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InSinkErator Dual Outlet SinkTop Switch Kit for InSinkErator Garbage Disposals and Hot Water Dispensers
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InSinkErator

Dual Outlet SinkTop Switch Kit for InSinkErator Garbage Disposals and Hot Water Dispensers

  • Great alternative to a standard wall switch
  • Easily mounts to sink or countertop less than 1-3/8 in. thick
  • Includes chrome and white buttons
$51.98 /each

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Add a touch of convenience to the kitchen with the easy to reach SinkTop Switch from InSinkErator. The stylish SinkTop Switch is air-activated and easily mounts to the sink or countertop. It is perfect for island installations and works with any disposer. The unique dual-outlet design also makes it a grat power source for an instant hot water dispenser.

  • Power your disposal and hot water dispenser
  • Suitable for kitchen island installations
  • Unique two-outlet design also accommodates an instant hot water dispenser
  • Kit includes power module with cord, 6 ft. long air tube, 2 different finish buttons, and step-by-step installation instructions
  • Compatible with all disposers that have AC below the sink
  • Additional button finishes available to complement any kitchen decor
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Do you need a GFI outlet? Thanks.

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I think you'll find all garbage disposals in the US need to be protected by GFCI to meet code. Could it run without? Yes. But would it be legal? Most likely not. As JosephHDATL mentioned, there are various ways to protect the circuit. 1. Breaker. 2. GCFI under the sink. 3. GFCI "upstream". But ... #3 probably isn't relevant because nowadays all fixed appliances are typically on a separate circuit, Read More
I think you'll find all garbage disposals in the US need to be protected by GFCI to meet code. Could it run without? Yes. But would it be legal? Most likely not. As JosephHDATL mentioned, there are various ways to protect the circuit. 1. Breaker. 2. GCFI under the sink. 3. GFCI "upstream". But ... #3 probably isn't relevant because nowadays all fixed appliances are typically on a separate circuit, meaning, see #1 or # 2. Read Less
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You can use the outlet into which your disposer is currently plugged. It does not need to be GFI, but current building codes probably require that any outlets near or below the sink be GFI.
The installation does not require any wiring. You just unplug the disposer from its outlet, plug the Insinkerator Sinktop Switch power unit into that outlet, then plug the disposer into the power unit.
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August 19, 2014
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I think all of my kitchen is on a gfi power line. It would work on a regular line.
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July 28, 2014
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Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. GFI outlets are meant for bathrooms, kitchens, garages and anywhere outside that you need an electrical outlet, you may need to check your city/towns local code requirements for outlets used in bathrooms, kitchens etc. Per the unit’s requirement, it does not need to be plug into a GFI outlet. Any properly grounded outlet would work fine. If you have Read More
Hi, this is Jerica from InSinkErator Customer Service. GFI outlets are meant for bathrooms, kitchens, garages and anywhere outside that you need an electrical outlet, you may need to check your city/towns local code requirements for outlets used in bathrooms, kitchens etc. Per the unit’s requirement, it does not need to be plug into a GFI outlet. Any properly grounded outlet would work fine. If you have questions, you may call InSinkErator AnswerLine through 1 (800) 558-5700. Thank you. Read Less
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Typically, the rule is that a GFCI is needed in a kitchen. If the outlet, even a regular non-GFCI one, is wired into a GFCI, then it is protected.
In fact, any outlet wired after a GFCI will be 'slaved' off of it, and is just as sensitive as the GFCI itself.
So, you can either wire an outlet connected to a GFCI, or if one isn't there, just install one there to ensure safety.
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Can I use this for a hard-wired garbage disposal?? I've read people don't want to reach under sink cabinet to turn on disposal??

