I’ve had the 1HP Waste King for over a year now and love it. It will tackle anything you throw in it. Its relatively quite for such a strong motor. I bought it form the mother-ship Amazon for about this price. You wont regret buying this beast!
anaheim manufacturing is listed as the manufacture on both the Waste King and Kitchen Eater however their website does not mention Kitchen Eater. The installation method however is easier with the kitchen eater design. There is something about these units that sets off my Caveat emptor.
I don’t have a garbage disposal at all right now, can any of you give me any pointers or restrictions about buying any specific disposal? I know I will need to get a plumber and electrician to get the plumbing and electrical hookup installed but otherwise I am clueless about what size motor or any other criteria I should be concerned with.
I’m essentially repeating my comment dated 10/2/2014.
I bought and installed the 1 hp. KitchenEater disposer in April, 2013 (same price) and have never looked back. It replaced a rather noisy, 2 year old, ¾ hp. Insinkerator in which the grind chamber was already beginning to show rust. The KitchenEater installed very easily, is astonishingly quiet compared to previous units I’ve owned and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It has easily eaten everything I have put in it including chicken bones and shrimp shells which are not necessarily recommended but the shrimp shells especially are a fairly regular thing here on the South Texas coast (while running LOTS of water). It still looks and works great after 19 months of frequent to heavy use so I would seriously give it 5 stars.
These days, both dishwashers and disposals often come as plug-in rather than hard wired. And new homes, or remodel of a kitchen, would include a standard outlet under the sink. Many people replace these things themselves, and this does away with any DIY wiring. If you do not have an outlet under there, it would be best if you had one installed. As far as installation, they come with a piece that attaches to the sink drain, then the disposer mounts to that. Now you need to configure more drain piping to get the water and waste out of the unit and into the existing drain line. If you can, look at a couple existing installations, and check you tube for video. Depending on quality of staffing, someone at HD or Ace may be very helpful - some stores are way better than others it seems. If it all seems like too much then call a plumber - I have a guy who will come to the house and give you an honest hour for $85, but I think that is rare these days. Once a disposer is in, if it dies, replacement is quite easy. I believe these waste kings come with lifetime in-home service, and I also heard they don’t try and qiggle out of it, they just send someone and handle it as promised. I googled for warrenty issues and found only positive reports. I have a WK 8000 1-horse unit and it’s been great, would recommend.
The Waste Kings are great. Installed the 1hp at Mom’s house 2 years ago and she hasn’t been able to trash it yet. She thinks it sounds like a jet engine but I think it’s much quieter than her old KitchenAid. Perhaps it’s the pitch of this one - it has a deeper growl
I did need to install an outlet box for it - the old ones were hot wired but I figured it wasn’t a bad idea since it is more common these days.
Woot: The Waste King 9940 Legend Series 3/4-HP 3 Bolt Mount Garbage Disposer is one if the best disposers on the market today. With a high-speed 2700 R.P.M. permanent magnet motor it produces more power per pound and can efficiently get rid of all your food waste. This legend disposer is also safe for properly sized septic tanks, making it environmentally friendly.
High Speed 2700 R.P.M.
36-Inch Power Cord is Included
Rust Free Grinding Components
Made in China
Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes and APO addresses not available for this item
Warranty: 1 year manufacturer
Amazon: Part Number 9940A
Item Weight 6.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.8 x 9.8 x 15.8 inches
Item model number 9940
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Warranty Description 8 Year In-Home Warranty, Lifetime Corrosion Warranty