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InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal
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InSinkErator

Evolution Excel 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

  • Replacement is easy with the Quick Lock sink mount
  • Includes stainless steel grind chamber/components for durability
  • Customers love the quality and quiet design (see reviews)
$334.99 /each

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The InSinkErator Evolution Excel 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal cuts noise levels by 60% over standard disposers. It features 3-stage grind technology that will grind almost any food waste, including celery, chicken bones, potato peels and more. It also features a 40 oz. stainless steel grind chamber and Auto-Reverse Grind System technology that helps prevent jamming by automatically reversing the grind direction. It is UL- and ETL listed for safety.

  • Quick lock sink mount allows for easy installation and disposer replacement
  • 1 HP Dura-Drive motor with MultiGrind Plus technology quickly grinds almost any food waste
  • 40 oz. stainless steel grind chamber for strength
  • Auto-Reverse grind system technology automatically reverses grind direction
  • Jam-Sensor circuit automatically increases torque to break through tough jams
  • SoundSeal Plus technology for 60% noise reduction when compared to standard disposers
  • 7-year we come to you in-home service warranty
  • Evolution excel's quick lock sink mount allows for easy installation and replacement of any disposer
  • Power cord not included (sold separately)
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Would this be a good unit for a septic system or would you recommend a different model?

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Dan
Sioux Falls
May 19, 2012
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Carlisle PA
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September 14, 2016
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Dan, I think you would be fine with this unit and having a septic system. The three grind stages literally destroy food waste to the point where waste volume is probably about 1/3 that of a single stage grind. Obviously you may want to be more aware of what you feed into the unit due to the limitations of septic systems, but overall, I would say go for it. Do it right the first time.
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Wayland, MA, USA
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June 11, 2013
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Dear Dan: If you are still evaluating the InSinkErator Excel -- yes, it is a good fit for homes (like ours) with a septic system. I replaced our Waste King and was very impressed with the quality of the Excel. It was so quiet that I could not hear it which I flipped the switch the first time, with the water running! I had to turn the water off to make sure it was working.
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Oklahoma City, OK
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February 16, 2013
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Though they make a model specifically for septic systems, this unit with it's three (3) grinding stages and seven (7) year warranty would be a good model. It would cut the food in small enough pieces for your septic system. You still need to follow precautions though.
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Oklahoma City, OK
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February 16, 2013
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It would actually be okay. They make a unit specifically for a septic system, but this unit has 3 grinding stages and cuts the food up in small enough pieces that it would work well with one.
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October 2, 2012
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It would be good for septic system as the powerful 1 hp motor will grind into small pieces, which are easier in a septic system.
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Yes.
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May 21, 2012
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Hello Dan and thank you for your question. InSinkErator disposers are safe for properly sized septic systems. But there are additional advantages when you choose the Septic Assist Disposer, so I would recommend that product for those with a septic system. The Septic Assist disposer features Bio-Charge, a citrus-scented solution containing natural microorganisms that is injected each time the disposer is Read More
Hello Dan and thank you for your question. InSinkErator disposers are safe for properly sized septic systems. But there are additional advantages when you choose the Septic Assist Disposer, so I would recommend that product for those with a septic system. The Septic Assist disposer features Bio-Charge, a citrus-scented solution containing natural microorganisms that is injected each time the disposer is activated to help break down food waste. I've included a link below to this product for your convenience. Thank you again for your question and interest in InSinkErator products. Hope this information is helpful to you. Read Less
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does this unit have a removeable sink baffle rubber seal that can be put in a dishwasher

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October 21, 2011
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No, it is not removable.
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March 13, 2015
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yes
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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August 27, 2014
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Yes and it's also a standard size and replaceable too.
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Mt Vernon, VA, USA
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February 28, 2012
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Yes, the sink baffle rubber seal is removable and can be put in a dishwasher. In fact, that is one reason we purchased this model. If the rubber seal is not removable, it is very hard to keep clean.
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January 24, 2012
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Yes the rubber baffle can be removed.
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October 24, 2011
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Yes. The Excel model has a Quiet Collar Sink Baffle that is easily removed and can be cleaned manually or in your dishwasher.
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Does it includes all accesories to install or I need to buy any cable, etc?

