InSinkErator Badger 5 garbage disposer

 
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$73.66 - $108.37
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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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3.0
Would recommend to a friend
1/29/2016
Pros
It Will Grind Bone
No Leaks2 Yrs Great
Cons
Best Uses
Dinner Scarps
Comment:
It does well in kitchen,I new it was going to be noisy, but very powerful for the price and reliable .
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
I would recommend looking elsewhere
12/29/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed by our builder, and is serviceable up to a point. While I suspect it may be a combination of low water flow AND an inexpensive disposal, it likes to clog when given potato peels, celery, or other vegetable.<br /><br />I am planning to replace it (even though it still is operational) to get one that more finely grinds/chops the waste.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Light-Duty Use
5/23/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We replaced our Kenmore garbage disposal five years ago with an InSinkErator unit when we remodeled our kitchen. We compost our vegetable scraps and do not grind bones. Our garbage disposal is used primarily for sink clean-up. This unit provides good performance at a good price. Cannot comment about heavy-duty performance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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