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Evolution Excel Garbage Disposal

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The Evolution Excel® garbage disposal is for those who enjoy the very best kitchen appliances. The ultimate in performance - nothing grinds more with less noise.

InSinkErator Evolution Series disposals represent the highest standard in performance. Simply put, they are the best grinding, quietest line of disposals we have ever made.

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Features

  • SoundSeal® Technology delivers Ultra-Quiet performance allowing you to hold a conversation with normal voices in the same room
  • MultiGrind® Technology delivers three stages of grind; you can stop worrying about what food you can/cannot put in your disposer
  • 1 Horsepower Dura-Drive® Induction Motor is engineered to specifications used for appliance motors, provides quiet operation and long life
  • Jam-Sensor® Circuit automatically increases torque to break through tough jams
  • Auto-Reverse grind system technology automatically reverses grind direction
  • 40 oz. Stainless Steel Grind Chamber and Components for durability
  • Assembled in USA with American Pride
  • InSinkErator 7-Year We Come To You® In-Home Full Service Limited Warranty Covers parts and labor
  • Quick Lock® Sink Mount allows for easy installation and disposer replacement

Specifications

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 Technology Anti-Vibration Mount™, Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount™, Quiet Collar™ Sink Baffle, Multi-Layer SoundLimiter™ Insulation
MultiGrind 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

