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

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  • Product Type: Garbage Disposal Strainer
  • Finish: Black
  • Dishwasher Drain Connection: No


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In-Sink-Erator® Quiet Collar Sink Baffle (QCB-AM)
 
2.5

(based on 101 reviews)

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42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Quiet (9)

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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

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.

           
          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.

              (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.

                   
                  1.0

                  This model will not drain or dispose of material due to quiet collar

                  By Ranch

                  from Mill Creek, WA, USA

                  Pros

                  • well built

                  Cons

                  • poor engineering

                  Best Uses

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

                    I am sure this is a good unit from a builders standpoint. The problem is that the quiet collar that makes this unit quiet prevents food from entering eradicator causing water to stop flowing (draining) and build up in sink. Only way to over come this is have a spoon ready to push food through hole so water can drain Because the water will not drain, the food will not go down and everything gets backed up with dirty water and food. The whole purpose for a garbage disposal is to make life easier, I find myself throwing waste in the garbage so I will not need to go throw the whole procedure every time I use the disposal. I would rather have noise with a unit that works than one that does not.

                     
                    1.0

                    Very poor design.

                    By KarenLF

                    from Middletown, OH

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

                    We purchased a new Insinkerator. We chose the largest one and this baffle came with it. Even very small food particles will not pass through. I have to pull it out in order to let food into the drain. It is very disappointing- especially considering we chose the very best disposal.

                     
                    2.0

                    Bigest dissapoinntment of our entire kitchen remodel.....

                    By Mark53

                    from Erie, PA

                    Pros

                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • unacceptable water flow

                    Best Uses

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

                      We just moved back into the renovated kitchen last week and already had the contractor back to check the plumbing because of the water flow, which checked out fine. After a houseful on Christmas Day, I decided to search the internet regarding the slow-flow of our drain. We purchased the Evolution Excel after reading some articles regarding efficiencies of the grinders. Wish I had the foresight to read the reviews on this website, as they are consistent with our experience....SLOW FLOW and BACK-UP of water into the sink. We had an old insinkerator that came with the house 12 years ago, decided to go all new with a brand who earner our trust. We wish we would have saved the money at this point. The only way to get the water not to back up, even after running the disposal, is to run the water really slow. Insinkerator didn't get any good reviews as we talked about it all day when someone was in the sink. No one could believe that a such a trusted brand could have stubbed their toe so badly on the design. You hurt your own reputation, we didn't do it. One word, FRUSTRATING.

                       
                      1.0

                      Need a better solution!

                      By Redbird1

                      from Alexandria, VA

                      Pros

                      • quiet and safe for kids use

                      Cons

                      • doesn't really work as presented.

                      Best Uses

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

                        I agree with the reviews, the bafftle covers so much of the dispenser, no food particles can pass through, not even the pulp from orange juice. I did cut parts of mine out, but still have not had acceptable results. I have been having to remove the baffle every week or so, spray the entire product with Lysol/Clorox cleaner to get rid of all the mold that developed due to no air circulation. This week, I decided I was tired of constantly cleaning out the gunk of mold, and threw the baffle away. Any ideas??? Now I just have a big hole that spews water up when in use.

                         
                        1.0

                        Drains way too slowly!

                        By NewKitchenMom

                        from Livingston, NJ, USA

                        Pros

                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • backs up my sink
                        • drains too slowly
                        • food hard to push down

                        Best Uses

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

                          I have a new kitchen and was so excited for my new Insinkerator Disposal but this baffle is extremely disappointing. While it is quiet, it does not drain quickly enough and my sink constantly backs up when just running water. I thought maybe it was the new installation done improperly but after reading all the other reviews here I see many have the same problem. Also, the food does not easily go down and I always have to push it through . I am so sorry that I didn't save my old one from before the renovation. It was 30 years old but I had none of these issues with it.

