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InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP Side-by-Side Comparison

InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP

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InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP

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Pros & Cons

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

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Motor type
Induction
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
1482
4684
Family size
3-4 people
1-2 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches
L5.4 x W6.8 x H13.5 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$203.01
$83.44

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.9
5.2

Scrap Mix

6.9
6.6
 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.
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
1 min 49 sec
3 min
Layer 1
11.0 oz (313 g)
6.5 oz (186 g)
Layer 2
20.5 oz (582 g)
14.2 oz (404 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (2 g)
0.03 oz (1 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.3
0.0
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.
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
5.6 oz (158 g)
5.3 oz (150 g)
Layer 2
3.5 oz (100 g)
2.1 oz (59 g)
Leftovers
2.0 oz (57 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

6.6
7.8
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.
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 sec
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
1.4 oz (41 g)
0.6 oz (18 g)
Layer 2
1.6 oz (46 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Leftovers
0.4 oz (10 g)
0.2 oz (7 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
8.5

In the Box

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

Dimensions

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.
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
6.1" (15.5 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Width
8.6" (21.8 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Height
12.4" (31.5 cm)
13.5" (34.3 cm)
Weight
16.0 lbs (7.3 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)

Mount Assembly

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.
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

8.5
8.0
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.
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
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
27.0 fl oz (798.5 ml)
Verticality
5.4" (13.7 cm)
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Layout
Strengthened
Basic

Motor

8.0
9.0
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Speed
1725 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
1482 RPM
4684 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
8.1 A
3.8 A
Wattage
972 W
370 W
Heat
N/A
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

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.
Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
Type
 n/a
3-prong

Accessories

Hose clamp and elbow discharge/outlet tube for garbage disposals displayed on granite-looking top.
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

10
8.5
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, 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
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.7

Ease of Use

9.0
7.0

Installation

6.0
9.5

Smooth Operation

10
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

5.0
0.0
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact disposal, showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
Yes
No
Auto Unjam
No
No