Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 913
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Easy as all the reviews say!
Replaced old InSinkErator with Essential, very easy, no fuss, used old hanger. Fifteen minutes, tops. Unit was pretty heavy, used a little help hanging. Very happy.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allthingsvu DIY - Easy to install
I am not a plumber, just a regular home owner. It took me about an hour to remove the old garbage disposal and install the new one. This is definitely a DIY project anyone can do. There are many youtube videos that will guide you through the entire process. You will need to also purchase an InSinkErator CRD-00 Power cord kit if you don't want to reuse the power cord from your old garbage disposal. The power cord kit will cost less than $10. I used the kit because I wanted everything new.
December 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Waryconsumer Initial thoughts
The unit was somewhat difficult to install. To rephrase, the unit is difficult to install by one person, due to the weight (25lbs) of the unit, and being able to turn the collar at the same time; unless you can somehow get under it. If there is room, one person can hold the unit in place while the other locks the collar in place. My way around it was to use a small hydraulic floor jack to lift the unit into place, where I could then turn the collar. Just a suggestion, but I would cut a rectangular piece of plywood, and place it between the jack and the disposal, so as not to puncture a hole in the plastic housing. So far, the unit runs fine, and is quiet. The plastic drain baffle, is somewhat of a nuisance, since the way it is made limits the flow of water from the sink, down the drain.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Op A nice upgrade
The unit is quiet, and powerful. Eats just about whatever I throw in. Installation was fairly easy. The hardest part was removing the old one.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Garbage Disposal
Installation instructions were good and it was easy to install and works well.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCOTT GREAT DISPOSAL
I BOUGHT THIS ONE BECAUSE IT IS ALL STAINLESS INSIDE. IT IS POWERFUL AND QUIET. THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T LIKE WAS THE RUBBER THING THAT GOES IN ON TOP HAD SUCH A SMALL HOLE IN IT THAT IT COULDN'T EVEN KEEP UP WITH DRAINING THE WATER OUT OF MY SINK. YOU HAD TO PUSH EVERYTHING DOWN THROUGH IT TO GET IT IN THE DISPOSAL. THAT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH MAKING IT QUIET. I CUT THE HOLE OUT BIGGER TO HELP IT DRAIN AND THEN IT WAS LOUDER. OTHER THAN THAT, I THINK IT WILL OUT LAST ME.
April 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JRH2 Too much work
We had to replace our last garbage disposal b/c the bottom rusted out & it showered & flooded the cabinet floor with mucky rusty water ruining the bottom of the cabinet. Apparently, it had been leaking for sometime, but not enough to notice with stuff inside the cabinet.
I researched garbage disposals looking for one with a stainless steel interior to prevent this from happening again & came up with this one.
I strongly do not recommend this particular insinkerator! The sound baffle clogs up the sink even when it's water only. It makes such a huge mess when using it for food that the sink must be scrubbed every time the disposal is used.
Also, this thing is only quite standing above it. (Thank you dirty clogging sound baffle.)
My sink is on an outside wall, so while sitting outside on the patio this thing sounds like a jet is landing in the kitchen. Meh, minor complaint there. Scrubbing out the sink every time--grrrr, huge complaint!
This should be a convience, instead it's making more work for me when I'm dead-dog tired at the end of the day!
Just to be clear, sinks should be cleaned regularly. Just not every time you use the garbage disposal! :(
INSINKERATOR SHOULD INCLUDE A DISHWASHER SAFE PLUNGER WITH THIS MODEL.
--Or better yet, change the baffle back to what it used to be--
Until then, I do not recommend this to anyone--it's awful!!!
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jean InSinkErator Evolution Essential
Unit is very quiet and effective. Purchased because of stainless components.
April 12, 2016