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April 2, 2013
I'm trying to replace my hard-wired garbage disposal which has a switch under the sink cabinet. Does this make it easier for me to use?? Can I use this with it?? Can I convert my hard-wired one to a plug-in one and should I if it can be done??
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This has been answered for a similar question. Basically, you would need to disconnect the hard wired disposer, add a plug to the wire that you disconnedted, remove the plug from the power unit and hard wire the power unit into the wire to which the dispose was attached, then plug the disposer cord with its new plug into the Insinkerator Sinktop Switch power unit.
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This has been answered for a similar question. Basically, you would need to disconnect the hard wired disposer, add a plug to the wire that you disconnedted, remove the plug from the power unit and hard wire the power unit into the wire to which the dispose was attached, then plug the disposer cord with its new plug into the Insinkerator Sinktop Switch power unit.
The Sinktop Switch is not meant to be hardwired, and the design is based on a disposer that is plugged into an outlet under the sink. Read Less
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This is a plug that you plug the disposal into, and then it plugs into the socket. If you have a hard wired disposal, you would have to put a plug on the power into the disposal and the plug it into the unit, and the unit into the plug.
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If you have power under the sink, it should be relatively easy to wire in an electrical plug which I WOULD recommend. Then all you would need is a power cord for the disposer and this product. So the answers to your questions above (in my opinion) are: Yes, this switch can be used; Yes, it makes it easier for you to use; Yes, you can convert your hard wire configuration and yes, you should do it. You Read More
If you have power under the sink, it should be relatively easy to wire in an electrical plug which I WOULD recommend. Then all you would need is a power cord for the disposer and this product. So the answers to your questions above (in my opinion) are: Yes, this switch can be used; Yes, it makes it easier for you to use; Yes, you can convert your hard wire configuration and yes, you should do it. You will have much less of a shock hazard from reaching a wet hand under your sink. Read Less
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you have to wire a pig tail plug to the disposal and then it just plugs into the box of the air switch, but the air switch has to be able to plug into a receptical
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This product is designed to be plugged in to a standard 110 volt outlet and then the disposal and, if you wish, an under sink water heater are plugged into the outlet(s) on this product. There is probably no reason why this product couldn't be modified to be hard wired in but it would certainly void the warranty and may not meet electrical code. It would probably be easier and safer to simply put a plug Read More
This product is designed to be plugged in to a standard 110 volt outlet and then the disposal and, if you wish, an under sink water heater are plugged into the outlet(s) on this product. There is probably no reason why this product couldn't be modified to be hard wired in but it would certainly void the warranty and may not meet electrical code. It would probably be easier and safer to simply put a plug in outlet at or near the hardwired junction box. I mounted my switch on the front of the sink cabinet just under the top surface. The installation was easy and it works fine. Read Less
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Does the switch activate both outlets? So if I have both an instant hot water and a disposer plugged, would the disposer be running to get hot water?

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According to the instructions, the dual outlet model is designed so that you can use the Insinkerator instant hot system with this switch.
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The switch operates both outlets in an alternating way - one outlet on, the other off - which makes this a perfect solution for your instant hot water... The hot water would be turned off when the disposal is running and turned back on when the disposer is off.
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the air switch has a receptical on it that you would plug the disposal into, and the air switch would plug into the receptical that the disposal was in.
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When you turn on the garbage disposal with the air switch it disconnects the second outlet then reconnects when the garbage disposal is turned off. Thus you are only drawing current for one device at a time.
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October 23, 2012
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Hello and thank you for your question. No, the disposer will not have to be running to heat water for the dispenser. The SinkTop Switch is the perfect solution for your set-up. When the switch (push button) is pressed, a pulse of air is sent down an air tube which triggers the remote switch and activates the disposer. The hot water tank heats by having a continuous source of electricity which it obtains Read More
Hello and thank you for your question. No, the disposer will not have to be running to heat water for the dispenser. The SinkTop Switch is the perfect solution for your set-up. When the switch (push button) is pressed, a pulse of air is sent down an air tube which triggers the remote switch and activates the disposer. The hot water tank heats by having a continuous source of electricity which it obtains by being plugged into the SinkTop Switch receptacle. I have included a picture to assist in visualizing your possible installation. Thank you again for your question and we hope this information is helpful to you. Good luck with your kitchen project! Read Less
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Does the Dual Outlet Sinktop Switch Kit come with three buttons in three finishes as well?

