Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2187
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 Taco Easy installation. Except ........
I bought the Badger 500 to replace an InSinkErator that had lasted at least 20 years. There was no problem with the installation, hanging the device was a matter of unscrewing the old and screwing on the new. The instructions were concise but I ran into a problem connecting to my plumbing. The new unit has a bolt-on 90-degree down turned discharge outlet pipe but the old was a horizontal straight bolt-on outlet pipe. Check your installation, if replacing an old unit and the discharge outlet is horizontal, also buy a 1 1/2" diameter 12" length flanged strainer tailpiece to prevent re-plumbing everything under the sink. Home Depot stocks it for $2.58 (Everbilt model C9803).
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jim1950 Old one lasted 10 years
I installed this in my home (now rental home) that I installed in 2006. Ten years is good for a products that are introduced to water daily. I also like it because replacing is easy since I don't have to remove the drain assembly as it is the same configuration. I also do handyman work and have installed these for 14 years and they last about 10 years and for me easy to install. My only suggestion would be for the manufacture to install a pre wired plug in at the factory so homeowners can just plug them in as most homes now have electrical outlets under the sink. Professionals can just remove this if no outlet is available and hardwire into the existing wiring.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larryf Easy installatio!
this disposal was very easy to install since I was replacing an existing Badger model. I was able to use the existing mounting in the sink itself and did not have to mess with plumber's putty and making sure I had a good seal since there already was one there. The machine works as advertised and is quieter than the previous Badger that I had in there. in addition the space under the cabinet is also better since the unit is it little smaller because of its design.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by raweyeoh Look at the ratings for the huge number of reviews. Hard to beat.
As a replacement disposal, it went in easily and I didn't have to replace the mounting bracket, a big plus. The ratings for the very large number of reviews tells you this product has been out there for a while and those who've bought it are well satisfied. Decent price, too.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianDavenport Easy to Change over
This product was really easy to change over, & quiet
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SkippackKen Where are the parts
Standard product. Been around for for many years without any changes. Low cost. Not as noisy as the unit it replaced (same model).
Does not come with connector that secures the electrical cable to the unit. Hole is there, but no $0.25 part. Makes one wonder where else are they cutting back? It is well designed. When connecting the unit underneath to the sink it is compatible with prior sink connector. Was not expecting that as the original unit was over fifteen years old.
The unit is heavy and I found it difficult to lift up and secure it with the twist. My neighbor did it for me, without difficulty. He was familiar with the process and obviously stronger them me.
Purchased unit on-line with Home Depot and saved $$$
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LTTWO Badger Garbage Disposal
Was replacing a very old Insinkerator in a house built in the 1960"s. Had to buy a straight 1 1/4" pipe as opposed to the 90 degree pipe the product came with. Works great.
August 22, 2016