InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5)

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  • Product Type: Garbage Disposal
  • Horsepower: 1/2 hp
  • Finish: Black
  • Dishwasher Drain Connection: Yes
  • Motor Type: Induction Motor


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4.6

(based on 2139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1515)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (441)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (48)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (191)
  • Easy to install (107)
  • Good power output (35)
  • Easy install (25)
  • Price (22)

Cons

  • Noisy (21)
  • Loud (6)
  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • None so far (5)
  • Price (5)

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (8), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to Install and Reliable So Far

This basic disposer was very easy to install and is performing well (light user). The only negative is the fact it does not come with an electrical cord - not a major issue...Read complete review

This basic disposer was very easy to install and is performing well (light user). The only negative is the fact it does not come with an electrical cord - not a major issue since cords are easy to purchase but from my view it's lame that you have to purchase it separately.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flywheels commonly fails after 5 or 6 years.

The product worked well for about 6 years and then I noticed water in my custom cabinet coming from under the Insinkerator 500. The water did some damage and warped the wood. I researched...Read complete review

The product worked well for about 6 years and then I noticed water in my custom cabinet coming from under the Insinkerator 500. The water did some damage and warped the wood. I researched the problem and found that a seal inside the unit (flywheel seal) very often fails allowing water to drain out of the bottom of the unit. It appears that this is a design flaw or possibly built in obsolescence since there are a great many blogs on this issue. I purchased another of the same and hopefully the company has corrected the problem. I am saving the old unit and will try to find a replacement seal to fix as a backup unit. No luck finding the seal so far. I find it odd that it does not show on the parts diagram...

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4.0

great solution, easy to install and well priced

By gioDC

from Undisclosed

Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

had to replace the old one, which cracked on the outlet connection. install was pretty easy, I guess the only relatively difficult part is the wiring.

 
4.0

Good product but Grinding Area Rust Out

By AjayAg

from Plano, TX, USA

Pros

  • installation
  • robust sink flange

Cons

  • grinder area rusts.

Best Uses

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

    I have two builder installed Badger 1. Both are builder installed. Both worked good till rusting took over. The stationary grind ring rusted thru and lost the lower portion of the grinder ring in both units. The grind ring lower portion looks like serrated teeth instead of multiple 'gates' to liquefy food against. The rusting particles/pieces created multiple jams. The units still operate but lot less efficiently. They do not grind well at all. I will replace them with Badger 5. For their age, one should not complain. However, given the competition, these units should have stainless steel Grinder cage and plate. Cost cut else where! Since motor seems bullet proof, manufacture may consider a design to make grinder unit replace-able.

     
    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT

    By ROBERT21

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

    I ASK FOR QUIET AND POWERFUL AND I DID GET BOTH. ITEM CAN HARDLY BE HEARD BUT YET DOES A SUPERB JOB

     
    2.0

    too weak maybe

    By sarasotaArt

    from Sarasota, FL, USA

    Pros

      Cons

      • not pleased

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

        The original did not last long. Might have been our fault. We may have overworked it, but we used it on all the same garbage that we ground up for many years, in a much earlier one that we had, before it finally needed replacement. This unit that we just registered already seems on it's last legs and is making sounds (metallic clanging) that it's predecessor made just prior to failing. Some sort of a grinding lever(?) seems loose and nearly afloat. Guess we wait and see if the warranty is really true when it finally fails. We have used it very infrequently, and then only on soft things. Seems to me to be a manufacturing defect.

         
        5.0

        Great disposer, great buy.

        By PaullyWally96

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • ease of installation
        • price
        • quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

            I replaced an old unit that was likely 20+ years old and would still be in use had it not tried to grind a rock and knocked a hole in the case. Many years ago I sold plumbing supplies and insinkerator was super dependable and hopefully this new one will be also.

             
            5.0

            Quality

            By tommya

            from Basye, VA, USA

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

            had my first insinkerator for 30 years, hope my new one lasts as long, thanks

             
            4.0

            installation features

            By yrag

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

            the locking ring to secure the upper and lower parts of the unit are clever, but a bit difficult to align unless there is a second person to help.

             
            5.0

            Easy install , this is my third one in 22 years. Works great.

            By Jmb5032

            from Florida

            Pros

            • good for about 7 years

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

              Does what it is supposed to do and i have had three in 22 years. That is an average of about 7 years per unit with every day usage.

               
              4.0

              My electric pig eats about everything!

              By Homeowner486579

              from Atlanta, GA, USA

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

              Great product. Avoid jewelry, spoons, expensive knives, the family cat.

               
              2.0

              This product is bad to use within a year

              By Bailey

              from Philadelphia, PA, USA

              Pros

              • it looks great for a small size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                  The engine on this product does not hold up well Within eight months I purchase and the wires are too thin for the size engine that's installed in this product for everyday use

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy to install and reliable re the warranty

                  By Jacques69

                  from Saco, ME, USA

                  Pros

                  • easy to install

                  Cons

                  • don't last many years

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                    I use these relatively inexpensive devices in rental units where I know I'll be replacing them every three or four years. By using the same units I don't have to replace the sink flange or the plumbing connections beyond the disposer itself. This makes for quick and relatively easy work.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product and easy to install!