Reviews / Q&A

Evolution Excel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1766.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding disposal disposal Is very, very quiet. Grinds up items with ease. Hardly tell it is on.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly quiet product I have had a number of garbage disposal products in the past. When it came time to replace my existing unit due to a leak I looked at all the Insinkerator products and settled on the Evolution Excel. It was a little bit more but what I got in return was a product that is quieter than than the flow of water from the tap and my whole sink doesn’t vibrate when it runs. I love it.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So efficient and so quiet! Have to stay focused! So quiet, easy to walk away while still processing but not a problem because process is quick!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Disposal! Our garbage disposal died, and we've been in the house less than one year. I had no idea how old it was, but regardless, I needed a new one. I spent hours researching new disposals and finally settled on this one after reading some consumer product reviews. I can tell you it does everything it says. This disposal is so quiet my wife and I can talk to each other using a normal conversational tone when one of us is standing over it while it's running and the other is 15 feet away. It is extremely easy to install. I took out the old sink mount so I could install everything new. Had I not, installation would have been 5 minutes. That being said, the directions were clear and easy to understand. I spent a total of about 20-25 minutes installing, including removal of the old parts, cleaning the old plumber's putty out and replacing it, then installing the new disposal. I love the SS grinding chamber, 3 stage grinding, and insulation package. I've had no problem with leaks (they redesigned the discharge tube and it's awesome!) nor anything else. Great product!!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Features Quiet, but it seems to struggle when grinding lemon peels.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have Kitchen Tool Bought this to replace a really old insinkerator that was very noisy and this new one is better. I can't live without one. No mess, No smell.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best feature of this product is how quite it is when in operation. Would strongly recommend to any one interested in an insinkerator. Product was easy to install and is very quite when operating Clears food very quickly.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evolution Excel Looks to be a good product and very quite..Easy to install.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Good product. Very easy install. Works nicely.Conch
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Quiet - Evolution Excel It is so quiet compared to the 18 year old unit I pulled out, could almost forget it is on! That could be dangerous, so remember to shut it off. Worth the extra money for the top of the line unit, expect 20 years out of this one. The old one hadn't failed, just wanted to a new unit and cleaned all the piping out because of excessive stink (THAT WAS SCARY!) Should pull the piping every few years and clean it, or at least pour a half gallon of bleach down your pipes yearly and let it sit overnight!
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very quiet and grinds foods, celery, potatoe skins etc. better than any other. I would recommend this absolutely. I threw out my other Insinkerator because I would always get clogs in my drain lines that run horizontal in the basement. The new one never had a clog and am very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend this company and their products! This disposal is quiet and works great. The customer service was excellent on any issues I had with my old one and the purchasing of my new one. I wanted to the plumbing to match up to make it easier to replace and they were knowledgeable on their product. My old one was over 20 years old, I hope the new one lasts like the old one!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor performance. I bought the disposer with the expectation that it would quickly handle cocktail-sized lime wedges and cubed watermelon rinds with ease. Not the case. Who cares how quiet the decibels are if you can't use it. Disappointing.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well and quiet Easy ay to install. Quiet. I just wish they included the plug with the insinkerator. We xaalled and they sent one out be it would be nice to just have it incvluded.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very quiet and powerful I purchased the Insinkerator Evolution on line directly from Insinkerator after speaking with the customer service agent. She was very helpful and I got a nice discount. The installation went very smoothly (under 1 hour) utilizing my local plumber. It is a nice looking unit, stainless steel, even though you do not really see it. Most importantly my wife likes it! I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very happy with this product. This is the third house that I have installed this model into. I have installed them myself and it has always worked without fail.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has super quality My husband and I love this product. We had a previous InSinkErator Disposer, but it was a lower model and really noisy. We have one of those open kitchen/family room areas and every time I turned our old one on my husband would pause or turn the TV up loader then have to turn it back down after I was done running the unit. This new version Evolution Excel is well worth the money. We have had several garbage disposals over the 50 years and this is the quietest one I have ever heard. I didn't even know they made them this quiet at all. You can't go wrong on this unit, the best we have ever had. I can't even tell if it's grinding up the food cause it does it so FAST and QUIET, Really!!!!! Love it Plus a 7year warranty on parts, labor, and house call is for FREE!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product This garburator is much quieter than my old one. I purchased it for a month now and it is working so far so good. I have a double sink and when the insinkerator is in operation, water is backing up in the adjacent sink. I don't know whether this is normal or not? Will somebody give me an answer to this?
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best disposal The previous of the owner had this brand. It was the best garbage disposal we ever had. Never had any problems with it. It took the garbage out immediately with no issues. So when it finally wore out. We decided to go with the same brand. Their customer service was amazing. They gave us a code for a nice discount and instructions on how to set it. They didn’t have the same model as the old one but the new sinkarator is even better.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far, the best on the market. By far, the best on the market. We've just moved and installed our second machine into our new home. The first was so good, we couldn't let it go.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product however This is by far the most powerful disposal I have found and also one of the quietest motors. This is my 2nd unit because the first one failed (jammed) after 7 years. Tried to free it up but no luck.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fast and very quiet. I love that it is so fast and quiet. Having the removable splash gasket makes so much sense.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet and Efficient I purchased the Evolution Excel because it was the best model and I wanted the power and durability. The Excel was installed professionally in a newly built home but the drain clogged after a month and a plumber had to snake the drain to unclog a small mass of celery. I did not realize that celery should not be put through the Insinkerator despite how robust the machine is. Outside of that the machine has been reliable and is very quiet, much quieter than I anticipated. We've only been in the new home for 3 months so it's too early to speak to overall reliability and durability.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Disposal It installed easy. It had the same installation method as my 12 year old Sears unit. I still replaced the mount just incase there was a slight difference. When we turned it on, we realized the difference. Very quiet. The water running made more noise. The hose mounting to the drain is completely different to reduce noise, but attached just as easily. This certainly appears to be a company listening to the consumer and getting what you pay for. The only thing I found in the old disposal that I don't think there is a complete cure for is fat deposit near the output. Maybe the second stage of this disposal will help. I never had clogging, The old disposal failed from what appeared to be a bearing failure.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Quiet! I replaced the 1/2 hp disposal that was in the house we recently purchased with this unit. The kitchen and living room are open concept and every time we ran the old one we couldn't hear anything above the roar. The Evolution Excel is amazingly quiet - you can hardly tell it is on. The Excel is also so much more powerful. This thing takes care of pretty much anything you can throw at it! One other thing I love is the removable rubber drain gasket. Makes it so much easier to keep clean.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Extremely quiet and easy to install, powerful no other product like this.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best When products exceed your expectations what else is there to say!!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a dream Couldn't be happier with this product and I can't believe we waited so long, just love it!!!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soooo Quiet! Great disposal. Very quiet and was easy to install.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised After some research, I decided on the Evolution Excel. I like the triple grind feature and extra power of the 1 HP motor. It was an easy swap from an existing 1/2 HP Badger that served us well.
Date published: 2017-09-26
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can cockroaches climb through the disposal from the pipe up to the sink? does the disposal prevent smell coming up from the pipe?

