InSinkErator Easy Install Space Saving Garbage Disposal For Apartments

Last updated: June 1, 2023


Installation is one of the most expensive factors in buying a new garbage disposal, which is why it's great that this garbage disposal for apartment can eliminate that cost. The disposal uses a locking mechanism that makes it easy to install, especially if you're replacing an existing InSinkErator disposal. You may still want to contact an electrician, but if you're handy around the house, you can probably tackle this job on your own.

We looked at the top Garbage Disposal For Apartments and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garbage Disposal For Apartment you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This garbage disposal for apartment uses a unique locking switch to make it easy for owners to install on their own.

In our analysis of 92 expert reviews, the InSinkErator Easy Install Space Saving Garbage Disposal For Apartments placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

For over 75 years InSinkErator has been known for building the world’s best food waste disposers. Badger, our standard disposer line, is basic, reliable, and functional. Available in various models and sizes for a range of applications, InSinkErator also manufactures a premier line of disposers, the Evolution Series. InSinkErator food waste disposers are the only disposers that are proudly made in the U.S.A. InSinkErator has grown into the largest food waste disposer manufacturer and best-selling garbage disposer brand in the world.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

There are lots of things I could praise about the Badger 5. It works smoothly, does its job more than adequately, has a great warranty, etc., but it was the ease of installation that sold me on the InSinkErator brand for life.
The unit is simplicity in design, durability in construction and appropriate strength in motor selection.
It’s true that all of InSinkErator’s food waste disposal systems are easy to install, and that’s even truer for the Badger 5 Food waste disposal system. The reason InSinkErator Badger 5 is the easiest waste disposer to install is its Bagdger 5 installQuick Lock sink mount that is made of stainless steel.
This sink garbage disposal comes with a 2 year In –Home labor and service warranty. This means in terms of defects and replacements they will come to your home, and you won’t have to bear the extra cost of fixing it within the warranty period.
Best of all, this unit is made in the USA and comes with a two-year in-home warranty. That means that if any components break down in that time, it is possible for technicians to come to your house to fix it on the spot.
The Badger 5 is a continuous feed garbage disposal, so you can get the dirty job done much faster than normal.
The low price tag makes this a a good pick if you're looking to replace a similar unit. Easy installation makes it quick to set up.
This locking mechanism is always unique thus it makes it simple for the users to remove and install a new InSinkErator unit. With this kind of locking mechanism, you can always do the installation yourself hence there will be no need of calling a professional plumber to do the installation for you.
The disposer is very dependable and it saves you the stress of unmanaged food waste, that otherwise be unhygienic. More importantly, the disposer is very pocket friendly.
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Easy to install especially when replacing an older InSinkErator unit
You can dispose all types of food from fruit peel, coffee remains, and even bones in the Badger 5 and even though it is only a 0.5 horsepower device, it will effortlessly crash the remains so it goes into the drainage system without any problem.
We also love that the Badger 5 provides everything you will need in the box, including the Quick Lock sink mount, a jam-buster wrench, tailpipe, tailpipe gasket, stopper and installation instructions.
You’ll find the InSinkErator Badger 5 is one of the calmer passage level disposers available, and it’s shockingly peaceful, particularly for its low evaluating.
Certainly, you don’t want to pay huge installation costs for a waste disposal unit. As such, you will tend to look for a unit that is easy and quick to install by yourself. Moreover, choose units that come with installation materials.
You can put anything from fruit peel, coffee grounds and even chicken bones down the new Badger 5 and although it’s only ½ horsepower, it will literally liquefy the food so it goes into the sewage system without a problem. Oh, and before you say anything it’s designed to work with our septic tank.

What reviewers didn't like

Here’s the other major problem: jamming. The Insinkerator Badger 5 will get jammed. That’s just factual. You either have to live with it or buy a high-end model, which has technologies specifically designed against such a problem.
A drawback is that you have to remember some tips to ensure trouble-free operation, but they are fairly simple and easy to follow. Avoid pouring grease or fat into the disposer. Use cold water when using your disposer and occasionally dispose of citrus fruit peels to freshen the disposer.
The power cord is not included with the unit. You need to spend extra few bucks for the power cord.
Even with insulation, it can be loud
Leaks could develop from the bottom plate and may need replacing every 2 to 3 years.
The unit doesn’t come with a power cable thus you will need to spend an extra amount to get a power cable
However, the disposer is not fitted with power cables thus the buyers will have to buy that separately.
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The Badger 5 garbage disposal cannot handle kitchen grease or fat
The upper part is made of plastic – although it isn’t as rugged as metal, it is durable.
Less horsepower than some other models
Less Horsepower than other models
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