Waste King (L-3300) 3/4 HP Garbage Disposer Review 2018
I was recently talking with the owner of my local hardware store. I asked him what the best garbage disposal is? After a few minutes, he replied, ‘’One of the most popular is the Waste King Legend 3300 Continuous Feed.’’
In his opinion, it is one of the best home garbage disposals around. It's relatively low price and all-round performance make it the first choice garbage disposal for a lot of families.
The Waste King Legend 3300 gets the thumbs up because of its powerful motor, stainless steel grinders, excellent sound insulation, and Corrosion-proof grinding chamber. It is an efficient, quiet, no-fuss waste disposal. For its ¾ horsepower size (HP), it is also one of the cheapest.
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Best Features of Waste King Legend Series 3/4
Save Time, Energy and Water
My friend sells and repairs kitchen gadgets every day. He says the Waste King Legend 3300 is one of the top rated garbage disposals because of its ¾ HP motor. It is a permanent magnet motor of the type found in many appliances. However, the Waste King’s is an energy-efficient, high-speed electric motor that reaches 2,700 revs per minute (rpm). It's "vortex" design produces enough power to liquefy food waste just as a blender liquefies food. The unit can handle just about any household food waste, from small bones to fruit rinds and vegetable peels. A home of four to six people poses no problems for the Legend 3300.
Waste King Claim the Legend 3300 offers more power per pound than other brand disposers of the same size do. The Legend 3300 grinds up food faster than its rivals do, which saves both energy and water.
And, of course, with a ¾ HP motor, you are getting more power than you would with a 1/2 or 1/3 HP garbage disposal unit.
The Legend 3300’S motor also uses less energy to grind the same food waste as it leading competitor’s disposers. A whopping 60% less energy, according to Waste King. The motor requires 115 volts, 60 Hertz, and 6.0 current-amps to operate.
No Jams or Mess
The Legend 3300 is virtually jam free, thanks to two reasons. Firstly, the motor generates a lot of power. Secondly, the stainless steel swiveling impellers. These impellers or lugs spin at very fast speeds and can swivel 180 degrees. The impellers push food against a grind ring, which pulverizes the waste.
The powerful motor and this swiveling grind motion combine to make the garbage disposal unit more or less jam-free. Waste King says there is no need for a jam wrench.
The Legend 3300 comes with a removable splash guard around the garbage disposal unit’s entry hole in the sink. This guard stops scraps of waste spewing out of the feed hole when the unit is running, helping to keep your kitchen neat and clean. If you need to look into the waste disposal unit, the splashguard is detachable, which also makes it easier to clean. Previously Waste King fitted a fixed splashguard.
Easy to Use and Clean
The Legend 3300 is a continuous feed garbage disposal unit. You do not have to wait for one helping of food to grind up before you feed in more waste. With the unit running, you can just keep adding waste. You can put food into the unit quickly, helping keep your kitchen nice and clean.
Although it is wise not to stuff too much in too quickly, otherwise you may jam the grinders. The Legend 3300 is easy to connect up to a dishwasher.
Another nice touch on the Legend 3300 is a reset button mounted on the front. If, for example, the garbage waste disposal overheats you just press the button to get it working again.
One of the Legend 3300’s best features is it can work with a septic system. The garbage disposal unit grinds up food waste into small enough pieces for a septic tank to handle. You just need to check that your septic tank is the right size to cope with a garbage disposal unit.
According to my friend at the hardware store, ‘going green’ is increasingly important to his customers. Fitting a garbage disposal unit that works with a septic system is environmentally friendly. It reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Garbage disposal units can also help reduce harmful gasses. Some wastewater treatment plants recycle food waste into renewable energy.
Of course, installing the Legend 3300 also means a cleaner kitchen. No more food scraps are hanging around in trash cans breeding germs and attracting insects.
Green Friendly Part 2
Waste King claims their new generation of best garbage disposals, such as the Legend 3300, are even ‘’greener’’ than before. The legend 3300 uses less energy at lower electric currents, and water than other brands. Waste King constructs the unit from the kind of plastics and other raw materials that are more environmentally friendly.
Even recycled corrugated cardboard is used to package the Legend 3300. The packaging has no foam, which is hard to degrade.
Easy to Fit
The Legend 3300 is simple to install because it comes with an EZ-Mount connection. You can swap your old garbage waste disposal old unit with the new 3300 easily and quickly. Just twist off the old disposer and then twist on the Legend 3300.
The Legend 3300’s relatively small size and light weight also make it a breeze to fit. Weighing just under ten pounds and measuring 9.8” X 9.8” x 15.4,” this compact unit should easily fit under most people’s sinks. If you are reasonably handy, there is no need to pay a plumber to install it for you.
No Noise or Rust
The Legend 3300 is silent when running. Waste King have wrapped the unit in a sound insulating material. The grind chamber and all its components are insulated cutting down on vibrations which cause noise. The removable splash guard also helps reduce noise coming up from the throat of the unit.
Waste King make the Legend’s 3300 grinding chambers out of durable glass filled nylon. As well as cutting down on noise, this material will not rust. Similarly, the swivel impellers are made of stainless steel to prevent corrosion. The unit’s dishwasher connection is also designed to prevent "Dishwasher Connection Rot."
Waste King are famous for having the longest warranties in the garbage waste disposal industry. The guarantee that comes with the Legend 3300 is no exception.
The unit has a lifetime warranty against rust and corrosion. If it rusts, you get a new one. It is as simple as that.
Also, the Legend 3300 carries a 10-year, in-home warranty against any mechanical or material defect. A Waste King-trained engineer will come to your house to fix any such problems or replace the unit up to ten years after you bought it. Be careful, however, not to misuse or tinker with the Legend 3300, as this will void the warranty.
What is in the Box?
The Waste King Legend 2700 3/4-Horsepower Disposer, EZ-mounting system, removable splashguard, and 36-inch power cord.
Pros and Cons of Waste King Legend Series 3/4 HP
- High-speed 2700 r.p.m. Vortex powered permanent magnet motor produces
- more power per pound
- Corrosion proof stainless steel rust free grinding components
- Fast and easy mount system provides a no-hassle installation
- Includes a power cord and removable splash guard
- Front mounted reset button
- Safe for properly sized septic tanks
- Sound insulated for quiet operation
- 10 Year In-Home Service Warranty and Lifetime Corrosion Warranty
Conclusion: Why You Should Buy This Product
With an energy-efficient, high-speed, 2,700 RPM 'Vortex' permanent magnet motor, the Legend 3300 offers more power per pound than similar units in garbage disposal ratings. The unit’s 3/4-horsepower motor will grind the toughest foods. It is jam-free and mess-free to use. All this and a lifetime/10 years warranty.
My friend at the hardware store has sold or fixed just about every model of every brand. He would recommend the Waste King Legend Series 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Operation to anyone looking to buy garbage disposal.
It comes out near the top with most garbage disposal reviews.
The real test, though, is, what does he have in his home? He has a Waste King Legend Series 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Operation Garbage Disposer!