                    By TravisM

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                    This is a dependable product that is also affordable.

                     
                    5.0

                    No Brainer!

                    By BobY73

                    from Gainesville, VA, USA

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                    Works so well I don't ever have to think about it. It's just there when I need it and it works well.

                     
                    5.0

                    Product is great

                    By Yvola52

                    from Welland, ON, Canada

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                    This product is real easy to install. It chops up the food really good and is nice and quiet

                     
                    5.0

                    Nery quiet

                    By Fernando

                    from Tucson, Az

                    Pros

                    • easy to install

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                      We had to down grade our old disposal to a smaller horse power. We are glad we did this one works more efficiently, and it is so much quieter than the old one.

                       
                      5.0

                      Grinds quickly; very quiet.

                      By Rosemarie

                      from Taneytown, MD

                      Pros

                      • quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                          This new model replaced an 11-year old Badger and seems to be so much quieter. Enjoying it very much, along with my new and thicker sink which I think helps it to be quieter.

                           
                          5.0

                          Ease of installation was simple. Great value.

                          By PaulC1109

                          from Charlotte, NC, USA

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                          Installation was very simple. Product had good quality and built well. The price and value you get back in return is good. I highly recommend this product.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product. No problems

                          By Chippie

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                          This is replacing one that was installed in 1998. Tried to put in a badger 5 but it wouldn't connect up to the piece on the sink. So took it back and got a # 1. It went in with no problem.

                           
                          5.0

                          Works well!

                          By Sweetpea123

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                          Great product. No issues so far and it get's the job done.

                           
                          5.0

                          Super Quiet

                          By DeborahRCF

                          from Portland, OR, USA

                          Pros

                          • quiet

                          Cons

                          • heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                            The unit so quiet operating that I have to warn people that it is on. It works quickly. And my dishwasher is quiet now. The only downside was lifting the unit into the support flange. I had to get my son-in-law to help me with that part. If he had not come by, I would have had to use a car jack. One caveat, get a disposal installation kit at you hardware store, as the plumbing connections from the old disposal did not fit. Be careful attaching the snap ring, it bends so easily I had to use the one from the old disposal as it was stiffer. I do wish that my old installation had a electric outlet to plug into, but I had to hard-wire it. If you have an outlet, you will have to get an electric pigtail. The connection space inside the unit is a bit tight.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good disposal......seems to be good quality

                            By Seadancer260

                            from Cumming, GA, USA

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                            This was a pre-installed disposal when we built our home. It has worked very well for the day to day uses. It takes a minute (and a few hands pushed down to remove some items that are NOT disposal able) to learn the optimal things that can go down and not. Once you know and can be a better judge of what works and doesn't it is great and quiet. Seems to be if durable quality, and is relatively quiet operation given it is chopping things up into pipe friendly sizes to dispose of! Good product - would tecommend

                             
                            5.0

                            InSinkErator

                            By Lilbrnman67

                            from Defiance, OH 43512, USA

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                            Had to replace disposal due to a leak but recently bought home 2 yrs ago & im sure it was in home for quite a long time so looking forward to a long use out of it

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent disposal

                            By Betsy1

                            from CA

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                            Upgraded to this model. Very quiet! No problems. Glad I purchased it.

                             
                            5.0

                            Unit I installed works great

                            By BobMansfield

                            from Mansfield, TX, USA

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                            I installed a new Badger to replace an older unit. I'm glad all the connections were in the same place making for an easy installation and began using the disposal immediately. Great product.

                             
                            5.0

                            Is it running?

                            By 888Kathy

                            from Klamath Falls, OR, USA

                            Pros

                            • quiet
                            • removable neck collar for easy cleaning

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                This garbage disposal is extremely quiet. We are happy.

                                 
                                5.0

                                This model is the right one for my home application.

                                By SammyZ

                                from Northern Virginia

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                Disposer is quiet during operation and has the power to grind food waste we do everyday. Its great garbage disposer to buy.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Disposal

                                By RamAir

                                from Columbus, OH, USA

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                The first one fails immediately and we had to replace it. So far so good on the replacement

                                 
                                5.0

                                Replaced a broken Badger 5 unit

                                By Ranpunzel

                                from DeLand, FL, USA

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                Bought this unit to replace a broken Badger 5. Didn't even have to replace the sink attachment. It just screwed on where the old one came off. The rest was easy. Works great.

                                 
                                5.0

                                hard to install spring clip

                                By bob2533

                                from Flat Rock, MI, USA

                                Pros

                                • good quality
                                • quiet operation

                                Cons

                                • spring clip

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                  It takes another set of hands to install the clip ...someone has to hold the bottom of drain items up while another on spreads the clip...I tried taping it up propping it up etc. no luck

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  This is a great disposal for the money.

                                  By bjstar

                                  from Avondale Estates, GA, USA

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE InSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5):

                                  I believe this new disposal would chew up a buffalo! What a difference from the old one which was 15 years old.

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