How Many Watts of Electricity does a Garbage Disposal use?
Real power-use measurements from a garbage disposal.
By Rob Cockerham |
How Much Power does a Garbage Disposal use
Garbage Disposal: 246 Watts
- With a function similar to a blender, a garbage disposal uses a simple blade to smash up vegetable peels and eggshells which are dumped into the sink. This is probably the scariest electrical appliance in your house, unless you have a radio perched near the bathtub.
- 246 watts, about the same amount of power as a blender. Probably operates at lower speed, but the motor is much larger, so it either has more torque or is engineered for greater longevity.
- Watts: 246
- Kilowatts: 0.246 Kw.
- cost per minute: 5 hundredths of one cent (0.05 ¢)
- cost per hour: 3¢
- cost per day: 24¢
- cost per month: $4.49
Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.