Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 44reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by hightechredneck My Waste King L-2600 is an OUTSTANDING Disposer! We have had an Insinkerator Badger 1 since the builder installed it in 2005 when we bought our house. I have not liked it since day one. In 7 years it has never leaked but has had trouble grinding food. It would just bounce stuff around and vibrate the whole sink. I finally got tired of this and started looking online at a possible replacement. I found this Waste King Legend 2600. I read review after review and finally decided to purchase it. It came in last week and it took me about 45 minutes to uninstall the old Insinkerator, clean the sink, and install the Waste King. I am not a plumber, just a "Do it Yourself'er". I took my time checking and double checking everything. I have a double sink and did not install the black 90 degree drain tube. I reused my straight drain pipe that was previously there. All of my plumbing lined up perfectly making the transition and I didn't have to buy or cut anything. I have a stainless sink and did not use the top rubber gasket. I used plumbers putty. Rubber gaskets will dry rot and leak over time, plumbers putty will not. I do like that it has stainless steel grinding components and a plastic housing. That means neither of them will rust. After installation, we have used it several times and it is SO much better than the Badger 1. It is quieter, and with the 1/2 horsepower motor, it grinds things that would jam up our old badger. In some reviews I have read, people complain that it has a smaller opening than the Insinkerators and food doesn't "fall through" like their old Badger's, and part of this is true. The opening is just a tad bit smaller because the splash guard is removable and can be cleaned. I'll take that trade off. Food NEVER just "fell through" MY old Badger. We had to use a spoon or fork to shove it down. I am a machinist by trade and with this new Waste King I cut about 6" off the end of a wooden broom handle and turned some grooves in it to make it look "fancy". After sanding, staining, and a little varnish, it looks pretty good. We now keep this by the sink and use this to shove food down. In closing, I highly recommend this Waste King Legend 2600 disposer because of how quiet it is, how fast it chews through waste, ease of installation, and the 5 year in home warranty. 06/17/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by danceswithcamels Use Plumbers Putty The installation was easier then I expected could have been much quicker if uninstalling the old one had not been so tricky. I had to reseat the disposal because the rubber gasket didn't work and used plumber's putty and...no problem.The 1/2 hp is powerful and it is quieter then the old $300 disposal that I removedps I have never replaced a garbage disposal before and I could pretty much follow the instructions 04/16/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldLandlord A good buy I use this waste disposer in my rental units. I prefer it because it has a stainless grinding chamber and most of the similarly priced units don't. It's easy to install and is reasonably quiet. You can't really tell how good a waste disposer until it fails, but so far I have been having good luck with these. 02/11/2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by MsLadii Much quieter than my old 1/4HP garbage disposal! It was fairly easy to install as long as you keep up with all of the pieces. Watch how it is disassembled in order to attach it correctly to the sink. Also, don't forget to remove the plug if you need to connect your dishwasher to the new garbage disposal. 06/15/2011