In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM)

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  • Finish: Black
  • Dishwasher Drain Connection: No


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In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM)
 
2.8

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (62)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (11)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Muffles Disposer Sound, Easy to Clean

The Quiet Collar baffle on my Evolution Excel is a great new innovation compared to previous baffles that were not removable. It muffles the noise of the disposer, which is great as I prepare...Read complete review

The Quiet Collar baffle on my Evolution Excel is a great new innovation compared to previous baffles that were not removable. It muffles the noise of the disposer, which is great as I prepare food and clean up the kitchen. I especially like the fact that I can take it out and clean it by hand or throw it in the dishwasher. This really helps to reduce some of the smell you get when food particles build up in the disposer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

horrible design

When I bought an Evolution series disposer, I thought I was getting quality and the sound muffling was a bonus. I did not know that quieter operation would sacrifice the actual purpose of a...Read complete review

When I bought an Evolution series disposer, I thought I was getting quality and the sound muffling was a bonus. I did not know that quieter operation would sacrifice the actual purpose of a disposer. In order for any food and water to go down into the disposer, you have to constantly push open this terribly designed baffle so that the food and water goes down. It is very slow and makes cleaning up dishes an even longer process. Why design something like this if it causes more work for the end user? What a joke!

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1.0

Poor Design/Performance

By Joe53

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

Poor design and flimsy construction allows bits of food to get trapped between this rubber baffle and the metal sink collar. The bits of food then decay causing a smelly and potentially unsanitary condition. Would prefer the old standard mounting gasket arrangement that does not allow food particles to become trapped. Will never buy a unit with this design again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

This item is not up to par

By Robert45

from Germantown, TN, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

We have a 555ss & the baffle came apart from age/use. Our plumber supplied us with one of these as a replacement as the original was not available & it was what the local rep said to use.

This baffle does not drain well & small food chunks get hung up in the main opening causing even slower drainage. With big items, must use my fingers to push into the unit. Please provide some help.

 
5.0

Perfect replacement for the original

By jsmithw

from Florida

Pros

  • easy to install
  • works as it should

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

    I'm puzzled by the reviewers who are bashing the product. I have none of the problems they are citing. The gasket fits perfectly, the water flows without restriction and I have no problem getting the garbage to go down. (Hint: if you have pieces that don't go through easily, use a rubber spatula--much safer than using your fingers.) I can only think that either they bought the wrong product (this is for the Evolution series), or they installed it upside down.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I am not impressed with this product

    By mrich

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

    Lots of issues with this product! It is hard to put into place, does not let water flow through easily and I have to push even the smallest amounts of food through. It gets disgusting buildup on the underside that I have to clean every couple of days.

     
    2.0

    I am not impressed with this product

    By mrich

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

    Lots of issues with this product! It is hard to put into place, does not let water flow through easily and I have to push even the smallest amounts of food through. It gets disgusting buildup on the underside that I have to clean every couple of days.

     
    3.0

    I have been looking for the model of the Quiet Collar Sink Baffle that came with my disposer

    By JudyCarol

    from Lincoln, CA, USA

    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

    Is there a place that the older version of the Sink Baffle can be ordered? I have been to two different stores and the product is flimsy and of poorer quality than the original which is 11 years old. It needs to be replaced.

     
    1.0

    awful

    By 2LittleFishies

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

    SO, is there a way to get the old model back? We just replaced. It's flimsy, noisy and not nearly as great as the one that came with my unit about 4 years ago. PLEASE go back to the old model!! We threw away the old one because it had a slit in it and now I wished I saved it. : (

     
    1.0

    Please offer the stronger baffle for purchase.

    By KYKY

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

      Cons

      • disappointed in this "improvement"
      • poor quality!
      • too flimsy!

      Best Uses

        Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

        PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, where can I purchase the stronger, more stout material) Quiet Collar Sink Baffle? This one is way too flimsy. Please offer stronger baffle as an option. I heard folks complained about the stronger baffle because they had to push food down . . . but we have a septic system, we pour everything through a strainer first and the stout one kept everything from utensils from larger pieces of food.from falling down into the disposal. Your disposals are A+, but the baffle is not good quality, nor is it practical. If there are any more of the stronger baffles, for sale please let me know - I'll buy 12.

         
        2.0

        Poorly made

        By JM12

        from WA

        Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

        I agree with other reviews. This replacement is very flimsy which allows almost any small item to slip right through. I've ruined many small spoons and now feel like I have to check before I turn on the disposal. So annoying. The design is similar to the original, but the material is much thinner. Hoping I can find a sturdy replacement, but so far, no luck.