Asked by: happyernest
Check your P-trap installation!
Answered by: Scrutchmo
Date published: 2017-04-01

is there a reset button

last time I used the disposal all was fine, today absolutely nothing - no noise, no anything.......
Asked by: dijohn
It most likely overheated and popped the thermal breaker. Make sure it's off, and push the red button on the bottom. If that doesn't work, check the plug.
Answered by: rabidrobert
Date published: 2015-08-15

Top (visible) grinders change directly at each turn on?

Just installed the new Evolution Excel. Runs, is very quiet. I noticed that it pauses for a moment before turning on with a slight hum. Once it kicks into operation the grinders start turning. Then the next time I turn it on it has the same pause and then the grinders start, but in the opposite direction. Is this normal?
Asked by: NolanK
Mine does the same thing, so it must be normal.
Answered by: RogerRamjet
Date published: 2017-05-20

Is there a reset button? My unit just stopped; how do I get it to run? It's 3 yrs old.

We remodeled our kitchen and I cannot find the owner's manual.
Asked by: uberto
should be on the bottom of unit.
Answered by: Roger54
Date published: 2017-05-06

Can I use a standard wall switch to operate instead of the air switch

Asked by: Ktjam95
Most everyone uses the wall switch (that controls the outlet under the sink). This is the recommend method for the Evolution Excel which does not come with an air switch.
Answered by: DocS
Date published: 2017-10-14

What accessories do you need to purchase for installation (eg. Power cord, dishwasher connect)?

Asked by: CJohns
You need to buy an additional on/off switch or button. It doesn't come with a switch and I had to buy it separately for USD $45.00
Answered by: walden88
Date published: 2014-02-22

can I grind banana peels? what kind of bones? steak bones? turkey bones? melon skins?

Asked by: newgrinder
I always stay away from grinding stringy foods such as banana peels, celery, corn silk, etc. I tore apart a brand new disposal that had been used to try to grind corn silk. Quite a job, but I got it done. Lesson learned and we've avoided grinding stringy foods since. Grind an orange or lemon peel once a week and disposal smells great!
Answered by: SMDinAZ
Date published: 2017-02-25

is this single phase and 115v?

Asked by: jkshinn
Yes
Answered by: Richard790
Date published: 2016-11-05

Increased Vibration & Noise

My garbage disposal just started vibrating more than usual and also it's a somewhat louder now. It's only been doing this for the past couple of days. It is only about 2 1/2 years old. Please advise.
Asked by: ReginaA
Check all of your drain pipes and ensure there isn't any binding. You can purchase a disposal drain pipe kit for about $14 if you determine this is your problem.
Answered by: rslong110
Date published: 2017-05-13

French Press Coffee Grinds

Hi I don't have a garden to dispose of my coffee grinds in but I would like to know that I can dispose of them in my Evolution Excel on a regular basis? Running cold water, turning on the disposal, and then disposing of the grinds and letting the water and disposal run a little longer after grinding should be okay? Is that correct? Thank you!
Asked by: Seek
Should not be a problem as long as you run lots of water. We put everything in ours, even grease. But make sure you run hot water with grease long enough to clear your lines, otherwise the grease can congeal and clog. That's why the manufacturers always tell you not to use hot water. But hot cleans everything out the best, as long as you let it run awhile.
Answered by: Shunkster
Date published: 2017-04-29

COFFEE FILTERS O.K. TO GRIND?

