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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Houndznkitties Good garbage disposal
My last kenmore disposal started leaking so I chose this as the replacement. Removing the old one wasn't hard. Installing this one was much easier than I thought, however when it comes time to snap that ring on, an extra set of hands would come in handy. I'm a smaller framed woman and was able to install this by myself, but it was difficult to hold it up and snap the ring because it's heavy and the ring is very hard to stretch. It's working like a charm now. It's a bit loud, but not too bad. It powers through whatever you put down there. I'm very happy with this disposal and will buy another in the future when the time comes. But hopefully it will last a long time.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mom2Boyz Badger 500 - great product/great price
We recently purchased a house and shortly after moving in the in-sink-erator died.
It was an old model of the Badger 500 (I believe it was a Badger 5), so since we were pleased with it's performance (up until it died) we decided to look at the current model of the same one. We did lots of on-line research - were pleased with the reviews we read - and so went to check out the price at out local DIY. Bonus! It was really affordable! We were able to remove the old and install the new (using the same harness that existed) in under 20 minutes (Double bonus!) and it has been humming along ever since. It is not excessively noisy and does a great job with food disposal. We are very pleased with out purchase.
October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Curtis Worth Replacing an Old Design
The Badger garbage disposals seem like the industry standard right now. They are quiet and work well. They are designed to be assembled very easily and include directions that are good enough for anyone who commonly tackles their own projects. Make sure to pop out the tab for the dishwasher drain hose if you are hooking that up.
My old disposal was actually working fine with the exception that we couldn't find a splash guard that fit properly. So we had to cover it up every time we turned it or or we would get sprayed with nastiness. Also, my old disposal seemed like it would build up a lot of food and slime inside that would smell and had to be manually cleaned out. The inside geometry and design of the Badger does not allow it to quickly build up junk inside.
My local Home Depot also had everything I needed (30 minutes before closing) to re-do all of the pipes under my sink. The old pipes were glued together and not serviceable. The guy in the plumbing department spent time with me to make sure I had everything I needed.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by whatnot I got the 1/2 horse which is just a little bigger than 1/3 horse model. Comparing it to the old one it is quieter than the 8 years old disposer that I replaced, could be several reasons for that... one is that it's new, and a lot more secure to the sink than the old one, Put it in a little over two weeks ago. I don't cook a lot so it hasn't been used everyday since I but it in.... So Far, it's good
October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Petti Excellent Product
This was not my first disposer. Thank goodness, because I would have had to made another run to the store!! No where on the box did it say a plug was
needed. Must buy separately. Lucky for me I used the one from my old one. Not all disposers are hardwired as you well know. Otherwise the Badger is great...This is my second one. The first one lasted almost 15 years
October 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John505 Good, basic product
The Badger 500 is a decent product for use in our rental properties. It does the job, but is certainly not the quietest garbage disposal on the market. And, it does not come with a power cord, so I had to take the cord off the old disposal and install it on the new one - not a big deal if you are minimally handy. The price/performance is a good compromise.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveW661 Easy Installation
Easy installation (if you bother to look at the instructions). Forgot to knock out the plug for the dishwasher drain. Had the unit all installed, and THEN decided to look at the instructions as I was registering online and saw the instruction to knock out the plug!! As a result, I had to remove the disposal and remove the plug and reinstall................
October 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Petert54 This purchase is a replacement for the identical Insinkerator product that failed after 5 years of moderate use.
The Insikerator Badger works well and is relatively easy to install. However, this unit was a replacement for a previous badger that failed after 5 years of moderate use. Failure was due to a leak at the bottom of the unit. The plumber who made the repair indicated this was a common problem with this Badger disposal model. I'm really disappointed because I now have the same risk of failure unless Insinkerator has addressed this problem
October 12, 2016