Garbage Disposals & Accessories

How to Choose a Garbage Disposal

Browse garbage disposals and accessories at Frank Webb Home and find state-of-the-art products to enhance the functionality of your sink. A frequent fixture of the modern kitchen, the garbage disposal or compactor is an easy-to-use appliance that helps grind up food waste and keep your kitchen sink clean. We offer garbage disposals in a range of sizes to fit your drain, as well as sink flanges, power cords, and mounting kits for proper installation. Whether you are replacing an existing garbage disposal with a newer model, are in need of replacement parts for repairs, or want to install a waste disposal unit for the first time, explore Frank Webb Home to find the garbage disposals and parts necessary to complete the job.

Frequently Asked Questions

What parts come with a garbage disposal?

In most cases, a brand new garbage disposal comes with all the necessary parts for installation, including the sink flange. However, most disposals do not come with a power cord, or with the necessary implements to connect it to a switch near the sink.

Are all garbage disposals universal fit?

No, they are not. Garbage disposals can be found in a variety of sizes and heights to provide more features, better noise mitigation, and higher horsepower. Make sure to always measure your sink flange, cabinet space, and outlet placement twice so that you can be sure your disposal will perfectly fit the sink drain and cabinet beneath.

How much horsepower do I need in my garbage disposal?

The higher the horsepower in your garbage disposal, the better it will grind and pulverize food waste, reducing the chance of clogs or drainage leaks. Also consider your household’s needs: If you only run the disposal once or twice a day, a ½ to ¾ horsepower machine will be sufficient, while larger households of 3 to 6 people should look for waste disposal systems with ¾ to 1 horsepower. If your household has 6 or more people, a 1 to 2 horsepower machine is the best option.

How long do garbage disposals last?

Most garbage disposals have a life expectancy of about ten years, and many come standard with manufacturer’s warranties to cover defects or issues you may experience in the first year or two of having the machine. If your current garbage disposal is making a lot of extra noise, isn’t grinding as well as it used to, or is not starting properly when you flip the switch, it may be time to look into a replacement.