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Horsepower garbage disposals are more and more demanding. Besides some of the well-known brands, like InSinkErator and Waste King, there are others, like KUPPET. Today, I’ll be reviewing one of their additions to disposers, the Kuppet 1 HP garbage disposal.
Kuppet. Brand, that is on the market for quite some time. They make all kinds of home-improvement additions, like portable washing machines, water dispensers, electric fireplaces, pressure cookers, mini fridges and last but not least, garbage disposals. So let’s get down right to features.
The exterior of the disposer is made of ABS plastic, while interior is pure stainless steel. The powerful 1 HP motor runs at 2600 RPM (rotation per minute), which is a standard. Kuppet claims that the grinding peaces will have less than 2 mm (0.079 inches) with their 3-level grinding stages.
Kuppet also claims that the disposer will not extend 50 decibels (definitely worth testing out). It comes with a bladeless design, which should prevent any unwanted injury. The disposal comes with a manual with quick and easy assembly and installation.
The manual was pretty straightforward, although it could be little more detailed. If this is your first garbage disposal installation, then I’d suggest checking our guide first. Specifically to this product, some of you might find troubling that the gasket (where the water-outlet fastener attaches) is not labelled in any way in the manual, so you don’t really know how to install it, so I’d suggest installing it like a generic one. Otherwise, the installation is doable by one person and can be quite quick.
One notable thing is the air switch. The air switch cannot be bypassed electrically (in case you want to use existing electrical switch) without dissembling the unit (which I do not recommend unless you are a certified plumber). To put it simply, if you do not plan to use an air switch, I’d suggesting considering other garbage disposal.
The 1 horsepower motor at 2600 RPM certainly does the job. There was absolutely no problem with whatever (disposable) food we put down through it. The 3-level grinding stage took care of everything. No argument there.
Regarding sound, Kuppet 1 HP garbage disposal does an excellent job. While I did not check the exact decibel level, it is certainly a quiet disposal. The noise level is definitely tolerable. That is quite a plus among cheaper garbage disposals.
If you have a stainless steel sink, like I do, there shouldn’t be a problem with the waster-leakage insulation. However, multiple users reported that no matter what they tried, the disposal is not water-tight. Even with rubber seals, most of them reported small drops of leakage, which could add to a lot of unused water over time. But personally, I did not have this problem (so far, at least).
The plastic attachable tubes do not really add to quality, but seem to hold just fine. That’s about it.
If you don’t mind getting extra rubber seals to tighten plastic attachable tubes and you want to use the air switch, then Kuppet 1 HP garbage disposal is a great option. Definitely quiet and one of the cheapest Horsepower garbage disposals on the market, hands down.