Badger 5 vs Badger 500 (InSinkErator Garbage Disposal)

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A product comparison between InSinkErator Badger 5 vs Badger 500 garbage disposal. Learn the different between these two models and learn more details on their specifications and features.

Topics

  1. The Main Difference between InSinkErator Badger 5 and Badger 500
  2. A Comparison Table Badger 5 vs Badger 500
  3. DIY: How to Install Badger 5 or Badger 500 Garbage Disposal
  4. Comparison Chart of InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Models

The Main Difference Between InSinkErator Badger 5 and Badger 500

The only difference is that the Badger 500 is made specially for Home Depot and is ready for in store purchase. And at Home Depot the Badger 5 model is only available for purchase via online.

There is no difference in term of product specification, features and plumbing requirements for both Badger 5 and Badger 500 models.

A comparison table Badger 5 vs Badger 500

InSinkErator Badger Garbage Disposal
InSinkErator Badger Garbage DisposalBadger 5Badger 500
Models

InSinkErator Badger 5

Badger 5
InSinkErator Badger 500
Badger 500
Check the model availability and the current price InSinkErator Badger 5 Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal 1/2 HP at at Home Depot InSinkErator Badger 500 Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal 1/2 HP at Home Depot
The Main Difference
Availability

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Badger 500 is made specially for Home Depot and available for in store purchase and online. And no difference in specs and features compared to Badger 5.
All The Common Specifications & Features
Type of FeedContinuousContinuous
On/Off ControlWall SwitchWall Switch
MotorSingle PhaseSingle Phase
Horsepower (HP)½½
Volts120120
HZ6060
RPM17251725
Amp. (Avg. Load)6.36.3
Time RatingIntermittentIntermittent
LubricationPermanently Lubricated Upper & Lower BearingsPermanently Lubricated Upper & Lower Bearings
Shipping Weight (Approx.)14 lbs.14 lbs.
Unit FinishWaterborne Grey EnamelWaterborne Grey Enamel
Overall Height12-5/8"12-5/8"
Grind Chamber Capacity26 oz.26 oz.
Motor ProtectionManual Reset OverloadManual Reset Overload
Average Water UsageApprox. 1 Gallon Per Person Per DayApprox. 1 Gallon Per Person Per Day
Average Electrical Usage3-4 KWh Per Year3-4 KWh Per Year
Drain Connection1-1/2" Cusgion Slip Joint1-1/2" Cusgion Slip Joint
Anti-Vibration Connection(Hose Clamp)(Hose Clamp)
Dishwasher Drain ConnectionYesYes
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InSinkErator Badger 5 Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal 1/2 HP at at Home Depot InSinkErator Badger 500 Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal 1/2 HP at Home Depot

 Instruction Manual

To learn how to install please download the Badger 5 / Badger 500 Installation Care  manual as provided by InSinkErator

How to install Badger 5 or Badger 500 Garbage Disposal

Below are few videos that might help you in your InsinkErator Badger garbage disposal installation. Some videos might show different Badger model but the principal of the installation is the same. The videos are for your guidance only and please read your installation manual for safety and detail step by step installation. All videos are from YouTube and all copyrights are belong to the respective owners.

How The Garbage Disposal Works

The below video by InSinkErator shows how actually the garbage disposal works.

  • How a Garbage Disposal Works by InSinkErator
  • Many would think it involve blades and chopping inside the machine but it is not.
  • Instead it involved lugs mounted on a spinning plate, a stationary grind ring and running water.
  • The output are very fine particles that flushed out into your wastewater pipe.
  • Do watch the video for detail explanation.

Comparison Chart of InSinkErator Garbage Disposal Models

Below are the different features of each InSikErator garbage disposal models. The InSinkErator Evolution Series is the advanced line of garbage disposal.

 Evolution SeriesBadger Series
FeaturesSupreme SSSelect PlusSelectBadger 900Badger 500Badger 100
FeaturesSupreme SSSelect PlusSelectBadger 900Badger 500Badger 100
Superior Performing food waste disposerMore performance in a compact sizeCompact size food wate disposerReliable, Functional, Affordable
MultiGrind3 Grind Stages2 Grind Stages2 Grind Stages1 Grind Stages1 Grind Stages1 Grind Stages
SoundSealUltra-QuietQuieterQuietStandardStandardStandard
Horsepower1.0 HP¾ HP5/8 HP¾ HP½ HP1/3 HP
In-Home Limited Warranty7-Year6-Year4-Year3-Year2-Year1-Year
Grind Chamber Capacity40-oz34.6-oz34.6-oz26-oz26-oz26-oz
Auto-Reverse Grind SystemYes
Stainless Steel Grind ChamberYes
Stainless Steel Grind ComponentsYesYesYesYes
Wall Switch ActivatedYesYesYesYesYesYes
Antimicrobial Quiet Collr Sink BaffleYesYesYes
  • The InSinkErator Evolution Series are engineered to handle the toughest food waste while do it more quietly than the Badger Series
  • The InSinkErator Evolution Series comes with MultiGrind Technology (3 stages or 2 stages). This will help reduce food scraps into smaller particle than ever.