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4.8 | 8,574 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am a 77 year old Disabled person and this Garbage Disposal was pretty easy for me to install all by myself.Here's a "BIG TIP" for you... Although this unit is quite heavy and difficult trying to hold it up under the sink with your hands while trying to install it, I used a "Car Jack" under the sink to jack the Disposal
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By Altair
I bought this to replace a much older version of the same model, which (thank goodness) is the same size and profile. The old one had a seal that failed and was leaking water from the bottom which in turn tripped the breaker.Very easy to install. Unplugged the old one then removed the drain pipe and the tube from the dishwasher. I left
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By Surfside
The disposal arrived in good time and was relatively simple to install and after turning on the tap to allow water through the device, plugged it in and turned it on.Unfortunately, there was a pungent smell of electrical burning and a hum signifying the disposal was not working.I used the supplied Allen key to turn the spinner and found
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By Allan Thompson
4.8 | 2,829 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
My old Badger 1 finally needed replacing after over 12 years. While it still worked fine, it began leaking from the bottom. Since it gave me so many years of reliable service, I decided to replace it with the same model. I'm so glad I did as installing it was a breeze. Literally took my like 10 minutes as I was able to use the mount from
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By KC
My old disposal started leaking. It had been 10 years so I opted to buy a new one. Almost all disposals come with no plug. I am a single lady and did not want to put on a cord and was lucky enough to find one with a cord here on Amazon. Shipping was fast and I got the same one that I currently had. With my little tool set I was able
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By Julaine
If you want a garbage disposal this brand is unfortunately the only one worth buying. The mounting system is excellent so replacing a broken unit is easy, just use the existing mount and pop in the new unit and believe me you will be replacing them every 4-6 years. If you have a direct wire to the disposal, do yourself a favor an
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By J. W. K
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4.7 | 3,005 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Why am I writing a review about my beloved garbage disposal? Why am I referring to it as my "beloved" garbage disposal? I replaced a different garbage disposal from Costco; it had lasted a few years before giving up the ghost (the metal teeth within had basically corroded and broken off). Even before it met its untimely end, it
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By Ryan Lasagna
This unit replaced a 12 year old Badger that just gave up and quit. It's better than the old one in all ways, and easy to install if you have the proper tools. A couple tips I was given by a plumber friend...don't put rice down the disposal as it accumulates and clogs in pipes like plaque in your bloodstream...once or twice a year fill
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By Lawdawg
This was bought to replace an older Insinkerator Badger 0.5HP. The previous model was atleast 7 years old and perhaps even older depending if the prior owner of the house replaced it. We used ours very seldom, opting to use a sink strainer most of the time. Our older model started leaking through the motor housing, which indicated
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By M. Patel
4.7 | 2,893 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was skeptical because of the price, and mind you it’s only been installed for a week at the time of this review.... but the positive reviews urged me to try.I’m a 46 year old fat girl, I do know how to use tools but still, I was apprehensive. When 2 guy “friends” who said they’d do it for me weren’t coming through I finally
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By Jupiters Moons
I almost didn't buy this disposal because of some very informative reviews discussed how difficult it was to install the sink mount. But they'd done such a good job of describing how to make it work, I decided to go for it. When the Waste Maid arrived, I discovered that it has a three bolt mount, just like my broken InSinkErator, so I
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By Sunshine Nokomis
OK... Unit is 99% plastic, but hey what today isn't, the mounting neck, internal blades, driveshaft and feed-tube flange are the only metal parts on this unit.The unit is small in circumference from any other unit I've had, which means you will have more space under your sink if you haven't replaced a disposal in the last year or so
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By Hobbyzone
4.7 | 2,334 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It seems that everytime I move into a new dwelling one of the first repairs I have to make is replacing the garbage disposal. A fun little chore made even more challenging in that the repair has to be done within the confines of the cabinet under the sink. InSinkErator has always been the brand that needed replacing and was always the
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By FNorrisNielson
I purchased this disposal to replace a Badger InSinkErator which had corroded and started leaking. The installation was super easy (I followed the tips from the instructional video) and was up and running in about 30 minutes. I almost didn’t want to use it because it was so beautifully made.It can be a bit loud initially, although once
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By Ubiquitous
Nice design and sound level. Ordered through Amazon. Quit working after 4 months. Contacted Moen customer support. "Try pushing on the blades with a wooden spoon" - sum total of their technical support. Since it was clearly frozen, "as a courtesy, we will send you a replacement." Really!! Two weeks later, no shipment notification. I
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By Alexis Scheuplein
4.7 | 1,915 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a nice unit. I replaced a 1/2 HP Insinkerator Badger that started leaking after about 10 years. This Moen unit wasn't terribly difficult to install but there were a few things I would have like to know in advance (my fault for not researching 100%). 1) This unit has a plug, my Insinkerator was hard wired so I installed an
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By John H. Jacobs
I just finished installing the Moen 3/4 HP Continuous Feed garbage disposal. It took me about 1-1/2 hours to gather my tools, empty the cabinet, pull out my old 1/2 HP Kenmore garbage disposal, replace it with the Moen, test and clean up. Both units are about the same size, though the Moen looks more "modern." Shrug. Impressions:1.
