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The Evolution Compact® garbage disposal is perfect for small households and houses with restricted cabinet space.

The space saving design provides a perfect fit for smaller households or families who don't cook as much. The InSinkErator Evolution Compact garbage disposal is powerful enough to grind foods such as potato peels and carrot peels, while still delivering quiet performance versus a standard disposal.

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  • SoundSeal® Technology delivers quiet performance versus a standard disposer
  • MultiGrind® Technology delivers two stages of grind and allows you to more efficiently grind difficult food items like bones
  • 3/4 Horsepower Dura-Drive® Induction Motor is engineered to specifications used for appliance motors, provides quiet operation and long life
  • 34.6 oz. Grind Chamber and Stainless Steel Grind Components for durability
  • Made in the USA
  • InSinkErator 4-Year We Come To You® In-Home Full Service Limited Warranty Covers parts and labor
  • Quick Lock® Sink Mount allows for easy installation and disposer replacement


Type of Feed Continuous
On/Off Control Wall Switch
Motor Single Phase
HP 3/4
Volts 120
HZ 60
RPM 1725
Amp. (Avg. Load) 8.1
Time Rating Intermittent
Lubrication Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearing
Shipping Weight (Approx.) 19.5 lbs.
Unit Finish Black Enamel/Gray
Overall Height 12-1/8"
SoundSeal Technology Anti-Vibration Mount™, Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount™, Quiet Collar™ Sink Baffle, Multi-Layer SoundLimiter™ Insulation
MultiGrind Technology GrindShear Ring®
Grind Chamber Capacity 34.6 oz.
Motor Protection Manual Reset Overload
Average Water Usage Approx. 1 Gallon Per Person Per Day
Average Electrical Usage 3-4 KWH Per Year
Drain Connection 1-1/2" Anti-Vibration (Hose Clamp)
Dishwasher Drain Connection Yes

