Welcome to The Disposal Advisor.
Designed to help you research, select, and purchase the best garbage disposal for your home.
Here, you will find all the information you need about garbage disposals such as; garbage disposal reviews, comparisons, general information, our disposal 101 guide, and “How To’” video’s and articles. We realize the term “best” is subjective and varies based on ones individual needs and affordability. Therefore, we hope The Disposal Advisor can help you select and purchase your best garbage disposal.
Why do I need a garbage disposal?
Installing a garbage disposer in your home offers numerous advantages and benefits. Putting your food waste down the sink is definitely more convenient and installing a disposal unit is an environmentally friendly way of throwing out the trash. By disposing of you kitchen food waste with a kitchen waste disposer you will be reducing the size of landfills.
The basic job of a waste disposer is to process the kitchen waste you throw in it. It accomplishes this with a shredder, water, and the horsepower from the motor. It reduces the size of the waste by grinding it into smaller particles that can pass through the pipes into the sewage system.
To learn more, please read our article on how a garbage disposal works.
Why should I replace my existing unit?
Is it time to replace your old, smelly, loud disposal? Advancements in technology have lead to reasons you should consider replacing your outdated disposal. Technology, such as noise reduction and multi-grind stages, now allow you to choose a garbage disposal with various features.
Ideally, your replacement will sit quietly out of sight and offer features specific to your needs. Additionally, the best garbage disposer replacement will be easy to install, operate and repair. So which one will you choose?
Read our disposal reviews.
Best Garbage Disposal
So what is the Best Garbage Disposal? Below we have created a quick reference chart derived from our research and effort that illustrates our selections, based on different categories. For more in-depth information click here or read our Garbage Disposal Reviews.
Things to Consider When Buying a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposal units have solidified their position as one of the top appliances in a modern, sustainable, eco-friendly household. Praised for their many practical and money saving benefits, they are, without a doubt, one of the best investments that a wise homeowner could make. Below is a list of considerations for any person seeking to buy a disposal unit.
- Horse Power
- Grinding Stages
- Batch Feed vs Continuous Feed
Garbage Disposal Brands
Two of the largest brands in the market are InSinkErator and Waste King. Both manufactures have been around for decades and have several models available. Most reviews on this site will be from these two brands as they dominate the market.
Other brands and reviews will consist of Kitchen Aid, Moen, GE, and Whirlaway.
Waste King VS. InSinkErator
Although both manufacturers provide disposers with the same horsepower, there is a difference in price and features. Which is the best disposal brand for you and which one should you choose?
WASTE KING L-2600 LEGEND SERIES 1/2 HP REVIEW
INSINKERATOR EVOLUTION COMPACT 3/4 HP REVIEW
WASTE KING L-8000 LEGEND SERIES 1.0 HP WASTE DISPOSER REVIEW
Why should I get a pro to do my garbage disposal installation?
Installing a garbage disposal involves tapping into your home’s plumbing and electrical systems, and both systems need to be handled correctly to safely install your unit. Someone with a lot of experience can handle the job in 2 or 3 hours—or maybe even less.
Attempting an installation without any training will likely take at least double the time required for a professional to install the garbage disposal.