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Garbage disposers

InSinkErator Badger 5
 
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$63.92 - $124.99
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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
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info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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User Reviews - InSinkErator Badger 5
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1.0
Garbage (AKA lousy performance)
11/26/2014
Pros
cheap
Cons
Noisy
Not powerful
Best Uses
None
Comment:
Our Badger was installed by the builder.<br />Low end special.<br />Would never buy it myself.<br /><br />It is very nosiy.<br />It fails miserably at disposing of raw fish skins.<br />It takes a very long time to grind up uncooked beef and pork bones.<br /><br />We will probably replace it next year even it is working.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Durability no longer good.
11/22/2014
Pros
None really
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Our first new house came with one that lasted 15years. The one in our second new house died after 4 years. Thought, ok, this could sometimes happen, even with the best of products. Replaced it with the same model in Oct. of 2010. One week ago, again, 4 years later, it started leaking from the bottom of the unit. Obviously, quality and durability dosen't mean much at in sink erator anymore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Badger 5 Cracking in the housing
9/4/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had the Badger 5 insinkerator in our units for just over 3 years. We have had to replace several for the housing cracking in the seams of the unit. For what these disposals cost, they should not be cracking so soon.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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