When it comes to home appliances, these are kind of synonymous with KitchenAid. The brand has existed since 1919 which given the period including the post-War era, the Great Depression and the Second World War too, it’s remarkable that the brand has survived. Surely, this shows the determination to succeed! In the 40s, KitchenAid introduced their first line of dishwashers as they continued to broaden out their product range to encompass more items for the kitchen. Fast forward to the present, they now have several garbage disposals on offer that is the subject of this guide today. Each disposal reviewed feature continuous feed systems to get right to business without wasting any time. With KitchenAid, you know you’re getting something special. They have a brand reputation to protect and a business to grow. So, customers get the best that they can offer to maintain both.
Here are the three KitchenAid garbage disposal units that we’re reviewing in this guide today.
Top 3 KitchenAid Garbage Disposals Are :
Kitchen Aid (84211643) KCDB250G 1/2 HP
The Kitchen Aid KCDB250G model is a smaller disposal that fits under the sink to provide food waste cutting on demand. It comes with a motor that will perform using 1,725 RPMs powered by half a horsepower to keep impressively grinding through food waste. This is a continuous feed model, so it works off a switch to turn it on and off, rather than activating when pushing food waste through the chute. It’s ideal for small families that have a fair amount of waste to get rid of after mealtimes which they don’t want to fill up the waste bin with and have zero space left.
The compromise with this more affordable unit is that the grinding components (that do much of the work) are produced using galvanized steel. This is not as durable as stainless steel which some other smaller garbage disposals use for their parts. It can also be a little on the noisier side compared to other models too. Admittedly, these are the trade-offs you make not only with a small model but also with the budget one in the KitchenAid range too. The KCDB250G model does have a convenient overload protection that’s quite necessary with disposal units. It will cut out when sensing a blockage. The unit can then be powered off and the blockage removed. Then it can be powered back up, reset and activated again. There’s a 1-year (limited) warranty with this product.
KitchenAid KCDI075B 3/4 hp Disposer
The KitchenAid KCDI075B model looks just darling in red and is clearly from the KitchenAid folks just by the designed appearance. Instead of galvanized steel, the shredder ring and grinding wheel here are both produced using stainless steel. These are less likely to bend or break when coming upon a particularly tough piece of food waste. For people who wish to spend up a little, they’re likely to have a KitchenAid disposal unit that should last longer without needing to replace or get repairs done.
The upgrade also comes with ¾ horsepower, not half a horsepower. The 1,725 RPMs is still the same, however, but this is perfectly sufficient to do its job. The continuous feed process which is activated and then deactivated runs continually once it’s turned on. This is different to batch fed models that activate when waste is pushed down their chute. The usual protection from overloads and manual reset to get the unit to activate once a blockage has been cleared is present here. There’s a generous 5-year warranty (limited) provided.
KitchenAid KCDS100T 1 hp Continuous Feed Disposer
The KitchenAid KCDS100T is their more substantial model for kitchens that can accommodate a larger unit and want a bit more power behind the little engine that could. This model has a full one horsepower included with its attractive red design yet still doesn’t move faster than the 1,725 RPMs.
The process is a continuous feed one, just like the above models. There’s the included Sound-Seal implemented feature here to insulate sound even when the stainless-steel innards are grinding away at particularly stubborn waste that other less powerful units might struggle with. The unit is heavier at 9 pounds and will take up more space under the sink, so be sure that there’s enough space for it there. It also has the cutoff and reactivate feature to prevent overloads too. There’s at least a 5-year warranty (limited) with this product.
With smaller disposal units, you’re making a decision on size and materials along with horsepower but not RPMs. Certainly, it’s necessary to look at the size of the space beneath the sink area to see how large a garbage disposal unit will fit under there. As, typically, the larger the unit, the more powerful the engine it’s fitted with.
In the case of smaller KitchenAid disposals, the KCDB250G model is the most affordable of the three reviewed. However, it has a significantly shorter limited warranty provided. This seems mostly to be because of using galvanized steel and not stainless steel with its grinding and cutting parts. It’s also possible that the engine is not expected to last as long either. If the disposal won’t be used that often, then this model might be fine, otherwise pick one of the two stainless steel ones instead. In terms of horsepower, you get what you pay for. Whilst not everyone will need a full one horsepower to grind up their food waste fine enough to fit down the drain without causing blockages, thankfully that’s not the only choice.