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Frigidaire 1/2 HP Corded vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: Chamber design decides the battle.

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Frigidaire 1/2 HP Corded

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Frigidaire 1/2 HP Corded vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

Per our data, the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP outperforms the Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 1/2 HP by a far cry. Not only did the GE deliver better test results, it went through our evaluation process with impressive consistency. At the same time, the Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 passed the standard test but failed the two harder ones. Not to mention the flawed design of the FF05DISPC1’s impellers

In terms of performance, neither the Disposall Green nor the FF05DISPC1 is particularly better at dealing with random kitchen scraps from common foods. They take roughly the same amount of time to grind down the same amount of food, and the results they yield resemble one another, too. However, that’s mostly true with scraps from easy-to-grind foods like fruits and vegetables.

When we tried the two machines out on tougher foods, the Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 struggled immediately. Its impellers even got stuck when pieces of broken bones lodged themselves right underneath, and that has happened more than once.

Meanwhile, the GE Disposall Green handled tougher scraps with panache. It dealt with raw fish adequately but impressed us with how it went against the raw chicken bone scraps. To put it simply, the disposal outperformed several 3/4-hp and 1-hp units.

If you have to choose between the two disposals, we’d recommend the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP. To be fair, the Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 1/2 is a product with quality materials and parts, but its only advantage over the Disposall Green is affordability. If the FF05DISPC1’s performance were more consistent, it would have had great potential.

Pros & Cons

  • Removable splash guard
  • Decent capacity
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Noise cancellation padding
  • Affordable
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High-speed motor
  • Affordable
  • No external unjam mechanics
  • Jammed impellers during testing
  • No noise/vibration insulation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1/2
3/4
Motor type
Permanent magnet
Induction
Averaged RPM
3688
1478
Family size
1-2 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.6 x W5.9 x H12.8 inches
L5.2 x W6.3 x H13.3 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$82.61
$116.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
3.1
6.6

Scrap Mix

6.2
6.6
Frigidaire 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
11.68 ounces of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
11.6 ounces of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc on digital scale.
0.09 ounces of shredded fish bone on digital scale.
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
96.0 oz (2722 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 45 sec
2 min 13 sec
Layer 1
11.7 oz (331 g)
12.3 oz (350 g)
Layer 2
11.6 oz (329 g)
15.5 oz (439 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

0.0
5.2
Frigidaire 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.29 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Pin bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
3.01 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.
8.82 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.
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
4.3 oz (122 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Layer 2
3.0 oz (85 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
Leftovers
8.8 oz (250 g)
3.9 oz (111 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

0.0
8.0
Frigidaire 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.1 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.
0.87 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded tissues and shredded bones.
3.41 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.
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
0.1 oz (3 g)
0.8 oz (24 g)
Layer 2
0.9 oz (25 g)
2.0 oz (58 g)
Leftovers
3.4 oz (97 g)
0.04 oz (1 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
8.6

In the Box

Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 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.
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

FRIGIDAIRE FF05DISPC1 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal Dimensions
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
5.6" (14.2 cm)
5.2" (13.2 cm)
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.3" (15.9 cm)
Height
12.8" (32.5 cm)
13.3" (33.8 cm)
Weight
8.3 lbs (3.8 kg)
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Mount Assembly

3-Bolt mounting assembly for garbage disposal placed on white platform with stopper in position.
3-Bolt mounting assembly for garbage disposal 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

7.5
7.5
Top view into chamber of Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
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
27.0 fl oz (798.5 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.4" (16.2 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Layout
Basic
Basic

Motor

8.0
9.0
A digital tachometer is measuring the speed of the motor/flywheel of the Frigidaire 1/2 HP Corded 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
2600 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
3706 RPM
4615 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
115 V
Current
4.5 A
4.5 A
Wattage
540 W
518 W
Heat
N/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Type B power cord of Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal.
Bottom view of GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
34.3" (87.1 cm)
34.3" (87.1 cm)
Type
3-prong (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

8.5
9.0
Frigidaire FF05DISPC1 garbage disposal with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
GE Disposall Green with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.4

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

9.5
9.5

Smooth Operation

7.0
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

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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