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InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs InSinkErator Badger 5XP Side-by-Side Comparison

InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs InSinkErator Badger 5XP

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InSinkErator Evolution Compact vs InSinkErator Badger 5XP

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Pros & Cons

  • Noise cancelation
  • Vibration damping
  • High-torque motor
  • Strengthened chamber layout
  • High capacity
  • Stainless steel grinding components
  • High capacity
  • Compact design
  • Affordable
  • External unjam mechanics
  • Heavy
  • Space-consuming
  • No power cord
  • Mediocre performance
  • Heavy build
  • Non-removable splash guard
  • Loud operation

Key Specs

Type of feed
Continuous
Continuous
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Motor type
Induction
Induction
Averaged RPM
1482
1480
Family size
3-4 people
3-4 people
Dimensions
L6.1 x W8.6 x 12.4 inches
L4.8 x W6.3 x H12.6 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$203.01
$141.83

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.9
3.6

Scrap Mix

6.9
4.4
 InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Scrap Mix Test
11.03 ounces of fish pin bones in mess of assorted scraps from garbage disposal on digital scale on granite-looking top
20.52 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted scraps, including fibers, bones, etc.
0.06 ounces of ground products from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Shredded fish vertebrae and pieces of dietary fiber.
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
1 min 49 sec
3 min 16 sec
Layer 1
11.0 oz (313 g)
15.5 oz (438 g)
Layer 2
20.5 oz (582 g)
15.3 oz (434 g)
Leftovers
0.1 oz (2 g)
0.4 oz (10 g)

Raw Fish Scraps

7.3
0.0
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Raw Fish Scraps Test
5.56 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Few pin bones among a mess of raw fibrous tissue.
3.53 ounces of ground fish scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of assorted shredded bones and raw fibrous tissue.
2.02 ounces of ground fish scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded fish backbone and skin.
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
5.6 oz (158 g)
8.0 oz (227 g)
Layer 2
3.5 oz (100 g)
2.4 oz (68 g)
Leftovers
2.0 oz (57 g)
5.5 oz (156 g)

Raw Chicken Scraps

6.6
5.7
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Raw Chicken Scraps Test
1.45 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded soft tissue and few pieces of shredded bones.
1.63 ounces of ground chicken scraps from garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of shredded tendons and pieces of shredded bones.
0.37 ounces of ground chicken scraps from a garbage disposal, displayed on digital scale, placed on granite-looking table. Mess of soft tissue and pieces of shredded cartilage.
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 30 sec
3 min
Layer 1
1.4 oz (41 g)
0.7 oz (19 g)
Layer 2
1.6 oz (46 g)
1.5 oz (42 g)
Leftovers
0.4 oz (10 g)
1.0 oz (28 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
7.8

In the Box

InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP with 3-Bolt Mount assembly on top, next to its box, user manual, registration slip, sink stopper, hose clamp, elbow tube, straight tube, wrench, and bolts.
Badger 5XP with 3-Bolt Mount, box, register slip, user manual, stopper, elbow tube, rubber gasket, flange, bolts, and wrench.

Dimensions

InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp food disposer with mount assembly and elbow tube. Dimensions show 8.6-inch width, 12.4-inch height, 3.4-inch depth to dishwasher outlet, 6.6-inch depth to outlet, 6.1-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
6.1" (15.5 cm)
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Width
8.6" (21.8 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Height
12.4" (31.5 cm)
12.6" (32.0 cm)
Weight
16.0 lbs (7.3 kg)
14.0 lbs (6.4 kg)

Mount Assembly

3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
3-Bolt Mount assembly for garbage disposals placed on white platform. “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engraving on rim of sink flange. Sink stopper in position.
Parts of 3-Bolts Mount assembly on platform, including backup flange, mounting ring, snap ring, fiber gasket, stopper, cushion mount, sink flange with “food waste disposer” and “InSinkErator” engravings, removable sink baffle, lower mounting ring.
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 through collar of InSinkErator Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal into chamber after testing. Looking at layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Top view through collar of InSinkErator Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal into chamber after testing. Looking at layout of grinding components, showing swivel impellers, flywheel, and grater/grinder ring.
Inside view of Evolution Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal, highlighting design of GrindShear grater ring by InSinkErator, partially showing details of flywheel.
Inside view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp garbage disposal after testing, highlighting design of impellers, partially showing details of flywheel and grater/grinder ring.
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
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
32 fl.oz.
Verticality
5.4" (13.7 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Flywheel
5.3" (13.3 cm)
5.3" (13.3 cm)
Assembly Material
Stainless steel
Galvanized steel
Layout
Strengthened
Basic

Motor

8.0
8.0
Horsepower
3/4
3/4
Speed
1725 RPM
1725 RPM
Real Speed
1482 RPM
1480 RPM
Voltage
120 V (60 Hz)
120 V (60 Hz)
Current
8.1 A
9.5 A
Wattage
972 W
1140 W
Heat
N/A
N/a
Reverse
No
No

Power Cord

Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4-hp with two pre-cut electrical wires and no power cord. (Unscrewed) cover plate and screw to the sides.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4 HP garbage disposal without power cord.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Type
 n/a
n/a

Accessories

Hose clamp and elbow discharge/outlet tube for garbage disposals displayed on granite-looking top.
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

10
8.5
InSinkErator Evolution Compact 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal, with 3-Bolt 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
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.7

Ease of Use

9.0
8.0

Installation

6.0
7.5

Smooth Operation

10
8.0

Unjam Mechanics

5.0
5.0
Bottom view of InSinkErator Evolution Compact disposal, showing jam buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
Bottom view of InSinkErator Badger garbage disposal showing jam-buster wrench in manual unjam slot.
External
Yes
Yes
Auto Unjam
No
No