InSinkErator Badger 900 ¾ HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal Review
InSinkErator brand garbage disposals are the functional and reliable choice homeowners make when cost is the primary concern. The InSinkErator Badger 900 (see today's price) does not sacrifice efficiency for economy. It features a compact, space saving design, and it is equipped with a powerful ¾ horsepower, induction motor that can capably handle the needs of a 4-8 member household. As an added bonus, each Badger 900 is made in the United States, which enables InSinkErator to ensure that each unit is held to the highest standards of quality.
My Story and Experiences
I work as the head of maintenance at an apartment complex with more than 1,200 units. In the last three years, I’ve had to update the garbage disposals of roughly 300 of those units, and I’ve relied almost exclusively on the InSinkErator Badger 900. I like the fact that every unit is made in the United States, and InSinkErator’s Quick Lock sink mount allows me to exchange the old model for the Badger 900 in less than 30 minutes.
If I had one complaint about this model, it would be the fact a power cord is not included with the unit. In a handful of cases where I have not been able to use direct wiring, I had to purchase a separate power cord to use with the available power outlet. Overall, it’s not a huge negative, but it is something that would be nice to have.
With a ¾ horsepower motor, this garbage disposal is rated for a household with up to 8 members. It’s overkill for what most of our units require, but it is strong. Overall, we’ve had very few service calls from our tenants regarding their disposals. They operate fairly quietly, and all of the grinding components are made from stainless steel. In my experience, this does a lot to increase their efficiency and longevity.
Perhaps the crowning jewel of the Badger 900 is its manufacturer’s warranty. Good for 3 years, it covers all repairs and replacement that are made by an authorized dealer, and InSinkErator will send a trained technician to your home to remove and re-install the unit as needed. While I can’t speak to others’ experiences, I’ve only had to call InSinkErator twice in the three years that my employer has been using these disposals.
Overall, I think the InSinkErator Badger 900 offers a great value for the money. Even with all of the power its motor offers, it still has a compact, space saving design that won’t take up too much room under the kitchen sink, and in apartments, space is often at a premium. Noise and vibration aren’t a significant problem, and overall, I’d feel pretty confident about recommending it to a friend or colleague.
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