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InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 Garbage Disposal: How big a difference does $100-150 make?

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InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability InSinkErator Evolut...GE Disposall Green...7.97.38.98.47.46.68.68.4
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The InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 HP is one of the only two garbage disposals we’ve tested that can fully process raw fish remains including bones, skins, and fins. Not only that, the disposal is equipped with top-tier anti-vibration technology that keeps the noise profile down significantly. The disposal’s grinding components are also augmented to improve collision and breakage in the chamber (compared to lower-tier InSinkErator models) 

So of course, the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP can’t compete. It enjoys a much humbler grinding chamber and features no noise or vibration damping. But that doesn’t deny the fact it’s the best small garbage disposal in our lineup of eight different models. More importantly, the disposal even outperforms several stronger and pricier models.

Here’s something interesting: Although the Evolution Essential XTR outperformed the Disposall Green in processing raw meat scraps, they yield very similar results—almost identical—when they have to grind random but common kitchen scraps (including avocado pits and cooked bones) all at once. This speaks volumes about the true capabilities of the Disposall Green.

Both garbage disposals are high-tier models with stainless steel grinding components and strong motors. Their build quality should not be a problem as long as you know what you’re using them for, which is disposing of only food and water. The key to deciding between them is the sizes of your cabinets and their costs because the InSinkErator Essential XTR 3/4 HP is much more expensive than the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Included sink top switch
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High-speed motor
  • Affordable
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No noise/vibration insulation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor type
Induction
Induction
Averaged RPM
1478
1478
Family size
3-4 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.6 x H12.4 inches
L5.2 x W6.3 x H13.3 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$295.55
$116.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
6.6

Scrap Mix

6.6
6.6
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR Scrap Mix Test
12.19 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
21.46 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
Almost 0 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Pieces of shredded dietary fiber.
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.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 minutes
2 min 13 sec
Layer 1
12.2 oz (346 g)
12.3 oz (350 g)
Layer 2
21.5 oz (608 g)
15.5 oz (439 g)
Leftovers
0.00 oz (0 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

8.3
5.2
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR Raw Fish Scraps Test
7.24 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Broken fish bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
3.52 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded fish bones and raw fibrous tissue.
0.12 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded fish skin and a piece of pin bone.
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.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
7.2 oz (205 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Layer 2
3.5 oz (100 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
3.9 oz (111 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.8
8.0
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR Raw Chicken Scraps Test
3.03 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones.
1.01 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.
0.3 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.
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.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
3 min
2 min 30
Layer 1
3.0 oz (86 g)
0.8 oz (24 g)
Layer 2
1.0 oz (29 g)
2.0 oz (58 g)
Leftovers
0.3 oz (9 g)
0.04 oz (1 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
8.6

In the Box

InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 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.
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.

Dimensions

InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 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.
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.
Length
6.1" (15.5 cm)
5.2" (13.2 cm)
Width
8.6" (21.8 cm)
6.3" (15.9 cm)
Height
12.4" (31.5 cm)
13.3" (33.8 cm)
Weight
16.0 lbs (7.3 kg)
8.4 lbs (3.8 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.
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.

Grind Chamber

8.5
7.5
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Essential XTR 3/4-hp garbage disposal into grinding chamber after testing. Highlighting layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Essential XTR 3/4-hp garbage disposal into grinding chamber after testing. Highlighting layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Inside view of Evolution Essential XTR 3/4-hp garbage disposal, highlighting design of GrindShear grater ring by InSinkErator, partially showing details of flywheel.
Inside view of InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 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 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.
Capacity
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
5.4" (13.7 cm)
6.4" (16.2 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
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
3/4
1/2
Speed
1725 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
1482 RPM
4615 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
115 V
Current
8.1 A
4.5 A
Wattage
972 W
518 W
Heat
N/A
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4-hp with two pre-cut electrical wires and no power cord. (Unscrewed) cover plate and screw to the sides.
Bottom view of GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
34.3" (87.1 cm)
Type
n/a
3-prong (B)

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
n/a
PVC

Build Quality

10
9.0
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
GE Disposall Green with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
8.4

Ease of Use

9.0
9.0

Installation

7.0
9.5

Smooth Operation

10
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

5.0
0.0
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 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

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