Reliable Kitchen Sink Garbage Disposal ??

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  1. florida_wen

    florida_wen New Member

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    :confused: I have been searching the many forums here and I am trying to get opinions and suggestions to help me purchase a very RELIABLE, long lasting and hopefully "trouble free", kitchen sink GARBAGE DISPOSAL. Our 16 year old Sinkmaster just "died". We have had Insinkerator in two other homes and they worked well. One was the Badger 5 (sort of cheap and plastic) and the last home we recently moved from had a "better quality" model (I think the 555ss). We have public water and sewers here, as we did in the other two homes. I want to end my Wife's misery (and stop her moanin' :mad: ) and treat her to "THE BEST" !!!! Please help .........
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  2. jeffreyhel

    jeffreyhel New Member

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    The best garbage disposal is the Garbage Can. With that said, I install ISE for my customers that have to have them.
  3. florida_wen

    florida_wen New Member

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    Yes, that is true, and for 99% of our food by-products we use "the garbage can", but my Wife likes to use the kitchen sink disposer to quickly get rid of the real "stinky" stuff like inedible parts of fish, or just small pieces of fat she trims off chicken, etc. She probably uses the disposer at most, once every other day, and not excessively. It's just nice to have one that really works, as we did in the past couple of houses. Like I said, our 16 year old SinkMaster 850 is just plain worn out. I am leaning toward the ISE 555ss. I see them on internet auctions, brand new in box, for around $75 - $100
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I like using something Insinkerator in the 77 class.

    Sometimes it's a Pro77 or a SS777
  5. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

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    OK how about this?

    We have had a Craftsman 1/2 Hp. for 18 years now... finally just died. Bought the In Sink Erator 80s 3/4 Hp. as a replacement. The mounting ring looks the same and it looked like the new Erator would fit the old ring. I still used the new ring and sink flange because it was so nice and new and shiney :) .
    Anyway, does anyone know if the Craftsman units are made by In Sink Erator?? Or does some bigger company make both of those models?? Just curious.
    Thanks, Tom
  6. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    disposals

    The last time I checked Sears did use a disposal made by In-Sink-Erator, but to Sears specifications.

    Like Terry, I too would buy a Model # 77
  7. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

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    I agree. I checked the details and features of the 80s vs. the 777ss and I can see that you are 100% correct as usual! Now don't go and get the BIG head!! :p
  8. alhurley

    alhurley Guest

    Waste-King SS8000. 1-hp monster with better warranty than ISE 77 (lifetime in-home). Had the 3/4 hp model in last house and it handled everything we threw at it. Just bought new SS8000 on line for $140; should be here any day.
  9. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    ISE is a division of Emerson Electric. Sears of course doesn't actually make anything. Emerson/ISE makes disposers under many different labels.
  10. alhurley

    alhurley Guest

    worse, they'll switch vendors periodically, and different people make different tools or appliances at different times. Whirlpool this year, GE next, and so on. Even Craftsamn tools. About the only advantage to the 'Sears' label is that you can almost always buy parts and service.
  11. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    my 2 cents

    Our Black Lab Named Sierra
  12. srdenny

    srdenny Plumbing Contractor

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    "or just small pieces of fat she trims off chicken"

    Fat (in any form) gives your waste lines arterial sclerosis, just like your arteries.
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