Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Last updated date: January 31, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

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Overall Take

If you have a household with young children, you'll especially love the quiet operation of the Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal. This model also features overload protection, so even if you load too much into the sink, you'll enjoy jam-free operation. Strong blades ensures it can tackle even the toughest jobs. In our analysis of 110 expert reviews, the Kitchen Aid Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 31, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
9.4
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
500 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The operation is smooth and quiet. With two babies in the house and my wife’s office right off of the kitchen, that is much appreciated
- Mr. Garbage Disposal
For a disposer that hasn’t adapted any handy patented technologies, I find it quite hard to believe how silent it is.
- Disposal XT
March 28, 2019 | Full review
Most people seem to have the same opinion as us in that for a 1/2 horsepower disposal, the noise insulation is quite good. The chamber is made of galvanized steel.
- Grind That Garbage
May 24, 2017 | Full review
Other features include overload protection technology, which will stop you from feeding too much food through the system. Additionally, there is also a manual reset option.
- Thats Nerdalicious
December 26, 2019 | Full review
This is a value for money garbage disposal that can easily fit into your budget. The price of this disposal is similar to the competitive range.
- Disposal Suggest
May 3, 2019 | Full review
The built-in blades are strong enough to crush through common types of food waste and don’t need to be sharpened. One of the advantages of choosing this unit is easy installation.
- Quiet Home Lab
October 11, 2016 | Full review
The vortex speed can rotate up to 1726 round per minute to ensure the effectiveness of grinding the waste.
- Z7 Premium
October 14, 2019 | Full review
The disposer is made of high quality stainless steel materials that adds to its durability and corrosion resistance.
- Theme Country
July 24, 2019 | Full review
Moreover, the stainless steel used in its construction makes the garbage disposal extremely durable for heavy duty usage.
- Homefrik
October 9, 2018 | Full review
An electric switch optimizes efficiency, while increasing safety when you need to shut off the unit.
- All Best Tops
A space-saving design will not take much space under your kitchen sink.
- Home Stuff Pro
The garbage disposal is also easy and safe to operate; thanks to its ability to connect to a switch. Ideally, it can work with or without its food cover, and this means it will easily dispose the food waste.
- Ah Joo
Reliable and beautiful design that comes with the KitchenAid name
- Helpful Habit
December 21, 2019 | Full review
The grinding quality is impressive. All you need to do is place the waste inside and open the water tap, and it will instantly grind your food waste into the tiniest pieces.
- Disposal Answers
July 19, 2019 | Full review
It is a continuous feed unit. This is the most popular type of garbage disposal found in most apartments. They are simple to use and tend to cost a bit less than batch feed models.
- Best Sink Disposal
July 11, 2019 | Full review
The mechanism of this garbage disposal unit is a continuous feed which once turned on will continue to move the sharp blades to cut through any food waste dropped into the entrance.
- Garbage Disposal Guides
Surprisingly, not many people complain about the noise this disposer makes, and as this is one of the biggest complaints I come across, I must say I’m impressed it works quietly.
- Down the Sink
This is the best cheap garbage disposal for the money.
- Home Tool Advisor
What experts didn't like
My only complaint is that the installation instructions weren’t completely clear on what the attachment ring looked like, so it required a bit of fiddling to figure out how to get it released from the old model that I was replacing.
- Mr. Garbage Disposal
One of the concerns that we have with this garbage disposal unit is the warranty. We don’t feel that the one-year warranty is enough to cover something that’s likely to break years down the road.
- Grind That Garbage
May 24, 2017 | Full review
Produces some noise.
- Thats Nerdalicious
December 26, 2019 | Full review
Short warranty period
- Disposal Suggest
May 3, 2019 | Full review
The price tag is a little higher, but the efficiency and speed make up for this.
- All Best Tops
No sound insulation system
- Home Stuff Pro
Less powerful motor
- Helpful Habit
December 21, 2019 | Full review
Installation is confusing
- Disposal Answers
July 19, 2019 | Full review
Like most continuous feed models, it does not include a power cord. You will need to add a power cord or wire it directly. You may need to hire a professional to get it properly installed.
- Best Sink Disposal
July 11, 2019 | Full review
This garbage disposer only comes with a 1 year warranty, and this is where many customers have had a problem. Whilst the unit gets rave reviews for the first few months, many people complain it breaks down completely not long after the warranty has expired.
- Down the Sink
1-year in-home Limited Warranty
- Home Tool Advisor

From The Manufacturer

This 1/2 hp food waste disposer operates with or without the food cover to make disposing of food waste quick and easy. Disposer features a motor that rotates at 1725 rpm for effective grinding. Additional features include overload protection with a manual reset. Continuous feed allows for constant grinding for quick cleanup after meals. The disposer is connected to an electrical switch, making operation easy and safe.

