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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs Waste King L-8000 Side-by-Side Comparison

Do garbage disposals that look the same work the same? Learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP and the Waste King L-8000.

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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

Waste King L-8000

AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs Waste King L-8000

Overall Verdict

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Noise reduction
  • High torque 
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • Affordable
  • Can be loud
  • Heavy build
  • Takes up a lot of space 
  • Can be loud

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
1
Motor
Permanent magnet
Permanent magnet
Averaged RPM
4570
4149
Family size
5-6 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches
L5.5 x W8.4 x H16.2 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.15
$111.07

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.6
6.9

Scrap Mix

7.8
8.1
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Scrap Mix Test
4.95 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
21.8 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.23 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone and lemon peels, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
8.11 ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Layer 1
8.11 ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
12.56 ounces of ground assorted scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.15 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone and celery stalk, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 9 sec
2 min
Layer 1
5.0 oz (140 g)
8.1 oz (230 g)
Layer 2
21.8 oz (618 g)
12.6 oz (356 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (7 g)
0.1 oz (4 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.6
6.7
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.63 ounces of visible fish pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
1.74 ounces of assorted fibrous tissues and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.24 ounces of shredded fish skin among pieces of shredded spine, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
5.71 ounces of visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Layer 1
5.71 ounces of visible pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
2.47 ounces of shredded bones and fibrous tissue from fish scraps, on digital scale, placed on granite-looking top.
2.8 ounces of fish vertebrae among mess of shredded fish skin, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.6 oz (131 g)
5.7 oz (162 g)
Layer 2
1.7 oz (49 g)
2.5 oz (70 g)
Leftovers
2.2 oz (64 g)
2.8 oz (79 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.2
4.6
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.4 ounces of shredded soft tissue, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.87 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.58 ounces of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
1.44 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and few pieces of shredded chicken bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Layer 1
1.44 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and few pieces of shredded chicken bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
1.79 ounces of shredded soft tissue and pieces of shredded chicken bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.91 ounces of shredded soft stringy tissue and cartilage from chicken scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min
3 min
Layer 1
0.4 oz (11 g)
1.4 oz (41 g)
Layer 2
2.9 oz (81 g)
1.8 oz (51 g)
Leftovers
0.6 oz (16 g)
0.9 oz (26 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
9.2

In the Box

Corded AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
L-8000, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, adapter kit, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, bolts, wire nuts.

Dimensions

Amazon 3/4-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.8-inch width, 13.9-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.3-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Waste King 1 HP with mount assembly, elbow tube. Showing 8.4-inch width, 14.6-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.4-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
16.2" (41.1 cm)
Weight
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
12.7 lbs (5.8 kg)

Mount Assembly

EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with stopper in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.

Grind Chamber

8.5
8.5
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder rin
Top view into chamber of Waste King L-8000 garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of Waste King L-8000 garbage disposal after testing, looking at layout of grinding components.
Inside view of Waste King L-8000 garbage disposal, showing design of two-level grater/grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Inside view of Waste King L-8000 food disposer, showing design of impellers and details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.4" (11.1 cm)
Assembly Material
Intermediate
Intermediate
Layout
Stainless steel
Stainless steel

Motor

9.5
10
Horsepower
3/4
1
Speed
2700 RPM
2800 RPM
Real Speed
4940 RPM
4149 RPM
Voltage
115 V
115 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
7 A
Wattage
690 W
805 W
Heat
n/a
n/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Bottom view of Waste King L-8000 1 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Length
34.5" (87.6 cm)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Type
3-prong (type B)
3-prong (Type B)

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts
Width
3.3" (8.3 cm)
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Length
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Material
PVC
PVC

Build Quality

9.5
9.0
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Waste King Legend Series L-8000 1 HP Garbage Disposal, with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
Noise Reduction
Yes
Yes
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.9
7.3

Ease of Use

8.0
8.0

Installation

9.0
7.0

Smooth Operation

8.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
0.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
External
No
No
Auto Unjam
No
No

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