If you’re just looking for a quick guide to the best batch feed garbage disposal, check out my table of the top models listed below. For more information about batch feed models (vs continuous feed) and would like to find out more about the advantages of the different systems, I’ll describe the mechanics and why you should choose a particular feed system.
So what’s different about a batch feed disposer? The main difference is that it will not start working until you click into place the cover (that normally fits into the plughole in your sink). This is a great safety feature that means it’s harder to hurt yourself – good with kids! – and can avoid damaging the unit by accidentally trying to grind a fork or spoon!
To use a batch disposer, you fill the garbage disposal’s chamber with your kitchen waste by pushing the food waste into the plughole in your sink. You then run the tap to provide water that will help flush the waste through the disposer and fit the lid into the plughole, which switches on the disposer motor and starts the grinding process.
Best Batch Feed Garbage Disposal
|Batch Feed Disposer||Power (HP)||Batch Feed||Height (inches)||Warranty (years)||Price||User Rating|
|InSinkErator Cover Control Plus Evolution 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer||0.75||B||16.2||7||$$$$$||4.3|
|Waste King L-8000TC Legend Series 1 HP Batch Feed Operation Garbage Disposer||1.00||B||19.1||10||$$$$||4.4|
|Waste King 9900TC Legend Series 3/4 HP Batch Feed Operation Garbage Disposer||0.75||B||17.5||10||$$$||4.1|
|Waste King L-5000TC Legend Series 3/4 HP Batch Feed Operation Garbage Disposer||0.75||B||17.5||10||$$$||3.9|
|Kitchen Aid KBDS100T 1 HP Cover Control Batch Feed Garbage Disposal||1.00||B||13||-||$$$$||4.1|
|Waste King L-2600TC Legend Series 1/2HP Batch Feed Operation Waste Disposer||0.5||B||17||5||$$||4.5|
|InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer||0.75||B||14||7||$$$$$||4.4|
Included in the chart are:
- Disposal brand and model
- Horsepower (hp) – key to the power of the electric motor in the unit (and so its ability to crush and grind food). Find more in our guide to garbage disposal features.
- Height in inches
- Warranty in years
- Price – these are approximate prices on Amazon.com. These often change based on special offers, promotions, availability and season.
- Rating – the average user rating on Amazon.com which is another great way to see what other buyers think of the product