Feedback, Opinion and Review of the Waste King L-1001 ½ HP Garbage Disposal

The Takeaway – ‘The Waste King L-1001 ½ HP Garbage Disposal – Perfect slimline low-cost option ($50) for small spaces and small households. Lots of good reviews, but only 2 year warranty. For a family, go for a larger motor and longer warranty (eg. our Best Buys: L-8000 or Evolution Compact).’

The Waste King L-1001 ½ HP Garbage Disposal by the numbers:
Waste King L-1001 ½ HP Legend Series Garbage Disposal

  • Uses the EZ Mount system – lock the neck into place on your sink, then attach the body
  • 8,950 users out of 12,260 (73%) rate this unit 5 stars – above average for all disposers and no change from last year
  • 490 users out of 12,260 (4%) rate this unit 1 star – just on average, but personally I would say disappointing numbers based on the number purchased
  • 0.5 HP 2,600 RPM motor – mainly suitable for small spaces and small households
  • Integrated power cord with plug
  • Small housing – takes up less under-sink space
  • Can connect to a dishwasher
  • Only a 2 year warranty – you get what you pay for
  • Waste King customer care has good feedback
  • Hovering around $60 –  good if you’re on a budget

 

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the Moen GXP50C 1/2 HP GX PRO Series Garbage Disposal

The Takeaway – ‘The Moen GXP50C 1/2 HP GX PRO – slimline for small under sink space; good for singles, couples, and small households. Not particularly quiet. Not bad for around $100.’

The Moen GXP50C 1/2 HP GX PRO by the numbers:
Moen GXP50C 1/2 HP GX PRO Series Garbage Disposal

  • The GXP50C uses a traditional 3-Bolt Mount system – solid and secure
  • 801 users out of 1,027 (78%) rate this unit 5 stars – this has increased slightly from last year and is now well above average – nice to see
  • Only 11 users out of 1,027 (1%) rate this unit 1 star – this is amazing and well below the average
  • Overall, looking at these numbers, most users think the unit is good but nothing special – it does the job
  • 0.5 HP 2,600 RPM motor is powerful enough for smaller families and apartments
  • It comes with a power cord, but is intended to be hardwired (although it is easy enough to put a plug on it if you have a socket under the sink)
  • The main plus for this unit is the supermodel slim housing
  • The warranty, at 3 years, could be better
  • The internal grinding gear is galvanized steel – again, stainless would be better
  • Customer care seems good – questions are answered quickly
  • Hovering around $100, so it is reasonable value

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

The Takeaway – ‘The InSinkErator Badger 5 Garbage Disposal – a smaller housing, half horsepower disposer which is extremely popular and hovering around $100. Great for couples or smaller families up to four. Above average user feedback from well over 11,000 buyers is great. A hugely popular choice.’

The InSinkErator Badger 5 Garbage Disposal by the numbers:InSinkErator Badger 5 Garbage Disposal with Power Cord, 1/2 HP Review

  • The Badger 5 is an Amazon Best Buy
  •  9,540 users out of 11,494 (83%) rate this unit 5 stars – a 1% dip since last year – still well above average!
  • 230 users out of 11,494 (2%) do rate this unit 1 star – the same as last year – well below average – still great!
  • Users like the easy installation (Quick Lock Mount), although it does require a reasonable amount of upward force to lock it
  • It is cross-compatible with other Badger disposers – twist and remove the old one, twist and engage the new one
  • 1/2 HP 1,725 RPM motor – powerful enough for couples and smaller families up to four
  • Doesn’t include the power cord and dishwasher connector kit, if required
  • Smaller housing, so does not take up much space
  • Only a two year warranty
  • Hovering around $100, so it is great value

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