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Evergrind E202 1/2 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: The best and the worst in the “compact” category.

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Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Evergrind E202 1/2 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

The GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP is a clear winner between it and the Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP. It’s not just because the Disposall Green is arguably the best small garbage disposal we’ve tested, but it’s also because the Emerson E202 is a poorly-made product that failed our evaluation process miserably. And by miserably, we mean overheating and short-circuiting more than once.

During the final run of the standard test, which focuses on the machines’ ability to deal with random foods, the Emerson E202 shut down due to its motor’s rising temperature. When it was the Disposall Green’s turn, it was such a breeze that it took us some time to fully internalize what this little 1/2-hp unit had just delivered: a new bar. It could even process raw meat scrap to an extent, outperforming several units with stronger motors.

The Disposall Green, with its ability to yield output quality comparable to that of larger models, put the likes of the Emerson Evergrind E202—even induction disposals, in general—far in the back of the market. All that, and the two products cost roughly the same, usually with a $20 gap.

We simply don’t recommend the Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP simply because for the same amount of cash, there are several cheaper and better alternatives. The Disposall Green may cost up to $150, which can be a turn-off for a lot of people, but know that there are reasons for that price.

Pros & Cons

  • High capacity
  • Compact design
  • External unjam mechanics
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High-speed motor
  • Affordable
  • Subpar performance
  • Heavy build
  • Non-removable splash guard
  • Loud operation
  • No noise/vibration insulation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1/2
3/4
Motor type
Induction
Induction
Averaged RPM
1480
1478
Family size
1-2 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L4.8 xW6.3 x H11.5 inches
L5.2 x W6.3 x H13.3 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$108.79
$116.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
1.0
6.6

Scrap Mix

0.0
6.6
Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
6.91 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
16.69 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking table.
6.15 ounces of miscellaneous materials from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking table
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Scrap Mix Test
12.34 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
15.48 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
4 min
2 min 13 sec
Layer 1
6.9 oz (196 g)
12.3 oz (350 g)
Layer 2
16.7 oz (473 g)
15.5 oz (439 g)
Leftovers
6.2 oz (174 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

0.0
5.2
Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
3.52 ounces of visible pin bones in a mass of raw meat and skin from fish scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
 3.14 ounces of visible pin bones in a mass of raw meat and skin from fish scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
7.32 ounces of broken fish vertebrae and shredded fish skin on digital scale on granite-looking top.
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
7 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.
1.75 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.
3.9 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
3.5 oz (100 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Layer 2
3.1 oz (89 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
Leftovers
7.3 oz (208 g)
3.9 oz (111 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

3.9
8.0
Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
1.12 ounces of crushed chicken bone, shredded tendon, and fatty tissue on digital scale on granite-looking top.
1.63 ounces of crushed chicken bone and cartilage, and shredded tendon and meat on digital scale on granite-looking top.
1.37 ounces of shredded fatty tissue and broken cartilage from chicken scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.84 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.
2.03 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.
0.04 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
3 min
2 min 30
Layer 1
1.1 oz (32 g)
0.8 oz (24 g)
Layer 2
1.6 oz (46 g)
2.0 oz (58 g)
Leftovers
1.4 oz (39 g)
0.04 oz (1 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
8.6

In the Box

Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal with 3-Bolt Mount, box, register slip, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, bolts, and wrench.
GE Disposall Green 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top, next to its box, user manual, registration slip, sink stopper, elbow tube, and two sets of flanges and bolts.

Dimensions

Emerson Evergrind E202 with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 6.3-inch width, 11.5-inch height, 3.5-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.6-inch depth to outlet, 4.8-inch distance to elbow tube.
GE Disposall Green 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal food disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 6.3-inch width, 13.3-inch height, 4.1-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.9-inch depth to outlet, 5.2-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
4.8" (12.2 cm)
5.2" (13.2 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.3" (15.9 cm)
Height
11.5" (29.2 cm)
13.3" (33.8 cm)
Weight
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Mount Assembly

3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
Backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, cushion mount, sink flange, stopper, lower mounting ring.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “Disposall” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “Disposall” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
Parts of 3-Bolts Mount assembly on white platform, including backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange with “Disposall” engravings, removable sink baffle, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

6.5
7.5
Top view of grinding components in Emerson Evergrind E202 looking at layout of flywheel and impellers.
Top view of grinding components in Emerson Evergrind E202 looking at layout of flywheel and impellers.
Precutter/grater ring in Emerson Evergrind E202 showing layout of cutters and grinding teeth.
Grinding components in Emerson Evergrind E202 showing design of flywheel and impeller(s).
Top view into chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Capacity
32 fl.oz.
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
4.5" (11.4 cm)
6.4" (16.2 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Basic
Stainless steel
Layout
Galvanized steel
Basic

Motor

7.0
9.0
A digital tachometer is measuring the speed of the motor/flywheel of the Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal in our speed test. A smartphone is running the timer app.
A digital tachometer is showing the measurement of a motor/flywheel of the GE Disposall Green garbage disposal in our speed test. A smartphone is running the timer app.
Horsepower
1/2
1/2
Speed
1725 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
1474 RPM
4615 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
115 V
Current
6.3 A
4.5 A
Wattage
756 W
518 W
Heat
N/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP garbage disposal without power cord.
Bottom view of GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
34.3" (87.1 cm)
Type
N/a
3-prong (B)

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on white top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, and 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

8.5
9.0
Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set in place.
GE Disposall Green with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
No
No
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
8.4

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

8.0
9.5

Smooth Operation

7.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

5.0
0.0
Bottom view of Evergrind E202 1/2-hp garbage disposal showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
Yes
No
Auto Unjam
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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Be Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer. Being naturally curious about technology and its real-world applications, Be spent several years in university studying engineering before joining the team at HealthyKitchen101 where he disassembles, tests, and rates household appliances.

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