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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal Side-by-Side Comparison

Would you rather pay for durability or save money with a much cheaper option?

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AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP

InSinkErator Badger 5XP

AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP vs InSinkErator Badger 5XP

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability AmazonCommercial 3/...InSinkErator Badger...8.07.69.27.95.33.67.87.7
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Throughout our testing phase, the AmazonCommercial 3/4-HP kept on delivering impressive results. It boasts a strong permanent magnet motor that offers enough power to handle most common kitchen scraps, including cooked chicken bones. The fast-paced motor also helps reduce the risk of jamming even when the chamber is filled. However, it has a rather flimsy construction.

In comparison, the InSinkErator Badger 5XP is much more durable and expensive as it’s built for longevity but isn’t as capable. Its grinding capabilities are limited to easy vegetables and fruits, and it operates at a much slower rate, making it prone to jamming. Luckily, the motor usually has enough torque to break free in such an instance.

Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • High speed 
  • Stainless steel grind components
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • High capacity
  • Compact design
  • Affordable
  • External unjam mechanics
  • Can be loud
  • Mediocre performance
  • Heavy build
  • Non-removable splash guard
  • Loud operation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor
Permanent magnet
Induction
Averaged RPM
4570
1480
Family size
5-6 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L5.4 x W7.8 x H13.9 inches
L4.8 x W6.3 x H12.6 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$77.15
$141.83

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.6
3.6

Scrap Mix

7.8
4.4
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Scrap Mix Test
4.95 ounces of ounces of visible fish pin bones in mess of ground assorted scraps, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
21.8 ounces of assorted ground scraps, including dietary fibers, bones, etc., on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
0.23 ounces of shredded pieces of fish backbone and lemon peels, on digital scale, on granite-looking top.
InSinkErator Badger 5XP Garbage Disposal Scrap Mix Test
15.46 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top.
15.3 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking table.
0.37-ounce piece of lemon peel from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking table
Input Load
90.0 oz (2551 g)
90.0 oz (2551 g)
Time
2 min 9 sec
3 min 16 sec
Layer 1
5.0 oz (140 g)
15.5 oz (438 g)
Layer 2
21.8 oz (618 g)
15.3 oz (434 g)
Leftovers
0.2 oz (7 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.6
0.0
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
4.63 ounces of visible fish pin bones among mess of raw fibrous tissue on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
1.74 ounces of assorted fibrous tissues and shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.24 ounces of shredded fish skin among pieces of shredded spine, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
InSinkErator Badger 5XP Garbage Disposal Raw Fish Scraps Test
8 ounces of visible pin bones in a mass of raw meat and skin from fish scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
2.4 ounces of visible pin bones in a mass of raw meat and skin from fish scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
5.51 ounces of broken fish vertebrae and shredded fish skin on digital scale on granite-looking top.
Input Load
49.4 oz (1400 g)
49.4 oz (1400 g)
Time
3 min
3 min
Layer 1
4.6 oz (131 g)
8.0 oz (227 g)
Layer 2
1.7 oz (49 g)
2.4 oz (68 g)
Leftovers
2.2 oz (64 g)
5.5 oz (156 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

7.2
5.7
AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ 3/4-HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.4 ounces of shredded soft tissue, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
2.87 ounces of fibrous soft tissue and pieces of shredded bones, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
0.58 ounces of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage, on digital scale, on granite-looking table.
InSinkErator Badger 5XP Garbage Disposal Raw Chicken Scraps Test
0.67 ounces of crushed chicken bone, shredded tendon, and fatty tissue on digital scale on granite-looking top.
1.49 ounces of crushed chicken bone and cartilage, and shredded tendon and meat on digital scale on granite-looking top.
0.98 ounces of shredded fatty tissue and broken cartilage from chicken scraps on digital scale on granite-looking top.
Input Load
7.4 oz (210 g)
7.4 oz (210 g)
Time
2 min
3 min
Layer 1
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.7 oz (19 g)
Layer 2
2.9 oz (81 g)
1.5 oz (42 g)
Leftovers
0.6 oz (16 g)
1.0 oz (28 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
7.8

In the Box

Corded AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP, EZ Mount on top, its box, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Badger 5XP with 3-Bolt Mount, box, register slip, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, bolts, and wrench.

Dimensions

Amazon 3/4-hp disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 7.8-inch width, 13.9-inch height, 4.3-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 7.3-inch depth to outlet, 5.4-inch distance to elbow tube.
Badger 5XP with mount assembly and elbow tube. Showing 6.3-inch width, 12.6-inch height, 3.5-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.6-inch depth to outlet, 4.8-inch distance to elbow tube.
Length
5.4" (13.7 cm)
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Width
7.8" (19.8 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Height
13.9" (35.3 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Weight
8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
14.0 lbs (6.4 kg)

Mount Assembly

EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
EZ Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform with splash guard in position.
Support ring, mounting ring, cushion mount, fiber gasket, rubber gasket, sink flange, stopper, removable sink splash guard.
3-Bolt mounting assembly for garbage disposals with “insinkerator” engravings placed on white platform with stopper in position.
3-Bolt mounting assembly for garbage disposals with “insinkerator” engravings placed on white platform with stopper in position.
Backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, cushion mount, sink flange, stopper, lower mounting ring.

Grind Chamber

8.5
6.5
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Top view into chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal after testing, showing layout of grinding components.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing two-level grinder ring and details on flywheel.
Grind chamber of AmazonCommercial B07XFDMPNJ garbage disposal, showing impellers and details of flywheel and grinder rin
Top view of grinding components in InSinkErator Badger 5XP looking at layout of flywheel and impellers.
Top view of grinding components in InSinkErator Badger 5XP looking at layout of flywheel and impellers.
Precutter/grater ring in InSinkErator Badger 5XP showing layout of cutters and grinding teeth.
Grinding components in InSinkErator Badger 5XP showing design of flywheel and impeller(s).
Capacity
30.0 fl oz (887.2 ml)
32 fl.oz.
Verticality
6.8" (17.3 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Flywheel
4.4" (11.2 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Intermediate
Galvanized steel
Layout
Stainless steel
Basic

Motor

9.5
8.0
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Speed
2700 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
4940 RPM
1480 RPM
Voltage
115 V
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
6 A
9.5 A
Wattage
690 W
1140 W
Heat
n/a
N/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of AmazonCommercial 3/4 HP corded garbage disposal with type-B power cord.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4 HP garbage disposal without power cord.
Length
34.5" (87.6 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
3-prong (type B)
n/a

Accessories

Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on granite-looking top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, bolts.
Standard outlet/discharge set for garbage disposals on white top, showing elbow pipe, rubber gasket, flange, and bolts.
Width
3.3" (8.3 cm)
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Length
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Material
PVC
PVC

Build Quality

9.5
8.5
AmazonCommerical 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with EZ Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set installed.
InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4 HP Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top and outlet/discharge set in place.
Noise Reduction
Yes
No
Vibration Reduction
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.9
7.7

Ease of Use

8.0
8.0

Installation

9.0
7.5

Smooth Operation

8.0
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

0.0
5.0
Inside view of permanent-magnet garbage disposal showing manual unjam mechanics with wooden stick in flywheel’s opening/gap.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Badger garbage disposal showing jam-buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
External
No
Yes
Auto Unjam
No
No

Behind the Comparison

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Be Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer. Being naturally curious about technology and its real-world applications, Be spent several years in university studying engineering before joining the team at HealthyKitchen101 where he disassembles, tests, and rates household appliances.

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