Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2316
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Auntjj Great disposal; replacing broken one with same model. Very difficult to hold in place during installation.
October 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by laundryman garbage disposal install
The plumbing under the sink was bad, so we hired a plumber to install the garbage disposal. Had it done with all the pipe replacement, it works great. Quiet ant it grinds everything up quickly. Would have it done again.
October 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jfrogwater Good basic appliance
I had not too long ago bought a higher-end, multi-feature, insulated, quiet, etc. unit, and it didn't last five years. My mother has had this one for a while and it seems to be a reliable work horse. It's not as quiet, but at this point I'm interested in performance and durability and didn't see any point in paying more than I had to, so I hope this one does well. My previous model was also an Insinkerator, which meant I didn't have to change out the attachment hardware at the sink, so installation was a breeze. Thanks for keeping that consistent across your models.
September 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SL007 New name but same disposal that performs well for our house
I have 2 Badger disposals in my kitchen that were original equip. with my 1999 built house. I think they both lasted about 7 or 8 years which seems about as long as an appliance that grinds kitchen waste should be expected to last. My wife paid too much to have a plumber replace one with another Badger 5 and when the 2nd needed replacing I decided to do it myself. Home Depot had the exact same one in stock so I decided to stay with same model to make installation as easy as possible. I think it was about $50 back 7 or 8 years ago. It is still going strong but the plumber installed one at the island sink went bad and I just replaced it with the Badger 500 which is the same thing but $99 now. Anyone with avg handyman skills should be able to do this. I think this model is the one most plumbers use and if you use it properly should be strong and durable enough for most kitchens.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maryk Garbage disposal
Easy to install for a handy man. Runs very quite and it was inexpensive
October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simpleman Works Great and an awesome price!
My last garbage disposal was a Badger and lasted over 10 years, and I am hoping this one will too! The instructions were easy to follow, and installation was a breeze (suggest watching youtube videos to help with this if you get lost). No problems since we installed it!
October 18, 2016