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

Two disposals with similar prices and builds, but performs very differently.

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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs Moen 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal

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The AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP and the Moen GX50C 1/2-HP both run on jam-resistant permanent magnet motors and are very effective against normal kitchen scraps. While the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP is more powerful, the Moen Prep GX50C is better constructed. That said, they are both well-built grinders that utilize stainless steel grinding components for the best grinding experience.

The key difference between the two lies in their ability to deal with raw scraps. Where the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP hardly struggled to deal with such challenges, the Moen GX50C 1/2-HP could only put up satisfactory results.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • High capacity
  • High-speed motor
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Noise reduction
  • Affordable
  • Can be loud
  • Can be loud
  • Heavy build

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Motor
Permanent magnet
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
4570
4214
Family size
5-6 people
1-2 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches
L5.4 x W7.3 x H13.4 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.15
$91.68

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.6
5.5

Scrap Mix

7.8
4.9
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.
Moen 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
14.8 ounces of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
16.69 ounces of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc on digital scale.
0.05 ounces of shredded dietary fiber on digital scale.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
96.0 oz (2722 g)
Time
2 min 9 sec
3 min
Layer 1
5.0 oz (140 g)
14.8 oz (420 g)
Layer 2
21.8 oz (618 g)
16.7 oz (473 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (7 g)
0.1 oz (1 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.6
5.7
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.
Moen 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
0.92 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissues and shredded bones.
1.84 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.
2.83 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)
9.0 oz (255 g)
Layer 2
1.7 oz (49 g)
1.8 oz (52 g)
Leftovers
2.2 oz (64 g)
2.8 oz (80 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.2
6.3
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.
Moen 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.92 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissues and shredded bones.
1.55 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded tissues and shredded bones.
0.6 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
3 min
Layer 1
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Layer 2
2.9 oz (81 g)
1.6 oz (44 g)
Leftovers
0.6 oz (16 g)
0.6 oz (17 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.6

In the Box

Corded AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Moen GX50C 1/2 Horsepower Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top, next to its box, user manual, registration slip, sink stopper, elbow tube, and a set of 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.
Moen GX50C 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 7.3-inch width, 13.3-inch height, 3.4-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.9-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)
7.3" (18.5 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Weight
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
9.9 lbs (4.5 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. “Moen” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “Moen” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
Parts of 3-Bolt Mount assembly on white platform, including backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange with “Moen” engravings, removable sink baffle, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

8.5
7.5
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
Grind chamber of Moen GX50C garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of Moen GX50C garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of Moen GX50C garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Grind chamber of Moen GX50C garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Intermediate
Stainless steel
Layout
Stainless steel
Basic

Motor

9.5
8.5
A digital tachometer is measuring the speed of the motor/flywheel of the Moen 1/2-HP garbage disposal in our speed test. A smartphone is running the timer app.
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Speed
2700 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
4940 RPM
4207 RPM
Voltage
115 V
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
3.2 A
Wattage
690 W
368 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.
Type B power cord of Moen GX50C GX Series Prep 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal.
Length
34.5" (87.6 cm)
34.0" (86.4 cm)
Type
3-prong (type B)
3-prong (B)

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
9.5
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Moen GX50C garbage disposal with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.9
8.2

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

9.0
8.5

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