For those of you who are new to what horsepower and capacity mean when it comes to garbage disposers, I am here to help. What do they mean other than their power and what kind of waste they can handle.
Horsepower has to do with the size and speed of the unit. Models usually have between 1/3 and more than 1. As the engine gets bigger, the price increases too. But not always. Some cheaper models have larger horsepower, so you are welcome to read my reviews.
Waste King and InSinkErator are head to head when it comes to horsepower. So check them out if you like.
Machines with a large grinding capacity will be able to take care of more waste. It is kind of obvious, right? Units with a large horsepower have stronger motors, so things like bones and vegetable peels can be liquefied. So it all depends on your situation and amount of waste. Large households should consider buying units with a large grinding capacity and motor.