General Electric GFC320V 1/3 HP Garbage Disposal Review

Having a garbage disposal in your kitchen always makes your cleaning very easy. I know many people who never encourage having a disposal, saying bad things on the basis of any bad experience. But, I have seen many people who once turned to use a disposal and couldn’t ignore how helpful this appliance is. From a big family with lots of people to the two person small houses, I have seen hundreds of consumers who have made the garbage disposal as an inevitable appliance in the kitchen. If you have a small family and don’t need a disposal more powerful than 1/3 hp then General Electric GFC320V is a great option for you.

General Electric GFC320V is one of the best 1/3 garbage disposals in the market. I have always been one of those big fans of General Electric. 

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I love their appliances. It is very usual that any line of their alliances easily passes the quality and convenience test. Nothing different goes for their garbage disposals. The general Electric garbage disposals are easy to install, powerful, durable and amazingly designed. Not only the quality, these disposals also fit easily in your budget.

As many of my friends and neighbors know, I am crazy about appliances. I try to help anyone if they are going to buy a new appliance for their home. Besides that, I mostly try to do all the fittings and the installation by myself. So, I help if someone asks to be there and help to install an appliance. One day one of my neighbors asked my help to install his new General Electric GFC320V garbage disposal. Since then I got an idea about this garbage disposal unit.

As I already said, I love the appliances from General Electric. I was very curious about this disposal. The installation was a breeze. Besides that I love this disposal because of its power, making the material, convenient design, strong operation and long term durability. The disposal my neighbor installed that day, is still running without any hiccups and it’s been more than 5 years. He lives with his partner and needs the regular light use of the disposal in their kitchen. They are very satisfied with this disposal.

General Electric GFC320V Features

Power

1/3 Horse power motor with 2500 rpm Speed

Type

Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Parts

Stainless Steel Sink Flange

Precutter

2-level precutter

Mounting

EZ Mount Installation System

Grinding

Stainless-steel jam-resistant, dual-Swivel Impellers

​Power Cord

Power Connection Direct Wire

Size & Weight

5 x 5 x 13 inches, 8.9 Pounds

Warranty

1-year limited replacement

Power & Speed

General Electric GFC520V is a 1/3 HP continuous feed garbage disposal. It is always wise to have a disposal depending on your disposing needs. Those who have a small family or need to dispose of a very small amount of garbage everyday, can easily go with a 1/3 HP garbage disposal. This disposal reaches to a speed of 2600 rpm immediately after you turn on the device.

The grinding dual-Swivel impellers are made of strong rust proof stainless steel. It ensures to have fewer possibilities of corrosion and rust. This disposal also has two-level precutter system, that helps to process the food waste in thinner pieces than any other disposal unit. The power and speed of this disposal are capable of processing your everyday food waste without having any trouble.

Design & Making

I love General Electric garbage disposals for their amazing design and making the material. It is not necessary to have a good looking disposal under your sink, but it is necessary to have something that is strong and durable.

Unlike many of the popular disposals from renowned brands, this disposal is not made of cheap plastic. This disposal’s making material is strong cold-rolled carbon-steel armature shaft material, which lasts longer than disposals made of cheap plastic.

Price

General Electric GFC520V is one of the most budget-friendly disposals in the market. You can easily fit it in your budget. Comparing all the available disposals in the market it is one of those cheap in price but amazing quality garbage disposals. In short, it is perfect value for money purchase.

Size

This disposal is very compact in size, and light weight comparing most of the garbage disposals in the market. It is only 5 x 5 x 13 inches in dimensions and weight 8.9 Pounds. The size is perfect for those houses that contain small space under the disposal. It easily fits under the sink and the light weight helps to easily install or replace the disposal.

Installation

As I have already installed this garbage disposal, I know it is not a tough job to install a garbage disposal like this. The compact size makes it very easy to install even if you are doing the installation by your own.

The disposal comes with EZ mounting system. The disposal mounting uses two bolts, where most of the disposal mounting uses three bolt system. That’s why you need to replace the mounting fully while installation if you are changing your old disposal with it.

Noise

This disposal is extremely quiet comparing the old noisy badger disposals, but a bit noisy compared to the high-end noise insulated disposals. The noise level is completely tolerable as said by most of the consumers. The disposal comes with a standard sound-insulation package from GE, that helps to reduce the level of sound. As far my opinion, I think the disposal makes less noise than most of the disposals of similar price range.

PROS

  • Power & Performance is very impressive
  • Grinding chamber is galvanized steel
  • Value for money purchase
  • Good space in grinding chamber
  • Removable splash guard
  • Direct wire connection, No need to purchase power cord
  • Noise level is tolerable
  • Strong cold-rolled carbon-steel armature shaft material

CONS

  • Mounting is different from most of the regular disposals
  • Short warranty period

Whenever someone asks me my choice for 1/3 HP disposal, I mention General Electric GFC520V. It is a great option for small houses. Though it contains 1/3 horse power motor, it is quite powerful for operation. I have seen people using this disposal for a long period of time without having a problem. I can surely say it is a great disposal with great price and feature.


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