Delivers As Advertised - No More No Less
I had a Badger 5 from 1999 that I finally had to replace after 15 years when the motor froze (it was 6 years old when I bought my house). <br /><br />Before buying a replacement, I read the Consumer Reports reviews, user reviews, & InSinkErator product information. For those looking at buying a disposal, I think it's important to consider what function it needs to fulfill. I use the disposal only for waste that sneaks past the screen I keep in the drain. I also don't want to spend a lot of money on something hidden under a sink. For how the Badger 5 is marketed, an affordable and functional option, it delivers as advertised - no more, no less. It's a cost effective, basic, entry-level disposal. If you grind bones & fibrous waste, require heavy duty use, or want quiet operation, this is probably not the disposal for you. <br /><br />The Badger 5 was easy to install, taking about 1.5 hours, including removing the old disposal. The installation instructions are clear & straightforward so it's a project that's achievable for a non-plumber. <br /><br />It's only been installed for two months, but so far I haven't had issues with leaking, cracking, excessive vibration, or odors.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.