Excerpt: We purchased early February, as our previous KA model would not "turn on and sometimes would not stop" working. This "new" model does not have the same capacity to accept garbage (have to stuff it down by hand) and the "stopper" will not allow any residue garbage to enter unit while running. The holes are too small. This stopper is made of plastic, while our previous was metal.
This product replaces an older model of the Kitchen Aid Disposer
crafter, Nebraska Furniture Mart
26 December 2013
Excerpt: We were doing some remodeling of our kitchen and decided to replace a 19 year old disposer, which was in perfect working order and served us well without any repairs for all those years..the newer is somewhat smaller than my original, takes less room under my sink but works equally as well. It isextremely quiet, and very easy to turn on .It is much easier to turn on than the previous model.We really love using it.
Pros: Convenient Features, Design, Easy to use, Innovative, Performance, so quiet we hardly know it is on
Summary: I had a kitchen aid disposal for 35 years. But I didn't care for the new unit at all. The stopper was awkward and difficult to use to get the unit going. Also, it was installed in such a way that the electric tubing negated half the space under my sink. This wasn't even visible on the old unit.