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Evergrind E202 1/2 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP vs Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: A win by default, so to speak.

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Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

InSinkErator Evolution Compact

Evergrind E202 1/2 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

The Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP simply cannot compete with the likes of the InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP. It’s not just because they have different power ratings, but also because the Evergrind E202 is one of the worst garbage disposals we’ve ever tested. That’s why even though the InSinkErator Compact costs a lot more money, it’s much more cost-effective in comparison.

Out of the seven 3/4-hp garbage disposals in our lineup, the Evolution Compact is not the best performing one; per our data from performance testing, it only ranks 4th (6th out of 20 products, overall). This mainly reflects the disposal’s consistent but average grinding capability, which means there are better grinders. What stands out about the Evolution Compact is how quiet it is during operation. In fact, the noise-damping features in the InSinkErator Evolution series are currently unmatched on the market.

The Evergrind E202, on the other hand, is as basic as it gets. It features no soundproofing and doesn’t look fancy. But we would happily look past that if the disposal hadn’t delivered such abysmal results in its evaluation. Not only did it not pass the standard test (random food scraps), it overheated a couple of times. So when it was time for the challenge tests (raw meat scraps), the disposal understandably failed.

In any circumstance, we do not recommend the Emerson Evergrind E202 1/2 HP due to how badly its motor may work; it’s an unnecessary inconvenience in the kitchen. By contrast, the InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP is a reliable piece of equipment. It may be pricey, but it’s for your peace of mind.

Pros & Cons

  • High capacity
  • Compact design
  • External unjam mechanics
  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Subpar performance
  • Heavy build
  • Non-removable splash guard
  • Loud operation
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No power cord

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1/2
3/4
Motor type
Induction
Induction
Averaged RPM
1480
1482
Family size
1-2 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L4.8 xW6.3 x H11.5 inches
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$108.79
$203.01

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
1.0
6.9

Scrap Mix

0.0
6.9
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
 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
4 min
1 min 49 sec
Layer 1
6.9 oz (196 g)
11.0 oz (313 g)
Layer 2
16.7 oz (473 g)
20.5 oz (582 g)
Leftovers
6.2 oz (174 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

0.0
7.3
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.
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
3.5 oz (100 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)
Layer 2
3.1 oz (89 g)
3.5 oz (100 g)
Leftovers
7.3 oz (208 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

3.9
6.6
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.
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
3 min
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
1.1 oz (32 g)
1.4 oz (41 g)
Layer 2
1.6 oz (46 g)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Leftovers
1.4 oz (39 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
8.9

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.
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

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.
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
4.8" (12.2 cm)
6.1" (15.5 cm)
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
8.6" (21.8 cm)
Height
11.5" (29.2 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Weight
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
16.0 lbs (7.3 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. “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

6.5
8.5
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 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
32 fl.oz.
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Verticality
4.5" (11.4 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Basic
Stainless steel
Layout
Galvanized steel
Strengthened

Motor

7.0
8.0
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.
Horsepower
1/2
3/4
Speed
1725 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
1474 RPM
1482 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
6.3 A
8.1 A
Wattage
756 W
972 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 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
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
N/a
 n/a

Accessories

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

8.5
10
Evergrind E202 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set in place.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
No
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.6
8.2

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

8.0
6.0

Smooth Operation

7.0
10

Unjam Mechanics

5.0
5.0
Bottom view of Evergrind E202 1/2-hp garbage disposal showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact disposal, showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
External
Yes
Yes
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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