JimT, I agree. It's one thing to build a high-end product, but to make the cheaper version doomed for failure is just wrong. It happens all the time. There are some products though, where I bought the cheap model and it worked as good as and lasted as long as the expensive version. Guess it depends on the product..and who makes it to some extent.
I have to agree with you Jim. I would expect the cheaper unit to have a motor failure, or a fork pushed through the housing. NOT have the unit corrode away and leak water all-over the place! Good thing you did not throw a knife out the side!
I think it's one thing to offer a high-tier product with superior materials (stainless steel), but I wouldn't expect the lower, entry-level product to actually have incompatible materials, placing steel against zinc.
By the way, the HOME DEPOT didn't carry the Stainless Steel version; although they did offer a higher tier product with a more powerful motor. Wonder if that would have just accelerated the housing deterioration process?!
Considering the age of the disposal, I guess I got a pretty good life-span from it; it was the original equipment from our home built in 1997. However, as you saw in the slide-show, the casing cracked open like a walnut. I suppose I really shouldn't balk too loudly at the manufacturer, getting 16 years from a product with a 5 year warranty.
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