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By hotdog12
This unit replaced a Badger 1/2 hp disposal that wore out. I like the price (not much more than the Badger and more hp) and the fact it is flat on one side that makes for easier installation. Unit comes with dishwasher connection. Do not forget to remove the plug if hooking dishwasher to the unit. This unit comes with a electrical
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By Robert
4.8 | 1,107 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was replacing a cheap 12 yr. old 1/2 HP Badger that was not only old but rusty. Does that matter as long as it chops your items? Yes, because it doesn't chop it small enough you're going to have plumbing issues. When I did the research on this Evolution series one of the features is that it's 2-stage process makes much processing
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By Kid307
I just installed this on a farm sink and it was first a simple install and second left me plenty of room between the bottom and the sink base. Because I was concerned with the distance I had I chose this particular disposal because its not as long as some of the others. I have 19 1/2" from the bottom of my sink to the base of my cabinet.
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By Bill Rycraft
This replaced another one that finally died after, 12+ years I guess it was.Install was a breeze in part because they are easy to install if you have access, but this replaced another InSinkErator that was the same size etc.The old one was quiet, but this one was initially unbelievably quiet. I was glad I didn't spend more for the one
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By J. Kennedy
4.8 | 1,033 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
So Far, So Good. Super Easy Install and works great. Always recommend a little more HP than you might actually need. True for cars, women and garbage
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By Edward DuBeau
Exact replacement for my worn out Disposal. Not too easy a job for an 85 yr old man but I did it myself. Working with a heavy disposal under a sink by yourself would not be easy for
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By Jack
Very easy install as I was replacing an old InSinkErator disposal so I used the old mounting ring. Hooked up to dishwasher drain easily, too. I highly recommend following the suggestions in the written installation guide! I used an old paint can to drop the old disposal and to install this new unit. Electrical was easy to connect as
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By PamHalpert
4.7 | 1,307 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Sorry to see you leave after 13 faithful years of service Badger5 plus 5/8ths. horsepower In-sink Erator.It was too bad you could not hold your water anymore, even when we tried adult diapers.I had a tear in my eye when I disconnected your plumbing and removed your plug.Now on to your next life after visiting the metal recycling
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By T. M. Colorado
After reading many reviews of the two primary models of the Insinkerator, I began to realize that the primary "quietness" of the more expensive model was likely due primarily to the sink drain insert that can be bought as an accessory for the considerably cheaper Badger model.I was replacing an old Sears disposer that was made by
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By FredToo
With ease of installation in mind, I purchased this unit as a direct replacement for an almost identical InSinkErator Badger we've had for at least 8 to 10 years. We don't use our garbage disposal a lot, but I guess eight to ten years is still a decent enough life expectancy. Putting this thing in could not have been easier because of
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By Frank Luke
4.5 | 10,782 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've always had Insinkerator garbage disposals so I just didn't know any better but now I do. Simply put, this is truly the king of garbage disposals. The amount of power it has is ridiculous and it will tear through just about any food I've thrown at it. Now, I have been hesitant to test it with some tougher items (I've heard stories
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By T. Carr
Started having problems with my 13 year old Kenmore and had to stop using it. My research led me to this Waste King 8000 1hp. Amazon had a great price so I bit. If you'll notice my attached pic, the difference is astounding. The Kenmore was a mere 1/3 hp which I didn't know until I removed it and could read the label. No wonder I had
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By Harbourbug
I'll admit it. I had not heard of Waste King and was nervous about buying anything outside the top two brands (ISE and Kitchen Aid). The low price and positive reviews convinced me to give it a try. So far, so great! After nearly a year of use, the unit still works flawlessly and has never jammed.At one point, I did have a leak that
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By Mark Hollinger
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4.8 | 830 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I live on a farm with septic have been without a disposal for 17 years. This was about 17 years too long for my wife, so I finally decided to give this a whirl. Installation was a breeze with clear instructions and most of what you'll need (You'll need a way to keep to power and a strain relief or their pre packaged power cord kit
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By Larry
This thing is HUGE! Don't be deceived by the picture, it will take up a significant amount of your under-sink space. We have a double basin sink installed in a standard 24" cabinet, and have this bad boy installed in the left basin. It was too big to fit, so we had to cut the side wall out of the cabinet. Luckily, there is a void