         
        2.0

        new replacement is not the same

        By SuzyY

        from San Diego, CA

        Pros

          Cons

          • flimsy
          • noisy
          • silverware slides right through along with food

          Best Uses

            Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

            we did our kitchen remodel about 4 years ago and the collar that came with the disposal we excellent. it was sturdy and quiet. food needed to be pushed down, but that was easy to live with because while food didn't automatically drain into the disposal, neither did our silverware! eventually the time came to replace it and the new QCB-AM that's being sold everywhere is awful. it doesn't keep the noise down and the lightest bit of food just slides right down, along with our silverware and anything else small enough to fit. with kids, we have tons of little items that are constantly getting mauled in that thing. i've tried ordering replacements from various places and the photo that shows up on the list is what i had before, but the product that shows up at my door is the one shown on this review page. PLEASE bring back the sturdy one or at least put out both of them as options for people who like the flimsy noisy one.

             
            4.0

            Acoustic Design - Can't have quiet and easy to feed

            By GAM5000

            from Albuquerque

            Pros

            • quiet

            Cons

            • deformation will not allow the stopper to enter
            • deformed when draining boiling water from pasta

            Best Uses

              Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

              As an engineer I want to share that designers who want to create a quiet disposal depend on water flow and some tricky acoustic baffles to have a type of noise block/noise canceling trade off with ease of water and waste flow. If water rushed down this baffle, noise would rush out ! The water flow over the baffles is critical to block noise. The balance in rubber durometer (hardness), thickness, and baffle chambers and how water flows over such baffles is complex science and 'quiet' became a selling point. The latest design E606 is a compromise from my OEM 'in-the-box' version that came with the unit that was a bit frustrating to use a BLUNT wooden spoon to force waste down. It was so quiet after I installed it I was mad it didn't switch on and envisioned the hassle of a return to the store .... when in fact it was actually running ! To install and seat the baffle use the stopper as a tool ... place stopper in baffle in your hand then push the entire assembly home until you feel it 'pop' into the 360* seat detent ring.

               
              1.0

              Food must be forced down

              By Dennis2

              from Scottsdale, AZ, USA

              Pros

              • quiet

              Cons

              • food must be forced down

              Best Uses

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                We built a new house and selected the InSinkErator 1100 pro to be installed in the sink. It has a powerful motor and was told that it was very quiet. True on both accounts. Except food will not go down the drain. It must be forced. Even the water is slow going down. The disposal was professionally installed with the collar correctly fitted. There is no other collar option as a replacement. Surly the engineers who designed this actually tried it before going to market, but apparently not. I would not recommend this disposal.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Doesn't allow food or water by

                By dave206

                from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                Like others have said water or food won't get by. I have to use a fork, or my fingers to get food past it, which I don't feel is very safe.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Is it installed upside down ?

                By BWinkelMoose

                from Oregon

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                First of all fire Jerica........Even if she is a computer automated response. Water goes down slowly? Maybe the baffle Is upside down. 1. Lift out baffle using two fingers. 2. Turn baffle over. 3. Replace. Takes about 2 seconds

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Has this problem finally been fixed been fixed?

                By wjh4

                from Fort Myers, Fla.

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                I've experienced exactly the same no-drain problem with my InSinkErator for years. Yesterday I installed the baffle shown above, and it works perfectly. I do notice there are other original-equipment parts out there with a different design and exactly the same name. Maybe the company has finally updated the part, or maybe it's just sloppy about ID'ing its baffles. The one I have is called a "Quiet Collar Sink Baffle." Its package describes the part as an "E606 Accessory" and as a "QCB-AM" (see attached scan). The baffle itself is made of thin and extremely flexible rubber (unlike the much more rigid previous baffle), and allows waste (and water) through easily, as it should.

                 
                1.0

                I'm Baffled

                By Baffled999

                from Culver City, CA, USA

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                The baffle that came with my disposal holds water and food in place. I have to push the water and food through it to get the sink to drain. In the meantime the sink gets unecessarily dirty. Do they test these products in a lab?

                 
                1.0

                Prevents water and food from draining

                By Gretta

                from Boulder, CO

                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                This baffle completely prevents water and food from draining into the disposal. The water and food just sit in a very slowly draining sink unless I remove the baffle or push everything through with my hand. Not a good product

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Avoid this baffle

                By GeneK

                from NH

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • sink does not drain

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                    I totally agree with others who say that this baffle prevents both waste and water from getting into the disposer. Avoid this product if you don't want to push everything through with your fingers, including water.

