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 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
SaleBestseller No. 2
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. 3
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. 4
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: 5.43"x 2.83"x 1.81" 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, 3HP, UR 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. 5
Delta Faucet Air Switch for Disposal Gold, Air Switch for Garbage Disposal, Air Switch Kit, Air Switch Button, Champagne Bronze 72050-CZ
  • Delta Air Switches can easily be mounted to your sink or countertop
  • A decorative alternative to the light switch on the wall
  • Delta Air Switches have a second plug-in available for an additional device
  • Pairs with any garbage disposal that plugs into a wall outlet
  • For indoor use only
SaleBestseller No. 6
BESTILL Sink Top Air Switch Kit for Garbage Disposal, Brushed Gold (Long Button with Brass Cover)
  • GOOD DESIGN - The cover of air activated switch button for food waste disposer is made of solid brass, with brushed gold finished. NOT matches Delta's champagne bronze. And the thread plug is plastic.
  • HIGH SAFETY - Compared to the traditional wall switch, garbage disposal air switch kit is a trend and safe choice by island installation. UR certified.
  • HIGH APPLICABILITY - US standards, sink air switch unit works with any brand of garbage disposals.
  • 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 counter top with ease(but thinner than 2-1/5-inch).
  • INCLUDED - Single outlet power module, 3-1/3 Ft power cord, 5 Ft air tube, air switch button, fixed screws and 3M super strength double sided tape.
Bestseller No. 7
Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit Dual Outlet Sink Top Waste Disposer On/Off Switches with ABS Power Module Long Black 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.
  • UNIQUE DUAL OUTLET DESIGN - The 'Ⅱ' outlet using for the garbage disposal is controlled by the air button; The 'Ⅰ' outlet using for other devices like hot water heater or dishwasher is directly powered. Why not have one more option under your sink?
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL FOR EXTREME DURABLE & SAFETY & SECURITY - The Power-supply Cords are attested by UL for security and long-term use. Suitable for voltages from 110V to 130V. Full ABS covered power module and real stainless steel air button, never worry fade away and fall off, more elasticity and flexible.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Can be used by plugging into the socket without tools installed. 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 series, InSinkErator series, Moen series, GE series and other disposals.
Bestseller No. 8
BESTILL Garbage Disposal Sink Top Air Switch Kit with Single Outlet, Matte Black (Long Button with Brass Cover)
  • GOOD DESIGN - 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 ft air tube, air switch button and fixed screws.
Bestseller No. 9
SINKINGDOM Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit with with Long Button, Champagne Bronze (Brass Cover)
  • Finish: Matches Champagne Bonze Faucet. Color may vary due to lighting effects.
  • Work: Air Switch Set 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: 3.15"x 2.16"x 1.87" Power Module, 60.0" Air Tube, 3.58"x 1.25" Air Switch Adapter Button, 1-1/4"Countertop Hole, 2HP, UR Certification.
  • Install: Air Activated Button Can be Easily Installed on Sink Top or Counter Top by Island Installation. Two Gaskets Provide Stable Installation, do not need Screw Mounting.
Bestseller No. 10
BESTILL Sink Top Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit with Dual Outlet, Brushed Gold (Long Button with Brass Cover)
  • GOOD DESIGN - The cover of air activated switch button for food waste disposer is solid brass constructed, with brushed gold finished. NOT matches Delta's champagne bronze. And the thread plug is plastic.
  • HIGH APPLICABILITY - US standards, disposal air switch kit works with any brand of garbage disposals(≤3HP).
  • 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 counter top 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 3M super strength double sided tape.

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