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By Sean Walls
After 2 months the enzymes were squirting on my cabinet floor. What a messAnd, what is worse, Insinkerator no longer makes the parts to fix it!!!!!!!!! That is from Insinkerator's parts outlet in Kansas City.Insinkerator may have a fine reputation as far as garbage disposers goes, but their after sales service on the septic assist with
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By Ron Garchar
4.5 | 6,998 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It may sound lame, but I'm going to go ahead and say it: This Thing Rocks!I don't know when I turned into an old man and got excited about things like garbage disposals, but apparently it happened. Let's set the stage:- I have an old, Kenmore 1/2 horsepower garbage disposal.- It is louder than a 747 taking off in my kitchen.- It grinds
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By JKru
I have installed dozens of Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposals (1/2 HP), and my customers were happy with the price and performance. However, within the past year, several of the disposals have developed leaks in the grinding chamber causing water to enter the electrical compartment. I switched to Waste King based on Consumer
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By William R. Thorne
This garbage disposal is super easy to install! When my InSinkErator Badger 5 got totally rusted in less than 2 yrs (my husband installed it at that time), I saw this one on sale and decided to give a try. Now I am super glad I did since it was almost half the price (with the sale) and the installation was breeze. First, all the pieces
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4.5 | 4,176 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Our (same exact model) garbage disposal lasted a year and a half before it went out (started leaking out the bottom). It has a 2 year warranty so I called Waste King and they asked me to find the model number on it (fyi it is still attached to the sink) so I look all over it and see a sticker with the serial number on it but don't think
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By Ellen B
I have an old InSinkErator FWD-1, and it started to leak from the bottom. Did my research, and was about to get a Badger 1 from Home Deport, but did don't carry it in-store, and have to wait for 5 day shipment. The only model they had in-store was $84, checked on Amazon, and Waste King L-111 had great reviews, went on Youtube, people
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By Alan
WOW, I am extremely impressed with the Waste King L-111 garbage disposer. My old garbage disposal was some generic brand that came with the house. As you can see from the pictures below, it is in the one in the garbage can. First off, I must commend Waste King on making this an easy to install garbage disposal. I actually made a
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4.5 | 3,595 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased this make and model based on comparing reviews in the price range +/- 50 USD. I had a Badger 1 which, to its credit, lasted about 8 years. I went with Waste King because it was an easy swap, has an 8 year warranty, increased my HP from .25 to .75, and is pretty quiet.If you are replacing a disposal, I have confidence that
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By Liquid Frost
I bought the Waste king to replace the Kenmore that came with the home which was quite noisey but, it worked so I didn,t bother us since it was a limited use item in our home. Recent it finially gave its last service which i was expecting. I really did not want to spend a lot of money on a new unit but, in my last home I purchased a
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By Dan&Katt
08/11/2018I purchased this brand based on the reviews, and having been disgusted with Badger in their disposals always breaking and the treatment you get from their offshore call center support.Install next to impossible with the EZ mount System. Cushion Mount Detail problems, spending hours with the gasket ...and for reference I have
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By PR
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4.6 | 1,277 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am a researcher. I read every review - the good and the bad. I've read the Consumer Reports reviews, read the Amazon reviews, read the other, sketchier review websites like GreatGarbageDisposals.com (I made that one up but if you've done any research on the internet you get my point). I am writing this review to share what I learned
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By Bart
After much research and checking reviews I decided to go with the Waste King 3300. I based it on HP, warranty, reviews and price. This is actually the first disposal I have had to replace in the 3 homes I have owned. Our Badger was not dead but was close. Ordering and pictures were just as advertised. Arrived in standard 2 day time
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By PaulS
This unit doesn't have access to the shaft in order to manually free the spinner if it jams (as do all the Sinkerator). I've intervened dozens of times at clinets homes because the mechanism had jammed due to a teaspoon, beer cap, or other object had gotten wedged between the grinder knuckles and it was essential to be able to free the
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By AlchemistOfLife
4.6 | 691 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
A decent 1/2 HP, relatively compact disposal unit by Moen, but without sound deadening insulation. If you must have a quiet unit, I don't believe this is it. It runs at around 2600 RPM, so it isn't going to put you to sleep.For Diy:1) Make sure you or someone you know is strong enough to replace the "snap ring" which hold the components
