InSinkErator Badger 1, 1/3 HP Household Food Waste Disposer

Hunting for the best garbage disposal unit to match the waste grinding needs of the household is generally determined by individual needs. For instance, while a preference towards a certain type of tougher aliments implies that you should opt for a model with a more powerful motor and harder grinding chamber, investing extra in one of these devices is not mandatory if your meals typically generate less pretentious organic waste. The Badger series might not be as popular as the Evolution – particularly in homes that fit the first profile – but these units are perceived as wallet-friendly solutions.

InSinkErator Badger 1 operates on the motor with the lowest HP in the series, but the Dura-Drive present in all the InSinkErator creations definitely makes it a decent waste grinder. On a side note, you can also opt for Badger variants that incorporate a 1/2 HP (Badger 5) and respectively 3/4 HP (Badger 5X) if you consider that the 1/3 HP motor proprietary to Badger 1 won’t do. All the models in the Badger series are based on a robust and compact galvanized steel construction, which confers them long term reliability and affordability.

Features of InSinkErator Badger 1

  • The Badger 1 is the most first and most basic models designed by InSinkErator
  • The garbage disposal operates on the proprietary Dura-Drive motor, sporting 1/3 HP working on the induction principle
  • The dimensions of the compact unit are 12 inches in height, 7 inches in width and 7 inches in depth, with a total weight of 12.8 pounds
  • The capacity of the grinding chamber of the Badger 1 is 26 ounces
  • Galvanized steel alloy is the material utilized in the construction of most components
  • The garbage disposal unit can be mounted rapidly and hassle-free via the Quick Lock mechanism patented by InSinkErator
  • Power/water consumption is considerably lower than most devices in this category
  • It does not occupy a lot of space underneath the sink
  • The package also includes the sink baffler, jam busting wrench, sink stopping and a detailed manual with instructions
  • The manufacturer provides the product with a 1 year warranty period covering the labor and parts
  • Most affordable garbage disposal unit created by InSinkErator


A sturdy construction with a mid-power motor encased in a compact galvanized steel casing, the InSinkErator Badger 1 constitutes an optimal garbage disposal unit for small and mid-sized living spaces. At the same time, the affordable price range recommends the Badger 1 as a viable option when money is tight.