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Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord

Last updated: October 13, 2023

Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord
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We looked at the top Garbage Disposal For Apartments and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garbage Disposal For Apartment you should buy.

Overall Take

The Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord is only 6.4 x 6.4 x 13.4 inches, which means you'll have plenty of under-sink space for storage after it's in place. The removable splash guard prevents the messes that comes from items being tossed out of the disposal while it's in use, and the energy-efficient motor keeps your electric bills low. But one of the most useful features of this disposal is its swivel impellers that keep inconvenient jams to a minimum.

In our analysis of 92 expert reviews, the Waste King Garbage Disposal with Power Cord placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Waste King L-1001: 1/2 horsepower garbage disposal with pre-installed power cord and sound insulation. Energy efficient permanent magnet motor and stainless steel swivel impellers help reduce jamming. Fast and easy to install with a removable splashguard that is easy to clean and replace. Rust and corrosion-proof glass-filled nylon grind chamber and drain housing. Continuous feed technology. Front-mounted reset button for easy use. Safe to use with properly-sized septic tanks.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

I have to say that Waste King has made a lot of new improvements since the last time I purchased one of their waste disposers, and I am more than impressed. The Waste King L-1001 only weighed a little over 9 pounds, and it has a streamlined, compact design that will still leave us with more than enough room to store other things underneath our kitchen sink.
The disposer is compact. With a measurement of 6.4 x 6.4 x 13.4 inches, it can fit in a tight-spaced under sink. Perfect and ideal for those who don't have area or for those who wants to make more space in the sink.
The disposal includes a removable splash guard. It prevents things accidentally falling inside the disposal and small waste bits flying out of disposal while it is on.
It has an energy efficient permanent magnet motor and stainless steel swivel impellers help reduce jamming.
This compact yet powerful garbage disposal is manufactured with a high strength, corrosion-proof polymer grind chamber and galvanized stainless steel grinding components.
Coming with a 1/2 horsepower and 2600 RPM motor, this garbage disposal provides you with an extreme speed and hassle-free performance.
Since it only weighs 9.1 pounds and already has a power cord, you won’t struggle with holding it as you go through the installation process.
Detachable splash-guard makes the Waste King L-1001 easy to clean and simple to maintain. By keeping the water pressure consistently at the prescribed levels, you can extend the lifespan of the garbage disposer by many years.
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Like other Waste King Legend models, the hopper and grind chamber housing are constructed with fiberglass for a light-yet-durable frame. The polymer is also extremely effective against corrosion.
It has a very slim body that is capable of easily fitting underneath narrow kitchen sink areas. The grinding chamber is corrosion-proof and has a long lifespan.
It has rust and corrosion-free stainless steel swivel impellers, which make this device very durable.
The design is highly compact and space efficient, which makes it fit easily under the sink of the kitchen
Permanent magnet motor shreds the waste into dust. It also cleans it easily. The 2600 RPM grinds the leftovers very quickly for a small household
Very strong mount. Other lower-end models tend to have mounts that are made of lower quality materials. The mount is often overlooked when talking about disposals, but no matter how good the quality of the unit is, if the mount fails, then the unit will fall from the sink and lead to all sorts of unpleasantness. This unit has one of the best mounts on the market, and in fact, it’s kind of surprising to see such a great mount on an economy disposal

What experts didn't like

My only complaint about the Waste King L-1001 is a minor one: it does not have an Allen wrench fitting on the bottom of the unit to help fix clogs and jams, so we’ve had to look to make do with a wooden spoon. This would be my only criticism of the design.
Can only accept small portions at a time despite being a continuous feed
Bit Noisy compared to high range garbage disposals
It is not as quiet as those of the garbage disposers that have the sound seal.
This might not be the most powerful motor but it’s powerful enough to pulverize most food waste.
Despite being a unit for continuous feed, it can only grind small portions of food waste
Not recommended for heavy use
No reset button (use a wooden spoon through the mouth to release a jam!)
Louder than others on this list. This isn’t really unexpected though, the simple truth is that with any unit possessing a higher power motor the noise level is going to be higher. This is a trade-off for having the extra power you need to plow through the toughest of food items such as steak or the occasional chicken bone that managed to slip past you

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

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