                     
                    2.0

                    Baffled by this baffle

                    By alewando

                    from Ft Mitchell, KY

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • your drain will no longer function as a drain.

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                        The baffle that came with my disposal had some holes around the outer edge that facilitated air flow. It worked great. This replacement has no such air holes. As a result any water or food you put on it just sits there, forming a perfect seal on your drain. While one could argue that this makes it a "perfect" baffle, it's hardly a desirable feature in a sink drain. I'm baffled that anybody would think this is a product worth shipping to paying customers.

                         
                        5.0

                        The best

                        By Turbodude51

                        from Grayslake, IL, USA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                        Only this disposal is the one I use and suggest to all my friends and family
                        Quality is next to none!!

                         
                        1.0

                        Bad Design

                        By Rob07645

                        from Montvale, NJ

                        Pros

                        • easy to remove
                        • good quality rubber
                        • keeps noise down

                        Cons

                        • doesn't let food scraps through
                        • slow to let water through

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                          We upgraded our garbage disposal to an Evolution Compact and love the performance and quietness of the disposal. However, the design of this Baffle is terrible. As noted by everyone else, the baffle is too efficient - it does not let water or food scraps enter the disposal without having to push them down by hand or with a utensil. Is there a replacement baffle that works better? Please take note of the overwhelming negative product feedback on your website and address this issue and/or recommend or provide a replacement baffle.

                           
                          1.0

                          Need a better quality assurance program

                          By Bob12342016

                          from San Diego, CA, USA

                          Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                          Just finished installing a new insinkerator in a remodeled kitchen/sink and just noticed that the splash guard [sink baffle] was installed upside down during manufacturing. Is it possible to correct this or must the entire unit be returned to the hardware for replacement?

                           
                          1.0

                          Please respond publicly

                          By Help

                          from Colorado

                          Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                          I think the insinkerator is fantastic. The baffle should be rated five stars for effective drain and food stopper as well as silverware grind preventer. Nothing gets past this baffle. I agree with the other consumers. Why isn't this problem addressed publicly by the company? Since we are all having the same comment of the product please tell us openly what can be done to fix it. Please. In the mean time, Thanks for a great garbage disposal.

                           
                          1.0

                          Terrible baffle

                          By BNew

                          from FL

                          Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                          Does not drain food or even allow water down. Bad design. Instead of Emerson requesting us to send an email in the comments below, how about recommending a SOLUTION or replacement baffle?

                           
                          4.0

                          I've had the Soacesaver since July 2015. The baffle needs to be replaced. It will not stay in a down position so I have to push waste through it and w

                          By Merryman

                          from Anderson sc

                          Pros

                          • unit is quiet.

                          Cons

                          • baffle is bad after six months.

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                            I've had the Soacesaver since July 2015. The baffle needs to be replaced. It will not stay in a down position so I have to push waste through it and water then sprays all over. Help.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            works better than the one it came with

                            By mastermouse

                            from undisclosed

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                            great product have been happy. the replacement is so much better than original

                             
                            5.0

                            Sink baffle

                            By darlene

                            from SF., CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                            This replaced a discolored sink baffle. It is perfect.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great

                            By John35

                            from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                            Finally a sink collar which can be replaced without calling a plumber to take out the disposal! Works better than traditional "flat" collars.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Does not drain. I have to push food down the drain every time.

                            By ChrisD

                            from Swedesboro, NJ

                            Pros

                            • this grinder will cut anything

                            Cons

                            • have to push food down drain
                            • poor drainage

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                              The Baffle in this thing makes it so you have to push the food down. I don't want to keep putting my hand in food waste. So what its Anti Microbial or what ever it is..

                               
                              3.0

                              Very disappointed with function of this baffle

                              By GeorgiaTechie

                              from Atlanta, GA, USA

                              Pros

                              • disposer itself is very efficient - powerful&fast
                              • sink baffle does quiet the disposal noise.

                              Cons

                              • sink baffle impedes water and food flow.

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM):

                                I recently remodeled my kitchen and purchased two Insinkerator Contour SelectPlus garbage disposals. The disposal itself is great, but I am very disappointed with this baffle. In order to use it, I have to remove the baffle from the sink to keep food flowing into the disposer. I'm sure that whatever bacteria the collar prevents from splashing into the sink ends up on my fingers since I must continually pull out the baffle to allow water and food to drain. I do recommend the disposer, but definitely not the collar baffle. Unfortunately, I have to buy another one as one of mine has disappeared.

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