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My dual outlet came with two button finishes. Neither of these was the one I wanted, so I ordered another color at extra cost, about $18.
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Mine came with the brown brushed finish and a silver or nickel plated like plastic finish
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The product comes with chrome and white in the package. Other finishes are available for purchase online from several vendors including Home Depot.
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Mine came with two, a chrome and a white, both glossy. Switch action is very nice. You can buy other colors.
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January 5, 2012
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Hello to you and thank you for your question. The Dual Outlet Sinktop switch comes with two finish option buttons, Chrome and White. Additional finishes, including: Satin Nickel, Black and Biscuit can be ordered separately through Home Depot's website and I have included the links to those products below. If you are looking for additional finishes, French Gold, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Mocha Bronze and Matte Read More
Hello to you and thank you for your question. The Dual Outlet Sinktop switch comes with two finish option buttons, Chrome and White. Additional finishes, including: Satin Nickel, Black and Biscuit can be ordered separately through Home Depot's website and I have included the links to those products below. If you are looking for additional finishes, French Gold, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Mocha Bronze and Matte Black are available through special order in the Home Depot store. Good luck on your project! Read Less
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy solution to an inconvient problem When we moved into our new home, the switch for the disposer was under the sink inside of a cabinet. To run the disposal, you had to open the cabinet door, each under the sink, find the switch, and turn it on, then repeat the process to turn it off. The Insinkerator "sinktop" switch dual outlet is an easy solution to this inconvenience, but Insinkerator is missing a bet, because this can be a cabinet switch as well as a sink top switch. Since we had granite countertops, drilling a hole to accommodate the sink top switch would be an expensive proposition. Instead, I installed the switch on the facing of the cabinet below the sink so that it is accessible while standing in front of the sink. All this required was that I drill a 1-1/4" hole in the wood cabinet, so that I could install the switch horizontally, instead of vertically. The rest of the installation was pretty much as described in the instructions. I did leave out the o-ring and metal washer, so that the switch fits flush against the cabinet facing. I also ordered the optional oil-rubbed bronze switch to match the rest of the kitchen décor. The remainder of the installation is as simple as mounting the power unit with two screws under the sink, switching the disposer plug from the outlet to the power unit, connecting the tubing between the switch and the power unit (tube plugs in, no fittings required), and plugging in the power unit. Worked like a charm the first time. I highly recommend this switch to anyone who has a wall or undercounter switch and wants the convenience of a switch that is readily accessible without opening cabinets and / or reaching for an inconveniently located switch. March 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product is a wonderful solution for non-hard wired switched plugs! This unit operates with an air switch to operate its outlets - It comes with enough tubing to install the switch button in any convenient place close to the sink and disposer! It comes with two button styles with other options for purchase online! I'm so glad I made this purchase! October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Straight forward to install, although we we had a tight space. January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy of operation, installs quickly, and best of all works! Pros easy to plug install , if you have an outlet. Safe to operate in a wet sink. Can be located where you want it. It works and is durable. Cons: must have an existing electrical outlet. March 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best switch Wish I put this in sooner!! Much easier hitting that button then opening up the cabinet door every time to turn on the garbage disposal. October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by center island We have a sink in our center island. Brushed nickel tap set. The switch is working great and fits in well with the kitchen - had to buy the separate knob because the standard pack does not include brushed nickel. Mounted the knob on the right of the sink to encourage being away from the unit when turning on. September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Disposal switch Excellent. Works the way it's supposed to and was very easy to install. August 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad design This product gets wet and doesn't work. Poor design. Started a fire under sink for an electrical arc January 26, 2016
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