Waste King 1001 ½ HP Garbage Disposal Review

by Paul

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A small family with needs of light usage of a garbage disposal can always go with a ½ HP disposal unit. Those of you who do not want to spend much on a disposal, I’d say I can suggest a very good option for you. Waste King L-1001 is an excellent option for homes with 3 to 4 people. If you are looking for a great disposal to vanish your kitchen waste with its powerful motor yet can fit in your budget, then waste king 1001 is a good disposal for consideration.

My elder sister has a family of four, she, her husband and the two little monsters. The need of garbage disposal is always undeniable in our families. I have never seen my sister’s kitchen to be a mess. It’s quite mesmerizing how she maintains everything along with her job and the two kids.

But one annoying thing I noticed was her old garbage disposal that she used to start up and it started grinding like there was hard cement inside. It eventually started bothering them too when they had their second child and the sound kept waking the little baby.

We have always preferred to buy a disposal with minimum ¾ HP or 1 HP motor, as we had a big family of 9 people. Compared to the mess at our kitchen, my sister’s kitchen produces very less. That’s why they brought the waste king 1001. That was the first time I knew how efficient a ½ HP garbage disposal could be.

Waste King 1001 ½ HP Garbage Disposal

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1/2 HP


2600 RPM


7.5 Lbs


5.25 x 5.25 x 12.75

Feed Type


Grind Material

Galvanized Steel

Septic Safe?



2 year Limited

Waste king l-1001 is not a great option for a big family. As I always say, regular over usage of a disposal can make the motor shut down much earlier than its own lifespan. It also increases the chances of jam and other problem. So, don’t buy waste king l-1001 if your family is big or you need a heavy-duty garbage disposal.

Power & Speed

If I talk about power, it is powerful enough to grind the leftovers of a small household. The permanent magnet motor spins at 2600 rpm which can shred your food waste into small pieces and easily clean it. It has stainless steel swivel impellers that are rust and corrosion proof, which makes the disposal durable.


I have already said that the noise level of this disposal will not harm your ear. But while operation you will listen the buzz of the motor. Compared to the newest garbage disposals it can seem bit noisy to you but compared to your old disposal it is pretty quiet.


Waste King Garbage disposals come with 3 Bolt Mounting System and EZ mounting System. It is quite easy as the name says. At first you need to place the mounting in your sink. Then to remove and install your disposal you need to turn and lock or unlock it from the mounting.

All required instructions & parts come with the disposal itself, so that you can do the installation by yourself.

Installation Information

Installation Type

EZ Mount




4.5 Amps

Max Sink Thickness

1/2 Inch

Dishwasher Hose Size

7/8 Inch

Drain Connection Size

1-1/2 Inch

Cord Included


Cord Length

36 Inches

Removable Splash Guard & Stopper

The disposal includes a removable splash guard. It prevents to accidentally fall out things inside the disposal and fly out small waste bits out of disposal while it is on. When you need to clean the disposal or simply need to check by looking inside, remove the splash guard.


The size of this garbage disposal is smaller than most of the garbage disposals on the market. It is less wide than the usual disposals. That can be great for the people who do not have much space under the sink. Small houses can be blessed with the size, although the less wide chamber makes the grinding space narrow. For that it can be bit time consuming when you will go to dispose lots of waste altogether.

Durability & Warranty

This disposal is quite durable; my sister is using it without any hiccup for last 5 years. I think it will go many more years if she maintains it properly and cleans it periodically.

The Waste King 1001 comes with 2 years in home warranty. If any issue arises, you need to call them and they will come to your home.


  • Budget friendly
  • Value for money
  • Easy to install
  • Power cord included
  • Convenient small size


  • Not a good option for heavy use
  • Warranty period is not very long
  • Small grinding space compared to other disposals
  • Bit Noisy comparing high range garbage disposals


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Waste King 1001 is a good garbage disposal - a real-quality product with an awesome price range. The disposal works properly for a small household. For most of the users, the sound level is tolerable. If you are thinking of buying a small disposal with great value for money, you can go for it.