InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer

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  • Vic Watford says:
    283 of 291 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Quiet and smooth!, February 17, 2007
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    Vic Watford (Alabama) –
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    This review is from: InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer (Tools & Home Improvement)
    After reading the reviews here, I went to Home Depot this morning and bought the Compact. I planned to install it myself, and did not buy any extras. I could always run back to the store if I needed. The hardest part of the entire installation was getting the old disposal out. I think it was the original installed by the builder 20 years ago. Once I got the old one out, the rest was a breeze. The instructions covered everything well enough that I had no problems, inspite of my wife’s questions about whether or not I had ever done something like this before. I did not have to move or replace any plumbing. I did need my wife to push down on the sink collar while I attached the rings underneath. Everything went together well, no leaks. I even took the tension clamp off the old one and used to secure the power cord coming from the wall.

    The moment of truth came: I flipped the switch and I was stunned! The box said 40% quiter than the Badger line, but this thing is 80% quieter than what it replaced! I was wowed! Called the wife in to see my handiwork, and she was wowed! (I’m her hero!) With the old disposal, you could not watch TV or have a conversation in that end of the house when it ran. Now, you can stand at the sink and whisper while it runs. There is a low hum, and a very mild vibration.

    InSinkErator makes a much larger 1 h.p. unit with a stainless steel case that claims to be 60% quiter than the Badger line. I would be afraid you couldn’t tell it was on if it was that much quiter than the Compact. This unit is the best buy around, and would be worth it even at a higher price (but don’t let InSinkErator get wind of that). I highly recommend the Compact, and in fact, I would recommend that you not get any other brand!

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  • Victor H. Agresti "remodeling-guy" says:
    118 of 119 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Can’t go wrong with this one…, February 29, 2008
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    Victor H. Agresti “remodeling-guy” (Gaithersburg, MD United States) –
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    Pros:

    – These current generation InSinkErators could be the quietest and most vibration-free disposers on the market. The case itself is insulated; the sink-drain connector assembly’s metal parts are rubber cushioned; plus the discharge pipe flange is rubber. These anti-vibration innovations work. When no water or waste is in the unit, all you hear is a mild hum. If it was much quieter and you wouldn’t know it was on.

    – It performs as you would expect for an excellent disposer. Nothing we’ve fed it has failed to be ground-up and flushed away.

    – 3/4 HP has been more than enough to get the job done.

    – It’s the smallest of the high-end disposers, giving more room to store things in your sink-base cabinet, and more room for your body when working on under-sink plumbing.

    – It’s good looking and looks expensive.

    – About as easy to install as possible, for a disposer. Have a small container of plumber’s putty on hand before you begin. You might also need some medium sized wire nuts.

    – A four-year in-home warranty confirms the manufacturer’s confidence in their product’s reliability.

    Other

    – Years ago, the most common method of electrifying a disposer was to hard-wire it by connecting an NM (non-metallic sheathed) cable directly to the disposer (which is why no cord is provided). A safer method is to use a cord such as the InSinkErator Power Cord Kit #CRD-00, and plug that cord into a receptacle in the sink-base cabinet. (It’s “safer” because otherwise, someone could turn the circuit breaker back on while you’re working on the disposer, and electrocute you. With a cord, unplugging it is a sure means of power disconnect.) If there is no receptacle there, feed the existing NM cable into a utility box and install one; turn the power off first. Use a receptacle tester (sold by Amazon) to verify proper wiring. If you have the skills to hard-wire a disposer, you should have the skills to install a surface-mounted box and receptacle. (Your county may require a permit to do this work. Whether you get one is up to you.)

    -If you are connecting a dishwasher to the disposer, you might need the InSinkErator Dishwasher Connector Kit #DWC-00. Some dishwashers, such as Kitchen Aid models, do not need the kit, because their discharge hose connects without modification to an InSinkErator.

    Cons:

    – InSinkErator should design the unit so a special three-prong cord [they could sell] plugs and twist-locks into the bottom of the disposer, while still allowing for a hard-wired option. That would eliminate all wiring directly to the disposer, preventing end-user miswiring of the cord.

    Summary:

    This disposer is obviously the result of many generations of InSinkErator improvements; a 5-star appliance.

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  • Kristina Ferrin "Ferrinheit" says:
    88 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Dazed and Amazed!, March 26, 2008
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    Kristina Ferrin “Ferrinheit” (Los Angeles, CA) –
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    This review is from: InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I bought this based on the recommendations and reviews here–just installed it last night. It is fabulous! The first time I turned it on I thought it had gotten jammed or something because it was SO QUIET! I turned it off, got out the jam wrench and hit the restart button–only to find out it had been running! You guys warned me, but it is SO TRUE! After the first initial start, you have to listen to hear it run!

    Couple of things on installation–
    I did this all by myself (female), all on my own, had never done this before! It took about three hours–I also installed the new flange, even though not needed, because it was so pretty (probably added an hour to the job). Use the trick shown in the directions to keep the flange still while you install everything else–completely worth the extra time. Just read the directions–it’s easy. And don’t forget to pop out the dishwasher plug if you have one.

    One other trick–I had a difficult time given the angle, weight, etc., holding the disposal in place and twisting it onto the mount. Tried a couple of things to support the weight and then got my CAR JACK (!!!!) out of the back of my car. I balanced the disposal on the jack and simply hoisted it in place, then twisted it onto the mount! VOILA! Easy as pie!

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