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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ACE HARDWAREInSinkErator Badger 5 1/2HP Disposal (BADGER5)
 
4.3

(based on 295 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (190)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (17)
  • Quiet (10)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Price (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (6)
  • Loud (3)

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (6), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Time to buy another Badger

We've owned our home for 17 years now and I replaced the original disposal with a Badger 5 after the first 4 years. Well, it finally died so I'm off to get another one...Read complete review

We've owned our home for 17 years now and I replaced the original disposal with a Badger 5 after the first 4 years. Well, it finally died so I'm off to get another one just like it. At roughly $7.00 a year, who's complaining?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Two out of three fail

Three Badgers were installed by the builder in my new 3-Family home 1st occupied in January 2008. They have plastic housings. Two out of three developed cracked housings near where the disposal attaches...Read complete review

Three Badgers were installed by the builder in my new 3-Family home 1st occupied in January 2008. They have plastic housings. Two out of three developed cracked housings near where the disposal attaches to the sink drain hole and had to be replaced by December 2010. Performance was otherwise satisfactory. I cannot recommend these units because of the high rate of housing cracks.

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4.0

Works Great

By Daniel1900

from Raleigh NC

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

Has never let me down. The water drains out very slowly though

 
5.0

Dependable

By Christy28

from Oakley, CA, USA

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

Have had Insinkerator disposals before....last one installed was 10 years ago! Can't beat that for dependability!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By motherof3

from Bluffton, IN

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

It was easy to install and quieter than what the store sample noise. I liked the price compared to the other brands.

 
3.0

Was chosen by my homebuilder

By jswanner44

from Forney, Texas

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

I don't have any compliments or any complaints. But it doesn't seem to work as efficiently as I would think it would. I don't throw food in the sink, its all thrown in the trash. So what does go into the disposal is very little. Not very impressed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

easy to install, works well

By monstein68

from buxton maine

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

this garbage disposal was very easy to install, priced competitively, and works great. We had one for about 10 years and it finally rotted a hole in the under cabinet part. Would recommend for homeowners.

 
5.0

It does the job

By GPlumber

from North Carolina

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

The connector pipe was a bit tricky during the install, but I figured it out and it has been working fine.

 
5.0

This product is great.

By KMCD27

from Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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

I had this product in the 80"s in my first home. Was able to replace my old one with yours.

 
5.0

New Product installed in my home

By Kujata445

from Tampa, FL, USA

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

easy use, setup & installation. definitely recommend this product.

 
5.0

Quick and Easy

By Dadicus

from Virginia, USA

Pros

  • grinds with confidence. recommended.

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Our other Badger 5 finally gave up the ghost after 15 years of good service. We bought this and was able to install it no problems at all. We could have gone with a more expensive, and possibly quieter appliance but the other one did so well we decided to stick with something we knew would work. We have had it for a little over a couple of months and it is still grinding with confidence.

       
      4.0

      Badger 5 Garbage Disposal

      By MarciaH

      from United States

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

      I have written two others It is fine and I love it.

       
      4.0

      Easy to install and quiet

      By LittleRedHen

      from Undisclosed

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

      We purchased it two months ago. It was easy to install and very quite. We will hope it performs well over years to come.

       
      4.0

      Good Quality Garbage Disposal

      By TimPH

      from Arkansas, USA

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

      Recently our garbage disposal had to be replaced & it was replaced with the new Badger 5. It's quick & chops up the disposal quicker than our previous one. Seems to work well & smooth without leaving any food in the bottom of the disposal or smell.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quiet & efficient

      By CONNIESA

      from Palm Bay, FL, USA

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

      Nothing more to say. This review is superfluous. Would never do it again

       
      5.0

      Install hassel

      By Mannyg

      from Texas

      Pros

      • Quality

      Cons

      • Install

      Best Uses

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

        The power cord is not included with this disposal. The box does not tell you this and the guys at the hardware store don't tell you either. So you'll have to make a couple of trips to the store and spend alittle extra $ before you get everything you need. Once installed, it works well.

         
        5.0

        fine product

        By dg118

        from Henrietta, NY, USA

        Pros

        • grinds quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            My 1st food disposal in 30 years. It's just what I wanted. Chops very quickly and drains well. A bit noisy and very powerful, but that's to be expected.

             
            5.0

            This product is efficient and quiet!

            By EAHagenbuch

            from Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA

            Pros

            • excellent!

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This product was installed six months ago and is working great! It is very efficient and quiet! I would greatly recomend this product!

                 
                5.0

                Best I have purchased in 35 years!!

                By Rontl231

                from Port St Lucie, FL

                Pros

                • quieter and faster

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

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

                  The features are considerably better than the first garbage disposal I bought. The Badger 5 does a faster job and is less noisy.

