InSinkErator Badger is a popular manufacturer brand of garbage disposal products for modern kitchens. Through the years, it has built and cemented its reputation as among the most trusted in many households in an increasing number of countries, where the brand is present.
To date, among the most popular options from the brand are Badger 5 and Badger 500 garbage disposal products. There are similarities and differences between the two products. At this point, it is imperative to compare InSinkErator Badgers based on main features.
In terms of horsepower, both badgers have the same—1/2 horsepower with a single stage grinding system. Thus, both are ideal for typical kitchen use. However, if the purpose is for a very huge heavy-duty kitchen, these badgers may not be the most recommended because of their scale.
The exterior of both products are made of plastic. At first glance, it may be difficult to distinguish one from the other. This at times is a cause of confusion. At the same time, the interiors are made of galvanized steel.
Based on actual reviews and testimonies from users of both products, the Badger 500 is more powerful compared to Badger 5. In fact, many of them assert and assume that Badger 500 is the better and upgraded version of Badger 5. However, as you may already know, it is not like that.
The performance of both products are optimized based on the intended use or purpose. As hinted by the numbers, Badger 500 is supposed to be the larger and more powerful one compared to Badger 5, which can be considered as an entry-level product of the brand InSinkErator Badge. Overall, both will be useful.
Aside from the size, you can easily tell the difference when you look at the tag prices, with Badger 500 obviously and logically having a higher tag price compared to the Badger 5. To compare InSinkErator Badgers based on costs is like telling one from the other. There is a difference, though not actually that wide.
The availability of the units also make a difference. Badge 5 is more widely available as it can also be found and ordered/purchased online. In comparison, Badger 500 is only found physically in a traditional store or home depot where there brand is being carried. This difference is cited for the overall convenience of buying both products.