Garbage Disposal Air Switch

Many kitchen installations feature a standard wall mounted electrical switch to turn on your disposer. However, there’s a neater, smarter-looking option that installs discretely into your worktop or into the sink top itself called an air switch.

These accessories are called air switches because they are air activated and allow you to turn on/off the garbage disposal unit. All the main disposer manufacturers have their own proprietary air switch units or there are third-party suppliers that work with a range of units.

You can normally install an air switch in addition to your original wall-mounted electrical switch; being air-operated (when you press the button, it forces air down a thin tube to flip a switch on an electrical socket adapted to switch on or off power to the disposer.

Here are some of my favourite switches that will operate InSinkErator, Moen, Waste King and other disposers.

Bestselling Air Switch for your Garbage Disposal

Bestseller No. 1
Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit, Sink Top Waste Disposer On/Off Switch with Aluminum Alloy Power Module (LONG BRUSHED NICKEL STAINLESS STEEL BUTTON) by CLEESINK
  • HOW TO CHOOSE BUTTON – For better fitting, please choose the SHORT/2" or the LONG/2.5" button depending on the thickness of your countertop. In most cases, SHORT is for a stainless steel sink top and LONG is for thick countertop like granite, marble, quartz.
  • SAFETY & SECURITY – The Power-supply Cords are attested by UL for security and long-term use. Suitable for voltages from 110V to 130V.
  • EASY TO INSTALL – No tools are required for installation. The diameter of the countertop hole should be between 1 1/4" and 1 3/4". It is suitable for standard sinkhole for soap dispenser, otherwise you need to drill a hole by yourself.
  • EXCELLENT COMPATIBILITY – It can work with any brand of garbage disposals(≤2HP), perfectly well for Waste King, ISE, Moen, GE and so on.
  • NOTIFICATION – Please cut the excess hose, do not coil up the excess hose between the button and the power module, as that will make the switch unreliable.
Bestseller No. 2
Garbage Disposal Switch, Cordless Air Switch Kit for Food Waste Disposer, Stainless Steel Brushed Nickel, LONG 2.5" Sink Top Push Button by CLEESINK
  • HOW TO CHOOSE BUTTON: For better fitting, you should choose the SHORT/2" or the LONG/2.5" button depending on the thickness of your countertop. In most cases, SHORT is for a stainless steel sink top and LONG is for thick countertop like granite, marble, quartz.
  • SAFETY & SECURITY: The Power-supply Cords are attested by UL for security and long-term use. Suitable for voltages from 110V to 130V.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Can be used by plugging into the socket without tools installed. No extra screws.
  • EXCELLENT COMPATIBILITY: It can work with any brand of garbage disposals(≤2HP), perfectly compatible with Waste King, ISE, Moen, GE and so on.
  • NOTES: The diameter of the countertop hole should be between 1 1/4" and 1 4/5". It is suitable for standard sink hole for soap dispenser.
Bestseller No. 3
Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit Sink Top Waste Disposal Long Stainless Steel Brushed Nickel On/Off Air Button Food and Waste Disposals Part by Etoolcity
  • Upgrade Version: We redefined the air switch, made of real stainless steel, never worry fade away and fall off, more elasticity and flexiable
  • Two Power Module Installation Methods: You can use screws to fix the power module part, or use strong nano-markless hook sticker to attach directly to the wall. Both ways are very strong
  • Safety & Security: The power module allows any garbage disposal power cord to fit safely and securely without any issues. The power line is attested by UL for security and long-term use
  • Easy To Installe Air Button: Just drill a not less then 1-1/4 diameter hole in the sink, counter-top or front of the sink cabinet, place the rubber gasket between the push button and the top of the sink counter. Tighten the plastic nut under the sink counter to ensure a watertight seal
  • Air switch kit includes: Single outlet power module, 5 ft long air tube, 2.5 ft power cable, long(2.7'') stainless steel brushed nickel air switch button, set screws and strong nano-markless hook sticker
Bestseller No. 4
BESTILL Garbage Disposal Sink Top Air Switch Kit with Single Outlet, Matte Black (Long Push Button with Brass Cover)
  • BRASS COVER - The cover of air activated switch button for food waste disposer is brass constructed, with matte black finished. And the thread plug is plastic.
  • HIGH APPLICABILITY - UR certified, kitchen sink air switch kit works with any brand of garbage disposals(≤3HP).
  • HIGH SAFETY - US standards, compared to the traditional wall switch, garbage disposal air switch unit is a trend and safe choice by island installation. No power cord, No extra screws, Install without tools.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Garbage disposal button can be mounted easily to any countertop or sinktop by drilling a 1-3/8-inch diameter hole. Moreover, the 3-inch extended body allows you to install on thicker countertop with ease(but thinner than 2-1/5-inch).
  • INCLUDED - Single outlet power module, 5 feet air tube, push button, installation manual and 18-Month limited warranty.
Bestseller No. 5
