Waste King 8000 vs. InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0
If you process a lot of food waste, you are going to need a heavy-duty garbage disposal. For large families or individuals that love to cook, a food waste disposer unit that features a 1.0 Horsepower motor is the obvious and best selection to make. Waste King and InSinkErator, two of the largest disposal manufacturers, both make a 1.0 horsepower heavy-duty disposer unit perfect for just these types of households. The Waste King 8000 and the InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 both promise to deliver the same results of grinding your food quickly, effectively, and efficiently, yet they are around $200 apart. What’s the different and is it worth spending nearly 3 times as much for the InSinkErator model?
The Waste King 8000 is a continuous feed disposer that offers a 1.0 horsepower, 2,800 RMP permanent-magnet motor. The grinding chamber is constructed of glass-filled nylon and the grinding components are stainless steel which means the whole unit is corrosion resistant. Waste King is so sure of the durability and design of their product that they gave it a lifetime corrosion and mechanical defect warranty which is a huge relief to people who have had to change out their food waste disposers ever few years after it fell apart due to corrosion. See my complete Waste King L-8000 Review here.
The InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0 features 3 grind stages and SoundSeal technology which makes it 60% quieter than other standard food waste disposers. The 1.0 horsepower Dura-Drive Induction motor gives the homeowner the most horsepower of any garbage disposal and grinds practically every food waste you can think of from bones, to peels and rinds, to tough vegetables and fruits. The 3 grind stages ensures that the food waste liquefies into tiny particles, much smaller than what you would get from a disposal unit that only features 1 grinding stage. It comes with a 7 year warranty to cover parts and maintenance should something defect during that time period. See my complete and detailed InSinkErator Evolution Excel Review here.
Both units scored well with customers. The Waste King received 4.6 out of 5 stars and the InSinkErator scored 4.8 out of 5 stars. So what’s the difference? Is it worth the extra $200 to opt for the InSinkErator. Both units do a great job cutting through tough food waste, so it’s really going to depend on how quiet you would like the unit to be. The Waste King model is insulated to give you a decently quiet grind and almost all customers agree with that. The InSinkErator is extremely quiet with its SoundSeal technology, and people say they can barely tell that it’s been turned on.
Also, the InSinkErator features 3 grind stages to liquefy food waste into tiny particles. The Waste King only features 1 grind stage, but still makes quick work of tough food such as bones and rinds with no clogging issues. In our opinion, it is not necessary to spend the extra $200 for a model that is just a bit quieter than the Waste King 8000. The Waste King also comes with a lifetime warranty whereas the InSinkErator only comes with a 7 year warranty. It appears that the Waste King is quite sufficient at doing its job and delivering on its promises without the hefty price tag of the InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1.0.
For a complete and detailed review on each model see the menu to the right. For a quick comparision table to search for specific brands, sizes or ratings, check out my Garbage Disposal Comparison Table.