Waste King L-2600 Legend ½ HP Continuous Feed Review

In life, the less time you spend with your hand in a garbage disposal the better off you will be. Whenever it’s time to clean up the leavings from fruit or veggies, no one wants to have to remove chunks of food from the garbage disposal because they are clogging the drain. Fortunately, with a Waste King L-2600, you don’t have to concern yourself with sticking your hand in the garbage disposal to pull out a slimy mess. Let’s take a look at the major features of this garbage disposal, and some of the reasons why it should be your first choice.

Waste King L-2600 Legend ½ HP Garbage Disposal Review

Motor

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This disposal cranks out 2600 RPM at ½ horsepower. The permanent magnet core provides more power than comparable models of the same size, and the overall construction is durable and of the highest quality. Stainless steel drive shafts, sleeve bearings, and permanently lubricated cylinders mean this model is meant to run for hundreds of hours without fault or failure. More powerful, more durable, and less likely to need replacement means better value and better return on your investment.

Feed

A continuous feed means that all your food can be added while the disposal is running. Thanks to the powerful motor and stainless steel impellers, waste is easily ground and passed through without jamming or clogging up. It also has a side feed that allows you to connect it to a dishwasher drain to reduce the waste from your dishwasher, too. Ultimately, a powerful and efficient feed mechanism means you will spend less time cleaning up after meal prep, and less time with your hand in a garbage disposal.

Grinding Components

The chamber of the L-2600 is made from glass-filled nylon for rugged durability, and all stainless steel components are insulated to keep the grinding process as quiet as possible. Insulated parts also tend to have a tighter fit and prove to be more durable over time. The L-2600 is also guaranteed for life against corrosion, so you never have to worry about leaks or dripping water destroying your investment.  All in all, greater durability means fewer repairs and less time spent cleaning up leaks under your sink.

Installation

The L-2600 was designed to be easily and quickly installed, and the necessary hardware is included in the box.It runs on standard 120 VAC power, and requires no special wiring or plumbing installation work. Also, if your unit has a mechanical failure in the first five years, they will replace your defective garbage disposal and replace it with a brand new one in your home for free. Replacing or upgrading your existing garbage disposal has never been easier.

Pros:

-powerful motor

-stainless steel grinding apparatus

-compact size

-quiet insulated housing

Cons

-smaller capacity

-larger waste can cause jamming

-installation can be complicated for first-time installers

-must be mounted tightly and securely to prevent leaks

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I install it myself?

You will need basic plumbing skills in order to install this disposal. You might need to purchase some plumbers tape and plumber’s putty in addition to the installation hardware included with this unit.

Are there many plastic parts?

The grinding chamber/hopper is made of a durable glass-filled nylon, which is ideal for garbage disposals as most metal chambers tend to corrode over time. Rust and corrosion of the chamber leads to leaks and water damage. The motor housing and grinding components are all stainless steel.

Does this unit come with a disposal “elbow” to connect to a dishwasher?

An elbow is provided, and your dishwasher should include the necessary connectors for attaching the drain to the garbage disposal. You will need to be certain to take the seal off the garbage disposal spout if you are planning to connect it to the dishwasher, as it will not work with the seal in place.

Final Verdict

If you want a garbage disposal that lasts for years and doesn’t require you to fix or repair it frequently, this is your best choice for the money. The continuous feed system grinds up waste quickly and easily, and the glass-filled nylon hopper stays water-tight and leak-free even after hundreds of hours of use. Additionally, Waste King guarantees their product for 5 years, so if there is a problem with the mechanism in the first five years they replace it in your home for free. The unit also has a lifetime warranty against corrosion, so there is no need to worry about the long term durability of your garbage disposal. When you are ready for a new disposal, choose the Waste King L-2600 Legend. Buy the reliability and peace of mind that only comes with a Waste King.

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