Good, better, best, and epic garbage disposal choices

Disposals don’t have to be overcomplicated but choosing the right one amid all the advertisements can be daunting. We’ve simplified the hunt to 4 options based on price range, warranty, and usage needs. We are recommending one specific brand, based simply on our experience over the last 23 years with Insinkerator. They have an epic warranty compared to other garbage disposal brands and they build a quality product. Our recommendation is not endorsed in any way, our recommendations are always important to us and cannot be purchased, they are earned through building a quality product. Please note that I do not include anything less than “good” in my recommendations below, there are disposals that are cheaper or with less horsepower, but I feel I would be doing you a disservice by mentioning anything less than a good product. Cheap is often very expensive in the long run with the expense of having to replace something twice. If you’re interested to learn all of the reasons we love the Insinkerator brand disposals you can check out our blog and video here.

Good – Badger 5 ½ HP Insinkerator Garbage disposal

Features:

Half horsepower dura-drive induction motor

Galvanized steel construction

3 Year Warranty

This is a great disposal for standard use. It is built well and has a powerful motor that can get a lot done, it also has my favorite feature on Insinkerator disposals and that is the reset button on the bottom and the ability to unjam the disposal myself rather than having to call a plumber out or having to replace the unit. The downfall is that the unit is constructed with galvanized steel which ultimately means the unit will rust out over time and need to be replaced sooner than other upgraded models. The investment today will mean reinvesting again and again in replacements as the unit will rust out and need to be replaced.Better –Contrator

Better – Contractor 333¾ HP Insinkerator Garbage disposal 

Features:

¾ horsepower heavy duty Quiet dura-drive induction motor 

Stainless steel grind components 

Polished stainless steel flange with one piece stainless steel stopper 

7 year warranty

This disposal is the next level up and totes a stronger motor, upgraded materials and a better warranty. Insinkerator can offer a better warranty on this unit because of the improved materials, this disposal will last longer and won’t need to be replaced as frequently.

Best – Evolution Pro 750¾ HP Insinkerator Garbage disposal

Features:

¾ horsepower heavy duty Quietdura-drive induction motor

Stainless steel grind components

Polished stainless steel flange with one piece stainless steel stopper

Auto reverse

Anti-microbial baffle

Soundseal technology

9 year warranty

This garbage disposal shares a few traits in common with the Contractor 333, but where it sets itself apart in upgrades is the auto reverse feature. This auto reverse features helps to prevent your disposal from jamming by automatically reversing the plate within the disposal unjamming it without the need of manually unjamming the disposal with an allen wrench. This feature is handy if you find that your family tends to jam up the disposal that you currently have. The anti-microbial baffle helps to prevent the stinky buildup that can happen on the baffle of the disposal, which reduces odors. The baffle is the rubber portion that you see in your sink within the collar or flange of the disposal. The soundseal technology helps to quiet the sound of the disposal while the disposal is running. A 9 year full replacement warranty is nothing to frown upon either.

Epic – Evolution Pro 1100XL1.1 HP Insinkerator Garbage disposal

Features:

1.1 horsepower heavy duty quiet dura-drive induction motor

Stainless steel grind components

Polished stainless steel flange with one piece stainless steel stopper

Jam sensor

Auto Reverse

Anti-microbial baffle

Soundseal technology

Multigrind technology

12 year warranty

This disposal is the high-end you’ve made it in life disposalha ha ha. It is beautiful on the outside and well, it is down right incredible on the inside. This garbage disposal not only has auto reverse, but it has a jam sensor which will sense when a disposal jam could happen and by monitoring the torque of the plate within the disposal and ads more torque if necessary to crush through the tougher food debris. The multigrind technology ads a Grindshear ring to the grinding process practically liquifying food solids, even bones. This disposal touts a 12 year warranty, and knowing what I know about disposals this is the disposal I would personally choose due to quality and length of warranty. By the time I purchased 4, ½ HP Badger 5 disposals with less features I could have bought this disposal once and been happy for 12 years and saved money but before going all in, consider how long you will live in your home and if the upgrade today will pay back it’s investment over time for you. You know your situation, goals and lifestyle better than anyone else.