Whirlpool Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Last updated date: January 18, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Whirlpool Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 106 expert reviews, the Whirlpool Whirlpool Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal placed 6th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 31, 2020:
Checkout The Best Garbage Disposal For Apartment for a detailed review of all the top garbage disposal for apartments.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
426 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The GC2000XE is much quieter when it is running, and so far, it’s had no trouble grinding up anything I’ve put in it.
- Mr. Garbage Disposal
This device has a kitchen sink flange that is made of stainless steel which makes it strong enough and it has a single plastic stopper that helps this device work properly you can control the function of it easily.
- Garbage Disposal Mag
This is one of the best Whirlpool garbage disposals. It’s fairly lightweight at 12.85 pounds and is made of stainless steel.
- Disposal Suggest
May 5, 2019 | Full review
The sink flange is made out of stainless steel and contains a one-piece plastic stopper, so don’t fret about it rusting or corroding over the years.
- Helpful for Homes
August 12, 2020 | Full review
This unit is very efficient in managing kitchen residues. It is powered by a high quality 1/2 horsepower motor that ensures effective grinding of food wastes.
- Theme Country
July 24, 2019 | Full review
You also get an overload protector along with the Whirlpool GC2000XE 1/2 HP Continuous Feed. The option of Manual resetting is available with this protector. So it can work out easily even if the amount of waste food particles to grind is a large amount
- Homefrik
October 9, 2018 | Full review
A galvanized steel shredding ring will break-down foods, without wearing out over-time.
- All Best Tops
The whirlpool garbage disposal comes with 1 piece plastic stopper so that you can finish all your sink activities properly.
- Home Stuff Pro
Although very affordable, the Whirlpool 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal (GC2000XE) is a high performing garbage disposal unit that will keep your kitchen free of food wastes. It has a 1/2 horsepower motor that works efficiently and effortlessly, as well as continuous feed operation, which helps reduce jamming.
- Ah Joo
Extremely affordable with a great price-to-power ratio
- Garbage Disposal Mag
Along with this, it also comes with overload protector and manual reset option. These kinds of awesome features make the food waste or item disposal task extremely easy, fast as well as tidy.
- Garbage Disposal Guides
The overload protector prevents serious damage from happening. The disposer protects itself by automatically shutting down if it detects a potential issues.
- Garbage Disposal Advice
December 24, 2017 | Full review
Comes with good instructions.
- Best Sink Disposal
July 18, 2019 | Full review
It has a thermal overload power protector and manual reset.
- Home Tool Advisor
What experts didn't like
The only issue I had was that it was slightly difficult to line up the mount edges with the disposal edges
- Mr. Garbage Disposal
Smaller capacity size doesn’t work for an extended family.
- Garbage Disposal Mag
This Whirlpool garbage disposal is on the louder side. If noise is a consideration, you might want to look at one of the other models listed here.
- Disposal Suggest
May 5, 2019 | Full review
A smaller capacity size makes it ideal for smaller families, but even this doesn’t detract from the disposal/grinding capacity.
- All Best Tops
Does not include a power cord (cords are bought separately).
- Home Stuff Pro
When it comes to warranty for this particular model, The GC2000XE is covered by a 1-year limited time warranty policy.
- Garbage Disposal Mag
Does not have a power cord included. If you want this accessory, it needs to be purchased separately. Otherwise, the disposer requires electrical wiring into your home.
- Garbage Disposal Advice
December 24, 2017 | Full review
Power cord is not included.
- Best Sink Disposal
July 18, 2019 | Full review
It does not come with plumber’s putty, so be sure to buy it before you start your installation.
- Home Tool Advisor

From The Manufacturer

This 1/2-HP in-sink disposer works effortlessly and efficiently. It features continuous feed operation to help minimize jamming. Food is reduced to fine cuttings and whisked down the drain without the need to pause and check for clogging. An overload protector with manual reset is built in to keep your food disposal process effortless. Food waste disposal is fast, tidy, and easy.

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.