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InSinkErator Badger 5 disposer

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About InSinkErator

For over 75 years InSinkErator has been known for building the world's best food waste disposers. Badger, our standard disposer line, is basic, reliable, and functional. Available in various models and sizes for a range of applications, InSinkErator also manufactures a premier line of disposers, the Evolution Series. InSinkErator food waste disposers are the only disposers that are proudly made in the U.S.A. InSinkErator has grown into the largest food waste disposer manufacturer and best-selling garbage disposer brand in the world.

InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal

Badger garbage disposals are a reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern. From the powerful induction motors to the rugged galvanized steel construction, the Badger 5 food waste disposer delivers exceptional performance.

We Come to You Parts and Labor Warranty

The Badger 5 is backed by an exclusive We Come to You 2-year In-Home Limited Warranty. This warranty includes free house calls (including parts and labor) for the entire warranty period. InSinkErator fulfills its in-home warranty through a network of 1500 professional service agents who are trained and certified to install, repair or replace InSinkErator brand disposers. Call our toll-free service line at 1-800-558-5700 and we'll provide you with the name and phone number of a factory authorized service agent nearest you. It's that simple.

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Choice of 9 Out of 10 Plumbing Professionals

Nine out of ten plumbing professionals choose InSinkErator brand garbage disposals for its product quality, durability, sound and grind superiority, and in-home warranty.

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InSinkErator Grind Technology

The Badger 5 features a one-stage grind technology that includes a GrindShear Ring that makes tough to grind foods a thing of the past as food waste is virtually liquefied to safely flow into your sewage system.

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Easy Installation

InSinkErator brand disposers are the easiest to install. That's because all InSinkErator garbage disposal models feature our popular stainless steel Quick Lock sink mount. Just "twist off" the old disposer and "twist on" the new one. What's more, with Quick Lock, you can replace any InSinkErator branded garbage disposal.

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Disposer Do's and Don'ts

For trouble-free disposer operations remember these tips. Use cold water while operating your disposer, never pour grease or fats into your disposer or drains. To freshen your disposer, occasionally grind citrus fruit peels.

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Recycle Your Food Waste

Food waste disposers don't just offer practical convenience; they provide an environmentally sound answer to the growing problem of food waste. Food waste disposers can provide an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food waste to landfills. And they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At capable wastewater treatment plants, food waste can be recycled to produce renewable energy.

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What's in the Box

The Badger 5 comes with a Quick Lock Sink Mount, Jam-Buster wrench, tailpipe, tailpipe gasket, stopper and installation instructions.

Customer Reviews

Possible defect?

173 of 178 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
I installed my Badger 5 two years ago. I’m a single homeowner so it was used lightly. After grinding some onion scraps I noticed a leak under the sink. After careful inspection I noticed the disposal developed a crack in the housing unit. A quick call to InSinkErator revealed the unit was still under warrantee. I had a repair person out the following day who replaced the entire disposal with a Badger 5XP (he said they’ve stopped making the Badger 5). The problem was resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. My only concern with this unit is how or why it developed the crack with such light usage.

Good product for a reasonable price

104 of 111 people found the following review helpful
By Amazon Customer
We replaced our 10-year old disposer with the Badger 5. It was easy to install and works just fine. I don’t know if there could be anything better on the more expensive ones. One thing to notice is that it does not come with a wired-in power cord. So you have to get a cord with a plug and connect it to the unit (I used the one from the old disposer). It is easy to do; just like wiring a light fixture in.

Starts life a disposer, ends up a shower head

128 of 138 people found the following review helpful
By NandN
My Badger 5 worked as expected until just after the 2-year warranty expired. Then while searching for the source of water under the sink and odd bits of crust on the disposer, I discovered several cracks in the grind chamber housing. When I filled the sink with water and cranked up the disposer, it became something very like a feature at a kids’ waterpark — but much less fun.

Badgers suck.

112 of 122 people found the following review helpful
By CV
I own a property management business in Oregon and we have a number of properties that require appliances all at once. We frequently purchase several of these to put into our custom homes. My recent experience with the Insinkerator disposal by Badger was very frustrating.

Very poor for grinding food.

61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
By Sam
Installation is straight forward and the quality of the materials is very good. The problem is their idea of impellers or blades. There are just 2 moving parts that grind things up and they more or less bash the food into smaller pieces. If you put anything small such as the ends of a carrot or an apple core, the initial bashing works, but very shortly the remains of the food spin to the outer edged beyond the reach of the impellers and it just stays there. Turning the unit on and off and on and off 5-6 times will eventually work but this is not even close to the quality of grinding I saw on much older models. They could have solved this problem with the simple addition of another impeller (cost about 78 cents) but as it is you will be cleaning out bits of food a lot.

Poor quality

122 of 139 people found the following review helpful
By P. Clay
We have just had our 3 year old unit fail completely in the same way Paul did.

Another Cracked Housing

56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
By F. Varga
Here’s another one for the list of cracked housings on the Badger 5 model. The unit is only about 4 years old and started leaking from the bottom of the unit. Service had me run through the usual and never told me that this was a common problem with this model. I would not buy another insinkerator model at this point, there are too many other good products on the market. The replacement model for the Badger 5 is the Badger 5 XP if anyone is interested.

Clogs all the time with Potato or Carrot peels

38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Brad
Stay away from this brand. I have had it for 2 years, and for the last year it has clogged every time I try to put potato or carrot peels down the disposal unit.

Dispose of this garbage- what a waste!

29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
By John Doe
My brand new home came with a brand new Badger 5 disposal unit. Within 3 years, the housing cracked (a common problem with these units) and sprung a leak. This is something that cannot be repaired. When I called customer service, I was informed that this one is out of warranty, so too bad, so sad … go buy a new one (great marketing huh?) … so I will, but not one of theirs.

Junk. Plan on replacing every 2-3 years if you use it moderately.

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Drifterbub
I bought my first Badger 5 1/2 HP InSinkErator disposer in 2010 after purchasing a new home and learning that the current disposal stopped working. Installing the appliance was easy after purchasing a new connection pipe to my current drain plumbing. However, sometimes the good design features of a product are severely outweighed by the bad design features. Such is true with this product.
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