We haven't had to replace a garbage disposal for years, that is until recently. To be honest we had no idea of what kind to buy or how to judge one. I have to admit, I have a tendency to stick to brands that I know or recognize and I had never heard of this brand. A quick check on Viewpoints gave a limited number of reviews however buying this brand of disposal has proved to be a good decision. it is three-fourths of a horsepower and grinds quickly and quietly. We can continually add garbage without stopping to let it clear. I think the biggest plus is how quiet this disposal is and it seems to hold a lot more at a time. The unit is stainless steel and is built to last. One thing you might want to check before buying. If space under your kitchen sink is a issue you might want to verify that you have room enough for this unit. Yes, it is considered a compact unit, however it does take up a little more space under the counter than the old one.