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Evolution Compact is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1515.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great disposal! The Evolution Compact is a great product for our needs. It was easy to install and very quiet. I also like that the collar sink baffle can be removed for easy cleaning.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product does the job We were looking for a disposer that would work hard. This one does the job. It gets Rudy of whatever we put down it and it is quite also. I like the warranty option I can work it hard for a few years and see how it goes and be baked of something goes wrong. Good price and ready to install.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go for the Evolution series! Wonderful product. Originally purchased a Insinkeraror Badger series disposal and it was not what we wanted. While the horsepower was the same (3/4), the products are very different. Do yourself a favor and skip the Badger series and go didectly to Evolution. You will be glad you did.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted. This is my first garbage disposer, and I am very happy with my purchase of the Evolution Compact. Extremely quiet, works beautifully, and it's compact enough to allow for plenty of room to store cleaning products under my very small sink and 24" cabinet. Looks great, too.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very efficient and quiet This is my second one, I wore the first one out in 10 years. I dispose of watermelon rind. cantaloupe rind, grapefruit. Orange, lemon, about everything but bones. The best one I have ever had.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is quiet and fast. This is the third Insinkerator that we have installed in both this house and another. Great machines and used daily. We had our last one over 12 years and if the motor had not created an issue, we would have kept it. The new one is quiet, fast, and easy to keep clean. New feature to allow the removal and cleaning of the sink trap is great.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product It's compact, works efficiently and is quiet....but not so quiet that you can't tell whether or not it's on. I loved it so much, I bought another one for our other sink.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I made the change! As it was easier to do some plumbing work with my current disposal out of the way, I made decision to replace what I had, which was a 14 year old ISE product. Did the older model work- yes it did. Is the new one better? Yes, by far! More power, very quiet, and the new design actually leaves a little more room under the sink. Additionall, if the rubber gizmo that covers the drain ever bocomes damaged or gross, it can be popped-out and replaced very easily. Nice additional feature to the new models.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features It made quiet quick work of everything we put through it. Swapping out the old one for the new was easy with the instructions.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet product Very quiet. Install was slightly trickier due to length between disposal and other drain (requiring additional trip to get drain parts), but not difficult once parts were on-site.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from queter than old popular one This evolution is a lot quieter and stronger that our old Badger 5 that was popular in its heyday and with a bigger motor. I installed it myself and had zero problems.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet Compared to old one the Insinkerator is very quiet. Easy for service man (plumber) to install.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good product I think this disposal is good - I am not a person who uses a disposal an awful lot, but so far, it is working. it's very quiet which is a delight, but I find it necessary to have a fair amount of patience to get all of the material into the grinding part of the mechanism - previously, I had a noisy product that grabbed everything quickly - this time around it's quiet, but I always need to check to make sure everything I've added has been consumed - more often than not, I need to give it an extra go.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install! I couldn't believe when I first turned this product on how quiet it was. It was easy to install with easy to follow instructions. Great product!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy install very easy to install and really quit. i'm 72 and I installed by myself very easy.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The strong silent type We appreciate everything about this appliance that our plumber strongly recommend. We very much trust this plumber we have used for years and when our last grinder gave out after 8 years by leaking under the sink from rust holes we agreed to upgrade. This new guy is strong, grinds up the usual mess in seconds then is quiet as they come and no vibration like the old one. We love it and hope it lasts a long time but when necessary will replace with another insinkerator.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit, very quite It took a plumber just 10 minutes to install. I probably could have installed it myself since it replaced another Insinkerator unit.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet "Godzilla" is very quiet compared to our old Incinerator. It is very heavy, so need someone strong enough to hold up and turn locking collar in a cramped area.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice unit and very quiet. This unit replaced an over 15 year old insinkerator disposal that finally gave up. The new unit is very quiet when running and was very easy to install in place of the old one. I highly recommend this unit.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT UNIT, VERY QUIET. So far, has been a very nice addition to our kitchen!!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reasonable Price/Works Great! Bought online from Home Depot for a total Kitchen Remodel. Reviews were great and did not disappoint. Great price and performs great.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something you can count on We replaced a 4 year old, perfectly operating, smaller model Badger with this one only because we remodeled the entire kitchen and what-the-heck why not go 'all new'. This one is quieter, not that the old one was noisy. Slightly bigger diameter, but should fit most sinks. Ours is a Blanco double, under-mount, and deep, and it fits fine. We've only ever had ISE; it's the 'standard' in our book. It's exactly what we expected, and we are pleased.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and quiet The insinkerator disposal is so quite yet grinds all waste efficiently.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug 'n play Got this unit as a replacement for another insinkerator. Very pleased. Although the unit it was replacing was around 15 years old, the new one just "plugged" right in (thanks, Insinkerator, for keeping your connections consistent over the years) making it easy for a homeowner to do the job. The only difficulty was the upper body strength needed to lay on your back and hold the darned thing over your head to get it screwed into place. The new unit is very quite compared to the previous, and the removable splash guard is fantastic - I can pull it out once a week and give it a wash, eliminating and build-up of gunk underneath.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much quieter than our previous disposer We decided to upgrade our disposer due to our "open concept" living and our previous disposer was quite noisy. The Insinkerator is so much quieter.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whisper Quiet I had my kitchen updated and decided to replace my old garbage disposal. I'm so glad that I did. This one is more powerful and so quiet. It works great. I will tell my friends and family about this unit.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product is very good and quiet I would recommend this product highly; the customer service department was execellent to obtain information.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, well worth the extra money The seal broke in my Badger 1/2 hp which seems to be the most basic model you can buy. The extra money was well worth it to get a unit that is quiet.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it It's a little bigger than my last one. Easy to put in. Once it was in and after i turned it in i was amazed how quite it was. It's all most like it isn't even running. So far so good. It all works great. I've only had it for a month so hopeful it will last a long time. I think they should have supplied "plumbers mud" with it so i would not have had to go back and buy some for insulation.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reviews versus the Badger which has poor reviews I ordered the Evolution Compact disposer to replace the same model which died after 9 years. I figure if the new one works as long as the previous one, it is well worth the extra money spent on it.
Date published: 2017-03-09
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Why does the drain rubber point up?

Just installed mine, just wondering why the drain rubber points up. seems like it would be harder to get food into it? I haven't tried yet
Asked by: Long
You have it upside down. Turn it over.
Answered by: Alvie
Date published: 2017-01-22

When a run my disposal there is a lot of vibration. This just started a couple months ago!

The disposal still is grinding but the vibration shakes both my sinks.
Asked by: SusieK
Same problem for us. One of the metal pieces that grinds up the waste had broken--a part that cannot be replaced. Replaced the entire disposal. Problem solved!
Answered by: Shoulders52
Date published: 2017-02-02

Does the Evolution Compact use a smaller size stopper versus the standard size disposers?

I need to order a stopper for the compact but feel the opening appears smaller than the norm and would require a slightly smaller stopper. Is this correct? Is there a part number I could get?
Asked by: mrs4148
The stopper for our new one was the exact same as our previous Insinkerator model.
Answered by: richjh
Date published: 2017-03-02

When during the installation does the sink baffle get installed?

