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GE Continuous Feed 3/4-HP vs GE GFC1020N 1 HP Side-by-Side Comparison

The GE Disposall GFC1020N 1-HP is basically a stronger and bigger GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4-HP. But is it necessarily better? Let’s find out!

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GE Continuous Feed 3/4-HP

GE GFC1020N 1 HP

GE Continuous Feed 3/4-HP vs GE GFC1020N 1 HP

Overall Verdict

Pros & Cons

  • Noise reduction
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • Noise reduction
  • High torque 
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • Space-consuming design
  • Can be loud
  • No power cord
  • Heavy build
  • Space-consuming design
  • Can be loud
  • No power cord

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1
Motor
Permanent magnet
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
4544
4149
Family size
5-6 people
5-6 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W8.4 x H14.6 inches
L5.5 x W8.4 x H16.2 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$150.33
$199.58

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
7.5

Scrap Mix

8.3
7.9
GE Continuous Feed 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
5.59 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Visible fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps.5.59 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Visible fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps.
16.55 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.15 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Shredded pieces of fish backbone and lemon peels.
GE GFC1020N Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
6.67 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Visible fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps.
16.31 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.14 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Shredded pieces of fish bones and vertebrae.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
1 min 58 sec
2 min
Layer 1
5.6 oz (158 g)
7.7 oz (217 g)
Layer 2
16.6 oz (469 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (4 g)
0.1 oz (4 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

8.4
7.7
GE Continuous Feed 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
5.67 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue.5.67 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue.
2.54 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and fibrous tissue.
1.16 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Fish vertebrae among mess of shredded fish skin.
GE GFC1020N Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
7.7 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue.
3.39 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and fibrous tissue.
1.02 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Fish vertebrae among mess of shredded fish skin.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
5.7 oz (161 g)
7.7 oz (218 g)
Layer 2
2.5 oz (72 g)
3.4 oz (96 g)
Leftovers
1.2 oz (33 g)
1.0 oz (29 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

6.5
6.4
GE Continuous Feed 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.79 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.
2.67 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones.
0.68 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage.
GE GFC1020N Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
1.12 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and bones.
2.62 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of fibrous soft tissue and shredded bones.
0.48 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of soft tissue and crushed cartilage.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min
2 min 18 sec
Layer 1
0.8 oz (22 g)
1.1 oz (32 g)
Layer 2
2.7 oz (76 g)
2.6 oz (74 g)
Leftovers
0.7 oz (19 g)
0.5 oz (14 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
9.5

In the Box

GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4 HP with EZ Mount assembly on top, next to its box, registration slip, user manual, installation instruction, sink stopper, adapter kit, elbow tube with rubber gasket, flange, bolts, and wire nuts.
GFC1020N, EZ Mount, box, registration slip, instruction slip, user manual, stopper, adapter, tube, gasket, flange, bolts, and wire nuts.

Dimensions

GE GFC720N with mount assembly, elbow tube, sticker on dishwasher outlet. Showing 8.4-inch width, 14.6-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.4-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
GE GFC1020N, mount assembly, elbow tube, orange sticker. Showing 8.4-inch width, 16.2-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.4-inch depth to outlet, 5.5-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Width
8.4" (21.3 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Height
14.6" (37.1 cm)
16.2" (41.1 cm)
Weight
10.3 lbs (4.7 kg)
12.7 lbs (5.8 kg)

Mount Assembly

EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. GE logo and “Disposall” engravings on rim of sink flange. Removable sink baffle/splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. GE logo and “Disposall” engravings on rim of sink flange. Removable sink baffle/splash guard in position.
Parts of EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals displayed on white platform, including support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange with “GE Disposall” engraving, stopper, removable sink baffle/splash guard.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals with splash guard on white platform, GE logo and “Disposall” engravings on rim.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals with splash guard on white platform, GE logo and “Disposall” engravings on rim.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, engraved sink flange, stopper, and splash guard.

Grind Chamber

9.0
9.0
Top view through collar of Disposall GFC720N GE garbage disposal into chamber after testing, looking at layout of grinding components, highlighting swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Top view through collar of Disposall GFC720N GE garbage disposal into chamber after testing, looking at layout of grinding components, highlighting swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Inside view of GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4-hp garbage disposal, highlighting design of two-level grater/grinder ring, partially showing details of flywheel.
Inside view of GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4-hp garbage disposal after testing, highlighting design of impellers, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
Top view of GE GFC1020N into chamber, showing layout of grinding components, swivel impellers, flywheel, and precutter.
Top view of GE GFC1020N into chamber, showing layout of grinding components, swivel impellers, flywheel, and precutter.
Inside view of GE Disposall GFC1020N, showing details of two-level precutter and flywheel.
Inside view of GE Disposall GFC1020N, showing details of impellers, precutter, and flywheel.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Strengthened
Layout
Strengthened
Stainless steel

Motor

9.0
10
Horsepower
3/4
1
Speed
2700 RPM
2800 RPM
Real Speed
4544 RPM
4149 RPM
Voltage
115 V (60 Hz)
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
7 A
Wattage
690 W
840 W
Heat
n/a
N/A
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4-hp non-corded garbage disposal with two pre-cut electrical wires. Information sticker showing model number, serial number, rotational velocity, power ratings, etc.
Bottom view of GE GFC1020N non-corded garbage disposal, pre-cut electrical wires, and specification sticker.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
n/a
n/a

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals displayed on granite-looking top, including elbow pipe with rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, elbow pipe with rubber gasket, flange, and 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

9.0
9.5
GE Disposall GFC720N 3/4-HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposer, with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed. Orange sticker on dishwasher outlet.
GE Disposall GFC1020N with EZ Mount assembly on top, discharge set, and orange sticker.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.3

Ease of Use

8.0
8.0

Installation

8.5
7.0

Smooth Operation

8.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
0.0
Inside view of garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
External
No
No
Auto Unjam
No
No

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