Most plumbers like the Insinkerator models.
Their Evolution series is their best.
Does anyone have advice about these? Would use for soft garbage only, relatively light use. Which are best?
Terry said everything that needs to be said!
Go with his advice and have no regrets!
Sounds like you are trying to make a case for buying a cheap disposer. I'd follow Terry's advice, especially if you plan to stay in your house more than a few years. Cheap disposers rust out relatively quickly, and don't grind as well.
For what it's worth, I put an Insinkerator Evolution Excel, their top of the line model, in my kitchen a few months ago and am glad I finally broke down and spent the money. It is really quiet, doesn't clog if you put potato peels in it, and should last a long time.
One of the major differences between disposers is the way they mount to the sink. The majority of them other than ISE use a plastic mount and they often loosen up and leak.
Look at the video at the bottom.
So easy a caveman can do it.
We are now in the design of "belt-buckling and ferno'n" our plumbing systems together because someone thought glueing a fernco to a sink is a good idea.
Last edited by Dunbar Plumbing; 06-25-2009 at 08:51 AM.
Read what the end of this sentence means.
Like Terry said; "the Insinkerator Evolution's are great"...they are the model 777's 1 h.p. modern equivalent.
The new top of the line model will auto reverse and go into hammer-drill mode when put into a bind.
A little pricey though. But worth every penny. I'd put one in my house if I had to have the best.
If you're looking for a cheap unit at a good price, Emerson sells a "badger 5" clone that looks identical to the Insinkerator 1/2 h.p.
It is said to be made on the same assembly lines and sells for about $70 wholesale.
Last edited by Mario; 06-27-2009 at 02:19 AM.
A typical engineer's video. Did you notice he is installing it with the sink on the countertop, UPSIDE DOWN? I would like to see him do it inside a sink cabinet, holding the disposer in place while snapping the clamp with both hands and apparently having a hard time doing it.