InSinkErator STS-OOSN SinkTop Satin Nickel Button Dual Outlet Switch
  • DUAL OUTLET SINKTOP SWITCH: A convenient alternative to a wall switch, the stylish SinkTop Switch is air-activated, easily mounts to the sink or counter top, & enables use of both instant hot water and a disposal from a single outlet.
  • TOUCH OF ELEGANCE: This easy-to-operate switch replaces a wall switch with whose style that adds a touch of elegance to the sink - ideal for island installations. Kit includes power module, satin nickel push button, 33" power cord, 6-foot air line.
  • AMERICA'S #1 DISPOSAL BRAND: There are more American-built InSinkErator garbage disposals in homes in the USA, than all other brands combined. A full line of models means there's one right for every need.
  • FASTER, CLEANER, SMARTER: From meal prep to cleanup, InSinkErator helps make it fast & easy to keep your kitchen clean with our iconic appliances: garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers.
  • A HISTORY OF INNOVATION FOR THE SINK: We invented garbage disposals in 1927, & we're the world’s largest manufacturer of garbage disposals & instant hot water dispensers for home & commercial use.
SaleBestseller No. 6
SINKINGDOM Garbage Disposal SinkTop Air Switch Kit with Long Button,Brass Made Cover,Matte Black
  • Finish: Matte Black Sink Adapter Unit Button, Available Six Finishes, Air Switch Unit Button Match Your Faucets Style.Plating rust oil on the surface will reflect a little light.
  • Work: Air Switch Adpter for Disposals Fit in Any Food Waste Disposer, even Dishwasher.
  • Feature: Air Switch Set Button Cover is Made of High Quality Brass. There is A Drainage Hole on The Side of The Air Switch Button. Waterproof, Anti-leakage.
  • Digital: 3.20"x 3.19"x 1.97" Power Adapter, 60.00" Air Tube and 40.00" Power Cable, 3.58"x 1.25" Air Switch Adapter Button, 1-1/4"Countertop Hole at Least, 2HP, UL Certification.
  • Install: Air Activated Button Can be Easily Installed on Sink Top or Counter Top by Island Installation. Two Gaskets Provide Stable Installation.
Bestseller No. 7
Moen ARC-4200-CH/SN AMC Kitchen Products Disposal Air Switch Controller, Chrome/Satin Chrome
  • Installs into existing sink hole to operate disposer with plunger style air switch
  • Perfect application for island countertops, or where electrical switch is unavailable
  • 1/8" Air tubing size, 10' air tube length
  • 1-3/8" Mounting hole size
  • Backed by Moen's One Year Limited Warranty
Bestseller No. 8
BESTILL Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit, Brushed Nickel Sink Top On/Off Switch for Food Waste Disposer, Stainless Steel Push Button
  • Upgraded Design: Solid Brass Cover & Stainless Steel Threaded Plug for a longer lifespan. Enlarge the cover to fit larger drill holes, change to threaded structure, don't worry about falling off.
  • High Applicability: US standards, Air switch kit works with any brand of garbage disposals(≤3HP).
  • High Safety: UR certified, compared to the traditional wall switch, garbage disposal switch unit is a trend and safe choice by island installation. No power cord and there is a drain hole underneath, it can be used safely even with wet hands
  • Easy to Install: Garbage disposal button can be mounted easily to any countertop or sinktop by drilling a at least 1-1/4-inch hole. And 1.85-inch thread body is not only for stainless steel sink top, but also for thick counter top like granite, marble, quartz. Do-It-Yourself, No plumber required
  • Package Included: Brushed Nickel air switch button, single outlet power module, 5 feet long air tube, fixed screws and installation manual
Bestseller No. 9
SINKINGDOM Air Activated Switch Button for Sink Garbage Disposal Part, Brushed Nickel
  • Work: Air Switch Buttom Fit in Any Food Waste Disposer .
  • Finish: Cover is Made of Stainless Steel, Aviailable In Six Colors. Strict and Complex Coloring Technology to Ensure Durable.
  • Numbers: 3.25"X 1.25" Air Switch Adapter Button; 60.00"Air Tube; 1-1/4" Countertop Hole; Compatible Tube Size: 1/6” Inside Diameter.
  • Fixed It: Air Activated Button Can be Installed to Sink Top or Counter Top. Two Gaskets Provide Stable Installation.
  • Feature: Waterproof and Anti-Electric. There is a Drain Hole on The Side of The Air Switch Button. Prevent Water Into The Air Tube.
SaleBestseller No. 10
BESTILL Sink Top Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit with Dual Outlet,Oil Rubbed Bronze/ORB (Long Push Button with Brass Cover)
  • BRASS COVER- The cover of air activated switch button for food waste disposer is solid brass constructed, with oil rubbed bronze finished. And the thread plug is plastic.
  • HIGH APPLICABILITY - US standards, sink top air switch kit works with any brand of garbage disposals.
  • HIGH SAFETY - UR certified, one outlet is used to control the garbage disposal by air activate button, while the other for hot water dispenser or dishwasher is directly powered.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Garbage disposal button can be mounted easily to any countertop or sinktop by drilling a 1-3/8-inch diameter hole. Moreover, the 3-inch extended body allows you to install on thicker countertop with ease(but thinner than 2-1/5-inch).
  • INCLUDED - Dual outlet power module, 3-1/3 ft power cord, 5 ft air tube, air switch button, fixed screws and super strength double sided tape.

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