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

For more than half a decade now InSinkErator have built a strong brand reputation for manufacturing and designing the world best disposal appliances InSinkErator Badger 1, not an exception.

If you are in search for a heavy duty motor, eco-friendly and a space-saving compact design waste disposal, then this one from InSinkErator might be a perfect choice for you.


  • Having made in the United States, it meets all the international quality standards

  • It features a one-year limited warranty plus an in-home service warranty for peace of mind

  • Economical when it comes to amount of water and energy it uses per pay

  • Easy installation

  • Space saving compact design

  • Durability is enhanced having been built of galvanized steel material.


  • Fairly noisy

  • It does not grind just anything i.e bones, rubber or glass

  • It tends to overheat after extended use

  • Doesn’t have safety features

  • Power cords are sold separately

Key Features

InSinkErator Badger 1 1/3 HP Garbage Disposal comes with a one-year worry free warranty and a bonus of free house calls and labor for the entire year.

Badger 1 is made in the United States and as it’s not arguable that everything made from the US meets and surpasses all the international set standards.

Easy installation processes that doesn’t require service men.

26 oz grinding chamber made with galvanized steel for fast food disposal.

1/3 Horsepower Dura-Rive Induction Motor that delivers exceptional performance.

What is the InSinkErator Badger 1?

InSinkErator Badger 1 is the number one best-selling food waste disposal proudly made in the US. This unit is designed to last longer while quality is the prime concern its body is crafted with galvanized steel material. The disposer features a 1/3 HP Garbage Disposal that produces a power motor for exceptional performance.

As one of the most reliable and energy-saving model, we have out there this unit is a perfect pick for those who have a limited space under their sink as the disposal features a small compact design that will fit properly in a limited space.

InSinkErator Badger 1 Food Waste Disposer Detailed Review.

Below is a detailed review of different features that Badger 1 boasts of.

InSinkErator Grind Technology

InSinkErator seems to appreciate technology when designing this model. It features a one stage grind technology that features a wide Grind Shear Ring that makes it a breeze to grind hard food like potatoes peel, the waste is slowly liquefied to flow into your drain system safely.

Easy Installation

Most manufacturers fail to get simple things right especially when it comes to the installation process of waste disposals but not the re-known InSinkErator.

The InSinkErator waste disposers are the simplest to install, perhaps because all their disposers feature a stainless steel Quick Lock sink mount, you twist on the quick lock and you are done.

I like this DIY installation feature that does not require you to hire a professional to do it. Moreover, it’s easy to replace this disposer once it gets worn out just twist off the quick lock and twist on the new one to replace.


The Badger 1 is covered by one year we come to you in- home warranty. The good thing about this feature is that you will live worry free with you waste disposal over the one year period.

When you experience any technical hitch with your waste disposer all you need to do is to make a free call to InSinkErator customer service desk. They have a network of 1500 hundred experienced professionals who are certified to install, replace or repair InSinkErator brand disposers free of charge.

While the one year warranty may be seen as a short period as compared to other brands that offer more than five years warranty.  It’s worth the fact that your disposal is backed up by free labor in-house service for a whole year.

Heavy Duty Construction

Crafted with galvanized steel material it’s a clear indication that this unit is built to last longer. Anything built of this material features a tough coating that protects the unit from rusts and erection offering it an easy maintenance task leaving your disposer looking neat and new always.

How does it compare? Let’s examine some of the Bader 1 competitions.

American Standard 1.25 HP Kitchen Waste Disposer

For those looking for a powerful waste disposer, this is the model for them. It features a 2700 rpm grinding power that gets every waste food chopped in a minute and eliminates food waste through the sink drain.

Moreover, it features a quite operation since its designed with an insulated shell for unobtrusive and quite grinding, you don’t stop your stories in the kitchen or forced to talk louder because the disposer is switched on like what other waste disposers forces you to do.

Unfortunately, if you are not good with the household handy work this unit may take you forever to install, the installation process is quite difficult.

Read more American Standard 1.25 HP Kitchen Waste Disposer

Waste King Legend Series Garbage Disposer – (L-111)

Waste King l-111 model has almost the same features with garbage 1 but what makes it to stand out is the two years in home limited warranty this demonstrate the commitment to durability and quality on the side of Waste King.

If you are worried about the durability of Garbage 1 probably, this model from waste king should be an ideal choice for you. However, due to its high-speed motor of 1900 rpm, it’s noisier than garbage 1 waste disposal

Read more Waste King Legend Series Garbage Disposer – (L-111).

Kitchen Aid KCDB250G Garbage Disposal

Another major competitor of garbage 1 is this unit from Kitchen Aid perhaps because of the safety features that lacks in Garbage 1 model. When you operate it continuously, it has overload protection feature a manual reset button that stops the unit from running. It is connected to an electrical switch for ease of use and safety. What might keep you off from this model is the difference in warranty. This is because Garbage 1 is covered by 1 year in home limited warranty which means that you are entitled to free parts and labor repair throughout the year. While for the kitchen Aid the one year warranty does not offer in –house free repairs which are a major concern among many customers.

Read more Kitchen Aid KCDB250G Garbage Disposal

Should I buy the InSinkErator Badger 1 Food Waste Disposer?

If you need a device that is reliable, durable and one that has passed international quality standards, then  this waste disposer might be a perfect choice for you.

It’s versatile, economical, user-friendly and high-tech. Especially if you live alone or with a small family, this unit should serve you well and for a longer period.