Asked by: CandyLand
After installed, just slide into opening. Removable when needed.
Answered by: TWISTEDWHIG
Date published: 2017-03-13

was getting the usual sound when I push the button "on" and after using wrench to unjam now when I push the on button nothing happens

Asked by: doodlebug
You probably have a foreign object, i.e. spoon, knife in the disposal.
Answered by: Alvie
Date published: 2017-01-22

Why will dishwasher not drain when hose is connected to the disposer?

I replaced a badger model disposer with a Evolution Spacesaver model. Now the dishwasher will not drain when the hose os connected to the disposer. If I disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the disposer it will drain with no problem.
Asked by: Greenjeep
Sounds like you didn't punch out the plug in the fitting where the dishwasher drain hose attaches to the disposer. Reread the installation instructions.
Answered by: Sambo913
Date published: 2017-02-04

can you instal this without a wall button, just a top activated?

Asked by: yann
No, it requires power connected to an outlet, with switch to activate. Always run water while in operation.
Answered by: ruukasu0808
Date published: 2017-01-14

What is considered a Small Bone that is OK to put in the Evolution Compact?

Hi, It says in your guide that small bones is recommended for use in the Evolution compact. Would all parts of the chicken classify as a small bone (Thigh Bone, Leg Bone, etc?) What about bones from Pork Chops, or Lamb Chops or Lamb Racks? Pork Baby Back Ribs? I would like to grind bones but want to make sure that I don't put something in that could damage or clog the machine. Thanks
Asked by: Zao154
I have put chicken leg bones in my disposal with no problems
Answered by: Boobala
Date published: 2017-03-05

where do i find the size demensions

Asked by: eductor
If you didn't save your previous manual, look at your disposal and you will get the info you need.
Answered by: Alvie
Date published: 2017-01-22

Can you come straight out of the tail pipe to the discharge line and not use the 90?

Asked by: Trudy
Yes you can as long as it lines up. There is no pipe attached.
Answered by: ooley
Date published: 2017-02-18

Yesterday, the water in the sink started to drain very slowly, as if a drain is clogged. What should I do?

The only thing I can think of that might have clogged it was some cooked kale (about 1 cup) I ground recently. Should I use a chemical drain clog remover?
Asked by: Callie
remove the connection to the drain at the disposer. probably hair,strings, fat or other stuff right there blocking the drain.
Answered by: hairy
Date published: 2017-03-18

My Evolution Compact was very quiet. It still works but is making noise.

Asked by: Alresidue
Smooth and efficient.
Answered by: LonesomeJohnie
Date published: 2017-03-12

need partfor 3/4 HP compact

INSINKERATOR EVOLUTION 3/4 HP. I need a anti vibration tail peice mount,where can I buy one???
Asked by: DARTTARI
Home Depot, or at least they should be able to point you in the right direction. They have always been a GREAT help to me in the past.
Answered by: Pete55
Date published: 2014-02-15

My insinkerator Evolution Compact is leaking at the tailpipe mount area.

The tailpipe mount appears to be cracked, but I think that the discharge from the container body/motor joint is also causing problems. It looks like the discharge is now misshapen.
Asked by: St3v3
Sounds like your flex coupler cracked (75499 Flex Coupler for InSinkErator Evolution Series Disposer, Flexible Rubber Coupling, Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount)
Answered by: JoshInPortland
Date published: 2017-01-07

We had unit installed by Home Depot, but they failed to place the S/N info on unit. How can we check warranty?

Asked by: golflady
I had to find the serial number on my unit in order to register the product. It is on the unit - thank God for cell phones. There is a metal plate on the disposer. Take a picture of the unit and expand the picture to read the serial number.
Answered by: Meg69
Date published: 2017-03-09

can this model handle banana skins

Asked by: GregL
Answered by: Alaskan
Date published: 2017-03-01

How wide is the mouth at the top of the disposal?

Does it fit with any size sink opening?
Asked by: litlmisundrstd86
Yes, standard opening will work
Answered by: TWISTEDWHIG
Date published: 2017-03-13

LOUD intermitent BANGing...

