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

SaleBestseller 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), compatible with 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 Air Switch Kit Sink Top Waste Disposal Stainless Steel 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, 3.3 ft long air tube, 2.5 ft power cable, stainless steel air switch button, set screws and strong nano-markless hook sticker
SaleBestseller No. 3
Garbage Disposal Switch, Cordless Air Switch Kit for Food Waste Disposer, Plastic Black, 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
InSinkErator STS-OOSN Garbage-disposals, Satin Nickel
  • Add a touch of elegance to the kitchen with easy-to-reach SinkTop Switch
  • A convenient alternative to a wall switch, the stylish SinkTop Switch is air-activated and easily mounts to the sink or counter top.
  • Air Switch trim cover mounts on any standard 1 3/8-in through 1 1/2-in faucet hole or drill hole
  • Perfect for island installations and works with any disposer.
  • The unique two-outlet design makes it a great power source for a hot water dispenser.
SaleBestseller No. 5
SINKINGDOM Garbage Disposal SinkTop Air Switch Kit with Long Button,Brass Made Cover,UL,Matte Black
  • Finish: Matte Black Sink Adapter Unit Button, Available Six Finishes, Air Switch Unit Button Match Black 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. 6
ANWOLL Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit-Professional,Cordless Sink Top Waste Disposer On/Off, Garbage Disposal Button, Brass Made Cover, UL Listed
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY: The garbage disposal air switch kit has obtained UL certification, which goes beyond just certifying the power cord. It is safe and durable, without worrying about potential damages or safety risks.
  • FEATURE: We have redesigned the air button to be more sensitive and durable, and it will never fade or change color
  • EXCELLENT COMPATIBILITY: It can be used with any brand of garbage disposals (≤2.5HP), and is compatible with ISE,Waste King, Moen, GE, and more.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Requires no tools. It is designed to fit perfectly into a standard sinkhole for soap dispensers with a diameter between 1 1/4" and 1 3/4". otherwise you need to drill a hole by yourself
  • HOW TO CHOOSE THE BUTTON: To better match, please select the short/2.95" or long/3.6" button based on the thickness of your countertop. In most cases, the SHORT button is used for stainless steel sink countertops, and the LONG button is used for thick countertops such as granite, marble, and quartz.
Bestseller No. 7
Air Switch Kit for Garbage Disposal, UL Listed Sink Top Air Switch for Food Waste Disposal, 3.58” Extra Long Air Button (Black Stainless Steel)
  • Excellent Solid Button: The cover of the air switch button is made of real stainless steel, corrosion resistant and durable. Excellent elasticity passes 3000 times push tests.
  • Easy to install: No tools required for most kitchen sinks with holes for soap dispenser. You can also drill a hole with diameter between 1-1/4” and 1-3/4” to fit it on any countertops.
  • 3.58” Extra Long for Any Countertop: The air switch button is 3.58” long, which fits any stainless steel sinktop and thicker countertops, like marble, quartz and granite, much wider applicable than those short 2.5” ones for stainless steel countertop only.
  • Safe and Reliable: With PAHTTO air switch kit, you can easily and safely switch on your garbage disposal even with wet hands. The power-supply cord is 18AWG and UL certified for long service time and high safety, suitable for 110V.
  • Wide Compatibility: Works well with any brands of garbage disposals (HP≤2). Widely compatible with major garbage disposal brands on the market.
SaleBestseller No. 8
BESTILL Garbage Disposal Sink Top Air Switch Kit with Single Outlet, Matte Black Long Push Button with Brass Cover, UL Listed
  • BRASS COVER - The cover of air activated switch button for food waste disposer is solid brass constructed, with matte black finished.
  • HIGH APPLICABILITY - UL Certified(E530042), kitchen sink air switch kit works with any brand of garbage disposals(≤ 2.5 HP).
  • 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 plunger allows you to install on thicker countertop with ease(but thinner than 2-1/4-inch).
  • INCLUDED - Cordless single outlet power module, air switch button, 5 feet air tube, installation manual, 30 days no reason to return/replacement and 2-Years Warranty.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Insinkerator, 73274K, Sink Top Mounted Air Switch for Garbage Disposals, Chrome
  • Note Please consult the Finish Matching Guide under the manufacturer resources to ensure proper finish match
  • Plastic air switch button
  • Order as a replacement or to change existing buttons finish
  • Requires STS-OO Air Switch Kit
  • STS-OO already comes with a Chrome and White Button
Bestseller No. 10
Garbage Disposal Air Switch Kit for SinkTop Waste Disposal with Stainless Steel Polished Short Air Button by briidea
  • New Version: Patented air button new design, stainless steel top cover, threaded construction, internal strong spring and air cover, never worry fade away and fall off, more elasticity and flexiable
  • New Power Module Design: Two 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. More compact body design, does not occupy space
  • Safety & Security: Power module is made of ABS+PC V0 fire retardant material, the US 18awg power cord is attested by UL, the air hose is made of high quality anti-corrosion silicone, which is leak-proof. All for security and long-term use
  • Installation: 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
  • Include: Single outlet power module, 5 ft long air tube, 2.5 ft power cable, short(2") stainless steel polished air switch button, set screws and strong nano-markless hook sticker

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