                           
                          4.0

                          Quiet collar sink baffle

                          By StruwwelPeter

                          from CA

                          Pros

                          • disposal works fine

                          Cons

                          • the sink baffle need to be redisgned

                          Best Uses

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

                            Re: Quiet Collar Sink Baffle Had the Evolution Pro Compact for two years. Finally irritated enough in regards to the SINK BAFFLE. All complaints and problems described in previous reviews are valid. I also wish that I have kept my old one. Let us face it - cleaning left over food from dishes is no fun. I remove the baffle every day to make sure that no food items are stuck and nothing has accumulate on the little ledge where the baffle rests. There is one problem that is not connected with the disposal. No. 1 - all faucets are low flow (Govt. Regulation) No.2 - not enough water pressure to force the food particles down. - Engineers will tell you that in order to keep pipes clean you need a certain force of water pressure. Food items that used to go through the disposal are now put in a plastic bag and thrown away with the regular garbage. Can be stinky. The new baffle is poorly designed. Why? Probably a govt. regulation to keep us safe, because we are not smart enough to keep spoons, etc. from going down. With my old one I used a regular metal strainer to avoid this problem. But when I took it out I was able to flush the food down to the blades. With the newly designed baffle the strainer does not fit very well anymore. How I SOLVED my problem - I used scissors and removed sections of the rubber baffle. I am not quite there yet, but it is a little better and the baffle does not try to pull my kitchen gloves off anymore. Probably will perform some more "surgery". SUGGSTION: Make the old design available to customers who are responsible and cautious. Let the PEOPLE decide what they want and what works for them. I don't think that should be to hard and you might sell some more insinkerators. That is called customer service. Jerica, I saw you apologized everytime there was a negative comment. The Top people/management needs to look at this and make a decision. Thank you.

                             
                            1.0

                            Engineers ruined a great disposer with a poorly designed baffle.

                            By 3ddie

                            from Undisclosed

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

                            This doesn't drain and doesn't let food in. Those need to be the first priorities in designing a baffle. They went nuts on reducing the sound and made it completely useless.

                             
                            1.0

                            Backs Up Sink

                            By KitchenReno

                            from Undisclosed

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

                            This baffle does not drain the sink fast enough, even with the disposal running, and as a result the sink starts filling up with water. It is not a problem with a clog in the disposal or drain pipe, as it drains quickly when the baffle is removed. Insinkerator really messed up with this design.

                             
                            1.0

                            Quiet, but not good at allowing food or even liquids to pass

                            By Carter33

                            from Saint Louis, MO, USA

                            Pros

                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Doesn't drain

                            Best Uses

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

                              This baffle is great at ensuring quiet operation, but I hate having to push the food down with my fingers all the time. I wish I had saved the old baffle from my last insinkerator...

                               
                              2.0

                              Quiet? Yes. Proper drainage? NO.

                              By bbylaska

                              from Richland, WA, USA

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

                              We had two Evolution Excels installed in our kitchen when we remodeled nearly two years ago, both came with this baffle. It absolutely does diminish the noise of the disposer, which is very nice. But it completely negates the efficiency of the disposer by causing extreme water back up. All other Insinkerator disposers we have owned over the years work as they should, turn them on and waste and water are sucked out of the sink into the unit and ground for disposal down the drain. With this baffle we have to physically open the baffle simply to drain water out of the sink and also have to manually stuff whatever food waste is in the sink down into the disposer. We are pretty conservative with what we put in the disposer and this baffle should be able to handle it all, but it just causes a mess. I've tried to deal with this for far too long now. Not sure what to do about it yet, but I hope there is a remedy.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Causes annoying backup

                              By annoyedinor

                              from OR

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • water back up

                                Best Uses

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

                                  This baffle came with the new disposal we had installed...it is horrible! The water backs up under normal use and I have to actually take it out to drain and allow food to get to the disposal. Maybe it keeps the disposal quieter, but it is a really bad design.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Lot money for a slow draining sink full of debris

                                  By mbay1455

                                  from Texas, USA

                                  Pros

                                  • helps make it quiet

                                  Cons

                                  • allows for backup of debris under 'normal' use
                                  • defeats the real purpose of a disposal

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    What a surprise to buy a top of the line disposal only to find that now I must use my sink differently to take advantage of it. The baffle design absolutely helps make the disposal quieter by 'allowing water to pool' on it forming a sound barrier. That's great if you are an engineer whose only design parameter was to make it quieter. With a large farm sink, now anything poured in the sink to go down the drain must be poured slowly and/or we must insert something into the baffle to open it to allow liquids and food debris to go down the drain quickly without backing up under anything else that may be sitting in the sink. .A+ for making it quieter. F- for helping users accomplish what a disposal is really for.

