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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP and the AmazonCommercial 1/2-HP are fantastic options in their respective power range. Explore their differences!

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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP

AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP

Overall Verdict

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • High speed
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight 
  • Space-saving design
  • Affordable
  • Can be loud
  • Low-torque
  • Can be loud

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Motor
Permanent magnet
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
4570
4684
Family size
5-6 people
1-2 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches
L5.4 x W6.8 x H13.5 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.15
$83.44

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.6
5.2

Scrap Mix

7.8
6.6
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Scrap Mix Test
4.95 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
21.8 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.23 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone and lemon peels, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Scrap Mix Test
6.55 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top
14.24 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.03 ounces of shredded fish backbone and shredded lemon peel, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 9 sec
3 min
Layer 1
5.0 oz (140 g)
6.5 oz (186 g)
Layer 2
21.8 oz (618 g)
14.2 oz (404 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (7 g)
0.03 oz (1 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.6
0.0
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.63 ounces of visible fish pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
1.74 ounces of assorted fibrous tissues and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.24 ounces of shredded fish skin among pieces of shredded spine, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
5.28 ounces of visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.09 ounces of assorted fibrous tissue and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps 2
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.6 oz (131 g)
5.3 oz (150 g)
Layer 2
1.7 oz (49 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Leftovers
2.2 oz (64 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.2
7.8
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.4 ounces of shredded soft tissue, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.87 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.58 ounces of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.63 ounces of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.02 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.23 ounces of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.6 oz (18 g)
Layer 2
2.9 oz (81 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Leftovers
0.6 oz (16 g)
0.2 oz (7 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.5

In the Box

Corded AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Corded AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.

Dimensions

Amazon 3/4-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.8-inch width, 13.9-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.3-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Amazon 1/2-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 6.8-inch width, 13.5-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
13.5" (34.3 cm)
Weight
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Mount Assembly

EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.

Grind Chamber

8.5
8.0
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder rin
AmazonCommercial 1/2-HP Grind ChamberTop view of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
AmazonCommercial 1/2-HP Grind ChamberTop view of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal, showing grater/grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
27.0 fl oz (798.5 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Intermediate
Stainless steel
Layout
Stainless steel
Basic

Motor

9.5
9.0
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Speed
2700 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
4940 RPM
4684 RPM
Voltage
115 V
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
3.8 A
Wattage
690 W
370 W
Heat
n/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
34.5" (87.6 cm)
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
Type
3-prong (type B)
3-prong

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Width
3.3" (8.3 cm)
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Length
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Material
PVC
PVC

Build Quality

9.5
8.5
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
AmazonCommerical 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.9
7.7

Ease of Use

8.0
7.0

Installation

9.0
9.5

Smooth Operation

8.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
0.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
No
No
Auto Unjam
No
No

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