Waste King L 8000 1.0 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Review

So, you’ve probably heard about the Waste King L 8000 Garbage Disposal and you’re still wondering if it’s worth the price. Now you see I am not the most technical person but when it comes down to value with excellence I usually grab it with both hands (I will never know when I will get another chance like this). As a matter of fact, I love every detail in my kitchen and to make life easier (especially in the kitchen area) not only for me but also for my wife and kids the Waste King Legend 8000 came perfectly handy.

I do believe the kitchen is the heart of a home, there’s so much going on in there (apart from cooking). I’ve also come to notice whenever we have guests over they tend to rush straight to the kitchen and you’ve probably noticed it yourself. But what if you’ve got a garbage disposal that’s running like a tractor while your guests are having a conversation? I don’t think they’ll be happy about that rumbling while making small talk. That’s where the Waste King L – 8000 has an advantage over most garbage disposals, it’s quiet. Today I’ll show you the benefits of the Waste King L 8000 1.0 HP Garbage Disposal Unit in all its glory.


The Waste King L 8000

So, what’s all the fuss about the Waste King L – 8000 1.0? Let’s have a closer look under the hood of this machine…


Waste King L 8000
 Waste King L 8000

Power plus Speed

With a combination of power and speed, the 8000 has an output of 1 HP dedicated to spin the blades at a tremendous speed of 2800 rpm. There’s only one other disposal unit which I could find with the same rpm as the L – 8000 which is the Waste King Legend Series 1 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal. Both have amazing power but slightly different in the price range.


Compact Design Matters

Waste King has definitely improved their recent models so their units can fit under most kitchen sinks. One of these models we’ve previously reviewed is the Waste King Legend L – 1001. The L – 8000 adopted the design and measures roughly 14.25 inches tall and 9 inches wide. The design is made compact so you don’t have to remodel the kitchen sink or make unnecessary plumbing adjustments. Furthermore, the manufacturer has also included a 36-inch power cord upon purchase of this unit.


Most garbage disposal units suffer from corrosion after a while because the parts are mostly surrounded by water. The 8000 is manufactured with a high strength; corrosion proof polymer grind chamber and stainless steel grinding components which will resist rust to extend the life of your Waste King disposal unit. For your satisfaction, the manufacturer also included a Lifetime Limited In-Home warranty.

Safety First

Apart from all those above-mentioned features, this model comes with some safety features such as a splash-guard. The opening this splash guard fits into might be a bit too small for some but when it makes the cleaning operation much easier than one without a splash guard. It’s also important to note that it’s less likely that you’ll lose your utensils down the disposal which could cause unnecessary damage inside the chamber. You’ll also find a reset manual button in case of an overload or electrical issue.


Quiet Operation

The best thing about this unit which you will notice is how quiet the disposal works when switched on. I’m sure you’ll come to love the silent grinding operation when making small talk in the kitchen and this is all due to Waste King’s silent grinding technology.



Obviously, price plays an important part but it shouldn’t have to scare you away from all the benefits you’ll receive with the Waste King L – 8000. It’s obviously not the cheapest garbage disposal on the market but excellent value for money for such a powerful unit.



• 1 HP, 2800 RPM permanent magnet motor
• Sound-insulated and jams less
• EZ Mount for a quick and easy kitchen sink installation
• Removable splashguard
• Compact and lightweight
• Stainless steel grind components
• Lifetime Limited In-Home Warranty



While the Waste King L 8000 is as good as garbage disposers get, but you’re still looking for something that goes’s the extra mile like the Rolls Royce in this industry you should check out the InSinkErator Evolution Excel. It’s probably the most priced unit compared to the Waste King L – 8000, but you’ll get three grinding stages and ultra-silent operation.