Grinds and disposes of waste properly, motor spins freely, nothing visible in chamber,no leaks,and has never tripped the reset button,,, but the loud banging keeps my wife from using it. Sounds like it is coming apart inside but the unusual thing is, the bang is not constant, meaning it is not a steady ryhtymic banging, it can happen at start up or after a few seconds. We have had this product aprox 11 months. And with this being one of your "better" product lines we are highly dissatisfied with the product,especially if you consider the cost of the "evolution" series Please Help
Asked by: Krul1
Did you properly remove the plug from the disposal that is there for the dishwasher line? Sounds like you have something in the disposal.
Answered by: Alvie
Date published: 2017-01-22


Asked by: SAFEJUNK
1 in shorter and 1 inch smaller in diameter, as well 3/4 HP compared to 1HP
Answered by: ChicagoRunner
Date published: 2016-02-17

What is the diameter of the flange opening? I want to confirm the size of opening i need in my sink bowl.

Asked by: tk1234
The unit fits to the standard size sink opening
Answered by: DThiems725
Date published: 2017-03-18

what minimum clearance is required between the bottom of the disposal and the bottom of the cabinet?

very deep sink leaving little room for the disposal
Asked by: lawebs
From bottom of sink to bottom of unit is 13". You would need a few more inches to maneuver I suppose.
Answered by: Gnd60
Date published: 2017-02-25

Why won"t the garbage grind and dispose?

The motor runs, the teeth turn, water flows freely, but the garbage won't grind up. We tried cleaning with baking soda and water solution with no help. Unit is 4 years old.
Asked by: Professor
Sounds like the impellers might be hung up. They should be loose on their pins.
Answered by: Hatter
Date published: 2016-11-19

Comparison between Evolution Compact and Evolution Essential

I searched in vain for a direct comparison of your individual models, then compared the pdf spec sheets for these two. It looks like the only differences are a smaller grind chamber and a shorter in-home warranty (4 years versus 6). The space savings seems to be 3/4" in diameter and 1/2" in height, which produce the smaller grind chamber dimensions. Are there any other differences between these models? Thanks- Bob
Asked by: TheBob
I believe that if you go to the Home Depot website you can choose the two that you are interested in and click on 'compare'. It will bring up a chart with the two you selected and you can see which one fits your needs. Hope that this helps!
Answered by: Red1944
Date published: 2016-02-17

Water doesn't drain completely from the disposer after it's used.

We're told this is due to the disposal being lower than the drain piple. Is there any chance that replacing the current disposal with a compact model would make a difference by raising the level of the disposal? This came up during a kitchen remodeling.
Asked by: rabbit
I had that problem with my old insinkerator. The exit on the new Evolution Compact was slightly higher than the old one and it solved the problem.
Answered by: Hatter
Date published: 2016-11-19

Is the home depot evolution select a comparable model to this?

I currently have a badger 1 and it needs to be replaced. Home depot sells the evolution compact but it is not sold in their stores for some reason. They do have the evolution select in stores. Would this be a comparable model to the badger 1 that I currently have?
Asked by: KPRO
The Badger is junk. The stainless Evolution I bought is a one horsepower unit. I made my purchase online. The store didn't carry it
Answered by: BigAl2
Date published: 2016-07-16

where can I get a replacement Quiet Collar Sink Baffle?

It is an evolution spacesaver model
Asked by: Jackyone
You can currently get it for $11.99 from Home Depot, and $9.28 on - free shipping with Prime.
Answered by: Chadie
Date published: 2017-03-04

can this unit be installed on a fire clay farm sink with the long flange

Asked by: nict
I would imagine that as long as the opening is the same size and the sink is strong enough to support the weight of the disposal you could install it under your sink. It is a very quiet unit with very little vibration.... Will be interested if it works for you. You can contact me through the same place you submitted your question. Hope that this helps you!
Answered by: Red1944
Date published: 2015-08-22


Installed 5 years ago a "Space Saver-P(?). S/N 09041683946. Need to buy a new one. Need to buy a unit that matches with the existing mounting ring; new mounting ring to difficult to install. Recommend a disposal. Compact size important.
Asked by: Eugen
Go to Home Depot, they will solve your problem.
Answered by: Alvie
Date published: 2017-01-22

I currently have a Badger 1(1/3 horsepower) Can I replace it with any of the evolution series

Asked by: BobM
Yes all disposal brands have same mounts Very simple swap out
Answered by: Tomorrow
Date published: 2016-06-25

may i order it 220v

i want order one to take it with me to jordan, and i want it 220v 50/60hrt? is that possible?
Asked by: fadi
I am not sure but you can use a trance farmer on the electrical circuit itself. I'm not sure if it's called a converter our transformer. But I use a similar device in Thailand.
Answered by: reddon
Date published: 2017-02-23
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