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Taft, CA
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September 18, 2015
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You need to buy the cord separately. It costs around $13.
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You will need to buy and attach a wiring kit to plug into an outlet. They are cheap and easy to install.
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It needs an electrical connection (standard pigtail) - it does not come with one. I used the one from my old disposal and it worked fine.
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February 20, 2015
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You will need an electrical cord with plug for wall receptacle and bare wire to connect to the disposer unit. I was able to use the same cord from the unit I was replacing and not buy a new one. Everything else is included in the packaging
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February 5, 2015
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Hi,
This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. Our disposers come with all the necessary parts to install. As some states require their appliances to be hardwired, some of our disposers do not come with a power cord. Please always check the box as it states on the outside of the box if the unit has a pre installed power cord.
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Hi,
This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. Our disposers come with all the necessary parts to install. As some states require their appliances to be hardwired, some of our disposers do not come with a power cord. Please always check the box as it states on the outside of the box if the unit has a pre installed power cord.
If you have any other questions, you may contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700. Thank you. Read Less
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I have only had this 1 hp unit for 6 months, it totally stopped. checked switch and breaker not the issue. I used the wrench doesn't seem clogged.

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However, the red button will not stay depressed don't know what to do now?
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Did you press the red reset button on the bottom of the unit itself?
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Woodstown, NJ
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thanks, everyone!
I called in a professional and it was not the unit itself but instead the switch near the sink burned out. I'm really glad that it's not the garbage disposal.
Joan
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Bluffton, SC, USA
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June 16, 2014
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If the disposal is on a GFI circuit check it. My GFI circuit popped off for some reason after the third day of installation and caused the breaker on the Evolution ( red button under unit ) to go off. I checked my breaker box reset the GFI reset the breaker on the disposal. Haven't had a problem since. If that doesn't fix the problem you possibly need an electrician.
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Central,, PA 16830, USA
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Joan,
I would check the power source at the unit itself. There may be a loose connection at that point which wouldn't show up at the breaker or the switch. Hope this helps.
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June 16, 2014
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Hi Joan,
This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. I do apologize about your experience with our product.
If your disposer will not start at all, your unit may have overheated. Your Evolution Excel is equipped with an overload protector. One it overheats, it turns your disposer off and the reset button will pop out. Gently pressing the reset button should resolve the issue, but if after Read More
Hi Joan,
This is Belle from InSinkErator Customer Service. I do apologize about your experience with our product.
If your disposer will not start at all, your unit may have overheated. Your Evolution Excel is equipped with an overload protector. One it overheats, it turns your disposer off and the reset button will pop out. Gently pressing the reset button should resolve the issue, but if after pressing the reset button and it drops back down (out), the motor may still be too hot for the reset button (overload protector) to engage. Let it cool down for 3 – 5 minutes and try again. The reset button should stay up (in) after the motor has cooled.
Please make sure that power is OFF to the disposer before you press the reset button.
If resetting the disposer is ineffective, check to be sure there is power to the disposer. If your unit has a cord and plug, make sure the wall switch (on/off device) is in the OFF position, unplug the disposer, and use another small appliance in the outlet to see if it is working (after plugging it in, don’t forget to flip the wall switch or other on/off device to the “on” position to test). If your disposer is hardwired, check the circuit breaker to be sure it is on.
If you determine that there is power to the disposer, and the reset is engaged or will not engage, there may be an internal problem and your unit requires service or replacement.
Please contact the AnswerLine at 1-800-558-5700 if you have further questions or if you would like to have your disposer serviced. Thank you. Read Less
