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Badger 500 Standard Series 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal

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  • Easy DIY Installation with the Quick-Lock Sink Mount
  • Galvanized Steel Grinding Components with 26 oz. Chamber Capacity
  • Backed by our 3-Year "We Come to You" Limited In-Home Warranty
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Product Overview

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InSinkErator Standard Series

With several models to choose from, there is a Standard Series disposal to fit your basic disposal needs.

Assembled, Designed Invented in the USA

America’s #1 Disposal Brand

There are more InSinkErator garbage disposals in homes around the world than all other brands combined.

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Got Septic? Get InSinkErator®.

Experts agree that all InSinkErator® garbage disposals are safe for properly maintained septic systems.

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Jam-Busting

Long-lasting and dependable Dura-Drive induction motors have the most jam-busting torque based on the industry standard load testing.

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Unmatched Value

Standard Series Disposals meet your basic disposal needs and budget.

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Handles most food scraps

Standard Series disposals are designed to handle most kitchen food scraps in your home.

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Keeps Kitchens Clean

InSinkErator disposals eliminate household food waste effortlessly, leaving you with a cleaner and fresher kitchen.

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Long Lasting

Our Standard Series disposals feature galvanized steel grind components for lasting durability.

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1/3 – 1/2 Horsepower

Depending on the model, our Standard Series disposals feature 1/3 to 1/2 Horsepower motors.

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Dependable Grind

Standard Series disposals feature a single stage of grind that’s suitable for most household food scraps.

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Easy Swap Installation

Our Quick Lock mount system makes it fast and easy to switch out one InSinkErator garbage disposal for another.

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Standard Sound

All Standard Series disposals are engineered to deliver standard sound performance.

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Warranty

Depending on the model, our Standard Series disposals feature 1-year to 3-year limited warranties.

Badger Food garbage disposals are a reliable and functional choice when affordability is the prime concern. Badger 500 features a 1/2-horsepower heavy-duty quiet Dura-Drive induction motor. Includes rugged galvanized steel construction and a space-saving compact design.

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Ratings
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Horsepower (hp)1 hp1/2 hp3/4 hp5/8 hp
Power Cord IncludedYesNoNoYes
Commercial/ResidentialCommercial,ResidentialResidential Residential
Disposal FeedContinuous FeedContinuous FeedContinuous FeedContinuous Feed
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)322634.634.6
Product Height (in.)1611.5 in12.12512.25 in
Product Depth (in.)166.31 in88.75 in
Voltage (volts)115120 V120120
Grinding Speed (RPM)2800172517251725
IncludedPower CordMounting HardwareMounting HardwareInstallation Kit,Mounting Hardware,Power Cord
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)6.31 inProduct Height (in.)11.5 in
Product Width (in.)6.31 in

Details

Appliance CategoryDisposersCommercial/ResidentialResidential
Disposal FeedContinuous FeedFlange ColorMetallic
Grind chamber capacity (oz.)26Grinding Speed (RPM)1725
Horsepower (hp)1/2 hpIncludedMounting Hardware
Included AccessoriesDisposer OnlyKitchen Product TypeDisposal
Pack Size1Power Cord IncludedNo
Returnable90-DayVoltage (volts)120 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer Warranty3 year parts and in home service

