Waste King L 8000 Review – Best Budget 1 HP Garbage Disposer

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Today I will be looking at one of the best food waste disposers out there, the Waste King L 8000. If you want the best, Waste King is one of your best options. In today’s modern world, doing dishes has never been easier. If you have a garbage disposal, you are living better than most people around the world who have to toss food scraps and material in the trash before washing the dishes.

Although this modern convenience is in most of our homes, I bet that many of you have never really thought about it, unless, of course, it broke down on you. If you have old disposal or want to upgrade your current unit, what do you do? Fortunately, removing and installing garbage disposal is easy, so you can even do it yourself.

Waste King L 8000 Features, Pros, Cons, Compare

Waste King L-8000 1 HP
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Waste King L-8000 1 HP
  • HIGH-SPEED MOTOR: The 1 HP, 2800 RPM (115v) permanent magnet motor is sound-insulated and jams less
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND CLEANING: EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation, removable splashguard for easy cleaning
  • 20 YEAR PROTECTION: 20-year Limited
  • NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required.
  • DURABILITY: Compact and lightweight garbage disposer with all stainless steel grind components.

Pros

  • Powerful motor processes food more quickly and efficiently
  • High RPM grinds foods faster
  • Stainless steel impellers are ultra durable
  • Impellers are insulated to reduce noise
  • E-Z mounting system makes installation a snap
  • Grinding chamber will not rust or corrode over time
  • Grinding chamber will not rust or corrode over time
  • Splash guard included


Cons

  • In rare cases, the unit may be defective upon arrival
  • May not be as quiet as intended
  • In some instances the inside ring may crack, causing leaks
  • Some parts may not be covered by warranty


Waste King L 8000 Features

  • Powerful one horsepower motor
  • Operates at 2800 rpm
  • Stainless steel impellers
  • Splash guard included
  • Impellers are insulated for noise reduction
  • Grinding chamber is made of glass-filled nylon
  • Will not corrode or rust
  • E-Z installation system
  • Comes with lifetime warranty against defects

Waste King L-8000

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Review Summary

Waste King L-8000 is one of the most popular garbage disposal units. Price is really competitive if you compare its horsepower to others. Lifetime warranty is another great option as far I know there are only a few waste disposers come with a lifetime warranty. The unit is powerful, budget-friendly, less noise and easy to install. But little old model. If you want to, go for it without hesitation.

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Waste King L8000 Installation

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Do the Waste King L-8000’s lifetime warranty cover wear and tear? If not, what is covered?

The warranty will cover most parts and labor that are defective. If something breaks that is not supposed to, then it should be covered by the warranty. If the blades become dull over the years, then that would just be considered normal wear and tear and will not be covered.

Does the motor vibrate a lot? Will it loosen the bolts over time?

In some cases, the motor may loosen the mounting bracket and connecting bolts. I would suggest checking them every so often to see if they need to be re-tightened. Otherwise, the motor is not much louder than other disposals.

Can I hardware this system, or do I have to plug it into the wall?

According to the manufacturer, you can remove the power cord and hardware of this disposal. The best part is that doing this will not void the warranty.

Compare Other Models with Same HP

BECBAS ELEMENT 7 Garbage Disposal,1HP 2700RPM Household Food Waste Disposer, With Power Cord
U.L. Listed, 4-Year Warranty is provided for quality assurance.
InSinkErator Garbage Disposal, Evolution Excel, 1.0 HP Continuous Feed
40-ounce grind chamber with galvanized steel grind system; 1 horsepower dura-rive induction motor
Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-8000)
20 YEAR PROTECTION: 20-year Limited; NO ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE NEEDED: Pre-installed power cord, no electrical work required.

Final Verdict

For a long time, we had an InSinkErator in my house. However, after faithfully serving us for years, it crapped out, and I had to get a replacement. Since I got the Waste King L-8000, I have to say that it performs much better than my Insinkerator. The powerful motor and high rpm are a little overwhelming at first, and you think maybe it is a bit too much.

However, over time, you get used to it, and you start tossing food into the sink that you may not otherwise throw-in. Whether it is lemon peels or chunks of meat, the Waste King handles it all with ease. As far as longevity, I have not had it as long as the InSinkErator, but I feel confident with the lifetime warranty just in case something happens. The only downside is the heavy vibration, which can loosen the bolts connecting it to the sink. I have not had to re-tighten anything yet, but I still check every so often just in case.

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