Finding the best garbage disposal can seem like a daunting task. If you’re like me, you want the best one available that’s also quiet, easy to install, and extremely reliable. There are plenty on the market that seems to fit into these categories, although none are quite as good as the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal. How do I know this? I fully tested it out. Read on to find out more about my experience with this useful kitchen appliance.
The Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal is a one-half horsepower garbage disposal that fits nicely underneath a kitchen sink. Ideally, I want my garbage disposals to not take up too much room under there since my cabinet space is at a premium (meaning that I don’t have much of it.) The Waste Maid is a continuous grind disposal. This means that you can place food scraps down it, turn the device on, and then feed more into it. You don’t have to slowly fill the disposal, wait until it can’t hold any more, and then place a cap on it before you turn it on. I prefer continuous grind models because I hate allowing my kitchen scraps to build up like this. The smells are unpleasant. Thankfully, this isn’t an issue with the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal.
The Waste Maid 58 comes in black. It measures 4.8 inches wide by 4.8 inches deep by 14 inches high. Overall, it’s one of the smaller garbage disposals on the market. It weighs approximately nine pounds and runs on 120 volts of electricity. It has a dishwasher outlet, meaning that you can hook it up to your plumbing system that includes a dishwasher with ease. The unit has a two-year manufacturer warranty and a one-half horsepower motor.
This garbage disposal comes with built-in bioshield antimicrobial protection, meaning that nothing will grow in it should you forget to run it after dropping some food scraps in. The steel impeller has an anti-jam design, and the grinding chamber is corrosion proof. It comes with an attached power cord. The grinding components are made of stainless steel, and they turn at 2,600 RPM or rotations per minute.
Despite the high grinding speed, the noise level of the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal is fairly quiet. I describe it as sounding a little like a lawnmower, only much, much quieter. The noise level was so low that I was able to have an entire conversation in the kitchen while it was running.
The installation process is designed to go smoothly. However, if you don’t have any experience with plumbing and are hesitant to begin taking your sink apart, then you can easily hire an expert. With that said, the instructions are simple to follow and the Waste Maid comes with everything that you need in order to complete the installation. You won’t need to go out and purchase anything else unless the included mounting flange won’t fit in your sink. The odds of this happening are small, thankfully.
The Waste Maid brand is made by the Joneca Corporation. They are based in Anaheim, California and make a number of small home appliances, including garbage disposals, water dispensers, and air sanitizers. The company has been in business since 1985. Some of their brands are Waste Maid, Mr. Scrappy, Ready Chill, Ready Hot, Red Goat, Adamas, Titan, Bone Crusher, and Eco Logic.
I purchased the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal in order to test it out thoroughly. I found that the installation process was as simple as advertised. It was made even easier thanks to the included attached power cord and dishwasher outlet. Once I had the disposal installed, I tested it out by putting some food scraps down it. (Remember that you need to be careful with what you put down a disposal, as they can’t handle things like bones and dairy products.) The Waste Maid ran very quietly, and as I stated above, I was able to have a full conversation in the room while it was running. Everything worked as it claimed.
A with other similar devices, the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal has some pros and cons. They include:
4.5 / 5
I recommend the Waste Maid 58 Garbage Disposal. It is easy to install and its noise level I fairly quiet. The antimicrobial technology means that you won’t find any microscopic germs growing in your disposal. This disposal is fairly powerful, despite its low horsepower. This is due in part to the stainless steel grinding components. If you’re looking for a small, yet powerful, quiet garbage disposal, then the Waste Maid 58 is for you. You can purchase one here.