[ag-before-rating]Waste King L-8000TC Legend Review Summary:
The Waste King L-8000TC is a powerful batch feed garbage disposal. If performs all its functions extremely well, and the 1 HP motor ensures that it is capable of tearing through even tough garbage. Pricing is excellent and the generous warranty makes this an easy buy if you’re looking for an accomplished batch feed disposer.
Pros: Performance, easy installation, power cord included, warranty
Cons: Quite tall
Waste King L-8000TC Review
Waste King is known for high-RPM, efficient and durable waste disposals at competitive prices. The same is the case with the L-8000TC, a batch feed model with a powerful 1 HP motor capable of 2,800 RPM. There is not going to be much left of anything you put into the L-8000TC.
Let’s take a closer look at the installation and performance of this model, but having reviewed many Waste King models to date, I’m pretty sure this will be another winner.
The Waste King L-8000TC uses the EZ Mount system, which facilitates a bolt-free installation. At 16 pounds and about 19 inches tall this is a fairly heavy and bulky unit. It will be wise to make sure you have enough space for the installation before proceeding with a purchase.
Naturally, a second person to help you may speed things up, but it is not crucial to completing the installation successfully.
It is worth mentioning that this model is also safe for use on septic tanks. The unit is also dishwasher compatible.
Included in the package is a 3-prong plug together with a 36-inch power cord. If you have a wall outlet nearby you can be up and running that much quicker, with no hard-wiring into the electrical supply required.
The Waste King L-8000TC In Action
Whichever way you look at it, 1 HP is a lot of power inside a compact unit like a garbage disposal. It’s no wonder that these strong units can take care of just about anything you throw into them.
The all stainless steel grinding mechanism will help extend the longevity of the product. The L-8000TC does a fine job of grinding up garbage.
The unit is operated by a cap that you twist on to make it go. This is, of course, a necessary safety measure and it works well. The cap is plastic, unfortunately, but sturdy enough. Something metal may have made me feel just a little bit better in a quality sense, but it’s not something that’s worth losing sleep over.
The normal Waste King noise reductions are in place, and they do a decent job. Insinkerator units are still more quiet overall than Waste King, but this is not noisy enough to be bothersome.
Bottom Line: The Waste King L-8000TC batch feed is a solid, powerful garbage disposal unit. The price is competitive, and Waste King throws in a 10-year In-Home warranty to sweeten the deal. If you’re looking for a quality batch feed disposal that won’t break the budget, Waste King won’t disappoint.