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on August 24, 2010
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I purchased this after our ISE Badger quit (seems like that has happened to a lot of people on here..). I went with this particular one because of the fantastic reviews, the 2009 consumer reports, and the fact that the cost was significantly less with a spectacular warranty.

It shipped and arrived the next day, and was extremely easy to install. I actually took the opportunity to replace my entire sink, and was surprised at how easy this part of the job was. I'm still left with thinking i MUST have done something wrong for it to go so smoothly because I am NOT a handy person.

From other reviewers I was concerned at how much noise it would put out, but from the second I turned it on, I couldn't believe how much quieter it was than my badger. It's an extremely quiet machine. I was eager to feed it chicken wings we had from dinner and it took them without a problem. In fact I was a little surprised it didn't even put up a fight with them.
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on September 3, 2013
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great product, good directions, its quite, works great, built solid, and the installation was very simple once i removed the old one.
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on February 24, 2015
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This product is AWESOME!!! I have had it for a year now (bought on 3-5-2014) and have never jammed it and I throw everything but steak bones at it. Chicken bones are not a problem... I have never tried steak bones, but I never tried steak bones on any disposal that I have owed. I've put whole oranges, banana peels, celery cores, lettuce and cabbage cores... It chews them up and washes them down the drain without any problems.

Guests are dumbfounded when I run it during a conversation and we do not have to raise our voices because it is so quiet. I looked at my local Lowe's store before buying this Waste King from Amazon and a 1 horsepower disposal at Lowe's start at well over $250.00 and do not have a lifetime warranty.

The only negative that I had with this product it that I had to install a GFI 110-120v outlet as the old disposal was "hardwired". This disposal uses a 110-120v grounded plug (3-Prong Plug).
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on November 24, 2010
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Replaced a 6 year old Kenmore 3/4 HP with this Waste King model after reading the reviews in Consumer Report and here on Amazon. Very pleased. Quieter than the old one and very easy to install. I still can't believe the great warranty - lifetime and they will send a plumber, at no cost, to replace it!! Most models that were comparable at Lowes and Home Depot cost about $200. At just over $100, a lifetime warranty and great reviews, why would you buy anything else?

Update: Still love this disposal after over a year's use. Only drawback that I found is that the opening is smaller than our old disposal which means you need to "feed" the disposal by manually forcing the food through the opening when disposing of larger pieces - like lettuce leaves. I accidently dropped a bottle cap into the disposal and I couldn't fit my hand in to retrieve it. Luckily, my wife's hand just barely made it in. Would like to see a larger opening for future models.
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on March 8, 2013
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This disposal is really quiet and effective. Almost sounds like it isn't working, but it does the job quietly and
efficiently.
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on August 31, 2010
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After reading reviews here I changed my mind from the Disposal I had planned to buy and purchased the Waste King. The life time warranty sounded like icing on the cake. I bought direct from Waste king. The purchase was painless and the shipping and handling was great. I would recommend them to anyone. I'm like some others whose reviews I read and was surprised it was housed in plastic but so is most other products now days. Installation using the easy connection method instead of the 3 bolt method went smoothly with all my plumbing fitting up to it only requiring me to mount a receptical on the end of the electrical wire since this disposal has a plug on the cord. I haven't used it long enough to recommend it's operation but will update after some time in use. it is a little loud but not as loud as my old one that was much smaller. I told my wife to run some soapy water through it to see if it helps like some said. trasher1940@gmail.com
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on October 8, 2013
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This unit is a very quiet monster that appears to gobble most anything. I replaced a 1/2 horse Badger that was @ 25 years old. It began to throw parts out of the grinder so I felt it was time to go.

My handyman installed it. Mostly a smooth transition from the three bolt to the screw on system.

The 8000 is made in southern Cali which is nice and close to me.

It's VERY quiet and VERY powerful.

Caution: it is wider and longer than older models. Make sure it will fit.

I would recommend this unit.

Added 4/1/14:

I've discovered that the splash seal is pressure fitted into the drain opening. Which means you can gently pull it up and CLEAN it. Also you can CLEAN the opening. I use an old toothbrush. This cuts down on a stinky disposal. I add a little bleach after I'm done cleaning it. I leave the bleach in the disposal for a few hours.

This unit is great.
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on September 14, 2010
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As mentioned in other reviews, this garbage disposal is relatively quiet and was fairly easy to install. No additional parts are needed if you use the EZ Mount hardware that comes with the package and remove all the old hardware from the sink. The finish on the drain ring, which is the part that sits in the sink that you can see when you look down into the sink, is chromed durable plastic and not made from stainless steel.

The EZ Mount is pretty straightforward, though I was surprised to see the disposal unit is supported by a clamped rubber o-ring. This method seems to work fine, and even appears to provide some vibration isolation between the unit and the sink, which may diminish the noise levels some.

The unit is considerably larger than the leaking Badger-1 it replaced, and the plumbing outlet needed to be lowered about an inch from it's old position.

I've only had it a week, and so far I'm pleased with this purchase.
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on March 8, 2013
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This is like having an industrial piece of equipment at home. it is quiet and efficient. anyone doing upgrades should consider this
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on December 31, 2010
Great disposer! Much quieter than the 3/4 HP ISE Badger 5 it replaced. The ISE had started to leak from 3 different places after about 5 years. The Waste King L-8000 was cheaper to purchase from Amazon with overnight shipping than to purchase another ISE at a big box store. It's more powerful and quieter than the ISE too. Really a much nicer disposer all around. Installation was dead simple and no additional parts were required. This was the first disposer I've replaced on my own. I changed out the mount to the new one that came with it. No reason not to and I was able to get rid of the ugly gray putty that was peeking out from under the old collar and use the rubber gasket provided. I had it installed and working in about 30 minutes with going back and forth between the manual and sink to make sure I was doing it right. I can't see going back to the other brand any time soon and with the lifetime warranty, I shouldn't have to!
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