Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1200
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sheri966 Super quiet, just as the reviews described.
We remodeled our kitchen and added a garbage disposal, my moms garbage disposal sound like it will chew your arm off and I hated to use it so when it came time to buy my own I wanted a quiet one that would not disturb the whole house when in use. I must say is was a little bit expensive but now that I have it it's well worth the money it's super quiet and I'm very happy with its performance although I don't grind up all my garbage with it since I'm on septic I just use it to rinse dishes and chunky cereal bowls. The rubber flaps do hinder the food from freely going down the drain but I feel better knowing it's not as apt to eat spoons and forks.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mtmdv3671 Excellent Quality, Quiet and Compact Design
Insinkerator makes a good product. This model is smaller than some others they have and the online-only price couldn't be beat. In my case I had to chop the drain line and install new PVC to meet up with the discharge of the garbage disposer but otherwise installation was fairly quick (1/2 hour). Buy a small tub of plumbers putty and a large set of channel-locks if you do not have an existing garbage disposer you are replacing. Otherwise, it is a snap.
I used the air-switch (insinkerator) and had a local granite counter-top installation company come by and drill out a hole for me near the sink and the entire setup is flawless.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Griz6 Fit Perfectly
When I received the disposal I was concerned that it wasn't going to fit and I would need a plumber. No problem at all, finished the project in 15 min. Fit great with more room under sink now, real quiet and I'm very pleased with purchase. I would rank higher but for a 50 cent part on purchase. Not sure why you don't include the cable connector that is necessary for installation on the wiring harness.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bear Product works great and is super quiet!
This disposal is the best one by ratings and reviews that I could find. I researched many other brands and models. The Insinkerator Evolution Compact model won my research. I definitely wanted all stainless steel grinding blades. In action, the disposal is very quiet. The soundproofing that is built into this disposal is great. The minute noise level and all stainless interior sold me, regardless of price. I had ordered unit online, was told that shipping would be three to five business
days. It arrived in two days!
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Good replacement for Insinkerator Badger
I got it for next to nothing from someone who got it from Home Depot years ago. They said they didn't use it very much, because it leaks when they use it. It hasn't leaked a drop after I installed it. It has a different connection than the Badger which is supposed to reduce vibration, but Evolution models aren't forgiving of sloppy installations, so don't install it yourself if you don't have the patience to do it right or you don't know what you're doing.
It's better to go with this upgrade over the Badger if you're like me and don't use your disposal often. The inside looks brand new even though its 4 years old whereas my Badger looks brand new on the outside, but the inside looks like a wreckage pulled from bottom of the ocean. This is basically the Badger with stainless internals and some sound deadening plastic shell. It is way quieter than the Badger, but I don't use it enough to care. I bought it, because it is stainless. The Badger consistently had issues with building up rust and seizing up if it hasn't been turned on for a week or so.
If you already have an Insinkerator brand, it twists right onto the old mount. If the old mount isn't leaking at all, then leave it in place. It's a good replacement for an existing builder's grade disposal like the Badger. This reduces the difficulty for DIY considerably. Go to the manufacturer's page and download the specs for your old one and the new one you're buying so you can figure out the changes you need to make. File the rough edges off the lip and the first inch of the pipe so it won't damage the rubber or cause a leak. Proper alignment is critical with the rubber connection used on the Evolution or it will leak. It takes patience to get it lined up right. If you're inexperienced at plumbing like me and don't have a bunch of tools, it'll take a few hours to do it right. The pipe goes into the boot until the pipe's lip sits in the groove and held in place with a spring loaded clamp thingy. If you force it into place, it will leak here soon or later.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alain Very Quiet
Love it. Shipping was right on when they said it would be here. Installation was easy. I installed it myself. I had an InSinkErator 444 before. It was 7 years old when it finally died. I hope that this one will give me the same amount of years or more. I have no doubt that it will because they make a great product.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NewBernChef No More Stinky Garbage Can
My old Builder's grade disposal started to leak. We had stopped using it years ago because the list of things you could not put in it was longer than what you could. I was just going to re-arrange the plumbing and do away with it. I have a neighbor who is a plumber so I asked him about it. He told me to buy the "Insinkerator" brand only and not the Badger line. He was right! This unit will grind up anything in the way of food waste that my kitchen produces. No more stinky garbage can from the food rotting and fruit flies everywhere. The unit is so quiet you can barley hear it run. It will grind up everything so fine it just goes down the drain. I am very pleased with this purchase.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bond2fix Evolution Compact - 3/4 HP is a great product. Very quiet!
Ease of installation was rated good versus excellent because the unit is a bit awkward and heavy while installing.. However, after reading other reviews, I used a pail and additionally adjusted the new disposer's height using a few phone books. This method was a perfect fix to my problem. Also, when turning the faucet on, the water in our sink would build up. This was solved after slightly cutting out a bit of the rubber inside the baffle. The water drainage now flows nicely. The disposer is VERY quiet and even though we only had it a month, I am extremely pleased overall and I would highly recommend purchasing this product.
November 3, 2015