Kenmore 70211 1/2 Garbage Disposal Reviewed

by Paul

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When searching for a garbage disposal for my friend, I thought it will be hard to find a good quality garbage disposals, until I stumbled upon Kenmore 70211 1/2. Because of his small kitchen, he used to buy only items that are compact, and able to fit the limited space I have.

At the same time, He was highly concerned with the quality and functionality of the new product, so it took me quite a lot to find the perfect combination of these two. Kenmore 70211 1/2 garbage disposal proved, over four months of using, a trusted kitchen helper that does its tasks efficiently, and fits greatly in the limited space of friend’s cabinet. Read on to know what other incredible features has this disposer.

Kenmore 70211 ½HP Garbage Disposal

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1/2 HP


2600 RPM


10.88 Lbs


7.68 x 7.69 x 13.88

Feed Type


Grind Material

Stainless Steel

Septic Safe?



3 Year

First thing to mention about Kenmore 70211 1/2 garbage disposal is that it is easy to install. The device comes with all the mounting set included, so you just need to perform some easy steps to have it attached to your sink. If plumbing is not your strong point, ask a professional plumber to help you.

Kenmore 70211 1/2 garbage disposal has a one-half horsepower engine that generates 2600 RPM‘s. The grinding process is fine and quick, dealing at ease with big meal cleanups. An aspect that saves the time is the fact that the disposal grinds without interruption.

Otherwise speaking, you turn it on, and you feed it with food scraps continuously, without having to wait until it deals with a certain amount of remnants. I like this also, because it prevents bad smell that appears in the kitchen as a result of food build-ups.

Kenmore 70211 1-2 Garbage Disposal Installation

Another feature of the device is the sound insulation. Despite the fact that it runs at 2600 rotations per minute, the disposal sound is incredibly quiet.

Also, the device is equipped with a bioshield protection that stops bacteria from breeding and growing, in case you throw food remnants in the disposal, and forget to turn it on.

The grinding chamber is made of stainless steel that keeps corrosion at bay. Thus, the device is expected to last long, and prove a remarkable durability over the years. By now, I can say that no corrosion signs can be seen on my device.

The disposal is smartly designed to prevent overload, given the anti-jam impeller, and a reset button that helps bring everything back in working order, without having to use a wrench. From my experience, I had to deal once with a minor jam.

The disposal turned off automatically, and I just pressed the Reset button, to have it back running. The engine shuts off, also when the disposal is feed with stuff that it cannot handle, like bones. Kenmore 70211 1/2 garbage disposal weighs 9.8 pounds. It is 7.7 inches wide, 7.7 inches deep, and 13.9 inches high. The operational voltage is 120.

Working Like a Charm

When my friend purchased the device, I really hoped that it would be the one I searched for. The installation was easier than we expected. The device is lightweight, and compact. Although, in some reviews people argued that a plumber’s intervention is inevitable, I managed to do it by myself.

I was happy to see that it perfectly fits under my sink, but I had to test it also for its operation qualities. I threw some odds and ends inside, and turned it on. To be honest, I didn’t expect the device to be so quiet, and the grinding process proved, also fine.

Everything worked as the producer claimed. Kenmore 70211 1/2 has advanced features that help bring garbage disposal at a new level, and it has proven by now a great helper in my kitchen.

Installation Information

Installation Type






Max Sink Thickness


Dishwasher Hose Size

3/4 Inch

Drain Connection Size

1-1/2 Inches

Cord Included


Cord Length


Pros and Cons


  • The grinding is fast
  • Runs quietly
  • Features an antibacterial protection
  • Uses an anti-jam design
  • It’s made of stainless steel, and anti-corrosion components


  • Doesn’t handle bones
  • Can require a professional plumber for installation


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On the whole, Kenmore 70211 1/2 garbage disposal is a wonderful kitchen device that helps achieve a fast grinding of food remnants, and ensure a healthy environment in the house, given the built-in bioshield protection that prevents harmful bacteria from growing.

Kenmore has a smart anti-jam design, and a grinding system that runs continuously, helping to avoid bad smells from food build-ups. The sound insulation allows for a minimal noise during operation, which is unusual for a 2600 RPM motor.

Moreover, all grinding components are made of durable steel that prevents corrosion, and ensures a long service of the device.