Our Best Reviewed Waste King Legend 8000 garbage disposal is powerful yet easy to install. Its value and lifetime warranty also help make it a smart choice for households of four or more.
Grinds food scraps speedily. User reviews at Amazon.com and Walmart.com say the Waste King Legend 8000 takes all the garbage you can feed it. According to an expert testing organization, the 1-horsepower engine easily handles stringy foods like celery, which is a no-no for most other brands. Two-person households may find the motor more powerful than necessary, but families who regularly process food waste from six or more people appreciate the disposer's strong performance. While most users say the Legend 8000 is quiet compared to other models, actual noise produced depends on the sink and other installation factors.
EZ Mount system great for some. Because garbage disposals must be placed in an awkward spot -- under the sink -- a unit that can be installed quickly is a major selling point for DIY-ers. The Waste King Legend 8000 comes with an EZ Mount system some users love, saying it took them only 20 minutes to install; others, however, spend hours on the project. If the sink already has a three-bolt mounting system for a previous disposal, homeowners will need to put an extra adapter on the sink or completely dismount it before installing the Legend 8000.
Stainless steel grinding components have a lifetime warranty. Waste King stands behind the Legend 8000, offering a lifetime warranty for its grinding components and against the corrosion of other disposal parts. Few users report any issues with durability or leakage, one of the most common complaints about garbage disposals. In fact, any reported leakage is usually due to poor installation, which might not be covered by the warranty. The Waste King Legend 8000 is durable enough to tackle the food waste of even a large family. "[It] eats through all the food I put down it, and I have a family of six, plus a couple of extras right now," says one Amazon.com owner.
Editors put 14 garbage disposals through rigorous testing for speed, fineness of grind, noise and ability to chew through vegetable scraps. The Waste King Legend 8000 is among the models tested, rated and ranked.
Review: Garbage Disposers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2013
After nearly 1,300 reviews, users give the Waste King Legend 8000 a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. They comment favorably on its performance and the after-sales service from Waste King.
Review: Waste King L-8000 Legend Series 1.0-Horsepower Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013
On his do-it-yourself how-to website, Jackson describes in detail how to install a Waste King Legend 8000. He also notes his level of satisfaction with the product after installation.
Review: How to Replace a Garbage Disposal - Part 1 (to 5), Bob Jackson, Nov. 18, 2010
Walmart.com allows customers to review products they've purchased or used. More than 25 owners give the Waste King Legend 8000 mostly positive feedback, citing ease of installation as a selling point.
Review: Waste King Food Waste Disposer, L-8000 1 HP, EZ-Mount, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of September 2013
This online retailer also allows customers to post product reviews. More than 125 users comment on the Waste King Legend 8000, praising its power and lifetime warranty.
Review: Waste King 8000 1 HP Garbage Disposal, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of September 2013