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1520 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Evolution Excel Garbage Disposal - Awesome! Works as advertised. I'm amazed at what it grinds with no issues and does it quietly. October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This + Cast Iron Sink = So Quiet! I recently installed this with a Kohler Whitehaven enameled cast iron sink and it's amazingly quiet! Having lived in several apartments with lesser disposals paired with a stainless steel sink I know all too well how loud a disposal can be with an empty sink, let alone when you have silverware or plates in the sink that rattle around from the vibration. It could easily wake up the whole house. I'd imagine this disposal would be a bit louder with a stainless steel sink too as the cast iron is so heavy it likely helps deaden the vibrations almost completely, but the rubber vibration reduction collar on this disposal does wonders on it's own. I'd highly recommend this product if you care about keeping things quiet most, but obviously admit it's pretty pricey. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Impressive disposal!! I recently moved in and there was an existing, older 1/3HP Badger unit installed. It was jammed so I decided to not deal with it and just replace it with a new disposal. The Evolution is more than I wanted to spend, but the reviews were outstanding and the promise of a more quiet disposal was enticing. This unit is definitely solid quality from all aspects and appearances, and lives up to the claims... I installed it myself and, though it isn't difficult, it does take longer than some estimates if you are not used to a few details. There are numerous videos out there that are helpful and I recommend reviewing a couple to get the idea before starting if you have no experience. One thing that none of them show, and I found the hardest part - getting that split ring on! The videos always stop before showing that step, and it is my belief they were edited as such to delete the colorful language that ensued. All disposals seem to use the same attachment method though, so you have to put up with it regardless. Once you get it on you'll be like, "That wasn't so bad" - but it takes a few tries and patience. The only other thing to watch for in a replacement situation is that this unit has a larger diameter at the top than many, so watch for potential interference up high. Performance - unbelievable! "Quiet" is a difficult term to quantify. Honestly, this unit makes about the same noise when operating as the replaced, jammed unit did just turning on (if you're familiar with that noise level). It is that quiet and vibration free, at least on the simple things thrown at (in) it thus far. It is difficult to spend 2 to 3 times the cost of another unit you could put in to "do the job." BUT, I have to say, whenever you flip that switch - yeah, it was worth it! May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product You get what you pay for with this unit. It's on the expensive side, but well worth the investment. Installation is relatively simple and it works flawlessly. It has a large capacity and outstanding grinding capability. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Best This is the second house we have installed this in because it's Quiet, easy to install and durable. September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Only lasted about a year It just got jammed up, and we could not unjam it. I called a plumber who said that he could not unjam the unit. He said that maybe the motor broke, but it would be less expensive to buy a new one then to rebuild the old one. So that's $528 down the drain. (Unit cost plus installation cost to put in a new unit.) So we had to buy a new one. It only lasted about 18 months. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Effective and quiet Easy to install - very clear directions. Quiet in use. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Recommend for sure I had to replace my old Badger five when it finally began leaking water severely on labor day. Of course that wasn't what I wanted to deal with whilst I was entertaining, but you play the hand you are dealt. Anyhow, I had reviewed this product when it was first released and contemplated replacing my Badger at that point. However, I chose not to spend the money as it was still working. That being said, when the Badger finally did get past its useful service life I moved forward. The Excel is rather pricey, but certainly worth the money in my opinion. The disposal is quite large compared to the old one, but significantly more quiet. One would think that doubling the horsepower of the motor and going from one grind stage to three would be just the opposite. I am here to tell you that this BEAST is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Not only is it ridiculously quiet, it is powerful and sleek at the same time. Let's be honest, most of us don't have the cupboard doors open for decoration, but when you do, this will command some attention. Some of the other things I really like about the product are what it can process. This unit literally destroys just about anything you can throw at it. Bones, fruits, pits, corn husks, corn cobs, bananas, egg shells, celery, onion, and the list goes on. The key is good water flow during the grind process. These new water conserving faucets can cause water flow issues which will result in a clog if you feet the unit more quickly that the water can flush away ground material. In case you didn't know, ALWAYS use cold water to prevent liquefying any meat fats that could clog the unit or the plumbing. ALWAYS have the unit on before feeding material in to it. REGULARLY grind ice or other hard material to help scour food waste from the grind chamber that can cause foul odor to plague your kitchen. Be sure to remove the sink baffle regularly and clean under and around it to remove any meat or food scraps that me be thrown upon the underside of it during the grinding process. Lastly, periodically grind lemon or other citrus peels to help freshen the disposal. Now, let me address some of the things that the typically malcontent have to gripe about. Yes, the unit is expensive. Yes, the sink baffle that the unit uses to help mitigate the sound made from the motor and grind process does cause a slight pooling of water over the disposal opening. However, water being the dense fluid that it is makes a fantastic sound barrier. It will cause soap suds not to drain readily and you will have to use a little more effort to feed some bulky or larger items into the disposal. That being said, certainly not enough effort would be needed to place ones fingers in any harm. If you are that worried about it, use a wooden spoon handle or other object to press items through the sink baffle. If you cannot handle that, you should reevaluate your status as an adult. The extra resistance is nice to prevent unwanted items such as pressure cooker caps and other utensils from accidentally entering the grind chamber where they could cause or be seriously damaged. And finally, the product is made here in the USA which supports American jobs! I am happy to pay a little more money for something to make sure my neighbors are employed. In addition, the unit is fully warranted for seven years in home parts and labor. How can you beat that? September 14, 2016
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