Waste King L-8000 Review

Best value for the money

The Waste King L-8000 has been one of the best-selling waste disposers for a long time. The reason for its success is easy to explain, you get excellent value for your money. The Waste King L-8000 is a very good garbage disposer and it is relatively cheap.

Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Average Rating: ★★★★½ 

The 1 HP waste disposer is powerful enough for all kind of food waste. It features stainless steel grinding components and the grinding chamber is made of corrosion proof glass filled polyester. The Waste King L-8000 is very quiet. Note that the anti-jam swivel impellers make a clicking sound as they start moving. This indicates normal operation, not a fault. The L-8000 garbage disposal is easy to install, no special tools or skills are needed.

The Waste King L-8000 does not have any significant shortcomings. A few people don’t like the plastic housing but once the waste disposer is installed, it will not crack. Note that the Waste King L-8000 is slightly larger than most other garbage disposals. If you don’t have much space under the sink, this may not be the right waste disposer for you.

The Waste King L-8000 is safe for properly sized septic tanks. Unlike some cheaper garbage disposals, all Legend Series waste disposers come a power cord (36 inch).

Waste King Legend 8000 Specifications

Motor 1 HP
Motor Speed 2800 RPM
Motor Type Permanent Magnet
Feed Continuous
Voltage 115 V
Amps 7.0 A
Stopper Positive Seal
Sink Flange Stainless Steel & Celcon
Splash Guard Removable
Waste Elbow ABS
Grid Ring Stainless Steel
Swivel Impellers Cast Stainless Steel
Turntable Stainless Steel
Hopper Glass Filled Nylon
Grinding Chamber Corrision Proof Glass Filled Polyester
Overload Protector Manual Reset Type
Sound Shell Yes Full
Power Cord Yes Included
Shipping Weight 14.83 lbs

Waste King Legend 8000 Dimensions
Waste King Legend 8000 Garbage Disposer Dimensions

The Waste King L-8000 uses the EZ Sink Mount. It comes with a lifetime in-home service warranty. Note that the lifetime warranty is limited to the original purchaser.

If you prefer a powerful Waste King waste disposer with the 3-Bolt mount system, we recommend the Waste King Legend 9980 waste disposer. But most people prefer the EZ Mount System.

What the customers say about the Waste King L-8000
With an average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5.0, most customers are very happy with their L-8000. Most owners think that the L-8000 gives you excellent value for the money. The following comments are typical.

“I have been using this product for almost 6 months now and it is great. After installation, I have taken its flawless performance for granted. It was substantially larger than the small wimpy disposal that came with our house, but also surprisingly quieter”

“This is this best you can get, right price, right quality. I replaced my 8 year old Whirlpool that rusted through and trashed my cabinets. My first thought when I got this one was, I can send my old disposal down this one. Installs easy, 10 minutes and I was done, runs quiet, solid and strong.”

“If you are looking foe a real top of the line disposal at an unreal price, look no further. I priced disposals at several of the home improvement stores in my area and had just about settled on an Insinkerator at $169.99 (plus 7% sales tax) when on a whim I went to Amazon.com where I found this unit for $120.74. After reading the specs I was sold. Lifetime warranty vs 3 year warranty, 1 hp vs 3/4 hp, stainless steel parts in grinding chamber,operates at twice the speed of most other units, plus I took advantage of Amazons free shipping, saving over $61.00. I give this unit 5 stars across the board only because Amazon won’t let me give it any more. The best thing I can say about it is that this is definetly a commercial quality piece of equipment. You just have to pick it up to realize this. which brings me to my fist warning. This unit is heavy, about 15 lbs, so make sure you either have a helper or a method of raising it to install it. Secondly, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. If you install the cushion mount wrong, which is not hard to do, you are dead. You will not be able to install the disposal.”

Customer remarks have been paraphrased to save space

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Waste King L-8000 Review Summary
If you want a powerful garbage disposal, the Waste King L-8000 will give you excellent value for your money. It is powerful but quiet and comes with a lifetime warranty. What more could you ask for? The InSinkErator Evolution Excel may be slightly better but it is more than twice as expensive. We highly recommend the L-8000 waste disposer.

Garbage disposals are cheapest to buy online. Generally, Amazon.com has the lowest prices. Here you can check the current price of the Waste King L-8000.

Here is more information about the InSinkErator Evolution Excel Waste Disposer If you don’t think the Waste King L-8000 is good enough for you, the Evolution Excel is the only disposer left for you.

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