Article updated by Molly on January 10th, 2023 / The Waste King L-3300 is not currently available, outside of used markets, such as eBay or other second hand options. We've still left this comparison up for reference and you can still see the differences between the two.
What Is the difference between the Waste King L-3200 and L-3300?
The simple answer:
Very, very little outside of sound insulation.
Waste King is a well-known garbage disposal brand, and their L-3200 and L-3300 models are two similar, yet popular options for homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchen. On this page we'll do a quick comparison of the two so you can see the differences between them.
It seems to be just a matter of the level of sound insulation. Even in that category, it's hard to tell.
Both disposals are high-powered, durable, and easy to install, and the specs sheet don't give us a lot of deviation.
Take a closer look below.
Compare the L-3200 and L-3300
Waste King L-3200
Waste King L-3300
Price Comparison for the 3200 and 3300
|Specification||Waste King L-3200||Waste King L-3300|
|Motor Power (Horsepower)||3/4 HP||3/4 HP|
|Sound Insulation||Hard to tell||Yes|
|Pre-installed Power Cord||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
Both powerful and continuous feed
The Waste King L-3200 and L-3300 are both continuous feed disposals, which means that you can add food waste to the disposal while it is running. This can save time and make the disposing process more efficient. Both models also feature a powerful motor that can grind up even tough food scraps, like chicken bones and coffee grounds.
Same speed and HP
Both the Waste King L-3200 and L-3300 have the same 3/4 horsepower motor and speed at 2700 RPM. So the difference in motor power and speed isn't an issue one way or the other. 3/4 HP and 2700 is very common among garbage disposals, good for the typical household.
A somewhat gray area is the levels of sound insulation. The 3200 specs list this in some places, but not others.
I suspect the main difference is a matter of this feature, otherwise they wouldn't have needed to release the L-3300 at all.
I'm guessing (and this is just a guess) that the sound insulation is better in the L-3300.
Same method of installation
In terms of installation, both models are relatively easy to install and come with detailed instructions and all the necessary hardware. However, the L-3300 comes with a pre-installed power cord and EZ Mount system that make installation even simpler, while the L-3200 requires the user to purchase and install the cord and mount separately.
Both models also have a removable splash guard that makes it easy to clean, and both disposals also come with a two-year in-home limited warranty.
Summary? They're basically the same
In summary, the Waste King L-3200 and L-3300 are both powerful, durable, and easy to install garbage disposals that are well suited for most households.
But differences? There's basically a small difference in price and sound proofing.
As far as I know, that's about it.
- Same power
- Same installation type
- Same speed
- Same accessories
- Same warranty
The L-3200 might be a bit noisier, but it's also cheaper. So I'd be fine recommending either of these units. Don't overthink the process too much, because it's fair to say these two disposals are close to identical.
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AUTHOR: Ryan is a DIYer, homeowner, and general fan of a clean, good-smelling kitchen.