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Post# 983785   2/22/2018 at 00:45 (211 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Well, the old Badger from 2005 when the house was built finally started leaking! I replaced it with another one because I know Im not going to find the disposal I want right away, I really seem to want a vintage Waste King or one of its other names, they seem to be a good disposal that will last forever. The most important thing is I want to be able to dispose of all the food waste down this thing, everything from rinds to peach pits. I know you can get disposals that will, but weve never had one! I have always found putting food in the trash to be disgusting, and I want to do something about that! Am I looking at the right disposal to find or are there some others to consider as well?

Post# 983844 , Reply# 1   2/22/2018 at 12:12 (210 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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I love the InSinkErator Evolution Excel or the KitchenAid KCDS100T (Same as the insinkerator). They are quite and can take almost anything.

Post# 983854 , Reply# 2   2/22/2018 at 13:58 (210 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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In-sinkerator is about the best you can get...well at least with the top models that will handle just about anything.....

this is a commercial unit, which I would have thought would handle more than a residential unit....especially if you wanted something with more power and heavy duty.....

Post# 983858 , Reply# 3   2/22/2018 at 14:20 (210 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

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Another vote for the Excel by Insinkerator. I don't think you can beat the triple grind

Post# 983986 , Reply# 4   2/23/2018 at 12:48 (209 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Yes the Insinkerator Evolution is the best I have used. Ours is going on 7 years old now and eats up anything I feed him.

Post# 983999 , Reply# 5   2/23/2018 at 15:50 (209 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Looks like I need to look for a good deal on a newer high end InSinkErator...

I still have a fascination with the idea of opening the cabinet under the sink and seeing either a bunch of chrome, or beige and brown, possibly even orange. I guess the really important thing is how well it works. I also like how the better models have the splash guard removable, so you can dishwasher it and/or watch all the excitement down in the machine! But if its not an NOS unit from the past, I at least want a new unit that will work as well and last a good while.

A friend member ordered a new Waste King off of Amazon. The splash guard on the Badger is all shot and its been spitting stuff at your face... He decided to replace the disposal since on those you have to remove the unit to replace the splash guard anyway. We'll see what I think of that machine when it gets there... Going to help install it.

Post# 984228 , Reply# 6   2/25/2018 at 07:53 (208 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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my 3/4hp Insinkerator with stainless chamber, ring, and plate is almost 20 years old and still going strong.

Post# 984261 , Reply# 7   2/25/2018 at 09:19 (208 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Disposing of garbage;

My sister sent me via her phone on Thursday from Ru Paul's drag race: "I can't wait to see how this goes down."
Because of her job, she can not post anything news related.
My son in law teases me with text's he makes up with an android google app since I finally got a smart phone 2 weeks ago. One was thanks for your NRA membership renewal, and yes, he knows I have a 300 Savage and a Winchester 1400 semi auto 12 gauge. I am not a member.

Post# 984265 , Reply# 8   2/25/2018 at 09:35 (208 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well someone is off their meds........

anywho....we had a GE Dispos-All once.....I liked that the splash shield was removable, one for tossing in the dishwasher for cleaning, but also there were times you wanted to continuous feed without it getting in the way....

have you decided which one your going to choose?

Post# 984271 , Reply# 9   2/25/2018 at 10:01 (207 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

There's always a commercial style 120 volt single phase.

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Post# 984280 , Reply# 10   2/25/2018 at 11:25 (207 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Insinkerator Evolution Excel or LC 50

Yes the LC 50 would be my other choice especially if you would be feeding it large beef, pork or lamb bones on a regular basis but as it is almost twice the price the Excel's quiet operation, extra fine grind with it's undercutters and long in home warranty maybe makes it the smartest choice.

Post# 984360 , Reply# 11   2/25/2018 at 22:26 (207 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Well my first choice is going to be a vintage something, we'll see, but if I give up and can't take this 1/2HP BADger any longer I'll spring for a new model. That'll be a hard choice to make, and ISE would made mounting the thing stupidly easy, as I wouldn't need to change the sink flange, but I also am impressed with the Waste King too.


So far the Waste Kings I installed this weekend have shown to be real beasts, but I'm certain any truly god garbage disposal would do what I did today. After installing the unit at Tim's parents' house, we cleaned out the fridges and found an unsettlingly large quantity of rotten food. Everything from spoiled fruit to some shockingly rotten turkey drumsticks and a wing, it really made quick work of some chicken wings, meat and all, more old food, GAG! I even tossed a whole banana down there! I'm even more convinced that no matter what I do, I need to upgrade our disposal experience sometime this year. Its funny I wasn't trying to convince them to buy a Waste King, either person that bought one, I just sent them a video of a guy showing a picked over duck carcass into one because I got a kick out of watching it, then they both just went on Amazon, bought one, then asked if I'd help install it!

Post# 984394 , Reply# 12   2/26/2018 at 07:00 (207 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I'm better today.

I had some cha'colate for desert yesterday. Eh Boo boo, it's better than the average zanex.

Post# 984403 , Reply# 13   2/26/2018 at 08:33 (207 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Post# 984404 , Reply# 14   2/26/2018 at 08:38 (207 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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No idea if this is still available, or if it even works. Definitely vintage, though.

Post# 984415 , Reply# 15   2/26/2018 at 10:47 (206 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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What an interesting appliance, but not one that would fit under the sink! LOL Would definitely clear up a lot of garbage though I'm sure...

Post# 984423 , Reply# 16   2/26/2018 at 12:02 (206 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

You can grind some serious stuff with disposers but sewer lines aren't always up to the task and animal fats can really gum them up. Don't ask how I know this...

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Post# 984438 , Reply# 17   2/26/2018 at 13:47 (206 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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my aunt had a disposer...probably the first one I ever saw....but as mentioned, hers would forever clog the sewer lines in the house.....

but I think it had more to do with only running enough water to clear the sink....when in reality, a few gallons should be flushed down afterwards to get the sludge flushed out to the street...

setup at the beginning of the line didn't help things either......

this is a good thread to start.....too many times, originally people have a TOL disposer, and can grind just about anything, then when the time comes to replace, they choose a cheaper model, and don't understand why it can't handle the same loads as the last one....

Post# 984523 , Reply# 18   2/27/2018 at 00:00 (206 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

A woodchipper would not make a good disposer-they are designed for chipping wood.Their knives can be dulled quickly by non-wood items.Esp metal.

Post# 984533 , Reply# 19   2/27/2018 at 03:59 (206 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

LOL, at least one thing my landlord said is right...
"garbage disposers are actually pumps to drain the sink faster."

At least once a week (of if i dispose too much food), i close the drain, fill the sink with water and turn on the disposer, just to make sure it "pumps the water faster" to help cleaning the pipes.

And guess what, the very first time in my life I had a clog in the kitchen was.... IN THIS F-WORD APARTMENT!

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