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InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact Side-by-Side Comparison

InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact

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InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR vs InSinkErator Evolution Compact

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Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Included sink top switch
  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No power cord

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor type
Induction
Induction
Averaged RPM
1478
1482
Family size
3-4 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.6 x H12.4 inches
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$295.55
$203.01

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
6.9

Scrap Mix

6.6
6.9
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.
 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 minutes
1 min 49 sec
Layer 1
12.2 oz (346 g)
11.0 oz (313 g)
Layer 2
21.5 oz (608 g)
20.5 oz (582 g)
Leftovers
0.00 oz (0 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

8.3
7.3
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.
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
7.2 oz (205 g)
5.6 oz (158 g)
Layer 2
3.5 oz (100 g)
3.5 oz (100 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
2.0 oz (57 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.8
6.6
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.
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
3 min
2 min 30 sec
Layer 1
3.0 oz (86 g)
1.4 oz (41 g)
Layer 2
1.0 oz (29 g)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Leftovers
0.3 oz (9 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
8.9

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.
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

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.
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
6.1" (15.5 cm)
6.1" (15.5 cm)
Width
8.6" (21.8 cm)
8.6" (21.8 cm)
Height
12.4" (31.5 cm)
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Weight
16.0 lbs (7.3 kg)
16.0 lbs (7.3 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. “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

8.5
8.5
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 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
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Verticality
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Layout
Strengthened
Strengthened

Motor

8.0
8.0
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Speed
1725 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
1482 RPM
1482 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
8.1 A
8.1 A
Wattage
972 W
972 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 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

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

Build Quality

10
10
InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
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
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
8.2

Ease of Use

9.0
9.0

Installation

7.0
6.0

Smooth Operation

10
10

Unjam Mechanics

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