5 Smallest Garbage Disposals For Food Waste

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Garbage disposals are a great addition to any kitchen.  They make it easy to get rid of leftover food immediately instead of having to throw it into the garbage where it might sit and start to smell before the can is full. But, what if you live in a small apartment or even a studio and the area under your sink is barely big enough to store a sponge?

If you find you are short on space for some of the more standard sizes of garbage disposal, fear not!  There is still a disposal out there that can suit your needs no matter how small your kitchen is. To help you make a decision, here are 5 smallest garbage disposals for your consideration.

Comparison Table - Smallest Garbage Disposals

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Product

Name

Dimensions (Inches)

Weight
(Pounds)

Horse

Power (HP)

Price

InSinkErator Garbage Disposal, Evolution Compact, 3/4 HP Continuous Feed

InSinkErator Evolution Compact

8.0 x 8.0 x 12.125

18.30

3/4

Waste King L-1001 Garbage Disposal with Power Cord, 1/2 HP

Waste King Legend Series

L-1001

5.25 x 5.25 x 12.75

9.05

1/2

InSinkErator Badger 100 1/3 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

InSinkErator Badger 100

6.3 x 6.3 x 11.4

12.4

1/3

InSinkErator Garbage Disposal, Badger 5, 1/2 HP Continuous Feed

InSinkErator Badger 5

7 x 7 x 13

13.6

1/2

Kitchen Aid (84211643) KCDB250G 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Kitchen Aid KCDB250G

7.5 x 7.4 x 14.6

14.15

1/2

5 Smallest Garbage Disposals Reviewed

1. InSinkErator Evolution

Product Specification

Horsepower (HP)

¾ HP

Speed (RPM)

1725

Dimensions

(Inches - HxWxD)

12.25" x 8.75" 

Feed Type

Continuous

Installation

3-bolt Quick Lock sink mount

Grind Chamber (oz)

34.6 oz

To begin our list of 5 smallest garbage disposals, this small model from InSinkErator is a great compromise between power and size. It has continuous feed operation and comes with a ¾ HP motor.

Features include sound seal technology, a great feature especially for “great room plan” homes and studio apartments and stainless-steel components to keep rust from settling in. The Evolution Compact by InSinkErator does an amazing job.


2. Waste King Legend Series L-1001 

Product Specification

Horsepower (HP)

1/2 HP

Speed (RPM)

2600

Dimensions

(Inches - HxWxD)

5.2" x 5.2" x 12.8"

Feed Type

Continuous

Installation

EZ Mount twist-and-lock

Grind Chamber (oz)

27.3 oz

The Waste King L-1001 is one of the best budget models of 5 smallest garbage disposals available in this size class. Extremely reliable, the LegendSeries L-1001 includes anti-corrosion components and is much quieter than other models of its size.

Another feature of this model is the removable splash guards.  These rubber guards keep food from flying back out of the disposal when they are being ground up.  They can also be a place where food particles build up and result in odors.

The removability of these rubber guards makes it easy to keep them clean and your sink bottom sanitary, making it an excellent choice among the 5 smallest garbage disposals.


3. InSinkErator Badger 100 

Product Specification

Horsepower (HP)

1/3 HP

Speed (RPM)

1725

Dimensions

(Inches - HxWxD)

6.31" x 6.31" x 6.31"

Feed Type

Continuous

Installation

Quick Lock sink mount

Grind Chamber (oz)

26

A great characteristic of the Badger 100 Garbage Disposal in our list of the 5 smallest garbage disposals, is its ability to get rid of excessive food remains. Its 1/3 HP induction motor gives you a continuous feed feature.  This feature lets you use it for as long as needed without a break.

The exterior of the disposal is built from galvanized steel, which is non-conductive, making it resistant to external electrical issues. Made in the USA, the Badger 100 also boasts extra hardened blades that will make quick work of your leftover food.


4. InSinkErator Badger 5 

Product Specification

Horsepower (HP)

1/2 HP

Speed (RPM)

1725

Dimensions

(Inches - HxWxD)

12.625" x 6.3125"

Feed Type

Continuous

Installation

3-bolt Quick Lock sink mount

Grind Chamber (oz)

26 oz.

By now you’ve probably noticed that InSinkErator produces some excellent garbage disposers and the Badger 5 is no exception. This latest model has only recently been released but is already proving it belongs to the InSinkErator family.

Specific features of this newest addition to compact garbage disposals include a ½ HP induction motor, strong enough to handle even small bones.  The Badger 5 is also constructed of galvanized steel like its older brother the Badger 100 and made in the USA. Badger 5 is considered to be a low profile garbage disposal.


5. Kitchen Aid KCDB250G 

Product Specification

Horsepower (HP)

1/2 HP

Speed (RPM)

1725

Dimensions

(Inches - HxWxD)

11 3/8" x 6 5/8"

Feed Type

Continuous

Installation

Quick mounting system

Grind Chamber (oz)

-

Kitchen Aid has come through with its own small garbage disposal that is perfect when you love cooking but hate the clean-up. Complete with continuous feed, its ½ HP unit will fit nicely under any deep sinks or even dishwashers.  Good for both small residential kitchens and small restaurants. Also considered a low profile garbage disposal.


Conclusion

And, there you have it!  Five fantastic options for compact garbage disposals that will make any sized kitchen easy to work in and clean up in.

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