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GE GFC1020N 1 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact Side-by-Side Comparison

GE GFC1020N 1 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact

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GE GFC1020N 1 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact

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Pros & Cons

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

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1
3/4
Motor type
Permanent magnet
Induction
Averaged RPM
4149
1482
Family size
5-6 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.5 x W8.4 x H16.2 inches
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$199.58
$203.01

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.5
6.9

Scrap Mix

7.9
6.9
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.
 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
2 min
1 min 49 sec
Layer 1
7.7 oz (217 g)
11.0 oz (313 g)
Layer 2
16.3 oz (462 g)
20.5 oz (582 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (4 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.7
7.3
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.
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
7.7 oz (218 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)
Layer 2
3.4 oz (96 g)
3.5 oz (100 g)
Leftovers
1.0 oz (29 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

6.4
6.6
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.
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
2 min 18 sec
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
1.1 oz (32 g)
1.4 oz (41 g)
Layer 2
2.6 oz (74 g)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Leftovers
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.5
8.9

In the Box

GFC1020N, EZ Mount, box, registration slip, instruction slip, user manual, stopper, adapter, tube, gasket, flange, bolts, and wire nuts.
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

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.
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
5.5" (14.0 cm)
6.1" (15.5 cm)
Width
8.4" (21.3 cm)
8.6" (21.8 cm)
Height
16.2" (41.1 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Weight
12.7 lbs (5.8 kg)
16.0 lbs (7.3 kg)

Mount Assembly

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.
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

9.0
8.5
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.
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
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Strengthened
Stainless steel
Layout
Stainless steel
Strengthened

Motor

10
8.0
Horsepower
1
3/4
Speed
2800 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
4149 RPM
1482 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
7 A
8.1 A
Wattage
840 W
972 W
Heat
N/A
N/A
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of GE GFC1020N non-corded garbage disposal, pre-cut electrical wires, and specification sticker.
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 granite-looking top, elbow pipe with 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

9.5
10
GE Disposall GFC1020N with EZ Mount assembly on top, discharge set, and orange sticker.
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.3
8.2

Ease of Use

8.0
9.0

Installation

7.0
6.0

Smooth Operation

8.0
10

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
5.0
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.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact disposal, showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
External
No
Yes
Auto Unjam
No
No