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Don't Waste Your Money - Buy the $7 Version Instead

                                    By NewYorker

                                    from NYC, NY

                                    Pros

                                    • Free Shipping

                                    Cons

                                    • water backs up in the sink

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I too should have paid more attention to the reviews prior to hitting the send button on my order. I just received this item (plus a spare) and the bottom line is that the hole is too small and doesn't allow the sink to drain without water backing up. I just ordered the $7 version, which is what I should have ordered in the first place. I thought this version would have baffled the unit's noise better than the $7 version but I was wrong here as well. Its no quieter.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      The sink baffle sucks

                                      By freda731

                                      from Pennsville Township, NJ, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • Machine works fine

                                      Cons

                                      • water drains too slowly with that baffle

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        The disposal works great but that baffle restricts the water from going down the drain way too slowly. I am thinking of taking a pair of scissors and cutting out those flexible points so that the water will go down the drain properly. The company needs to redesign that baffle.

                                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        BAFFLE CAUSES WATER TO BACKUP

                                        By Frustratedone

                                        from California, USA

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Inferior design
                                          • Water doesn't drain

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            I've always had insinkerator disposals but my latest upgrade to Evolution Essential, 3/4 hp comes with this baffle that doesn't allow the water to drain because the center hole is so small. It is such an annoyance and disappointing that such a good product is ruined by this inferior design. I thought only mine was bad which brought me to this site to replace it and I see that practically everyone is having the same problem. So what are you going to do about this, Insinkerator?

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            simply a replacement

                                            By victori

                                            from Minnesota, USA

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

                                            The sink baffle that I had had begun to have a "bad breath" odor that I could not get out - even tried boiling with baking soda like Mom used to do! The replacement is great, however, it seems to drain a bit slower than the old - I suppose that is just the stiffer, newer rubber. Ordering and shipping was fast and easy!

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Slow drain unless I remove the baffle COMPLETELY!

                                            By Dishwaterhands

                                            from Santa Ana, CA, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                            • won't drain

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I just finished a kitchen remodel and I am searching for ideas to modify (cut) this collar baffle! I am so tired of having to remove the baffle so that my sink will drain! It is a messy nightmare and when I mentioned this to my sister, who is a kitchen/bath designer, she acknowledged that EVERYONE complains about this product. She told me to fabricate/cut mine in order to allow the water to drain from the sink faster. I'm not sure what to do. I know I hate having to go through this each time I use my beautiful new sink and faucet. When I pull the baffle out of the flange and the disposer is working- the noise is awful and I get splashed with dirty sink water! Yuck.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Quite as a mouse

                                              By al1942

                                              from Essex Junction, Essex Junction, VT, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Great product easy to install. My son-in-law made the comment that my disposal was the most quite one he has ever heard.

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  Baffle ruins great disposer

                                                  By LisaBW

                                                  from suburban Chicago, IL

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • food hard to push into drain
                                                    • water backs up

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      This baffle fits so tightly, with such small openings for water, that the water doesn't drain, resulting in a sink that fills with dirty water when I'm simply trying to rinse vegetables or wash a pan. In addition, food must be manually stuffed into the disposer, with a wooden spoon or something. The force of running water doesn't chase it down the drain as in a normal disposer. The idea of putting the baffle in a dishwasher is terrific -- I just wish it were a baffle that worked. I may just cut out a portion of it, but for such an expensive machine that seems ridiculous.

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