to remodel our kitchen.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You've certainly done your research. Thanks for the information!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      We bought ours at Costco, which carries a limited selection. It's working just fine, though!

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      equilibria 5 years ago

      @Hairdresser007: LOL. Thanks. I ended up going back to all those sites again today looking for even more information that I could barely find.

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      James Jordan 5 years ago from Burbank, CA

      This is a lot of great information! Almost makes me want mine to break down again so I can get a new one!