Waste King L8000 Review

waste king reviewIf you are looking for a jam free garbage disposal that doesn’t cost a fortune and is still durable and features a lifetime warranty, the Waste King Legend 8000 might be the right choice.

Judging by thousands of reviews the L-8000 has received in various online stores, it’s clear that it’s one of the most popular garbage disposers on the market. And although it has been on the market for a few years, the L-8000 can easily stand up to most disposers in its price range.


Powerful grind technology

The motor of the Waste King Legend 8000 is a Vortex permanent magnet motor that runs at a high speed of 2,800 RPM and delivers 1 horsepower. It’s is very energy efficient and delivers more power per pound providing a more powerful grind than comparative garbage disposers (the InSinkErator Badger 1 only has 1/3 hp motor).

Sound insulation

The L-8000 disposed features superior sound insulation. grinding components made from stainless steel, and a grinding chamber that is completely corrosion proof. All this allows quick, quiet and continuous feed waste disposal in your kitchen.

Grinding components

Grinding components that are used in the Waste King Legend 8000 actually reduce ware and tear, this is due to the grinding chamber being made from glass-filled nylon. This give you the peace of mind that you won’t have to ever worry about any corrosion and the problems that come with it. Stainless steel grinding components come insulated, and provide a nice quiet grind, with the continuous feed disposer allowing more waste to be added while the unit is running. Reduced jamming is achieved via the stainless steel impellers which are easy to remove.


Installation is easy with the Waste King Legend 8000 because it features a fast mount system and hardware that provides the user with a trouble free fitting. It is also completely safe for correctly sized septic tanks and has a 36 inch power cable. The splash guard is removable, so the L8000 is also quite easy to clean.

Included in the package

  • 1x Waste King L-8000 disposer unit
  • 1x 36-inch power cord
  • 1x removable splash guard

Lifetime In-Home service warranty and lifetime corrosion warranty

The  Legend 8000 is backed by a limited mechanical warranty. This means that if your disposal develops a material or mechanical defect within the lifetime of the original purchaser, it will be replaced in your home completely free of charge. The disposer also comes with a lifetime warranty against corrosion.


  • High speed permanent magnet motor running at 2800 rpm
  • 36-inch power cable included
  • Removable splash guard
  • Grinding components that are Rust Free
  • Stainless steel swivel impellers that reduce jamming
  • Easy to remove splash guard, making it simple to clean
  • Reduced noise via sound installation
  • Lifetime mechanical and corrosion warranties demonstrates commitment to quality


  • Larger than competition.


Although the L-8000 has been on the market for quite some time, it’s still one of the most recognized disposers among homeowners who are looking for a good combination of quality and affordable price. The L-8000 costs just a little bit more than the InSinkErator Badger 1, but it features a motor with three times more horsepower. Should you buy it? It’s up to you!