Feedback, Opinion and Review of the Waste King Legend 3200 ¾ HP Garbage Disposal

The Takeaway – ‘The Waste King 3200 ¾ HP Garbage Disposal – perfect for families up to four, decent 8 yr warranty, motor which is adequate and less noisy than its bigger brother (the L-8000). All for around $100. Nice!’

The Waste King 3200 Garbage Disposal by the numbers:
Waste King Legend 3200 ¾ HP Garbage Disposal

  • The L-3200 uses the EZ-Mount system, which seems on the whole to work fine but some users prefer the older standard 3-Bolt Mount (if you prefer this and want 0.75 HP motor, then pick the Waste King 9940)
  • 2,914 users out of 3,992 (73%) rate this unit 5 stars – above average
  • Only 199 users out of 3,992 (5%) rate this unit 1 star – just a fraction over average
  • 0.75 HP 2,700 RPM motor is powerful enough – it really will be fine for couples to all but the biggest families
  • As with all Waste Kings, comes with a power cord and plug for easy ‘plug-and-play’
  • Not a massive housing, so does leave space under you sink!
  • Slightly smaller motor, so is quieter than the bigger 1 HP units
  • The warranty is 8 years, which is really good compared to InSinkErator
  • Waste King customer care has good feedback, better than InSinkErator
  • Hovering around $100, so it is good value

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the Waste King L-3300 ¾ HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

The Takeaway – ‘The Waste King L-3300 ¾ HP Garbage Disposal – Great option for families – the 10 year warranty is the standout feature,  along with the EZ Mount system (the identical L-9940 has the 3 Bolt mount), plenty of good reviews, and a strong 3/4 HP motor.’

The Waste King L-3300 ¾ HP Garbage Disposal by the numbers:
Waste King L-3300 ¾ HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

  • Uses the EZ Mount system. If you prefer the traditional 3-Bolt, then check out the Waste King L-9940
  • 978 users out of 1,288 (76%) rate this unit 5 stars – an improvement from last year and above average based on all disposers
  • 38 users out of 1,288 (3%) rate this unit 1 star – a significantly lower percentage than last year and well below average
  • 0.75 HP 2,700 RPM motor – fine for all but the largest of families
  • Integrated power cord – plug-and-play
  • Larger housing than the 1/2 HP units, but smaller than the 1 HP units
  • The warranty is an excellent 10 years
  • Waste King customer care has good feedback, better than InSinkErator
  • Hovering around $105 – cheaper than last year, so it is great value

 

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the Moen GXS75C ¾ HP Garbage Disposal GX Series

The Takeaway – ‘The Moen GXS75C ¾ HP Garbage Disposal GX Series is a generally good quality unit, good design with a quiet 2,700 RPM motor. A slightly higher price (currently hovering around $120) than some, but an improved warranty (10 years). Stylish addition to your kitchen.’

The Moen GXS75C ¾ HP Garbage Disposal GX Series by the numbers:Moen GXS75C ¾ HP Garbage Disposal GX Series

  • 1,961 users out of 2,451 (a slight drop to 80% from 2021) rate this unit 5 stars – right up there with the best (eg. our best buy Waste King L-8000)
  • Only, 54 users out of 2,451 (2%) rate this unit 1 star – this is tiny – again, verging on Best Buy territory
  • Users like the easy installation (3 Bolt) and quality, stylish design
  • 3/4 HP 2,700 RPM Vortex motor is powerful enough for most situations and families
  • Integrated power cord with plug, so needs an under sink electrical socket
  • Dishwasher connection (remember to remove the plug!)
  • Quite a large housing
  • Improved 10 year warranty
  • Hovering around $120 at the time of writing

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the InSinkErator Badger 5XP, 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposer

The Takeaway – ‘The InSinkErator Badger 5XP is the big brother of the popular Badger 5. Identical, aside from the more powerful motor, an extra year on the warranty, and an extra $30 on the price. It will be slightly noisier, but the compact size remains, so is a reasonable choice for a small to medium sized family.

InSinkErator Badger 5XP, 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposer

The InSinkErator Badger 5XP by the numbers:

  • The Badger 5XP is basically identical to the Badger 5, but with a larger 3/4 HP motor
  • 1,183 users out of 1,443 (a large increase in purchased numbers during 2021, giving 82%) rate this unit 5 stars – well above average across all garbage disposers
  • 43 users out of the 1,443 (3%) with the integrated power cord have rated this unit 1 star – much lower than average, and a good sign
  • 3-Bolt Mounting system – use with plumbers putty and it should be secure for many years
  • 3/4 HP 1,725 RPM motor – powerful enough for most households
  • Some come with no power cord, but this 5XP does – worth the extra money ($15)
  • Not a large housing, so helps save space under your sink
  • Only a 3 year warranty – better than the smaller Badger 5, but longer would be nicer
  • Hovering around $130, so price has dropped slightly since last year

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Feedback, Opinion and Review of the InSinkErator Evolution Essential 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer

The Takeaway – ‘The InSinkErator Essential XTR 3/4 HP Garbage Disposer  – a hefty step-up in price over our Best Buy InSinkErator Evolution Compact, for basically the same unit. Slightly quieter, and an extra 2 years on the warranty (6 yrs in total). Our Best Buy is still our recommendation, unless money is no object.

The InSinkErator Essential XTR 3/4 HP Garbage Disposer by the numbers:InSinkErator Evolution Essential 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer

  • The Essential XTR is identical to our Best Buy Evolution Compact, but with a longer warranty and better sound insulation
  • 800 users out of 910 (a whopping 88%) rate this unit 5 stars – significantly higher than average
  • Only 9 users out of 910 (1%) rate this unit 1 star – well below average
  • The poor reviews do focus on motor breakage up to about 2 years
  • 0.75 HP 1,725 RPM motor is adequate for a growing family
  • 2 stage grinding system is good
  • Larger unit than the Badger 5 due to the extra grinding mechanism and sound insulation
  • Hovering around $225, so it’s more expensive than our Best Buy for basically the same unit

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