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Best Garbage disposers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Garbage disposers

Best Garbage disposers

We tested 13 garbage disposers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Garbage disposer based on the following criteria:

  • Noise
  • Speed
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Fineness

Below lists the Garbage disposers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Garbage disposer is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Garbage disposers

Best Garbage disposer for Noise

We judged noise as a combination of decibel readings while grinding bones and judgments of sound generated while grinding other table scraps.


This Garbage disposer which tested best for Noise has the following features: HP and Warranty (yrs.).

Best Garbage disposer for Speed

We judged each model's speed of grinding beef bones and vegetable scraps. The speed of grind was based on the amount of bone that was ground in one minute of operation.


This Garbage disposer which tested best for Speed has the following features: HP and Warranty (yrs.).

Best Garbage disposer for Vegetable scraps

For vegetable scraps, whole celery stalks and whole potatoes were used.


This Garbage disposer which tested best for Vegetable scraps has the following features: HP and Warranty (yrs.).

Best Garbage disposer for Fineness

We judged each model's fineness of grinding beef bones and vegetable scraps. The fineness of grind was based on the distribution of particle size after all bones were ground to completion.


This Garbage disposer which tested best for Fineness has the following features: HP and Warranty (yrs.).