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InSinkErator Evolution Excel vs AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP Side-by-Side Comparison

The Evolution Excel offers a wide range of features that allow for a better experience when using a garbage disposal. By contrast, the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP enjoys much fewer parts, but it grinds well and costs less.

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InSinkErator Evolution Excel

AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

InSinkErator Evolution Excel vs AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

Overall Verdict

The InSinkErator Evolution Excel is a powerhouse disposal equipped with a robust motor and advanced grinding system. It tackles tough kitchen waste, including raw meat and bones, with ease. Plus, its industry-leading noise cancellation makes it ideal for noise-sensitive households.

AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP is a budget-friendly disposal that packs a surprising punch. While affordable, it handles cooked bones and avocado pits with gusto. Heavier loads of common kitchen scraps are also not much of a challenge.

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Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Advanced chamber layout
  • Auto-unjam mechanics
  • Extra high capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Extra heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No power cord
  • Expensive
  • Can be loud

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1
3/4
Motor type
Induction (with auto-reverse feature)
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
1483
4570
Family size
7-8 people
5-6 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.9 x H12.9 inches
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$392.95
$77.15

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.3
7.6

Scrap Mix

9.8
7.8
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Scrap Mix Test
0.66 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Visible fish pin bones in a mess of assorted scraps.
7.16 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.29 ounces of ground products from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Broken up pieces of corncob.
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Scrap Mix Test
4.95 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
21.8 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.23 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone and lemon peels, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min
2 min 9 sec
Layer 1
0.7 oz (19 g)
5.0 oz (140 g)
Layer 2
7.2 oz (203 g)
21.8 oz (618 g)
Leftovers
0.3 oz (8 g)
0.2 oz (7 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

9.3
7.6
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.93 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Visible pin bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
2.3 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and raw fibrous tissue.
0.12 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Small mess of shredded fish backbone and skin.
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.63 ounces of visible fish pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
1.74 ounces of assorted fibrous tissues and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.24 ounces of shredded fish skin among pieces of shredded spine, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.9 oz (140 g)
4.6 oz (131 g)
Layer 2
2.3 oz (65 g)
1.7 oz (49 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
2.2 oz (64 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

8.5
7.2
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.68 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones.
1.07 ounces of ground chicken scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Mess of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones.
0.19 ounces of ground chicken scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on a digital scale, placed on a granite-looking table. Small mess of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage.
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.4 ounces of shredded soft tissue, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.87 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.58 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
Layer 1
0.7 oz (19 g)
0.4 oz (11 g)
Layer 2
1.1 oz (30 g)
2.9 oz (81 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (5 g)
0.6 oz (16 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
9.2

In the Box

InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1 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 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.

Dimensions

InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1-hp food disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 8.9-inch width, 12.9-inch height, 3.4-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.1-inch depth to outlet, 6.1-inch distance to elbow tube.
Amazon 3/4-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.8-inch width, 13.9-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.3-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
6.1" (15.5 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Width
8.9" (22.6 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Height
12.9" (32.8 cm)
13.9" (35.3 cm)
Weight
19.4 lbs (8.8 kg)
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)

Mount Assembly

InSinkErator Evolution Excel Mount Assembly
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Mount Assembly
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Mount Assembly 1
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

9.5
8.5
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Evolution 1-hp garbage disposal into chamber after testing. Looking at layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
InSinkErator Evolution Excel Grind Chamber
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Evolution 1-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 Excel 1-hp garbage disposal, highlighting design of GrindShear grater ring by InSinkErator, partially showing details of flywheel.
Inside view of InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1-hp garbage disposal after testing, highlighting design of impellers, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
Inside view of InSinkErator Evolution 1-hp food waste disposer, highlighting parts of Excel Tri-Action Lug system, partially showing details of grater/grinder ring and flywheel.
Top view through collar of Evolution Excel 1-hp garbage disposal into chamber, highlighting parts of Tri-Action Lug system by InSinkErator, partially showing details of flywheel.
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder rin
Capacity
37.0 fl oz (1.1 L)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Intermediate
Layout
Advanced
Stainless steel

Motor

9.0
9.5
Horsepower
1
3/4
Speed
1725 RPM
2700 RPM
Real Speed
1483 RPM
4940 RPM
Voltage
120 V
115 V
Current
10.2 A
6 A
Wattage
1224 W
690 W
Heat
N/A
n/a
Reverse
Yes
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1-hp with two pre-cut electrical wires and no power cord. (Unscrewed) cover plate and screw to the sides.
Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
34.5" (87.6 cm)
Type
None
3-prong (type 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
PVC
PVC

Build Quality

10
9.5
InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.5
7.9

Ease of Use

10
8.0

Installation

5.0
9.0

Smooth Operation

10
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

10
0.0
Bottom view of InSinkErator Excel 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
Yes
No

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