InSinkerator Badger 5 Review

insinkerator badger 5 reviewDid you know that the InSinkErator disposals are the number one choice of nine out of ten professional plumbers. They are known for durability, quality, efficient grind technology, and in-home warranty. The Badger 5 is an upgrade of the Badger 1, and it doesn’t cost much more than its predecessor, so we believe that it’s a better choice than the Badger 1 at the end of the day.

But is the Badger 5 the best garbage disposal for your budget and needs? Find it out in our in-depth review down below.


About InSinkErator

InSinkErator has been around for over 75 years as a brand. They are known for the advanced grind technology, great in-home warranty deals, and their garbage disposal units are being advertised as the number one choice of nine out of ten professional plumbers.


There are many garbage disposers on the market that are quite challenging to install – especially if you don’t have plenty of DIY skills. As a consumer you probably don’t want to pay additional money to hire a professional plumber to install your new disposal unit after you’ve just spent a couple of hundred dollars on a new machine. The good news is that InSinkErator have come up with the Quick Lock Sink Mount which makes the whole installation very easy even for people who don’t have plenty DIY skills.

You only need to twist your new InSinkErator disposal in place and whenever you want to replace a worn-out InSinkErator disposer with a new one, the installation process will take no longer than a minute or two.

Dura drive motor

The Badger 5 comes with a dura drive motor that produces 1/2 horsepower. It’s not a lot, but it’s enough for smaller households. However if you have a large family, we suggest you to look for a disposal unit with at least 3/4 horsepower motor.


This unit comes with a 2-year “we come to you” in-home limited warranty. It’s one of the best warranties in the industry because it also covers free house calls for the entire 2 years of warranty period. If somehow you start experiencing problems with your unit, simply call their tool-free service line and they will connect you with one of over 1500 professional service agents who are capable of repairing or replacing your InSinkErator garbage disposal unit. It’s that simple.


  • Quite lightweight and manageable at 14.1 lbs.
  • Made in USA.
  • Engine is powerful enough to handle most kitchen waste. It liquefies peels and crushes bones so that it goes down the drain easily.
  • Designed for septic system households.
  • Simple design. Nothing too fancy or complicated but a sturdy build to ensure that it lasts.
  • The price isn’t too overwhelming but there are better grinders for a just a bit more money.


  • Power cord not included.


We believe that the Badger 5 is a much better choice than the Badger 1. It features a more powerful motor, it comes with longer warranty, and it doesn’t cost a lot more.