Article updated by Molly on July 7th, 2022 / Checked product links and made some updates to the copy. If you have questions, let us know!
A deep sink can be an incredibly helpful upgrade for your kitchen.
Even a "gamechanger" if you're going from a smaller sink.
Whether you're an avid cook or simply enjoy the convenience of a spacious basin, a deep sink provides a ton of extra room for washing dishes, preparing meals, and handling various kitchen tasks.
It's as effective as having a wider sink, in my opinion.
However, to truly optimize your kitchen's functionality, it's very helpful to pair your deep sink with the right kind of garbage disposal. In this article, we will explore some of the best garbage disposals specifically designed for deep sinks.
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1. InSinkErator Evolution Excel
InSinkErator is one of the most popular garbage disposal brands.
The Evolution Excel model is an excellent choice for deep sinks. This heavy-duty unit offers a 1-horsepower motor, making it incredibly powerful and capable of grinding most kinds (even tougher) food waste.
With its three-stage grind technology, it can also handle larger quantities of waste without jamming, and more frequent use from more active kitchens. The Evolution Excel also features sound insulation which minimizes noise during operation, especially beneficial in open-concept kitchens.
2. Waste King L-8000
Waste King garbage disposals are also one of the most popular brands in the market.
The Waste King L-8000 is another good option for deep sinks. It boasts a powerful 1-horsepower motor that can handle heavy loads with ease.
This continuous-feed disposal unit is equipped with stainless steel grinding components, ensuring durability and efficient grinding performance. One notable feature of the L-8000 is the EZ Mount system, which simplifies installation, making it a user-friendly choice for DIY enthusiasts.
Moreover, it operates quietly, allowing for a peaceful kitchen environment.
3. Moen GXS75C
The Moen GXS75C is a compact yet powerful garbage disposal that is well-suited for deep sinks because of its smaller size.
It comes with a 3/4-horsepower motor, providing sufficient power for grinding various types of food waste and tougher scraps. We wouldn't do chicken bones in a 3/4 HP disposal, but fibrous fruits and veggies should be fine.
The GXS75C features a pre-installed power cord, eliminating the need for electrical work during installation. Its universal Xpress Mount system is DIY friendly for most homeowners.
With its compact design, this disposal will also level enough space under the sink for other storage needs, even below a deeper sink.
4. InSinkErator Evolution Compact
Another smaller garbage disposal, and perhaps your best option of the group, is the InSinkErator 3/4 HP Evolution Compact.
This is one of our favorite recommendations, regardless of sink depth, but especially for deep sinks and limited cabinet space.
With its 3/4-horsepower motor and compact design, this disposal unit offers powerful and efficient grinding capabilities while still saving valuable space under the sink. The Evolution Compact features InSinkErator's advanced MultiGrind technology, allowing it to handle a wide range of food waste without clogging or jamming.
Its SoundSeal technology ensures quiet operation, maintaining a peaceful kitchen environment.
This is what we have in our house, and it's definitely the quietest one we've heard. Our sink isn't particularly deep, but we'd recommend it for space saving either way.
Choosing the right garbage disposal for a deep sink can significantly enhance your kitchen's efficiency, functionality, and just give you more space in your cabinets.
For particularly small cabinets, it might even be a necessity.
The InSinkErator Evolution Excel, Waste King L-8000, Moen GXS75C, and Evolution Compact are among the best options available on the market. For what it's worth, the Evolution Compact is my favorite of the four options.
But consider the specific needs of your household, such as the amount of waste generated, cabinet size, sink dimensions, and how much noise you want to put up with.
If you have questions, we can help out in the comments section below.
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AUTHOR: Ryan is a DIYer, homeowner, and general fan of a clean, good-smelling kitchen.