InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer review

InSinkErator Badger 5XP


Motor Power






Grind Technology



  • Easy to install
  • Galvanized steel construction
  • 3/4 HP has been more than enough to get the job done
  • 3- Year In-Home Limited Warranty


  • Average quietness


Disposing of the garbage is not an easy task. No matter how much you take care, something may slip into the sink and cause a problem. Whether it is a banana peel, coffee, or chicken bones, the drain gets clogged and causes a big problem. Everyone knows that cleaning the sink is not easy. InSinkErator Badger 5XPIt is not only the garbage but the stink that is awful. This is why there is a need for a proper solution for this problem. The solution is to install a device or a garbage disposer under the sink so that it is disposed of quickly and without any difficulty.

There are many products on the market which you can use for sink garbage disposal, the best among which is InSinkErator Badger 5XP 3/4 HP Household Garbage Disposer. It is easy to install and reliable and does not occupy a lot of space. The product is designed to grind food waste and dispose of it. All you need to do is attach the disposer under the sink and plug into the power source. It is an excellent product and is handy and easy to install and maintain. The product also comes with a 2-year parts and in-home service warranty.

26 Oz. Grind Chamber with a Galvanized Steel Grind System

This food waste disposer has many excellent features. The main feature is the 26 oz. grind chamber with a galvanized steel grind system. With this grinding chamber, it manages to grind food waste quickly and without any mess. Furthermore, its 26 oz. chamber can store more waste and handle or crush 26 oz. of food waste at a time. The grind chamber is made of galvanized steel, which makes the product more durable and sturdy. It is the steel which enables it to handle even solid waste such as chicken bones. The steel grind system is long lasting and efficient and features a one-stage grind system. This system allows the garbage waste to pass as a liquefied material. It also means that you may require to run water while you dispose of the food waste through the sink. The galvanized steel grind system is one of the best grinding mechanisms on the market.

¾ Horsepower Heavy Duty Dura-Drive Motor

The second main feature of this product is its powerful motor. Most of the sink food waste disposers on the market do not have a quiet motor, which can be a big problem. This product comes with a ¾ horsepower heavy duty quiet Dura-Drive motor. It has the necessary power to grind even the hardest food material such as chicken bones. Plus, the induction mechanism of the motor ensures that it works with reliability and does not overload. The Dura-Drive mechanism ensures that the motor is quiet and does not make any noise. It is a heavy-duty induction motor and has a dynamic performance. It also provides speed control to perform its excellent disposal functions.

Product’s specifications

  • Type of feed: Continuous
  • Motor: Single phase ¾ HP
  • Volts: 120
  • HZ: 60
  • RPM: 1725
  • Overall height: 12-5/8-inch
  • Shipping weight: 15.1 pounds
  • Finish: Black
  • Motor protection: Manual reset overload
  • Grind chamber capacity: 26 oz.
  • Drain connection: Cushioned slip joint
  • Components: Stainless steel

Customers’ Reviews and Conclusion

Many people have used the InSinkErator Badger 5XP Garbage Disposer and are happy. Customers claim that it is very easy to install as all they have to do is replace the old one with the new one. Many clients of this product have reviewed this product for its ease of installation. Of course, the compact mechanism and size of the product are significant when it comes to providing easy installation. The installation guide provided in the box is also easy to understand as the instructions are clear. According to a customer, it only took her 25 minutes to install it.


Customers have also stated that this product is silent. As mentioned above, this InSinkErator Badger has a Dura-Drive induction motor which does not produce sound while running. This is one of the reasons people love this product. Even plumbers recommend installing this product for food disposal.

Many customers who upgrade from the Badger 5 ½ to Badger 5XP ¾ InSinkErator love the fact that the size of the two products is the same. Hence, they did not have to buy the whole unit and just replaced the motor for more power.

There are a few reviews which state that the grinding technology is not top quality as it is just stage-one grinding. There are at least three-stage grinding machines which work fine. It is not a big problem as the stage one grinding works just fine and grinds the same as the stage three but at a slower rate. If you feel that the machine does not grind well, you should use more water when you run the machine. It will not only help grind the food but also make the product more durable. One customer reviewed that she used this product for 20 years before replacing it with a new model. Hence, the problem is not in the grinding technology but how you use it.


Make sure you do proper research before you buy a garbage disposal unit for your sink. Although many products are available in the market, they all do not perform better and last long. Many products are made of plastic instead of stainless steel, which reduces their performance and life. This InSinkErator Badger 5XP Garbage Disposer is not only easy to install but also works great. With its grind technology and quiet motor, it provides an amazing performance. The price is also just under $120, making it cheaper than many other products on the market.