Best 7 Small Garbage Disposals

Smallest Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are great kitchen appliances. They have one purpose – to grind up food waste before it goes down the drain, preventing your pipes from getting clogged. Of course, this also prevents food waste from going into the trash, and then a landfill, as well. The main issue that many people with garbage disposals is their size. Many of them are fairly large, which means that they either won’t fit under a number of different sinks or if they do fit, they drastically limit the number of things that you can store in that same spot. Thankfully, there are few small garbage disposals on the market. When looking for the smallest garbage disposal, you need to look at the measurements, not the overall power of the device.

We’ve gone over many of the compact garbage disposals on the market in order to come up with this list of the best seven. Read on to learn more about them!


1) Waste King L-3200

The Waste King L-3200 Garbage Disposal is on our list because it is possibly the smallest garbage disposal. However, this device is more than just a garbage disposal – it’s also quite powerful.

Waste King L-3200 Garbage Disposal

Features

The Waste King L-3200 Garbage Disposal measures 7.75 inches by 7.75 inches by 13.75 inches. It weighs a mere eight pounds as well. It’s extremely compact, yet it has a ¾ horsepower motor that runs at 2700 RPM (rotations per minute.) This appliance comes with an 8-year limited manufacturer warranty. On top of that, the disposal is easy to install, thanks to the included power cord and it’s incredibly durable due to the stainless steel grinding components. If you want a compact garbage disposal that’s also mighty, then this is a great option.

Pros and Cons

Even though the Waste King L-3200 Garbage Disposal is a great short garbage disposal, it does have a few pros and cons, such as:

Pros
  • One of the smallest garbage disposals on the market
  • Powerful ¾ horsepower motor
  • Comes with an installed power cord
  • Has a manufacturer’s warranty
Cons
  • Fairly loud when it’s running at full power
  • Some people have reported having issues with the included sink flange

Our rating:  4.5 / 5


2) Moen GT75C GT Series

The Moen GT75C GT Series Garbage Disposal is another candidate for our list. It’s a bit longer than the first one on this list, but it more than makes up for it with its reliable engineering and lightweight.

Moen GT75C GT Series Garbage Disposal

Features

The Moen GT75C GT Series Garbage Disposal is a very compact garbage disposal. Its measurements are 6.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches long by 14.4 inches high. It’s also fairly lightweight, coming it a little over 10 pounds. This garbage disposal is made by one of the most well-known home fixture companies. Yes, Moen might be best known for their faucets and other fixtures, but they certainly know how to make a garbage disposal as well. This particular model includes a ¾ horsepower motor that runs on permanent magnet technology, as well as four-year manufacturer warranty.

Pros and Cons

The Moen GT75C GT Series Garbage Disposal is a candidate for our list. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s free of pros and cons. Instead, this unit has a few of each:

Pros
  • Easy to install thanks to the included power cord
  • Comes with a four-year limited warranty from the manufacturer
  • Small and lightweight
Cons
  • Not the least expensive model on the market
  • Fairly loud motor, despite the sound dampening technology

Our rating: 4.6 / 5


3) InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR with Air Switch

The InSinkErator Garbage Disposal with Air Switch is small, quiet, and powerful, which is why it’s on our list. In fact, you’ll find that this garbage disposal really has it all.

InSinkErator Evolution Essential XTR with Air Switch

Features

If you’re looking for a small, yet extremely powerful garbage disposal, then look no further than the InSinkErator Garbage Disposal with Air Switch. This is one of the smallest garbage disposal out there, and it even comes with a ¾ horsepower motor and an air switch that makes it very easy to operate. Overall, the unit measures 8.75 inches by 8.75 inches by 12.25 inches, and it weighs 19 pounds.

Pros and Cons

The InSinkErator Garbage Disposal with Air Switch is one of the most compact garbage disposals on the list. With that said, it does have a few pros and cons, including:

Pros
  • Very small in overall size
  • Powerful motor grinds up food waste with little problems
  • Only runs on 34 volts of electricity
Cons
  • Can be a bit tough to install
  • Not the lightest garbage disposal on this list

Our rating: 4.6 / 5


4) Waste Maid 58 Economy

When it comes to overall width and length, the Waste Maid 58 Economy Garbage Disposal is one of the smallest ones. It’s also fairly affordable, making it a great option for many different people.

