InSinkErator Garbage Disposals: Pro versus Budget Models

InSinkErator Garbage Disposals Article

InSinkErator makes some of the best and most trusted garbage disposals around. We have supplied our customers with InSinkErator products for over 20 years. Our favorite features of InSinkErator garbage disposal units are their easy install design, long lasting components, and superior performance. Read on to learn more about InSinkErator, compare their units, and get answers to common questions regarding garbage disposals.

Garbage Disposals: General Information

Garbage disposals help reduce waste in landfills. They also help you keep odors, pests, and bacteria out of your kitchen. Contrary to some beliefs, they can be used in homes that use public sewer systems and private septic tanks. When deciding which garbage disposal is best for your home or commercial kitchen, there are three priorities you should have on your list of requirements:

  1. Functionality
  2. Longevity
  3. Noise 

Regarding functionality, you need to make sure you are installing a garbage disposal that has a strong enough motor to chew up all of the food waste you are putting through it. The longevity of your garbage disposal refers to how long the unit will last or is covered under warranty. Noise is self explanatory – how loud is the unit when it’s in use?

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InSinkErator Information

InSinkErator is the world’s largest manufacturer of garbage disposals. They have been around since 1938. Their headquarters are in Racine, Wisconsin. They are the only garbage disposal manufacturer that has invented, designed, and assembled their disposals in the USA. 

InSinkErator stands by their products with their ‘We Come To You® In-Home Limited Warranty’ for all fixtures made by InSinkErator. That means that they will come to your location whenever your InSinkErator garbage disposal or hot water dispenser needs to be serviced within the fixture’s warranty period.

 Choosing which garbage disposal is right for your kitchen depends on how much you want to spend. All garbage disposal models by InSinkErator are good quality fixtures that are backed by their warranty which lasts anywhere from 3 to 12 years. Simply put, the more you spend, the better model you get when it comes to InSinkErator. 

InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Comparison Chart

Take a look at our garbage disposal feature comparison chart below to see which InSinkErator model best suits your needs. The units are listed from most expensive (left) to least expensive (right). The features in the chart include the following: multigrind, sound seal, activation type, horsepower, feed type, stainless steel grinding elements, antimicrobial quiet collar sink baffle, lift and latch, EZ connect disposal, and warranty length.

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SoundSeal® technology delivers advanced-level insulation, vibration-reducing connections, and a special Quiet Collar® Sink Baffle to block noise from coming up through the sink opening. 

InSinkErator makes installation easier by removing the difficult process of holding the disposal with one hand and adjusting the mounting ring with the other hand with Lift and Latch® Technology. It features an added notch in the disposal body that aligns with a tab on the lower mounting ring, holding it in place by itself.

InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Chart

All of the models listed in the chart can be found on our website for current pricing. View InSinkErator garbage disposals online, then buy through our website, or give us a call to order with one of our sales representatives. 

Pro versus Budget Models


Grind more types of food waste than ever before!
Equipped with up to four stages of Multigrind® Technology designed to prevent clogs by grinding food waste finely.

The quietest. Unmatched performance
Features up to two levels of SoundSeal® Technology, making them our quietest garbage disposals on the market.

Garbage disposal installation made easy!
EZ Connect disposals feature the EZ Connect Cord or Hardwire Adapter,
Lift & Latch® technology, removable dishwasher inlet plug, and EZ Grip Handles to simplify installation.


Reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern
Space-saving compact design

Dependable food grind for most food scraps
Rugged construction with heavy duty Dura-Drive® for long-lasting performance


What cannot go down a garbage disposal? 
According to Eric Schultz, director of product management at InSinkErator, fibrous vegetables and peels, celery, corn husks, artichokes, edamame pods, asparagus, and rhubarb are all problematic foods. He says that “Premium garbage disposals with multi-grind technology can handle fibrous foods in small amounts. But stringy materials tend to go through most garbage disposals and ball up in your plumbing, causing clogs.” Other foods that are not recommended to go down garbage disposals are grease, fats, and oils, high quantities of starchy foods or produce peels, eggshells, shellfish, and coffee grounds. 


What is the difference between batch feed and continuous feed garbage disposals? 
Batch feed and continuous feed disposals process waste differently. Batch feed units do not use a wall switch. They process waste when a grinding plate is placed into the drain. A batch feed disposal will not turn on unless this plate is in place. Continuous feed disposals activate with a switch, and process a continuous flow of waste. Batch feed units tend to be less noisy. Continuous feed disposals tend to be more powerful. Batch feed disposals are safer for households with young children. 


Where can I buy a new InSinkErator unit?
At! We ship throughout the continental United States. View all of the  InSinkErator garbage disposals listed above on our website. If you don’t see the unit you need, give us a call to place your order instead. Phone hours are 8:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday Eastern Standard Time. Call 800-442-6622. 

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