Kitchen Aid (84211643) KCDB250G 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Review is reader-supported. We may earn a commission through products purchased using links on this page. Learn more about us here.

by Lisa Ward

Updated on: 12/23/2020

Product Overview

This garbage disposal is a great choice for most households. It offers continuous feed that makes cleaning up your kitchen quick and easy. You can wash all of your food waste down your sink drain and let the Kitchen Aid KCDB250G ½ HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal do the hard work for you.

This disposal comes with a great ½ HP motor that will grind your food effectively by rotating at 1725 revolutions per minute. It’s designed to connect directly into your electrical system using an existing wire to a wall switch. This makes it easy to turn on and off and eliminates that need for a new power cord. The parts are stainless steel, so you know that it’s durable, too.

Kitchen Aid (84211643) KCDB250G

Kitchen Aid KCDB250G 84211643 1/2 HP

  • Stainless Steel Grind Components
  • Dishwasher Inlet
  • Compact and Powerful
  • Continuous Feed

Choosing the Right Garbage Disposal

It’s important to understand what to consider when buying a garbage disposal. There are different kinds of feeds, a range of power options, numerous installation mounts, and even a choice about the inclusion of a power cord. These choices can feel overwhelming and Kitchen Aid does a great job balancing all of them with their KCDB250G model of garbage disposal.

Continuous or Batch Feed

While batch feed disposals are an option, they are less common than continuous feed models. They are designed to have a batch of food moved into the disposal before a guard is placed over the top of the drain. This means that you’ll need to break your food waste into small batches, but you have the added safety of the guard.

This Kitchen Aid model is a continuous feed disposal that will allow you to move your food waste into the disposer as you work, rather than having to gather it all up into batches. For most people, this is an advantage that makes having a continuous feed model more appealing. It also means that you won’t have to worry about keeping track of the guard that is used to turn on a batch feed disposal. Continuous feed models typically use a switch on the wall to power them on and off.

How Many Horsepower?

While you can find garbage disposals that range from 1/3 to 1 horsepower, for most of the households ½ HP is ideal. Kitchen Aid recognizes that only very heavily used kitchens will need more than that. They also ensure that this model has enough power that you’ll never feel it struggle or stutter.

Installation Mount

If you are using this model to replace an existing Kitchen Aid model, the installation is quick and easy. Since Kitchen Aid keeps things simple, you should be able to simply disconnect the old unit and unclip it from the mount before clipping in the new unit. You will need to move the power cord from the old disposal to the new one since this unit doesn't come with a power cord.

You’ll find that many garbage disposals come with a 3-bolt mount. This Kitchen Aid model will affix to that mount, so it is easy to upgrade to this model from a wide range of garbage disposals. This installation will require a bit more work than simply unclipping and reclipping but it is still very simple.

Do I Need a Power Cord?

Many homes that have been designed to include a garbage disposal in their kitchen have the disposal hardwired into the home’s electrical system. This will eliminate the need for a power cord to come with the disposal. To connect this Kitchen Aid model, you will just need to connect the correctly colored wires and attach the ground wire to the proper screw.

If your home was not designed with wiring intended for a garbage disposal, you will need to separately purchase a power cord to plug in your Kitchen Aid KCDB250G model disposal. If you are replacing an identical but older version of this model, you may be able to reuse the same cord, but you will want to be sure that it meets the guidelines for this model. Check the installation guide for the appropriate specifications.

An Easy Choice

With all of those options, it can be tough to sort out exactly what you need. Add in concerns about the size of disposal to ensure it fits under the kitchen sink cabinet, and the whole thing can be completely overwhelming. One of the biggest attractions of the Kitchen Aid KCDB250G garbage disposal is the way it will work for almost any household.

It’s just less than 8 inches by 8 inches around and just under 15 inches long, so it will fit under most sinks. The ½ HP is an appropriate amount of power for homes with 3 to 7 people who use their kitchen an average amount. It offers the very standard continuous feed that most people are used to and has a standard mount to make installation easy.


  • Easy Installation
  • ½ Horsepower
  • Durable parts
  • Standard size


  • No power cord included, so if it isn’t hardwired, be sure to buy that separately.


The Kitchen Aid KCDB250G ½ HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal is a fantastic choice for any home kitchen. It has enough power to meet all of your needs and is small enough to fit under your kitchen sink counter without taking up all of your storage space. It’s easy to install and will work for years without worry.

About the author

Lisa Ward is the owner and main author of Sink and Faucet. She has a degree in marketing and a passion for home design and architecture. When she is not working, you might find her doing home improvements at her own house, reading, or flipping through home design magazines at her favorite coffee house.