Badger® 5 Garbage Disposals

Our Badger® 5 model provides offers a heavy duty motor and space-saving compact design.

InSinkErator Badger® garbage disposals are a reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern.  Choose from three models, each with a space-saving compact design.

If you prefer a higher level of grind performance, and significantly quieter operation, check out the InSinkErator Evolution™ Series Garbage Disposal.

With an InSinkErator® garbage disposal in your kitchen, chicken bones, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and more can go right in the sink -- where they're virtually liquefied to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank.  You'll enjoy a cleaner food preparation area, and less bagged garbage cluttering your home.

Garbage disposals provide an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food waste to landfills.  And they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  At capable wastewater treatment plants, food waste can be converted to biosolids and used as fertilizer. Capable plants can also capture methane gas and recycle it as an energy source. (Check the plant in your area.) Learn more about disposals and the environment.

What's more, if you've never owned a garbage disposal, you're in for a pleasant surprise. InSinkErator® garbage disposals are economical to operate: in fact, they're among the least expensive installed kitchen appliances.

Household Disposals and Accessories Brochure


The Badger® 5 offers the following features:

  • 1/2 Horsepower Heavy Duty Motor (Quiet Dura-Drive® Induction Motor).
  • Rugged Galvanized Steel Construction (For Disposer Durability).
  • Space-Saving Compact Design.
  • Made in the USA
  • Available With or Without Power Cord

The Badger® 5 has the following Specifications.

Type of Feed: Continuous
On/Off Control: Wall Switch
Motor: Single Phase
HP: 1/2
Volts: 120
HZ: 60
RPM: 1725
Amp. (Avg. Load): 6.9
Time Rating: Intermittent
Lubrication: Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
Shipping Weight (Approx.): 14 lbs. 11 oz.
Unit Finish: Waterborne Grey Enamel
Overall Height: 12-5/8"
Grind Chamber Capacity: 26 oz.
Motor Protection: Manual reset Overload
Average Water Usage: Approx. 1 Gallon Per Person Per Day
Average Electrical Usage: 3-4 KWH Per Year
Drain Connection: 1-1/2" Cushioned Slip Joint
Dishwasher Drain Connection: Yes

Installation Care and Use Manual

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InSinkErator may make improvements and/or changes in the specifications at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation and further reserves the right to change or discontinue models.


WarrantyWe Come To You® In-Home Limited Warranty

Please see the warranty details specific to this model.

All InSinkErator® models provide in-home limited warranties. That means We Come to You whenever your InSinkErator® food waste disposer or hot water dispenser needs service within the warranty period. To schedule a service call, click here, or just dial 1-800-558-5700, press 2, and enter your five-digit zip code. We'll provide you with the name and phone number of the factory authorized service agent nearest you. It's that simple.

Our We Come to You Warranty means we handle your service problems at your convenience in your home. The InSinkErator® We Come to You In-Home Limited Warranty. It's another InSinkErator® exclusive.

The above is a summary only. Please access the PDF to the right of this summary for a copy of the complete Evolution Excel Limited Warranty. Other conditions may apply.


Rated 4.6 out of 5�by 1262 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5�by Works like a champ, but noisy!! bought home in 1997, existing insinkerator was already here and lasted another 15 years before needing replaced. reviews warned that it was noisy, but bought it anyway because of durability. reviews were right, new insinkerator is noisier than the original one. February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by No problem so far in almost 2 years! Easy to access manual online and follow instructions. Had a problem and fixed it myself by just following the instructions. January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by The Badger 5 I love this insinkerator. It is a real workhorse and is quiet! January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by Dependable This was a replacement for a 12 year old home. This has an extra 1/4 horsepower and we bought it as a suggestion by salesperson at Home Depot. Super simple to remove old one (same make) and get this one into place. I have had no isses with items put down the disposal. January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by Gift to my son Since I do not have this garbage disposal installed in my kitchen because it was a gift to my son and his wife who have it installed in theirs, I cannot give a fair review of the product. However, I have heard no complaints from them as to the performance of the Insinkerator so must assume that all is well and they are happy. The person who installed it was able to install it quickly and efficiently. January 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5�by The housing vibrates loose from the sink We have noticed water pooling under the sink and have discovered the grinder housing apparently vibrates loose from the sink drain. I am able to secure it by turning it back onto the drain but it seems it shouldn't come loose so easily. Any suggestions? January 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5�by This product has good features. This product has great features and fine operation. January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by Excellent product My brother in law installed it with no problems, works great. January 1, 2014
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