Waste Maid 58 Economy Garbage Disposal

Features

The Waste Maid 58 Economy Garbage Disposal is one of the most compact garbage disposals available. It is fairly tall, coming in at over 14 inches, but it’s width and length are only 4.8 inches each. On top of this, the Waste Maid only weighs a little over 8 lbs, making it very lightweight as well. It has a ½ horsepower motor and grinds food waste at 2600 RPM.

Pros and Cons

As with the other garbage disposals on this list, the Waste Maid 58 Economy Garbage Disposal has a few pros and cons. Here they are:

Pros
  • Very lightweight and compact in size
  • The grinding chamber has anti-microbial protection
  • Fairly quiet when it’s running
Cons
  • Only has a ½ horsepower motor
  • Made mostly of plastic

Our rating: 4.5 / 5


5) InSinkErator Evolution Compact

The InSinkErator Evolution Compact lives up to its name, which is why it’s the second small garbage disposal on this list by the InSinkErator brand.

InSinkErator Evolution Compact Garbage Disposal

Features

The InSinkErator Evolution Compact measures a mere 8 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches. It’s one of the best short garbage disposals out there. This appliance is fairly heavy, coming in at slightly more than 19 pounds, although it’s short stature and overall power (thanks to the ¾ horsepower motor) make up for that fact.

Pros and Cons

As with the other candidates for garbage disposal on this list, the InSinkErator Evolution Compact has a few pros and cons. They are:

Pros
  • One of the smallest garbage disposals available
  • Has a very powerful motor
  • Built with sound dampening technology
Cons
  • Fairly heavy despite its size
  • It’s a little tricky to install

Our rating: 4.6 / 5


6) Kitchen Aid KCDB250G

Your search for the smallest garbage disposal is over, thanks to the Kitchen Aid KCDB250G Garbage Disposal. This device is made by one of the best-known kitchen appliance manufacturers in the world.

Kitchen Aid KCDB250G

Features

The Kitchen Aid KCDB250G Garbage Disposal measures a mere 6.58 inches by 6.58 inches by 11.38 inches, making it one of the best garbage disposals listed here. It only weighs 14 pounds, making it fairly light in weight as well. It runs at 1725 RPM and has a ½ horsepower motor.

Pros and Cons

Although the Kitchen Aid KCDB250G Garbage Disposal is one of the smallest garbage disposals, it still has some pros and cons, including:

Pros
  • Made of stainless steel
  • Comes with everything that you need to install it
  • Very compact and lightweight
Cons
  • Not the quietest garbage disposal on the list
  • Only has a ½ horsepower motor

Our rating:  4.7 / 5


7) KUPPET ½ Horsepower

The KUPPET ½ Horsepower Garbage Disposal is in the running in our list, due to its short stature. This device also is designed to work with a dishwasher, unlike other garbage disposals.

KUPPET ½ Horsepower

Features

The KUPPET ½ Horsepower Garbage Disposal is one of the smallest garbage disposals on this list, thanks to its overall measurements of 7.1 inches by 7.1 inches by 12.6 inches. It also weighs a mere 16 pounds, making it very lightweight as well. This disposal has a ½ horsepower motor that runs at 1700 RPM and is made of stainless steel.

Pros and Cons

Like the other compact garbage disposals on the list, the KUPPET ½ Horsepower Garbage Disposal has a few pros and cons, including the following:

Pros
  • Uses two-stage grinding technology
  • Built with sound dampening measures
  • Very lightweight
Cons
  • Only has a ½ horsepower motor
  • Doesn’t come with a power cord

Our rating: 4.2 / 5


Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are several small garbage disposals on the market. All have a number of good things about them besides their size. Many of them are quite powerful, despite being among the smallest garbage disposals available to homeowners. In order to find the best one for your needs, take a look at the measurements to see how much additional space you’ll end up with under your sink (or to see if it will fit altogether if you have a very small kitchen. Overall, these short garbage disposals are quite compact and extremely useful. They get the job done, and are just the right size. You can’t ask for much more than that!