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AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP vs AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal: quality of life on one hand, and affordability on the other.

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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

InSinkErator Evolution Compact

AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

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When we were testing 3/4-horsepower garbage disposals, it was such a surprise to see the AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP delivering quality results as it did; it’s mainly because the disposal flaunts its affordability, thus our expectation was not high. However, the most surprising thing had to be seeing the InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP getting outperformed across categories in testing.

To be clear, the Evolution Compact 3/4 HP is a quality and solid garbage disposal. It’s widely known among plumber communities for its effectiveness and durability, and judging from our data, it indeed delivers consistently strong performance against a large range of common food scraps. The disposal is one of the quietest on the market thanks to InSinkErator’s noise/vibration damping technology. But all this goodness does ramp up to a considerable sum of money.

The AmazonCommercial, by contrast, is incredibly affordable (under $80). Yet, it was a total beast throughout the evaluation process and is currently ranked 3rd out of 20 different models in our lineup. The disposal comes in a blank cardboard box that has one information sticker (model number, serial numbers, etc.) and is under a 1-year warranty from Amazon. Despite the lower cost, with all things considered, it seems that the company didn’t have to compromise the core machinery.

When it comes to animal bones, cooked or raw, both disposals are unreliable—so far, we’ve only seen one competent model for such a task. Stay away from them, and either grinder can help you out a lot in the kitchen. Although the InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP costs more money than the AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, you mainly pay for InSinkErator’s exclusive technology, quality control, and a 3-year of warranty.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Can be loud
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No power cord

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor
Permanent magnet
Induction
Averaged RPM
4570
1482
Family size
5-6 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.15
$203.01

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.6
6.9

Scrap Mix

7.8
6.9
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.
 InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Scrap Mix Test
11.03 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top
20.52 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.06 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Shredded fish vertebrae and pieces of dietary fiber.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 9 sec
1 min 49 sec
Layer 1
5.0 oz (140 g)
11.0 oz (313 g)
Layer 2
21.8 oz (618 g)
20.5 oz (582 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (7 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.6
7.3
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.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
5.56 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Few pin bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
3.53 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and raw fibrous tissue.
2.02 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded fish backbone and skin.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.6 oz (131 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)
Layer 2
1.7 oz (49 g)
3.5 oz (100 g)
Leftovers
2.2 oz (64 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.2
6.6
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.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
1.45 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones.
1.63 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded tendons and pieces of shredded bones.
0.37 ounces of ground chicken scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage.
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)
1.4 oz (41 g)
Layer 2
2.9 oz (81 g)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Leftovers
0.6 oz (16 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.9

In the Box

Corded AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top, next to its box, user manual, registration slip, sink stopper, hose clamp, elbow tube, straight tube, wrench, 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.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp food disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 8.6-inch width, 12.4-inch height, 3.4-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.6-inch depth to outlet, 6.1-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
6.1" (15.5 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
8.6" (21.8 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Weight
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
16.0 lbs (7.3 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.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
Parts of 3-Bolts Mount assembly on platform, including backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange with “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engravings, removable sink baffle, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

8.5
8.5
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
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal into chamber after testing. Looking at layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal into chamber after testing. Looking at layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Inside view of Evolution Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal, highlighting design of GrindShear grater ring by InSinkErator, partially showing details of flywheel.
Inside view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal after testing, highlighting design of impellers, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Intermediate
Stainless steel
Layout
Stainless steel
Strengthened

Motor

9.5
8.0
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Speed
2700 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
4940 RPM
1482 RPM
Voltage
115 V
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
8.1 A
Wattage
690 W
972 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 InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp with two pre-cut electrical wires and no power cord. (Unscrewed) cover plate and screw to the sides.
Length
34.5" (87.6 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
3-prong (type B)
 n/a

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Hose clamp and elbow discharge/outlet tube for garbage disposals displayed on granite-looking top.
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
10
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.9
8.2

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

9.0
6.0

Smooth Operation

8.0
10

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
5.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact disposal, showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
External
No
Yes
Auto Unjam
No
No

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