Disposal Units

InSinkErator's History of American Innovation

Over 90 years ago John W. Hammes, an architect in Racine, WI, invented the first garbage disposal. From there sparked decades of innovation and a company that believed in the importance of keeping jobs in the United States.


InSinkErator manufactured garbage disposals for hospital ships during WWII. After the war, more than a dozen competitors burst on the scene, but InSinkErator remained the industry leader. During the 1950s, the company expanded its product line and entered the commercial foodservice market.


St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. brought InSinkErator in the late 1960s, but their headquarters and manufacturing plant remained in Recine, where they still are today in a new state-of-the-art, LEED designed headquarters and innovation center in Racine. 

Kitchen Better.

Power Series Garbage disposals eliminate tough food scraps effortlessly, leaving you with a cleaner, fresher kitchen. Older home? No worries, Power Series disposals are friendly to septic systems and old homes alike.