InSinkErator Badger 5 Review
InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Food Waste Disposer has been the best selling garbage disposer in Amazon.com for a long time. The bagder line offers a wallet friendly solution for waste disposal.
The 1/2 HP motor is more than capable of perfectly juicing organic wastes like fruit peels, vegetables, meat and even small bones. It uses a single-phase Dura-Drive induction motor and is capable of running at a speed of 1725 RPM. The single stage grinding system with two rotating hammers delivers enough crushing power to liquefy most household wastes.
The InSinkErator Badger 5 is not exactly a silent gadget, in fact, it is noisier than most of the high-end disposers. But considering the cost factor, it is easy to forgive this extra noise.
- Type of Feed - Continuous
- On/Off Control - Wall Switch
- Motor - Single Phase
- HP - 1/2
- Volts - 120
- HZ - 60
- RPM - 1725
- Amp. (Avg. Load) - 6.3
- Time Rating - Intermittent
- Lubrication - Permanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
- Shipping Weight (Approx.) - 14 lbs.
- Unit Finish - Waterborne Grey Enamel
- Overall Height - 12-5/8”
- Grind Chamber Capacity - 26 oz.
- Motor Protection - Manual Reset Overload
- Average Water Usage - 1 Gallon Per Person Per Day
- Average Electrical Usage - 3-4 KWh Per Year
- Drain - 1-1/2”
- Anti-Vibration Connection - Hose Clamp
- Dishwasher Drain Connection - Yes
This disposer is made of Galvanized steel and has a chamber capacity of 26 ounces which is enough for a small family. It has an approximate width (radius) of 7 inches and a height of 13 inches, a compact design suitable for any sink.
The InSinkErator Badger 5 comes with a quick lock sink mount, a sink baffle, stopper, discharge tube and a wrenchette. It is easy to mount especially if you were using a similar waste disposer like its 1/3 HP version. Step by step installation directions is given in its installation manual.
It comes under a warranty of 2 years with any maintenance/repairs done free.
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InSinkErator Badger 5, 1/2 HP Food Waste Disposer is the best selling product in its category. So far it has got 2400+ positive reviews which show how much popular this disposal is.