InSinkErator Evolution Excel Review
The most desirable qualities of a garbage disposal are grinding power and noise reduction. Then come the look and design. The InSinkErator Evolution Excel is an excellent product with brute grinding power, zero noise and a great design! No doubt this is a premium product and costs many $$s, but make no mistake, it is definitely worth the price. If budget is not an issue for you then Evolution Excel is the best food disposer available in the world!
Evolution Excel is crammed with all the features you can have in a garbage disposer, it is built with stainless steel, rust resistant, has a shiny, eye candy design, it is anti-jamming, easy to mount, multi-grind technology, ultra quiet, blah blah blah..., it is a shame to hide such a beautiful product under the sink. This is the quietest garbage disposal ever! and is our choice for the 'Best Garbage Disposal'.
The Evolution series features a dozen or more improvements over the popular Badger series line. And the Excel has one of the most powerful and efficient grinding systems I know of.
- Type of Feed - Continuous
- On/Off Control - Wall Switch
- Motor - Single Phase
- HP - 1.0
- Volts - 120
- Reversing - Auto-Reverse Grind System™ feature
- HZ - 60
- RPM - 1725
- Amp. (Avg. Load) - 10.2
- Time Rating - Intermittent
- Lubrication - Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
- Shipping Weight (Approx.) - 25.5 lbs.
- Unit Finish - Stainless Steel Light Gray TEN-1706
- Overall Height - 13-1/2”
- SoundSeal Plus Technology - Anti-Vibration Mount™, Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount™, Quiet Collar™ Sink Baffle, Multi-Layer SoundLimiter™
- MultiGrind Plus Technology - GrindShear Ring™, Tri-Action Lug System™ feature, Undercutter Disk™, Jam-Sensor Circuit™
- Grind Chamber Capacity - 40 oz.
- Motor Protection - Manual Reset Overload
- Average Water Usage - 1/4 Gallon Per Person Per Day
- Average Electrical Usage - 1/2 KWH Per Month
- Drain - 1-1/2”
- Anti-Vibration Connection - Hose Clamp
- Dishwasher Drain Connection - Yes
Is it running?
The Evolution Excel is highly recommended by many customers due to its awesome features and power. For all the Apple fan boys over here, it is like an iPhone, it is beautiful, smooth and gets things done. People really really love how quiet it is (yes, I have mentioned this above multiple times, and will mention it again 🙂 ) One customer even stated it is so quiet that he had to check the drain to make sure it was actually working. The entire unit is designed to be as quiet as possible. The InSinkErator Evolution Excel disposer comes with SoundSeal Technology which is a collective name for all the sound proof things done on this disposer. The hardware for drain and inlet and outlet ports on this machine are also reinforced to reduce any vibration that could potentially occur.
Dispose of Everything and Anything
Another feature I really like about this disposer compared to the more conventional units on the market is the MultiGrind Technology. The Evolution Excel breaks down food through three stages of grinding. I don't want to bore you with the details, so let's just say that it will take out a whole chef salad complete with chicken wing bones and potato peels on the side. This disposer has technology built in to deal with jamming as well. If the disposer senses jams, it automatically increases power up to 500 percent. It also reverses its running direction if it comes across something it cannot handle.
Technical Odds and Ends
The Evolution series comes with a very generous warranty. The people at Insinkerator offer a seven year come-to-you warranty on their Evolution Excel disposers. It is pretty easy to install especially to switch your current InSinkErator disposal with this one. If you want to install this beauty yourself, you can just twist and lock the disposer onto the existing InSinkErator drain. If you are not replacing an old disposer, you may need some plumbing fittings and pipe to complete installation, which is same as installing any other food waste disposal. It comes with instructions and a user manual to guide you through installation.
Is the High Price Worth It?
The Evolution Excel comes with a hard to digest price tag. However, if you are looking for quality and performance this is the model to get.
I also believe that, if you are a firm believer that you get what you pay for, this disposer comes highly recommended owing to it's function and advanced features.
- Extra powerful induction motor for heavy duty service.
- Seven year warranty with a three year warranty on all parts.
- Very quiet.
- built completely with stainless steel
- Auto-reverse grind system
- Multi-stage grinding with 3 grinding stages
- Large grinding chamber
- eye-candy design
- No power cord included.