It''s hard to empty coffee grounds into the disposal. Can I just put the filter with the grounds in the disposed & grind it up? I have a new Evolution Excel.
Asked by: NewUser
I would never attempt to grind the filter along with the coffee grounds. We've had no issue disposing of the grounds alone. It's easy to rinse the filter to rid it of the grounds, so why tempt fate?
Answered by: Mcmuffy70
Date published: 2015-10-17

how to turn on the disposal

Asked by: larchmont
It has to be wired to switched power. Typically there is either a switched plug under your sink or wiring to hook up to it directly to a switch. They sell a power cord kit seperatley to allow you to plug it in.
Answered by: Zak37
Date published: 2017-05-06

What finish does the flange have?

What finish is on the flange that ships with the unit? Is it chrome, or polished stainless?
Asked by: RoyceA
Polished Stainless Steel.
Answered by: DocS
Date published: 2017-10-14

Can a sink top air switch be used on the Excel?

I have just installed the Excel, which is performing well so far, but there is nowhere on the unit for the air switch hook up. We had the hole drilled in the countertop when the house was built, so don't want to be left looking at that! There is nothing in the instructions showing that the air switch can be added. Maybe I'm missing something. Thanks
Asked by: Rodmills
Insinkerator makes an air switch in either a single or dual plug. The air switch plugs into a regular outlet and the disposal plugs into the switch. Then there is a vacuum tube from the air switch to the counter top button that controls on and off. The button comes in many different finishes. Very easy to install by an individual.
Answered by: Eweneek1
Date published: 2016-11-19

I will be buying two disposers for a newly remodeled kitchen. What accessories do I need for the instalation?

The two disposers I plan to purchase are: In-Sink Erator excel with cord In-Sink Erator evolution Essential with cord. What extras do I need to purchace for the instalation? Thank you. Jose Ulloa
Asked by: Osita
You will not need any additional accessories as long as you're replacing an old disposal. I highly recommend purchasing a disposal drain pipe kit that's only around $14 to ensure all drain pipes are aligned and bind-free.
Answered by: rslong110
Date published: 2017-05-13

Hums, no spin, but everything turns freely

All of a sudden, the Excel hums when switched on but nothing happens. I can freely turn the flywheel and there is nothing caught that I can see... Any help would be much appreciated. thanks!
Asked by: JohnC
JohnC, Had the same issue. Called the company - check your literature that came with the unit - they first gave me the name of a local service tech, who gave me the run-around. Your local service guy may be better. I called the company again and suggested they send me a new unit, which they did. I removed the old unit and installed the new one in less than an hour. Very easy installation - especially since I had never installed one before.
Answered by: sandmanHC
Date published: 2017-01-21

Can you grind coffee grounds?

Just purchased the Evolution Excel and I love it. However I want to make sure that I'm using it correctly. Thanks!
Asked by: Prudence
You can and I don't believe it will hurt your disposer. I would be more concerned about it creating a blockage in your p trap and clogging your line. We always just dump them in the trash or outside if you compost.
Answered by: Doug1221
Date published: 2015-06-27

For use on septic...

I've always been told you cannot use a disposer with a septic system. Of course there's a model with an enzyme injection system. But I'm wondering what the issue is to begin with? We are a family of 4. 2 adults, 2 kids. Our tank was installed in 1966...I'm guessing it's 1000 gallons, single compartment, no effluent filter. Basic setup. We have it pumped once every 2 years. Been living here for 15 years. No issues. We are remodeling our kitchen and are going to install the Evolution Excel. I want to be able to grind anything and everything (except we won't go to the length of grinding bones...that just doesn't seem right). If we're already sending body waste and toilet paper down to the tank, what's the problem with sending ground up food? Isn't it basically the same thing? (In terms of texture...maybe not the same in terms of decomposition since human waste's already got a head start). I can't see the point in getting a disposer that's got the liquid. If you have to spend $20 four times a year, might as well just have the tank pumped yearly. It's the same cost. Thoughts????
Asked by: Metalnath
We've used a disposer with our septic tank for 25 years. Never have had any issues. We have it pumped every other year but that is more due to having 5 women in the house than the disposer. We never add any chemicals or enzymes to the tank and frankly don't do anything to the tank other than pumping. I'd say you're safe from personal experience.
Answered by: Doug1221
Date published: 2015-06-27

