Let’s say you have exactly $80 dollars to spend on a new garbage disposal unit. Would you go for a mediocre one that does the job slightly well, or go for a truly excellent one that goes for even below that price? And while you may be rubbing your eyes in disbelief that this is an option, this is in fact possible thanks to a well-known and well-trusted brand that goes by the name of General Electric.
Here’s where we introduce you to the GE GFC325V. This is the model that gracefully walks the fine line between ‘cheap’ and ‘extraordinary’. On this review we will show you all the reasons why you should consider having one of these for your own.
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF GFC325V
First things first, thisGFC325V model runs with a 1/3 HP permanent magnet motor, so you can’t really expect this to be a truly powerful machine. In spite of that, this incredibly effective disposer can go up to 2,500 RPM, according to an RPM testing. This speed lets it grind food waste faster than regular units of the same power level.
Not only that, it also does a finer job than most other units, reducing waste to small particles that will easily pass through your plumbing. Keep in mind that some garbage disposal units can barely reach 2,000 RPM, so that should give you an idea of how effective this model is, despite its 1/3 HP.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF GFC325V
Some of the grinding mechanisms within this machine are made of stainless steel, and that includes the dual-swivel grinding blades. This means it won’t jam unless you force in a hefty amount of junk. And the fact that it is made of stainless steel assures that it won’t corrode over time.
This thoughtfully constructed GFC325V food waste disposal system also provides a two-level pre-cutter, an on/off wall-switch with a sink stopper, a manual-reset overload protector, and a splashguard. Additional features include a stainless-steel sink flange, and a galvanized-steel turntable.
Last but not the least, it provides an advanced insulation package that helps ensure a quiet operation, making it possible to maintain the cheerful, festive vibe of any kitchen.
PROS AND CONS OF GFC325V
As previously mentioned, this GFC325V Garbage Disposal is incredibly affordable, currently costing a little more $80 dollars. If you are on a tight budget, this is a great way to go. And in fact, you get a little more than your money’s worth. By the same token some of the components within this machine are made of stainless steel. Instead of using galvanized steel, GE ensured a tougher and more durable performance by introducing the highly-resistant material.
You will also find it convenient that it is compatible with any properly sized septic system, because it reduces food waste into small enough particles.
In terms of disadvantages, there have been some complaints that this model drains too slowly. If this is the case, just make sure to use the GFC325V disposer slowly, careful not to overload it with more waste than it could handle.