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InSinkErator Badger 5
 
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$80.49 - $125.29
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Type: Continuous-feed garbage disposers
About - InSinkErator Badger 5

The InSinkErator Badger 5 is part of the garbage disposer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, garbage disposer models like the Badger 5 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Speed:
We judged each model's speed of grinding beef bones and vegetable scraps. The speed of grind was based on the amount of bone that was ground in one minute of operation.

Fineness:
We judged each model's fineness of grinding beef bones and vegetable scraps. The fineness of grind was based on the distribution of particle size after all bones were ground to completion.

Vegetable scraps:
For vegetable scraps, whole celery stalks and whole potatoes were used.
Features & Specs - InSinkErator Badger 5
info HP 1/2
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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User Reviews - InSinkErator Badger 5
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1.0
Unreliable..poor customer service policy
3/28/2014
Pros
Relatively inexpensive
Cons
Bad Customer Servi Policy
Poor Service Policy
Best Uses
Comment:
it my third one and they've all been replace in warantee EXCEPT this one... The unit continuously jams even after it's been running. shut down and then restarted. Customer service says that's not a manufacturing defect - which is what their warrantee covers They say a foreign object is in there jamming it. I bought it to get rid of food scraps and that's all that goes in there. <br />I find it inconceiveable that Customer service says it not defective.<br />Don't get any of their products as that customer service policy isn't worth the hassle.<br />Like many have said here... Spend the bucks and get something decent.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Don't waste your money
3/8/2014
Pros
cheap
Cons
Leak
Poorly constructed
Best Uses
Comment:
Builders install them as they are cheap. This is my second house with these and I'm done with this brand. I have two units in this home and they both failed after a few years. Spend your money on a better brand and save re-installation expense and frustration. Insist on another brand if you are building. It must be the only thing keeping this brand around. Housing is so cheap it cracks easily at flange for waste water outlet. Gasket failed in the other unit and it leaked
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Medium quality for good price
2/7/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I fault most disposals for the quality of the turntable that builds up rust immediately. My Badger 5 had major break-down. The housing between the neck and the motor split in two places. This is the area that contains the cutting heads and the area where all of the grinding is done. The cracks, about 4 long, caused water to leak through the wall to the outside.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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