Whirlpool Garbage Disposal Reviews

Whirlpool is a global leading manufacturer of convenience appliances. It is a USA based company founded in 1911 and manufacture a long line of household electronic products. Given below is our review of the best Whirlpool garbage disposals.

Top 5 Whirlpool Garbage Disposals









Power 1/3 HP, 1725 RPM 1/3 HP, 1725 RPM 1/2 HP, 1725 RPM 3/4HP, 1725 RPM
Size 6-5/16 x 11-3/8 in 6-5/16 x 11-3/8 in 6-5/16 x 11-3/8 in 7-3/4 x 12-7/8 in
Feed Type Continuous Continuous Continuous Continuous
Sound Insulation No No No Yes
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Corrosion Protection Shield No No No Yes
Grinding Wheel & Shredder Ring Galvanized Steel Galvanized Steel Galvanized Steel Stainless Steel
Quick Mounting System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stainless Steel Sink Flange Yes Yes Yes Yes

Best Whirlpool Garbage Disposals Reviewed

1. Whirlpool GC1000XE

GC1000 series garbage disposals are the least powerful among those made by Whirlpool. It is powered by a 1/3Hp motor which runs at 1725RPM. Its dimensions are 6-5/16 x 11-3/8 in.

This is a continuous feed type garbage disposal with no or little sound insulation. It is covered under a limited warranty period of 1 year. Its grinding wheel and shredder ring are made of high quality galvanized steel and it comes with a quick mount system for easy installation.

Overall the GC1000XE is a good garbage disposal for a small household. It is cheap, have enough power to process food wastes and comes with decent features and build quality. However, I wish the warranty period was longer.

2. Whirlpool GC1000PE

The GC1000PE is very similar to the previous model GC1000XE. There is no difference between the two at first sight. but if you dig any deeper you will see that it also comes with a power cord whereas the others don’t. I am not sure why they included a power cord for only this model but it is so.

Both XE and PE models are priced similarly so I prefer the GE one if the price difference isn’t much (Once I even found a deal where the PE model is cheaper than GE.)

3. Whirlpool GC2000XE

Whirlpool GC2000XE is powered by a 0.5HP motor which is capable of disposing of most kitchen food wastes. It runs at a speed of 1725RPM just like all other whirlpool garbage disposals.

Compared with the above models its notable difference is in motor power. Though more powerful it still has the same dimensions as the previous two which is 6-5/16 x 11-3/8 in. So basically this is a more powerful version of the GC1000 models.

Quite honestly I believe that this is a better choice than the GC1000 models because the price difference between them is so small. Definitely, go for this if you were planning to buy the GC1000 models.

4. Whirlpool GC5000XE

This is a most powerful Whirlpool garbage disposal I am reviewing here. This is more powerful and bigger than the three models I reviewed before. Powered by a 3/4HP motor this disposal can process most kitchen wastes without any difficulty. It has got better looks and sports dimensions 7-3/4 inches wide and 12-7/8 inches tall.

Compared with the other 3 the build quality of this one is better. It has Stainless steel grinding wheel and shredder ring which will last longer than the galvanized ones used in the other three disposals. It also comes with a decent sound insulation and also corrosion protection shield. However, with all these better parts this product comes with only 1-year warranty! that’s definitely a con for this garbage disposal.

More Features Of Whirlpool Garbage Disposals

  • Overload protector with manual reset
  • Dishwasher connection
  • Quick mounting system for easy mounting
  • Sink flange made of Stainless steel


Dimension guide

Warranty guide

Charles John

A few years back I bought a garbage disposal for the first time in my life. And the buying experience wasn't good. There were lots of models in the market, and I was not sure about which one to buy. They all looked the same to me. So once I went through the experience I started this blog to randomly write things about garbage disposals. Then I got really interested in the subject and started to write comparisons of very similar garbage disposals with each other. A lot of my readers find them very useful in making the right buying choice. I hope it helps you too.

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