If there’s any reason to take the plunge and get a garbage dispenser that’s definitely one of them. Throwing old food scraps in the trash always ends up with a foul stench the next day. Then you’re having to toss out a half full garbage bag. Such as waste!
Then when you combine all that rotting food into your garbage can you keep by the garage, or if you’re smart as far away from the garage as possible, the stench becomes unbearable.
That’s why investing in a garbage disposal can make your life easier and the local wildlife won’t be foraging through your trash. Waste King even provides up to a 10 year warranty.
I want to inform you about Waste King garbage disposals with this article, but if you’re interested in other manufacturers you can check their products out: InSinkErator, Moen, or GE garbage disposals.
Below I’ll discuss what you should consider when buying a garbage disposal, and the advantages and disadvantages of their features. As well as what Waste King brings to the table with their garbage disposal products.
Waste King L-3200
The L-3200 has a 3/4 HP motor and an 8-year Limited In-Home Warranty. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for an EZ-mount model. This model is continuous feed, so it grinds food as you put it down the drain.Check Amazon Price
Waste King Legend 9950
The 3-bolt mount is just as easy to install as the EZ-mount. This model has a 3/4 HP motor and a 10-year Limited In-Home Warranty. This model is continuous feed, so it grinds food as you put it down the drain.Check Amazon Price
Why buy a Waste King Garbage Disposal?
Depending on which disposal you buy, Waste King offers up to a 10 Year In-Home Service Warranty and a Lifetime Corrosion Warranty. The InSinkErator Badger series disposals only have a 1-4 Year In-Home Service Warranty. This is one of the reasons Waste King is a great deal.
Now, not all Waste King disposals have 10 year warranties, but most of them are at least longer than InSinkErator. For example, the L-2600 continuous feed with EZ Mount has a 5 year warranty. The L-3200 continuous feed with EZ Mount has an 8 year warranty.
In general, in terms of dollars per horsepower, Waste King disposals are cheaper than InSinkErator disposals.
InSinkErator disposals generally do not come with a power cord, whereas Waste King has the power cord already attached. If you’re a DIYer then this means less work for you, and no chance of wiring it up wrong.
What do I need to know before buying a garbage disposal?
First, you will want to consider whether you want a batch feed or a continuous feed disposal. What’s the difference?
This is what you most commonly see. You simply use a wall switch to turn the disposal on or off and a rubber splash guard prevents debris and water from coming back up out of the sink.
If you’re not familiar with batch feed, the idea is that you load a batch of food scraps into the disposal then activate it by inserting the stopper. This means for the disposal to turn on it is shut off from any more food (or your hands!) from entering the disposal. It’s generally considered safer if young children are in the household, but less convenient since you can’t just feed food in continuously. The stopper also is able to be used to fill the sink with water.
EZ-Mount or 3-Bolt Mount
There are two major differences between the two mount types. The 3-bolt mounting system has all stainless steel components and the EZ mounting system has plastic and aluminum components. The 3-bolt mounting system has a non-removable hush cushion (splash guard), and the EZ mounting system has a removable splash guard.
Honestly, the big difference between the two mount types isn’t about how difficult they are, but rather the material the mounts are made of and the number of steps you have to take to finish the install. The EZ mount is, in fact, easier, but either one are not particularly difficult. Plus, you only do it once.
If you would rather have stainless steel than aluminum and plastic, then don’t be afraid of the 3-Bolt mount. Waste King doesn’t consider either type to be any more durable than the other, and it is purely based off your preference.
There is no difference in performance of the motors used in the disposals made with either mount type.
I fully believe with the information available here and from YouTube you should be able to install a garbage disposal yourself. If you do not already have a power outlet under your sink, you will need to get an electrician to install one. If you have a newer home, this likely isn’t an issue and you probably are just looking for a replacement for an older model.
I highly recommend glancing over a manual to really understand how the different mounts work. It’s located here.
Guide to installing a Waste King Garbage Disposal with EZ-Mount
Guide to installing a Waste King Garbage Disposal with 3-Bolt Mount
I’ve had trouble finding a good video for the 3-Bolt mount installation. It seems to be much less commonly purchased, and I actually use the EZ-Mount version. Luckily, there are videos available directly from Waste King.
Are you replacing an old disposal that’s worn out?
This means you already have an outlet. The biggest thing to be careful of is properly cleaning the around the sink drain so that the gaskets can get a good seal. Also, you will need to reapply plumber’s putty on the underside of the sink flange. This is the most common place for leaks to occur.
Many videos and guides online completely skip over using Plumber’s Putty, but it is recommended by Waste King, and any plumber will tell you to use it.
If you have a dishwasher: Be sure to knock out the plug and attach the dishwasher discharge hose to the inlet. Do not knock out the plug if you don’t have a dishwasher.
Picking the right Waste King Model
Picking the right model is as simple as choosing the correct mount, and getting as much power as you can afford. Most people seem to like continuous feed simply because it’s so much easier and faster to use. With that said, if you’re worried about safety then batch feed isn’t difficult to use.