disposals

Looking for advice on disposals. Waist king, insinkerator or GE. Frank
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I've had good experience with InSinkErator and Kitchen Aid, both made the same company., I prefer the batch feed models. Don't go cheap and low power.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

I have an insinkerator that works great. Got it at Lowes. It appears Lowes has models that are unique, though they are very similar to other Insinkerators. One thing to look for is many disposals don't have a very nice trim ring that goes in the bottom of the sink and is all that you will see. The Insink at Lowes had a very highly polished one.
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Any are good. Don't buy the low power one, and don't buy the high priced high power one either. The midrange will do the job and last for a long time. Be sure to take out the old sink ring and put in the new shiny one. A good time to check all the connections under the sink and make sure they are tight. Replace any leaking, loose, or visibly degrading parts. Check the water supply valves and lines while you're under there.
Steve
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frank wrote:

All the makes make good ones and cheap ones. You get what you pay for.
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Joseph Meehan

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Joseph Meehan wrote:

As for brand, the original one in our house was a contractor grade and was replace with a Sear's 3/4 hp stainless unit. Cost was less the insinkerator and has never given me any trouble and has taken whatever I have thrown at it. Beleive my cost cost was around 130.
jch
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On 7 Aug 2006 12:55:24 -0700, jhansen snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Do any of these other brands fit where Insink fits? I don't want to change the thing at the bottom of my sink, and I don't want to move the drain pipe.
(Even with insink, if I got a bigger one than I have now, I'd have to move my drain pipe a little, wouldn't I?)

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snipped-for-privacy@bigfoot.com says...

Yes. Kenmore (Sears) are ISE's. THey're actually a better deal since the lower levels have the auto-reverse feature only available on the higher-end ISEs (at least when I replaced mine).

I didn't have to. I measured the disposer and went around to find one with the same dimensions for the lines. The Kenmore was *exactly* the same dimensions as the ISE, better (see above), and $50 less than the BORG.

Measure.
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Keith

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Wow, thanka a lot.
My first one rusted shut after maybe 14 or more years, and that was ok, but this one rusted shut after 13 or fewer years, mostly because I let water sit in the sink I think, not draining because I didn't run the disposal! Somehow this failure bothers me a lot more.
So if I can get something better for the same money that would make up for having to replace it again!
Now I have to figure out how to get the stinky water out of the sink and the insinkerator. I don't think I'll get that second part, and I'll have to put a pan under the thing and how to catch the spill when I take it out.
Posted and mailed to make sure kr sees my thank you. He gave me very specific, really good news. This list is great.
I read the stuff below. Veryt helpful too!

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wrote:

Don't buy Waist King, it will chew up your midsection and you may not even be able to have children.
Waste King might be all right.
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