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InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 HP Household Garbage Disposer

Pros: The InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 is a powerful garbage disposal. It runs quietly and efficiently, and has an automatic shut-off switch to keep from overheating. It can be used with a power cord and has a 7-year warranty.

Cons: This is a heavy appliance and some users have said that with long-term use, it has fallen away from the mountings. Some users have also reported leaks.

Summary: This is a heavy-duty unit, suitable for large homes with large families. It is durable and most users say it's easy to install. It does have a higher price than other units, but its durability means it will not be replaced too often.
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KitchenAid Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

Pros: With 3/4 horsepower and a motor that operates quietly at 1725 rpm, the KitchenAid continuous feed disposal handles most household tasks easily. It also has a power cord and does not need to be hard wired into the electrical box.

Cons: Users have said the disposal may need help in grinding down waste, if it is filled completely, or that items must be removed because they are not ground down.

Summary: The KitchenAid disposal has received good reviews overall, and is easy to install for most DIY-ers. It has a quiet, powerful motor and good customer service from Kitchen Aid
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Waste King L-8000 Legend Series 1.0-Horsepower Con...

Pros: The 1-horsepower motor runs at 2800 rpm and takes care of most items and jobs a household requires. The motor is quiet and it features a lifetime warranty, as well as a power cord.

Cons: An adapter kit may be needed, depending on the plumbing fixtures the user has. Also, users have reported the plastic collar around the seal may crack and leak.

Summary: The Waste King L-8000 is a nicely priced, powerful garbage disposal that should give years of reliable service.
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InSinkErator Badger 1, 1/3 HP Household Food Wast...

Pros: The InSinkErator Badger 1 garbage disposal is easy to install and since it has a power cord, can be plugged in underneath a sink. Users say the motor is fairly quiet and it handles most small to average sized tasks.

Cons: Users report some units have had issues with cracking and leaking, as well as motor burnout, and the manufacturer's return policies are difficult to utilize.

Summary: The InSinkErator Badger 1 has a fairly quiet motor and like the GE model, is probably best suited to small homes and apartments. However, the power cord does make for easier installation.
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General Electric GFC320V 1/3 Horsepower Continuous...

Pros: The General Electric GFC320V garbage disposal is quiet and good for a smaller household or apartment, since the motor is 1/3 horsepower. The disposal is easy to install and fits most plumbing fixtures.

Cons: This disposal does not have a power cord, which means it will need to be hardwired, and users may need to call a professional for the job. Some users say the motor is not powerful enough for what they need it to do.

Summary: The General Electric GFC320V disposal is a good unit for small households, but may need professional installation for the wiring.