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By HMM
I like Moen products - i have never been disappointed with either their products or service. They avoid using plastic (ABS) in critical parts (see below re. issues with Insinkerator). The components like the sink stopper have a good quality heft to them and the unit itself is sleek and fits well under my sink. It was really easy
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By Yrofthetiger
This item was a replacement for my 12-year-old Insinkerator 1/2 hp (now called the "badger"), which literally took up 1/2 the space under my double sink. In the interest of disclosure, I used said Insinkerator quite regularly when new, and it will literally chew up chicken bones, but it will also deposit said chicken bone debris in your
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By Gene D
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4.6 | 557 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
We built our home in 2002 and, of course, the builder installed the cheapest garbage disposal they could. However, it is now 2015 and the disposal they installed just went out. Actually, because I put watermelon rind down it which I had done before. When I removed the disposal, I did discover that it had rusted out in the bottom where
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By Gloria Gamron
My whirlaway disposal bit the dust after 6 years. I was thrilled to find the same disposal available. After watching a couple of youtube videos and reading the reviews on this disposal, I felt comfortable ordering it and installing it myself. The de-install of the old one and reinstall of the new one went very smoothly until I realize
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By Dkk
The unit does not come with an electrical cable. You have to use wire nuts to connect it to the house wiring. The ground wire is too far up in the unit. This was a replacement unit. A cutting blade on the the old unit, which was also a Whirlaway 191 1/3 Horsepower Garbage Disposal, broke off at 4 years old. This was a like for like
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By W. H. Sidberry, Jr.
4.6 | 515 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Unit is relatively large and operates quietly and without much vibration. Installation was quite easy but know that the electrical fitting to connect either a typical cord or electrical conduit is not included. The unit switches on/off via a magnet inside of the drain plug so no more mechanical switches. This is a really nice
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By DIY Guy
We've owned two of these garbage disposals. One at our precious house and we liked it so much we just purchased this one for our new house/kitchen remodel.Why I like it:1. You don't need a wall switch (that you turn on thinking it's a light but instead jump at the grinding sound).2. It feels safe because you won't accidentally turn it on
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By o_happy_home
This cover control disposal is very very quiet. It works great so far and seems very safe since you cannot have your hand in the disposal while you run it. The cover is substantial and has a great handle.It is much bigger than a traditional switch-based disposals so if you are hoping to have a lot of space in the cabinet below...forget
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4.7 | 340 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Over the years, I've had occasion to install or replace several garbage disposers, and I didn't know a tool like this even existed. Now that I've installed a disposer while using it, I'll NEVER install another one without it.The sink cabinets I've had to work in seemed to always be small and cramped, forcing me to try to lift the
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By Gary
My son and I needed to replace our garbage disposal. An article on the web said this was an easy to use tool, and it would save time. It was cheap, so I decided to try it. There isn't a lot of room under our sink, so I really couldn't help my son by holding either the old or new disposal while we were working. And I have a bad back and
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By Maurice A Gage
I tried a year or more to change our disposal. I got it done, but it was far from easy. These things (especially the higher HP models) are heavy. I could not hold it up to the ring under the sink with one hand and spin the retainer on. I just don't have that much strength. So I resorted to using a hydraulic jack. I had one of these
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By camerabug
4.6 | 377 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I recently purchased from Amazon and installed the 1/3 HP Moen Garbage Disposal. I had installed an Insinkerator garbage disposal in 1987 and used it every day. It worked fine until it became very noisy a few weeks ago and then totaly froze a few days ago. That made me think garbage disposals should last for about 30+ years. But
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By DaveH92014
I bought this to replace a waste king that we had under the sink for many years. It looks identical as far as the construction goes to the unit itself. I will say that this uses the same mounting flange style as the insinkerator brand. these units are significantly smaller and take up much less room under your sink than most comparable
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By Amazon Customer
Easy to put in because it was smaller than the one I was replacing. Took only about 25 mins to take the old one out and put the new one in. But about 10 mins of that time was me trying to use the mounting ring to connect it to the sink. I was doing it by myself so trying to hold the disposal with one hand and turning the ring was a bit
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By Jeff