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

Sometimes, you want a little more in a garbage disposal: large capacity, smooth operation, stuff like that. But sometimes, all you need is just raw power, especially when it can save you a couple of hundred dollars.

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InSinkErator Evolution Excel

GE GFC1020N 1 HP

InSinkErator Evolution Excel vs GE GFC1020N 1 HP

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability InSinkErator Evolut...GE GFC1020N 1 HP9.39.39.68.58.07.59.57.3
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We’ve got here two very powerful garbage disposals that are suitable for families who cook often and have plenty of kitchen scraps to dispose of daily. That said, the Evolution Excel is much more capable than the Disposall GFC1020N in terms of grinding power and usability.

Results from performance testing tell us Evolution Excel can grind faster and better than the Disposall GFC2010N. Not only that, our experience tells us that the Excel runs much smoother than the GFC2010N. This is mainly because of InSinkErator’s exclusive technology, namely the MultiGrind mechanics and the SoundSeal system.

Pros & Cons

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

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
1
1
Motor type
Induction (with auto-reverse feature)
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
1483
4149
Family size
7-8 people
5-6 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.9 x H12.9 inches
L5.5 x W8.4 x H16.2 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$392.95
$199.58

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.3
7.5

Scrap Mix

9.8
7.9
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.
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.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min
2 min
Layer 1
0.7 oz (19 g)
7.7 oz (217 g)
Layer 2
7.2 oz (203 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Leftovers
0.3 oz (8 g)
0.1 oz (4 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

9.3
7.7
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.
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.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.9 oz (140 g)
7.7 oz (218 g)
Layer 2
2.3 oz (65 g)
3.4 oz (96 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
1.0 oz (29 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

8.5
6.4
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.
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.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min 30 sec
2 min 18 sec
Layer 1
0.7 oz (19 g)
1.1 oz (32 g)
Layer 2
1.1 oz (30 g)
2.6 oz (74 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (5 g)
0.5 oz (14 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
9.5

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

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.
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.
Length
6.1" (15.5 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Width
8.9" (22.6 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Height
12.9" (32.8 cm)
16.2" (41.1 cm)
Weight
19.4 lbs (8.8 kg)
12.7 lbs (5.8 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 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.

Grind Chamber

9.5
9.0
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 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.
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
Strengthened
Layout
Advanced
Stainless steel

Motor

9.0
10
Horsepower
1
1
Speed
1725 RPM
2800 RPM
Real Speed
1483 RPM
4149 RPM
Voltage
120 V
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
10.2 A
7 A
Wattage
1224 W
840 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 GE GFC1020N non-corded garbage disposal, pre-cut electrical wires, and specification sticker.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
None
n/a

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, elbow pipe with rubber gasket, flange, and 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.
GE Disposall GFC1020N with EZ Mount assembly on top, discharge set, and orange sticker.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.5
7.3

Ease of Use

10
8.0

Installation

5.0
7.0

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 garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
External
Yes
No
Auto Unjam
Yes
No

Behind the Comparison

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