Describe the 3 stages of grind in the Evolution Excel

The Excel is described as having MultiGrind technology with three stages of grind. But the cutaway drawing in my manual shows only the grind chamber with the 2 impellers and no additional grind chambers or parts. Can you give more detail on the Excel MultiGrind, describing how it differs from your other models (or other manufacturers)?
Asked by: DennisF
Their website has a few good videos to help here.
Answered by: MVandG
Date published: 2017-11-13

Where is the reset "button"? I have the wrench but do not know where to apply it.

Asked by: Clark
Both are on the bottom of the unit
Answered by: TommyB
Date published: 2015-08-01

where is the serial number located on evolution excel model?

Asked by: suebear
There was a paper tag with the Serial Number on it. It was either on the side of the back of the unit. We moved it to the front where it would be easily visible if it were needed later.
Answered by: randy485
Date published: 2016-10-29

connection to 220v

the prudact have switch on the garbage disposal or the need to buy a transformer to convert him from 110v to 220v ?
Asked by: yoel
There is no switch to convert.
Answered by: Kallisto
Date published: 2015-06-20

What stopper is included with the Evolution Excel?

Does this model include a stopper?
Asked by: Ericp
My unit came with the baffel that allow water to drain but keeps noise down and food from flying up when disposal is running. Also came with a stopper that fits into the top part of disposal to prevent water draining from sink, if you want to fill the sink basin with water for washing dishes. However, have never used the stopper so cannot comment on how water tight the seal would be.
Answered by: lisam
Date published: 2016-09-17

Can I grind onion skins, celery stalks and parsley stems?

Asked by: Sisso
I was told when I called customer service that with the Evolution Excel I could grind just about anything including avocado pit.... however don't have courage to try it...with the exception of bigger bones such as turkey.... I do grind onion skins and celery and parsely egg shells, potato peels.... I have been doing this for the past 2 months and everything is just fine..................... I just love it
Answered by: Doris
Date published: 2015-05-16

Smells and no drainage

my Evolution is making a humming noise, the blades are turning, but it's not sucking water through the system. Also, there is an oder emanating from the unit that smells like sewer/garbage, etc. Obviously something is not working correctly. Please advise.
Asked by: steveco99
check the output line. maybe stopped up.
Answered by: Roger54
Date published: 2017-05-06

Hi, Our disposer cannot be turned off when using the power button. It starts working but not turning off! Anyone knows how to fix this probelm?

Asked by: Majid
Make sure that the outlet that it's plugged into can be switched on and off with a switch.
Answered by: Hamer4Tyme
Date published: 2016-07-16

How does the auto reverse feature

Asked by: AMoe
Each time you turn it on, the unit automatically reverses direction to equalize wear on grinding mechanism, thus maintaining grinding efficiency for a longer period of time. Additionally this feature helps to minimize jamming.
Answered by: Rick123
Date published: 2016-07-02

Cover Control on a Evolution Excel

Hi, Can i install a cover control (CCPA-00 Adapter Kit) on the Evolution Excel ? is this supported by insinkerator? this because the "InSinkErator Evolution Cover Control Plus Garbage Disposal" is to wide in size, the compact variant is to noicy and the Excel fits regards, Sander
Asked by: Sander
perfect fit
Answered by: bigdaddyinflorida
Date published: 2017-11-13

What is the diameter of the flange opening? I want to confirm the size of opening i need in my sink bowl.

Asked by: tk1234
Traditionally the openings are all the same in kitchen sinks the only difference between kitchen sinks would be the thickness of the the sink which is taken into consideration with this disposal with detailed instructions and parts.
Answered by: Bluemoon07
Date published: 2017-04-01

Our insinkerator pro excel s/n 0609 1532622 hums but will not turn. what can we do?

Asked by: Hutch
must be something down in it holding it back. remove from the sink and you can see down in the top. look for something, maybe small.
Answered by: Roger54
Date published: 2017-05-06
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