InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus (3/4 HP) Review

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The InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus is InSinkErator’s only batch feed garbage disposal. This means it is only activated when the cover is on and because of this, no wall switch is required. It is designed for people who like the idea of a product requiring more of their attention to operate so as not to have any “accidents”. With the Cover Control, the garbage disposal will not turn on unless you manually activate it each time. No more losing jewelry. You should compare continuous feed and batch feed systems to see which kind suits you more.

The InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus has the following features:

  • Two stages of grind allowing you to efficiently grind difficult food items like bones.
  • An absolutely ultra-quiet noise level when in operation.
  • Vibration-free when in operation.
  • 3/4 horsepower motor.
  • 40-oz. capacity chamber that is made of stainless steel for added durability.
  • 7-year in-home limited warranty. For the entire warranty period, you will receive free house calls (including parts and labor) when your InSinkErator needs to be installed, repaired, or replaced. InSinkErator boasts a network of 1500 professionally trained service agents.
  • A sink mount that allows for easy installation and replacement.
  • Magnetic “Cover Start” switch which is manually activated to turn on disposer.
  • Made in the USA.

Magnetic “Cover Start”

Inside the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus, there’s a built-in switch that works with the magnetic stopper to turn on the disposer when it’s inserted and turned. The magnetic stopper itself is an on and off switch, so there’s no need for a wall switch. When the stopper is inserted, it doesn’t allow any foreign object to fall in while it’s operating. To use the Cover Control, run a stream of cold water, insert the food waste, insert the stopper, and turn.

7-year Warranty

The InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus comes with the longest warranty offered by InSinkErator – 7 years. This is an in-home service warranty. That means during the warranty period, you are entitled to free parts and labor by professionally trained service agents. If something ever goes wrong, just give them a call.

What’s In The Box

  • Quick Lock sink mount.
  • Sink baffle.
  • Jam-Buster (Allen) wrench.
  • Anti-vibration tailpipe mount.
  • Clamp.
  • CoverStart Switch.
  • Installation instructions.

InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus Customer Reviews

To find out how well the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus actually works, we went through hundreds of customer reviews. This is a summary of those reviews. It will give you a full picture of what to expect when you purchase the Evolution Cover Control Plus garbage disposal.

Quality Batch Feed Disposal

Between continuous feed and batch feed, most homes prefer the continuous feed garbage disposals. So manufacturers don’t make too many batch feed models. Some customers were pleased with the quality of the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus, citing it as one of the few high quality batch feed disposers available on the market. Equipped with a 3/4 horsepower motor, it will chomp through a lot. Plus you don’t have to worry about knives and forks falling in. But because the stopper doesn’t allow the sink to drain well when it’s inserted, it’s a good idea to get a drain cover for when you are not using the InSinkErator.

Whisper Quiet

If you go to the hardware store and compare the noise level between all garbage disposals, this one will definitely be number one in terms of quietness. The only other comparable model that has the same level of noise is the InSinkErator Evolution Excel. Most customers bought that machine because they were sold on that feature and it’s the only InSinkErator model with a complete stainless steel construction and 1.0 horsepower motor. However, the InSinkErator Evolution Excel is a continuous feed garbage disposal, while the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus is batch feed. If you prefer a batch feed, the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus is just as great for households with an open floor plan, an eat-in kitchen, or a sleeping baby.

InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus Rating
  • Price
  • Motor Power
  • Noise Level
  • Performance

Overall Summary

A high-performing batch feed garbage disposal that is the quietest on the market.

Should you buy the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus?

The InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus is a great quality batch feed garbage disposal. It’s powerful and it’s the quietest batch feed garbage disposal on the market. There are some nice touches consistent with all InSinkErator Evolution garbage disposals, such as dampeners to lessen vibration and noise. This is a great disposer if you’re looking for a batch feed system. If you would rather have a continuous feed garbage disposal, then a good alternative is the InSinkErator Evolution Excel, which packs a 1.0 horsepower motor and a complete stainless steel construction but is otherwise similar to the InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus in terms of noise level, build, and warranty.


  1. The lid gets stuck and is difficult to start. I keep the cover and the drain clean but it still is difficult to turn on. Also, I have arthritis in my hands and trying to operate this is extremely difficult. It should drop in and with a slight turn, commence to grind. Then, once I finally get it to start, the cover gets stuck and can’t be removed. I have to turn it off at the switch.

    1. Thanks for your comments Marcia. The cover is magnetic so it does tend to get pulled down. It might be worth giving InSinkErator a call to let them know about the issues you’re having. In our experience, they have good customer service and might be able to offer you a solution!

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