Overall Product Rankings

InSinkErator Garbage Disposal
1. InSinkErator Garbage Disposal
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 15
Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord
2. Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 14
Moen Compact Garbage Disposal
3. Moen Compact Garbage Disposal
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 16
Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
4. Kitchen Aid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 18
Waste Maid Food Waste Disposer
5. Waste Maid Food Waste Disposer
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
Whirlpool Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
6. Whirlpool Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 14
GE Food Waste Disposer
7. GE Food Waste Disposer
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
Whirlaway Garbage Disposal
8. Whirlaway Garbage Disposal
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Garbage Disposal For Apartments

When your garbage disposal stops working, it’s suddenly all too clear how useful an appliance it is. But shopping for a garbage disposal can be complicated. Not only do you have to contend with the cost of a new disposal, but you’ll probably have to pay someone to install it. Before you start looking around, note the brand of disposal you currently have. Some of the most popular brands include features that let you easily slide the old disposal out and replace it with a new one — no professional technician necessary.

The most important feature in any garbage disposal is power. Vicki Liston, host of “On The Fly…DIY,” says the amount of power required depends on how you’ll be using the disposal. If you’re only tossing softer foods and liquids down your disposal, you’ll likely find a ½-horsepower motor will more than suffice. However, for tougher jobs, you’ll need more power.

“I don’t recommend anything less than a ½ horsepower motor,” Liston says. “One-third horsepower units can clog easily, even if you only put soft foods into them.”

Even the most powerful motors can jam occasionally, which is why Liston also recommends choosing a disposal with either an auto-reverse or anti-jam mode. Most disposals come with a reset button in case your unit ever shuts off during a jam. Make sure the model you have not only includes a button, but that you can easily get to that button if you ever need it.

There are two major types of disposals: continuous feed and batch feed. Continuous feed is far more common, so you’ll probably find it tougher to find batch feed models if you prefer that mode. With continuous feed, the motor crunches items up immediately as you add them. Batch feed disposals force you to load all the food in and close it before it starts working. Batch feed disposals are, of course, safer, especially if you have young children, and Liston recommends them unless you have an adults-only household.

DWYM Fun Fact

Garbage disposals have been praised as good for the environment since they reduce the amount of food waste heading to landfills every week. But the food you wash down the drain has to go somewhere. Once ground up, your food particles eventually make their way to your local wastewater treatment plant, where they must be filtered out and either turned into fertilizer or sent to landfills anyway. Another factor getting in the way of eco-friendliness is that having food particles pumped into local water systems may disrupt aquatic life. In addition to the environmental impact, food particles can also create clogs that cities have to work hard to clear.

The Garbage Disposal For Apartment Buying Guide

  • One way to save money is to install the disposal yourself. There are several benefits to leaving it to a professional, though, perhaps the most important of which is that it’s safer. But professional technicians also know local regulations regarding garbage disposal installation. If you opt to DIY, Liston recommends checking into those regulations.

“Even in this day and age your local facilities may either require a permit and or may not even allow you to connect one, based on their capacity to handle food waste,” Liston says.

  • If you’re in an apartment, check your lease to determine whether there are restrictions. If your complex is on a septic system, dropping anything but liquids down your drain can strain the system, forcing it to require pumping more frequently. Septic customers often find they still need to dump most waste into the trash, even with a garbage disposal.
  • Grease and fat are never good for drains, even with a garbage disposal.
  • To keep it operating efficiently, use only cold water when you’re running your garbage disposal.
  • Sink drains and disposals can start to smell after a while, especially if food is lodged inside its parts. Peels from citrus fruits can keep things smelling fresh.
  • If your disposal doesn’t have a reset button, you can insert a wooden spoon into the mouth of the disposal to clear it.
  • Several factors combine to determine how powerful a motor is. In addition to choosing a ½-horsepower motor or better, you should also look at the revolutions per minute (RPM) and the sharpness of the blades.
  • In a smaller apartment, every noise can seem magnified. More powerful motors will often be louder, so it can really help to choose one that features solid insulation.
  • Your disposal will be exposed to plenty of liquids. Over time, that exposure can cause it to corrode. Some disposals build in corrosion resistance to extend their longevity.