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what is the difference between badger5 and badger 500? Is this a metal or plastic unit?
asked by Michelle Willett on April 9, 2013
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I just talked to the tech people at insinkerator... there is NO DIFFERENCE between the 5 and the 500... except that the 500 is made specially for and available only from Home Depot. It's clever psychological marketing... 500 being a bigger number MUST be 10x better than 5? eh? NOT!!!!!

you can reach Insinkerator/Emerson at 800-558-5700 Don't give them or anyone else your full name and zip or you'll end up on mailing lists after they search you up on line.
Andrei answered on June 14, 2013
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According to the Specification Sheets there are two differences between the Badger 1 and Badger 100: 1 has 5.6 amps and a 1yr limited warranty; 100 has 6.7 amps and a 2yr limited warranty. There are two listed differences between the Badger 5 and Badger 500: 5 has 6.3 amps and a 1yr parts & labor warranty; 100 has 6.9 amps and a 2yr parts & labor warranty. Badger 1, 5, 100 and 500 all specify galvanized steel construction (the outside of each appears to be plastic). The 1 & 100 are 1/3hp, 11 3/8" high and weigh 12 lb 7 oz. While 5 & 500 are 1/2hp, 12 5/8" high and weigh 14 lb.
ME answered on July 20, 2014
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I went to HomeDepot to buy the Badger 5 that I seen online for $80.70. The saleslady told me the Badger 5 was sold only online. The Badger 500 in the store cost $99.96. She told me they were the same so she would sell the 500 to me for the Badger 5 price at $80.70. I bought it!!
Michael Price answered on March 12, 2014
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yeah kinda funny I had to buy a new garbage disposal today. looked around and online, something identical to my old broke Badger 5. I seen Home Depot had the Badger 5 for $80 (but you have to order it, not in store) in the store they had the Badger 500 for $100...they are absolutely identical!!! so I needed it today with no waiting and paid the $100 at the store :( VERY IDENTICAL!! simple swap, done..
Chad answered on January 4, 2014
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I think they are the same unit as the specs are identical (see the Insinkerator web site). The casing is plastic and metal but the grinding chamber is steel.
Richard Park answered on April 9, 2013
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I think the difference is $15... Only the 500 is available at the store and it costs $100 instead of $85.
Kathy answered on September 8, 2013
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Art answered on December 27, 2014
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I just talked to the tech people at insinkerator... there is NO DIFFERENCE between the 5 and the 500... except that the 500 is made specially for and available only from Home Depot. It's clever psychological marketing... 500 being a bigger number MUST be 10x better than 5? eh? NOT!!!!!

you can reach Insinkerator/Emerson at 800-558-5700
Michael J. Tobin answered on October 2, 2014
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It is a marketing game Home Depot plays and quite successfully.
5 online for $80 and 500 in stores for $100.
They are identical in every shape, weight, and form.
Sinbad answered on January 18, 2015
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What's the difference between badger 1 and badger 5
Amazon Customer answered on August 23, 2015
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