There are a lot of cheaper air switches out there and I bought one of those to finish off my remodel, but it broke in a year. I have installed this air switch and it is of good quality and made by Westbrass who seem to make the higher priced air switches. The true dimentions of this product are 4 inches tall, 2' wide, and 2.5 inches deep. Be sure that you check where this is plugging in below your sink as the unit directly plugs into an outlet and some cabinet rear wall installations are moved out from the wall from the outlet. A simple plug extension should fix that. Overall very happy with the switch. I'll report back in a year.
As far as I can tell upon inspecting the Air Switch, it is as described on Overstock.com and the product arrived in excellent packaging. I will not know how well it will work until my kitchen remodel is completed. I used these switches before, they are very convenient and safer to use.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. as described
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I'vethis installed almost a year now and it's absolutly wonderful. It's sleek and modern, small and very good looking! I can't tell you how many people are intrigued when they see it and push the button...only to find out it's the garbage disposal. They are surprised when they find out! Truly love it and think it looks great in my gourmet modern kitchen!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. exceptional quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? highly accurate
This is an EXCELLENT little gadget! We recently renovated our kitchen and cut out a huge 8ft "window" in front of our sink into our living room to accommodate a bar top. As a result we have very little wall space near the sink for things like the dishwasher switch (it was put under the sink in the cabinet) and the disposal switch. This was the PERFECT solution. Much cheaper on Overstock than in your local big box store and it works great. By far one of my favorite purchases for this reno - easy to install and solved our problem!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
Great countertop addition, especially for islands.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The stainless finish perfectly matches my new stainless kohler faucet
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. no problems so far, don't expect any.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I have never used an air switch or even seen one installed. It's very cool. You push the button down and then the diposal starts running. and you push again to turn off. It is mounted directly on my sink in a second home, so I have not used it very often, but seems like it will work very well. I am pleased with it. I also bought the waste king -- VERY good buy. 350.00 at other stores and about $$$ on O.co. It is VERY quiet, the most quiet I have ever owned.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? great
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
Installation of this switch is easy and straight forward. This switch separates electrical power to the disposal from the operator since "air' actuates the disposal. This miminizes if not eliminates any chance for an electrical shock that would come from wet hands using a normal electrical switch. Install is very easy, plug in the air switch, run a small air line tube to the actuator switch which can be installed in your cabinet in front of the sink and you are done, easy as that. No wiring no fishing wires to a new switch, excellent for any new installation. Can also work with retrofit by eliminating the need for a current wall switch. Good price, good value.
We just installed new countertops in our kitchen and removed all electrical on our pensinsula. My husband had me order this to solve the no electricity issue on top of the countertops for the garbage disposal switch. I was skeptical to say the least; however I can admit when I am wrong. It works really well and is easy enough for our children to use. It looks very attractive on the countertops.