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Moen GXS75C Host Series 3/4 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP vs Moen GXS75C Host Series 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal: Choosing between the capable and the more capable.

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Moen GXS75C Host Series 3/4 HP vs GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

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The Moen GXS75C 3/4 HP, on the one hand, is easily the best Moen garbage disposal at the moment. Not only does it perform well, it doesn’t cost much. The GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP, on the other hand, is a very nice unit with impressive grinding capability and roughly the same price. However, the Moen GXS75C outscored the GE Disposall Green across categories in performance evaluation.

In our tests, both garbage disposals did well against common food scraps, including discards from produce, fruit peels, avocado pits, and even cooked fish bones. When we take a closer look at the individual data, it’s obvious that the GXS75C is the better-performing model in terms of finesse, broadly speaking. While the Disposall Green was not bad itself, it simply wasn’t able to yield as fine output.

When it came to raw meat scraps, everything slowed down a little for both of them. The GXS75C did indeed outperform the Disposall Green here, but the difference was insignificant and they're equally unfit to produce drain-safe output from raw chicken bones or fish bones. 

The Moen GXS75C and the GE Disposall Green are similar in several ways, but also different. They run on permanent magnet motors and their chamber designs are identical. But the GXS75C uses galvanized steel instead of stainless steel like the Disposall Green.

Ultimately, we think the Moen GXS75C Host Series 3/4 HP deserves the win in this showdown because not only did it give us better performance results, it’s listed as cheaper than the GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP. Additionally, Moen offers a 10-year warranty for the GXS75C, as opposed to the 3-year period from GE.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise reduction
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Space-saving design
  • Rinse-assist splash guard
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High-speed motor
  • Affordable
  • Can be loud
  • Basic chamber layout
  • No noise/vibration insulation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor type
Permanent magnet
Induction
Averaged RPM
4956
1478
Family size
3-4 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.3 x H13.4 inches
L5.2 x W6.3 x H13.3 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$124.38
$116.09

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.4
6.6

Scrap Mix

8.0
6.6
Moen Host Series GXS75C 3/4-HP Scrap Mix Test
8.61 ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
11.96 ounces of ground assorted scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.09 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone, dietary fibers, and fish meat, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Scrap Mix Test
12.34 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
15.48 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.06 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Shredded fish vertebrae and pieces of dietary fiber.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min
2 min 13 sec
Layer 1
8.6 oz (244 g)
12.3 oz (350 g)
Layer 2
12.0 oz (339 g)
15.5 oz (439 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (3 g)
0.1 oz (2 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

6.0
5.2
Moen Host Series GXS75C 3/4-HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
7.2 ounces of visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
2.63 ounces of shredded bones and fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, placed on granite-looking top.
3 ounces of fish vertebrae among mess of shredded fish skin, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
7 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Few pin bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
1.75 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and raw fibrous tissue.
3.9 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded fish backbone and skin.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
7.2 oz (204 g)
7.0 oz (198 g)
Layer 2
2.6 oz (75 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
Leftovers
3.0 oz (85 g)
3.9 oz (111 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.6
8.0
Moen Host Series GXS75C 3/4-HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.84 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and few pieces of shredded chicken bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
1.59 ounces of shredded soft tissue and pieces of shredded chicken bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.14 ounces of shredded soft stringy tissue and cartilage from chicken scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.84 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones.
2.03 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded tendons and pieces of shredded bones.
0.04 ounces of ground chicken scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
3 min
2 min 30
Layer 1
0.8 oz (24 g)
0.8 oz (24 g)
Layer 2
1.6 oz (45 g)
2.0 oz (58 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (4 g)
0.04 oz (1 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.8
8.6

In the Box

Corded Moen GXS75C with 3-Bolt Mount, box, register slip, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
GE Disposall Green 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top, next to its box, user manual, registration slip, sink stopper, elbow tube, and two sets of flanges and bolts.

Dimensions

Moen GXS75C with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.4-inch width, 13.4-inch height, 4.1-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.9-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
GE Disposall Green 1/2-HP Garbage Disposal food disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 6.3-inch width, 13.3-inch height, 4.1-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.9-inch depth to outlet, 5.2-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.2" (13.2 cm)
Width
7.3" (18.5 cm)
6.3" (15.9 cm)
Height
13.4" (34.0 cm)
13.3" (33.8 cm)
Weight
9.8 lbs (4.4 kg)
8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

Mount Assembly

3-Bolt Mount assembly for Moen garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for Moen garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
Backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange, splash guard, lower mounting ring.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “Disposall” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “Disposall” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
Parts of 3-Bolts Mount assembly on white platform, including backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange with “Disposall” engravings, removable sink baffle, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

7.0
7.5
Top view into chamber of Moen Host Series GXS75C garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of Moen Host Series GXS75C garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Inside view of Moen Host Series GXS75C garbage disposal, showing design of grater ring and details on flywheel.
Inside view of Moen Host Series GXS75C food disposer, showing design of impellers and details of flywheel and grater ring.
Top view into chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of GE Disposall Green garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
6.4" (16.3 cm)
6.4" (16.2 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.1 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Assembly Material
Basic
Stainless steel
Layout
Galvanized steel
Basic

Motor

9.5
9.0
A digital tachometer is showing the measurement of a motor/flywheel of the GE Disposall Green garbage disposal in our speed test. A smartphone is running the timer app.
Horsepower
3/4
1/2
Speed
2700 RPM
2600 RPM
Real Speed
4956 RPM
4615 RPM
Voltage
115 V (60 Hz)
115 V
Current
4.5 A
4.5 A
Wattage
518 W
518 W
Heat
N/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of Moen Host Series GXS75C 3/4 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Bottom view of GE Disposall Green 1/2 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
34.3" (87.1 cm)
Type
3-prong (Type B)
3-prong (B)

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on white top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Width
3.3" (8.3 cm)
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Length
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Material
PVC
PVC

Build Quality

9.5
9.0
Moen Host Series 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set in place.
GE Disposall Green with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
8.4

Ease of Use

9.0
9.0

Installation

9.0
9.5

Smooth Operation

9.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
0.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam method with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
No
No
Auto Unjam
No
No