KitchenAid KCDI075B 3/4 HP Food Waste Disposer Review
The KitchenAid brand has been in business for more than 85 years, and they continue to produce high quality products. Their food waste disposers are compatible with properly sized septic tanks, and the KitchenAid KCDI075B ¾ HP Continuous Feed Food Waste Disposer (see today's price) is a prime example of that. The best qualities of the KitchenAid KCDI075B are its durability and power, quiet operation, and simple installation process. KitchenAid’s patented MultiGrind technology ensure that food waste is ground up and disposed of properly the first time. Likewise, KitchenAid has infused this design with sound dampening technology to make it one of the quietest garbage disposals to ever come to market.
The KitchenAid KCDI075B Waste Disposer has a generously sized, 50oz grinding chamber, and its multitude of features include a dishwasher reset, manual overload protector, stainless steel shredder ring, and stainless steel grinding ring. Each of these components are designed to maximize the lifespan of the KCDI075B. For example, because the grinding ring and shredder ring are made from stainless steel, they are more durable and resistant to corrosion. The unit is protected by a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer, which is one of the longest warranties available in the industry today.
- Compact Design – For all of the features and power it offers, the KitchenAid KCDI075B offers a compact and ergonomic design. It weighs slightly over 16 pounds, stands 13.5 inches tall, and has a diameter of 13.5”. This minimizes the amount of space it takes up under your sink, which is invaluable in homes where space is at a premium.
- Powerful Motor – With a ¾ HP motor, this garbage disposal offers enough grinding power to handle the toughest food waste; however, even with all of the power it affords, it will not rattle or vibrate your home’s sink or counter, which significantly reduces the amount of noise it makes.
- Extended Warranty – The warranty of this unit is 5 years. How long a manufacturer’s warranty is will often serve as a sign of how much confidence the manufacturer has in the product they are making, and KitchenAid stands by this model.
- Continuous feed allows for quick cleanup after meals
- Motor rotates at 1725 rpm for effective grinding
- Stainless steel shredder ring and grinding wheel add strength and provide longer disposer life
My Story and Experiences
Like most, my search for a new garbage disposal began on the Internet, and there is plenty of information out there. A quick Internet search revealed that there were dozens if not hundreds of different garbage disposals to choose from. I was in trouble.
I couldn’t leave the job to my spouse. My husband would, no doubt, choose the “manliest” food waste disposer he could find, and I would end up with something that sounded like a chainsaw every time you turned it on. I wanted something powerful and durable. I took a look at the KitchenAid KCDI075B Disposer on the recommendation of a friend and decided to give it a shot. The product information said that the unit had been built with MultiGrind technology and sound dampening features, which all sounded good to me.
The package arrived right on time. Opening the box, I pulled out a handsome and sleek garbage disposal. For all of the power and features it delivers, I expected the KitchenAid KCDI075B to be much large than it was. It weighs just over 16 pounds and stands about 13.5” tall. When you hold it in your hand, it has a heft to it, and you can tell that it is solidly made.
The installation instructions were simple and straightforward. The KitchenAid disposal came with all of the mounting hardware I needed, which meant no secondary trips to the local hardware store. (Yay!) All told, it took me just under an hour to get this thing installed under my sink, and to be honest, I spent more time wrestling my old Badger model out than I did putting this one in. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well this unit fit underneath my 10” sink. So far, so good.
With four kids, a dog, and a one-legged pigeon, I’ve got a large household. The continuous feed action of this KitchenAid disposer makes cleaning up after meals quick and simple. The disposer is connected to a switch that is mounted on the wall by the sink. Not only is the design convenient, but it’s also safe. I don’t have to worry about small hands reaching up and accidentally turning it on.
The description of the KitchenAid KCDI075B Garbage Disposer said that its motor reaches a top speed of 1,725 rotations per minute. I had wondered about this because some of KitchenAid’s competitors had advertised models that reached higher rpms, but reading KitchenAid’s literature was enlightening. KitchenAid has conducted extensive testing to determine the optimal grinding speed for its motors, and this model certainly gets the job done. Beyond the 1,725 rpm mark becomes overkill and begins to consume more energy than what is needed.
If you go online, you’ll find hundreds of positive reviews for the KitchenAid KCDI075B Continuous Feed Food Waste Disposer, and I must say that all of them have it right. Although not the cheapest model on the market, this garbage disposal is worth every penny that you’ll spend on it. It is an appliance that we use every day in our household, and it is one that I would easily recommend to a friend.
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