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

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal: Sometimes, affordability is the point.

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GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability GE Disposall Green...AmazonCommercial 1/...7.46.68.68.46.45.28.57.7
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Right now, the key to deciding between the GE Disposall Green Garbage Disposal and the AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP is the $70 gap. From a performance standpoint, the GE Disposall Green is the better garbage disposal but not by leaps and bounds. Meanwhile, the AmazonCommercial costs much less yet manages to deliver where it matters the most.

The two disposals are similar in specs, utilizing permanent magnet motors and stainless steel grinding components. If dealing with common food scraps alone—anything from green leftovers to cooked hollow bones—both of them are good options. It’s when grinding the tougher, more resilient scraps (raw fish remains, for example) that the GE Disposall Green may be a little better.

Build-wise, both disposals are compact and they weigh about the same. The GE Green offers a little more holding capacity than the AmazonCommercial, but their grinder layout is basically identical; neither product features noise treatment. According to GE, the Disposall Green should be quieter because of its new-gen motor, but from experience, neither of them is quiet.

Both the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP and the AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP should be able to take care of your daily food scraps in the kitchen, even avocado pits or cooked chicken bones. The only thing these two have the most trouble dealing with is the tricky, resilient scraps (like raw fish).

Pros & Cons

  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High-speed motor
  • Affordable
  • High speed
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight 
  • Space-saving design
  • Affordable
  • No noise/vibration insulation
  • Low-torque
  • Can be loud

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Motor type
Induction
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
1478
4684
Family size
3-4 people
1-2 people
Dimensions
L5.2 x W6.3 x H13.3 inches
L5.4 x W6.8 x H13.5 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$116.09
$83.44

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
5.2

Scrap Mix

6.6
6.6
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.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Scrap Mix Test
6.55 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top
14.24 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.03 ounces of shredded fish backbone and shredded lemon peel, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 13 sec
3 min
Layer 1
12.3 oz (350 g)
6.5 oz (186 g)
Layer 2
15.5 oz (439 g)
14.2 oz (404 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (2 g)
0.03 oz (1 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

5.2
0.0
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.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
5.28 ounces of visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.09 ounces of assorted fibrous tissue and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps 2
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
7.0 oz (198 g)
5.3 oz (150 g)
Layer 2
1.8 oz (50 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Leftovers
3.9 oz (111 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

8.0
7.8
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.
AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.63 ounces of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.02 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.23 ounces of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min 30
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
0.8 oz (24 g)
0.6 oz (18 g)
Layer 2
2.0 oz (58 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Leftovers
0.04 oz (1 g)
0.2 oz (7 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.6
8.5

In the Box

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.
Corded AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.

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.
Amazon 1/2-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 6.8-inch width, 13.5-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.2" (13.2 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Width
6.3" (15.9 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Height
13.3" (33.8 cm)
13.5" (34.3 cm)
Weight
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Mount Assembly

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.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.

Grind Chamber

7.5
8.0
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.
AmazonCommercial 1/2-HP Grind ChamberTop view of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
AmazonCommercial 1/2-HP Grind ChamberTop view of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal, showing grater/grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XGBKT1Z garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
27.0 fl oz (798.5 ml)
Verticality
6.4" (16.2 cm)
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Layout
Basic
Basic

Motor

9.0
9.0
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
4615 RPM
4684 RPM
Voltage
115 V
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
4.5 A
3.8 A
Wattage
518 W
370 W
Heat
n/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
34.3" (87.1 cm)
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
Type
3-prong (B)
3-prong

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

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
7.7

Ease of Use

9.0
7.0

Installation

9.5
9.5

Smooth Operation

8.0
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

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