                   
                  5.0

                  This product has all the right features...

                  By Redsled

                  from Kingman, AZ

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

                  Was a snap to install and sounds good too..... Works very well and is sharp and quickly sends the food on its way......

                   
                  3.0

                  Least Worst, maybe. I haven't had it very long

                  By biker7

                  from Brighton Ski Area Heliport, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, USA

                  Pros

                  • lest worst - maybe

                  Cons

                  • plastic shell cover

                  Best Uses

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

                    I had this unit installed by a plummer friend, who indicated that it was as good as any other unit on the market, and maybe a bit better than many. I complained that other reviews stated that the plastic shell was prone to leakage, and my plummer said that once they went to plastic shells, all units are prone to leak, sometime or other. That does not please me, as the location of my sink is over a downstairs area that is wide open -- and a leak would really mess things up there. So, we have to keep a bucket under it. Oh well.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product!

                    By CBinBoise

                    from Boise, ID

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

                    I just replaced my old Badger garbage disposal after almost 20 years with very little trouble. The new Badger 5 model has a little more hp so I'm sure it will do the job. I hope this new one is as reliable and lasts as long. Very pleased so far.

                     
                    5.0

                    Replacement for existing Badger Garbage Disposal [GD]

                    By TheBlundella

                    from North Canton, OH, USA

                    Pros

                    • good grind power

                    Cons

                    • a tad noisier than expected

                    Best Uses

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

                      Existing GD still spun but only after being coaxed with a drilling machine from the blockage release spindle underneath the unit. Couldn't believe it failed so soon and then looked back on its receipt and did not realize we had had it since December 2008 - got more than 6 years work out of it, and believe me it works constantly!!! Was a no brainer to replace it with the same budget model - made the sacrifice with a noisier unit - we find the noise comforting.. We would definitely recommend this unit to other homeowners who use the GD plenty of times.

                       
                      5.0

                      Quiet and works well

                      By Lexer

                      from Morrisville, NC, USA

                      Pros

                      • Price
                      • Quiet
                      • Warranty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          This unit is much quieter than my previous version and seems to grind just as well. Installation was included in the kitchen work so I didn't perform it myself but it seemed to go pretty quickly and the installer had no difficulty

                           
                          5.0

                          So far so good...

                          By Jason88

                          from Undisclosed

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

                          Strong, compact garbage disposal. No problems after 5 months of use. Unit was installed by home builder so I can't really comment on ease of installation. Time will tell how good it is.

                           
                          5.0

                          This product has the power to do what I need it to do.

                          By Figgie

                          from The Villages, FL, USA

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

                          Very difficult to install. Some of the instructions were not clear and not thorough enough.

                           
                          4.0

                          I use this product rarely.

                          By FranP

                          from Pueblo, CO, USA

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

                          This is the second Badger disposal I have had in less than five years. The first one was installed new and it cracked and was leaking under my sink which prompted me to purchase another. I purchased the same brand because of the price.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By pjg56

                          from Orlando, FL, USA

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

                          Great product, easy to install and great price Love it

                           
                          4.0

                          Good, basic food disposal

                          By ToddinTampa

                          from Tampa, FL, USA

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

                          This disposal is a great, inexpensive disposal that does a good of normal kitchen waste. Would not recommend putting fruit rinds or thick items through the disposal. But for most functions it works fine.

                           
                          4.0

                          Wonderful product for the price

                          By mmb1978

                          from Hillsboro, OR, USA

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

                          We haven't had any issues or problems with this machine. It's been a great product for the money with wonderful uses. One of the least expensive we could find. It's quieter than our last garbage disposal purchase with the house over 15 years old. Easy to install as long as you read the instructions and don't forget to punch out the dishwasher attachment plug.

                           
                          5.0

                          Replacing Insinkerator Badger 5 with same model.

                          By Linda50

                          from Celina, OH 45822, USA

                          Pros

                          • DID A GREAT JOB
                          • Price
                          • Quality

                          Cons

                          • no cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I just replaced my original Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposal that we got when we built our house 26 years ago. I was very pleased with the quality so we bought another one just like it. I think the new one is quieter than the old one and it was easy to install. Would recommend this product to anyone.

                             
                            5.0

                            had a little bit if a hard time installing it but works just fine after that.

                            By Jenny

                            from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • A little trouble installing

                              Best Uses

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

                                This one replaced the exact same one that leaked underneath my sink. I couldn't afford a different one because I would have to pay a plumber to change the set up under the sink. I purchased my home about 2 years ago.and not sure if it was the original garbage disposal installed when the home was built in 2001. It has been a few months now and it works great.

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