InSinkErator is synonymous with disposal systems in the USA. The company invented the garbage disposer and has been around since 1927.
It is currently the US’s largest supplier of disposal units for domestic applications. The company claims that there are more InSinkErator’s disposal units in American households than all other brands combined. Considering the company’s reputation, there’s no reason to doubt such a statement.
The Badger 5XP, borrowing the design from the beloved Badger 5, combines all of the best features that you’d expect from the world’s biggest manufacturer of garbage disposals at an affordable price point.
A 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal Review: Highlights of the Badger 5XP
- Powerful motor
- Easy installation
- 26-ounce grinding chamber
- Not the quietest unit
- Galvanized steel
The InSinkErator Badger 5XP comes with appealing specs for a compact in-sink grinder:
Powerful, Low-Maintenance Motor
This Badger features a powerful ¾ horsepower Dura-Drive induction motor. This strong motor lends a high torque, allowing the unit to process more waste in less time. The Dura-Drive increases precision in the motor’s operation. Power is used more efficiently, and parts are less likely to malfunction and wear out.
The Badger 5XP is ideal for families of no more than four people. It grinds the food well and fast to better ensure that it doesn’t clog up your drainage system while cutting down the time needed. It can also tackle harder, more fibrous food than the smaller Badger 5.
Easy Installation, Easy Swap
The Badger 5XP is simple to install. The Quick Lock 3-bolt mounting assembly is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. When the unit is connected, all it takes to remove it is a counter-clockwise turn. You may replace it with any disposer that uses the same 3-bolt sink flange.
The Badger 5XP comes with everything required for you set it up. Clear installation instructions are in the included installation guide. The machine comes with the supply cord already wired in.
The grind chamber is made of galvanized steel, which doesn’t cost much but is still strong enough to handle most food types. InSinkErator also offers a 3-year exclusive “We come to you” warranty, where they’ll send parts and their people, free of charge.
The pack also includes a utility Jam Buster Wrench, which can help in both installing and unjamming the unit if the motor lodges. The unjam hole is on the bottom of the machine; insert the wrench to rotate the motor shaft manually and free the chamber from outside.
In case of overload, the built-in circuit breaker will trigger and cease the power supply. It helps prevent the motor from further damage and notify users of the machine’s limits. The unit is also very compact. It measures only 14 inches long and has a circular body with an 8-inch diameter.
The Badger 5XP is not the best garbage disposal on the market, but it has its merits. It is a strong, effective, affordable, and well-guaranteed food disposer.