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  • 4.5
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Great purchase. Easy to install and runs very nice. Easy to operate and we purchased the sink button to run it. It works great and will help eliminate food odor from our garbage.
Easy to install and operate
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Rusted-out holes caused leaking in bottom
This might not be fair, because the unit only has a three-year warranty, and ours lasted almost six years. The galvanized steel grinders were fine, but the rest of the metal chamber turned to rust with holes that caused water to leak through the unit and come out the bottom. Electrical components are near the bottom, so I'm glad it did leak out and not cause the breaker to trip. I'll be looking into a higher-quality unit for the next one.
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Response from InSinkEratorJun 24, 2022
Hi JohnC, thanks for sharing your comments. Rust is something we generally consider normal wear and tear. The amount of rust varies and is dependent on usage and what may have been put through the disposer. After the disposer's expected lifespan, which is 6-8 years on average, you may begin to see flaking and scale rust form. That's when the rust starts to interfere with the operation of the product. The water quality, use of aggressive cleaning solutions, or even grinding of acidic foods can cause this. We're sorry for the inconvenience this experience has caused you. We're always working hard to improve our products and your feedback is very valuable to us.
    2 found this review helpful
    InSinkErator Badger 500
    Very easy to install. Less than 1 hour. Quiet and efficient. Works great. Very happy. Highly reccommend.
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    The standard in in-sink garbage disposals
    The upside: The insinkerator is the standard. I think this is that the motor-shaft goes all the way through, and thus when it jams, a hex-wrench inserted in the bottom will fix it. The downside: I bought the new unit as a replacement for basically the same model of insikerator that was already there, the reason was that the old Insinkerator Badger 5 had rusted all the way through. With water running, a good part would run out of the box where the electrical cord is connected, and into the cabinet beneath the sink. In the future, I will try to monitor this a bit better, the cabinet bottom is ruined. My son wanted to see how it looks inside, see the attached picture. Obviously some parts are more rust-proof than others.
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    Response from INSINKERATORJun 13, 2022
    Hi, thank you for sharing your comments. We're sorry to hear about the issue you experienced with your previous unit. Rust is something we generally consider normal wear and tear. The amount of rust varies and is dependent on usage and what may have been put through the disposer. After the disposer's expected lifespan, you may begin to see flaking and scale rust form. The industry wide average is 6 to 8 years and many of our consumers tell us their disposer lasted even longer. We're always working hard to improve our products and your feedback is very valuable to us. Thank you for buying another InSinkErator!
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      Easy DIY replacement
      My original disposal finally died and had started leaking at the base, so my son and I were able to get the old one out and install the new one in about an hour. Hopefully this one will last 15yrs like the last one. Not bad for $100 bucks.
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        2 found this review helpful
        8 months and its dead
        Bought my home 8 months ago and installed the badger 500 my first week here and its dead I've rotated the motor to check for a jam checked the overload switch and breaker and power is flowing to the line but the thing won't move its a lemon after just under 8 months im disappointed
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        Response from InSinkEratorMay 5, 2022
        Hi Jeffmccarroll, we’re sorry that your disposer didn’t meet your expectations. Our products are built to last and really don't expect issues to happen. If we determine there's a quality issue and the unit is still under its warranty term, we will replace or repair your unit at no cost to you. Please reach us at https://support.insinkerator.com/app/ask, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
          3 found this review helpful
          Quality product at a great price.
          I bought this unit because my old Insinkerator had stopped functioning. The old unit dated back to January 2001. based on literature I found in my cabinet when I purchased my condo. I had the new Badger 500 Food Waste Disposer installed in less than 30 minutes. It was a direct replacement for the old unit. Thus far I am very happy with the new unit.
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            They rust out quite fast+
            I own 3 homes & I seem to constantly be replacing these darn Badger disposals cuz they just rust out so fast, always just out of warranty of course. Cheaper than high end ones, but they sure dont last very long. If you buy at the big box stores, be sure tonget the extra warranty cuz you'll be needing it & absolutely keep a big drip tray under there, cuz its just a matter of time, so there's my confidence in this product. I'll share my images of the warped wood under my new cabinets from my 3 year old leaky disposal that the bottom rusted out of.
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            Response from INSINKERATORApr 25, 2022
            Hi RobertG331, thank you for your review. All comments from our customers are important to us, and we're sorry we failed to meet your expectations. Our standard Badger line offers basic grinding feature using robust galvanized grinding components. Galvanized components are coated with corrosion resistant zinc and do not begin to discolor until this coating wears away. It's normal and simply cosmetic. The water quality, use of aggressive cleaning solutions, or even grinding of acidic foods can speed up discoloration. It will not affect the life or performance of the disposer unless it is well outside of the disposer's lifespan, which is 6-8 years depending on service conditions, usage patterns and local water quality. If we can do anything else for you, please feel free to reach us at https://support.insinkerator.com/app/ask.
              This was a replacement for an old Kenmore.. The installation...
              This was a replacement for an old Kenmore.. The installation was very simple and it works perfect.
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              Excellent product, easy installation.
              This product is great, I went from a 1/3 HP well aged disposal to a 1/2 HP disposal. Installation on this product couldn't have been easier. The existing parts made it that much quicker just removed old unit and put new one in place. 1/2hp is more than enough power for my family of three and should last us a long time. Highly recommend
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