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Most Helpful Reviews
The disposer is a MUST for me in the kitchen. I bought this disposer when my old one quit mainly because it has a stainless steel interior which will help control odors . I also like the expected life span of the item for the price. Quieter than the old disposal I had for years.
I am so happy with my new Kenmore waste Disposer! I needed to replace my old one half hp disposer. After reviewing multiple disposers I selected the Kenmore 3/4 hp disposer. Installation was very easy. This disposer makes waste items disappear quickly and much more quietly. I just love my Kenmore Waste Disposer.
Item was fairly easy to install, had a different footprint that required us to change our some of the plumbing but was doable. Noise level is acceptable and so far has worked without any problems whatsoever. Best this is having the Sears support behind the product.
Similar models elsewhere run from the same $190 price to $250, and none have the same 7 year warranty. Everything you need comes in the box or can be taken off of the old unit when replacing it (the power cord, if needed, as an example) and it will mount right up to an insinkerator mount since it's basically an insinkerator disposal that says Kenmore. Because it's a bit bigger than the badger 5 disposal it replaced,I did have to shorten the drain pipe a bit, and in doing so I had to replace a gasket when I reassembled the drain pipe. But it was a piece that cost less than a dollar at the hardware store, so whatever. It is a bit loud when it runs without food to chew up. I think it will quiet up as it breaks in, and I like the sound anyways. It has so much power that i can feel it turn on, and it chews through everything I've fed it so far without even breaking a sweat. The main benefit is the all stainless internals....that's why i bought it.
The disposer is quieter and more powerful than my older disposer which I had to replace as a result of leaking seal. I also like the stainless cap for the sink. I really looks nice and will stay cleaner looking than the old black rubber cap. I had Sears install the item cheaper than a plumber would and the installers did a great job and the scheduling process was easy part of my online order. Picked the disposer up at my local Paint & Hardware store. Convenient and successful on line purchase.
I purchased this product mainly because of the 7-year warranty. After installing it, however, I am very impressed with the product. Installation was a snap, the parts are much higher quality than the leaky one I replaced, and it's very quiet. The only issue I had was it is larger diameter than our old one, so I had to adjust the drain pipe position a bit. Easy with the way my plumbing was arranged, but could require a little more effort with some pipe arrangements.
It is quiet, but not as quiet as I expected. It was easy to install, and works well. Directions are clear and simple. If you go by the online picture, you would think it's auto reverse, it's not. That pic is not the 60581 model in fact, it is 60554. Read the specs. They look alike, but they are different. Nevertheless, I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
Saint Paul, MN
First one bought had a defect in the outlet. Sears provided another without a problem. But this one has a poorly attached shroud that vibrates severely. The rotating parts are not balanced very well, contributing to the objectionable roughness. This is a replacement for a similar Kenmore model that worked well for more than 15 years. I'd ask for a replacement but expect it would be no different than this one. Very displeased!
New City, NY
Fort Worth, TX
Quiet & Efficient Food Waste Disposal. Installation pretty simple with good instructions. Remember to order p/n 60686 Kenmore Disposer Power Cord with strain relief to complete your installation. I was lucky and bought a 6 ft power cord and added my own strain relief.
San Diego, CA
We had to replace our old disposal, and chose this one based upon the price. My kids have a bad habit of leaving plates and silverware in the sink. A fork fell into the disposal that we were not aware of. When we turned on the disposal, we heard a strange noise and shut it off. I was amazed when I reached in a pulled out a fork that had been completely mangled - what power!!!
Fort Worth, TX