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GE Continuous Feed 3/4-HP vs Moen GX100C 1 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

Another example of how power ratings alone doesn’t show you a disposal’s true grinding capabilities, and this does go both ways.

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GE Continuous Feed 3/4-HP vs Moen GX100C 1 HP Garbage Disposal

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It was a total surprise to see the GE GFC720N outperforming the Moen Chef GX100C in the tests. Truth be told, we had expected the Moen to be the better one because of how they look. 

As it turned out, the GE GFC720N was a complete beast as it went through the tests pretty decisively, save for some parts of the raw scrap challenges. Moreover, it effortlessly handled large quantities of typical food scraps with speed and thoroughness.

Both the GE GFC720N and the Moen Chef employ strong magnet motors, excelling at avoiding jamming. Yet, the Moen Chef appears to be the weaker one as it consistently delivers poorer output quality. Our speed test also reveals that it runs slower.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise reduction
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High-speed motor
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Clean Rinse splash guard
  • Noise reduction
  • Space-consuming design
  • Can be loud
  • No power cord
  • Can be loud
  • Space-consuming

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1
Motor
Permanent magnet
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
4544
4196
Family size
5-6 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W8.4 x H14.6 inches
L5.4 x W7.3 x H15.9 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$150.33
$180.67

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
5.8

Scrap Mix

8.3
6.5
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.
Moen GX100C 1 HP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
8.11 ounces of visible fish pin bones in mass of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
24.1 ounces of ground assorted scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.23 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone, dietary fibers, and fish meat, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
1 min 58 sec
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
5.6 oz (158 g)
8.1 oz (230 g)
Layer 2
16.6 oz (469 g)
24.1 oz (683 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (4 g)
0.2 oz (7 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

8.4
5.1
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.
Moen GX100C 1 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
6.46 ounces of visible pin bones in a mass  of raw fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
2.02 ounces of shredded bones and fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, placed on granite-looking top.
4.41 ounces of fish vertebrae in a mass of shredded fish skin, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
5.7 oz (161 g)
6.5 oz (183 g)
Layer 2
2.5 oz (72 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Leftovers
1.2 oz (33 g)
4.4 oz (125 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

6.5
5.2
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.
Moen GX100C 1 HP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.28 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and few pieces of shredded chicken bone, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
1.62 ounces of shredded soft tissue and pieces of shredded chicken bone, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
1.24 ounces of shredded soft stringy tissue and cartilage from chicken scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min
3 min
Layer 1
0.8 oz (22 g)
0.3 oz (8 g)
Layer 2
2.7 oz (76 g)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Leftovers
0.7 oz (19 g)
1.2 oz (35 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
9.3

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.
Corded Moen GX100C with 3-Bolt Mount, box, register slip, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.

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.
Moen GX100C with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.4-inch width, 13.4-inch height, 4.1-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Width
8.4" (21.3 cm)
7.3" (18.5 cm)
Height
14.6" (37.1 cm)
15.9" (40.4 cm)
Weight
10.3 lbs (4.7 kg)
14.0 lbs (6.4 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.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for Moen garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for Moen garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
Backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange, splash guard, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

9.0
8.5
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 into chamber of Moen Chef Series GX100C garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of Moen Chef Series GX100C garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Inside view of Moen Chef Series GX100C garbage disposal, showing design of grater ring and details on flywheel.
Inside view of Moen Chef Series GX100C food disposer, showing design of impellers and details of flywheel and grater ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
33.0 fl oz (975.9 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.4" (16.3 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Layout
Strengthened
Intermediate

Motor

9.0
10
Horsepower
3/4
1
Speed
2700 RPM
2800 RPM
Real Speed
4544 RPM
4196 RPM
Voltage
115 V (60 Hz)
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
4.8 A
Wattage
690 W
552 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 Moen Chef Series GX100C 1 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
34.0" (86.4 cm)
Type
n/a
3-prong (Type B)

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 white top, showing elbow pipe, 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.
Moen Chef Series 1 HP Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set in place.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
 No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.1

Ease of Use

8.0
10

Installation

8.5
6.0

Smooth Operation

8.0
9.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
0.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam method with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
No
No
Auto Unjam
No
No