For over 75 years, the company has delivered on the promise of the InSinkErator ® brand: long lasting innovative products, superior grind and sound performance, trouble-free operation, fast, easy installation, and a ‘We Come To You® In-Home Limited Warranty’. Today, this brand promise still stands.
Food waste disposers connect to standard plumbing and are designed to fit easily under nearly all sinks.
InSinkErator ® food waste disposers don’t just offer practical, contemporary convenience, they can also provide an environmentally sound answer to the growing problem of food waste.
Food waste disposers have always played an important role in responsible waste management. Disposers divert organic waste from landfills where it would otherwise create methane gas emissions (a potent greenhouse gas) and leachate, which could contaminate ground water.
With a disposer, food waste is finely ground and sent to a wastewater treatment plant. Disposers also use small amounts of water and electricity.
The environmental advantages of food waste disposers have been demonstrated and documented by third party studies from around the globe.
In 1927 John W Hammes, a prestigious Racine architects was in his basement trying to make life better in the kitchen. After watching his wife clean up messy food waste after dinner, he had an idea. What if food scraps could be ground into tiny pieces and flushed down the kitchen sink? Before dark, he found himself tinkering with sheet metal, a make-shift grind mechanism, a small motor, and a big idea. He wasn’t trying to change how the world worked, he was simply trying to change how his wife worked. But by the end of the night, he was on his way to accomplishing both. The food waste disposer was born. And kitchen clean up would never be the same. Thomas Edison once quipped, “There’s a better way to do it. Find it!” That’s exactly what Hammes did. He founded a better way to dispose of food waste. Over the next 11 years he perfected it. By 1938, he had not only built a brand, he had built a company.