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Insinkerator Waste Disposal Model 46AS

Insinkerator Waste Disposal Model 46AS

28 reviews

£119.97 (Inc. VAT)

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This model of the InSinkErator Kitchen Waste Disposal Unit Model 46 includes an air switch. An air switch is for when you want to use something other than a wall switch. It simply mounts onto your kitchen sink and the installation process to do this couldn’t be easier.

What is a waste disposal unit for?

A kitchen waste disposal unit is a handy gadget that can easily fit underneath your kitchen sink. Its main purpose is to help you dispose of kitchen waste that can’t be recycled. This includes things like chicken bones and bread crusts, the likes of which must be put into your kitchen bin. This leads to more trips to empty the bin into your outside bin, which creates more waste that will end up in a landfill. Using a waste disposal unit will cut the amount of waste you produce, freeing up your bin and sending less to the landfill, which is all good from an environmental standpoint.

A waste disposal unit works by grinding down the waste you insert into fine particles. Once all the waste is dealt with, these particles will be disposed of down your kitchen drain. It’s convenient and hygienic solution to waste disposal.

Made in the USA
1 Stage Grind

1 Stage Grind Process

This Insinkerator waste disposal unit features one stage of grinding. This process is where food is ground once before passing through drain pipes with water.

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Air Switch

Built-in Air Switch

As the name suggests the air switch uses air pressure rather than electricity to activate the unit. This, in turn, reduces the risk of potentially getting an electric shock if your hands are wet.

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980ml Capacity

980ml Grind Chamber Capacity

No need to worry about overfilling your unit as you’re covered by the Overload Protection features which ensure you can only place a suitable amount of food waste into the chamber. Saying that you have a large 980ml capacity within the grind chamber, which is more than enough!

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Insinkerator waste disposal units available

Within our expansive range of waste disposal units we've got something for all kitchens and all levels of use from the compact 46, 56 & 66 right through to the all singing and dancing 100 and 200. The chart below is a fantastic breakdown on the differences so you can choose the right one for you and find out what can go down an Insinkerator. And don't forget they're all compatible for the UK market!

Insinkerator Food Waste Disposal Comparison 2


  • An easy method for disposing of kitchen waste that can’t be recycled.
  • Grinds down the waste into fine particles that are then quickly disposed of down the drain.
  • Simple to use and easy to keep clean and hygienic.
  • Reduces waste produced in your kitchen and waste sent to a landfill.
  • Its compact size makes it easy to slot under your kitchen sink and it won’t take up much storage space.
  • A great way to help out the environment and reduce your waste footprint.
  • Includes a 2-year manufacturer guarantee for peace of mind.


  • Uses 1-stage grind technology.
  • A high-torque Dura-Drive® induction motor to provide a powerful grind.
  • Continuous feed operation with a standard grind chamber.
  • Includes an air switch for on-sink installation.
  • Fast and simple installation with a Quick Lock® mounting assembly.
  • Overload protection.

Key technical information:

  • Single phase motor.
  • Intermittent time rating.
  • The upper and lower bearings are permanently lubricated.
  • Approximate shipping weight: 7.7kg.
  • Overall height: 318mm.
  • Capacity of grind chamber: 980ml.
  • Average water usage: Approximately 4.0 litres per person per day.
  • Drain connection: 1-1/2” (38.1mm).
  • Includes a dishwasher drain connection.
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Insinkerator Waste Disposal Model 46AS

Insinkerator Waste Disposal Model 46AS

£119.97 (Inc. VAT)

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28 Product Reviews

  • Claire Bean
    5/ 5

    This is the third Insinkerator I have purchased since 1999, they do the job they are supposed to and are a handy addition to the kitchen. This was a replacement for one which had been in place for about 10 years and had developed a leak in the casing at the bottom - mechanically it was still working fine. I should have purchased the model without the air switch this time, as I hadn't realised the air switch we already have fitted from our previous one is a separate unit and not part of the Insinkerator itself, but it wasn't a problem as the air switch could be disabled on this new model and the old switch could still be used - but at least we now have the option of an alternative if our existing air switch ever breaks!

  • Chris Hanmer
    5/ 5

    This product was a compromise with my wife as I wanted a huge TV in the kitchen, I wasn’t overly excited about having one but went along with it. It installed really easily and now I don’t know how we lived without it. It will eat almost anything and eliminates having food waste in your bins stopping any nasty smells and bacteria. I would recommend anyone thinking of buying one to purchase it. Excellent product!

  • John
    5/ 5

    I wanted a bigger version, but they would not fit under the sink without moving the dishwasher or the sink. Neither was an option so opted for this version. Fitted like a glove, measurements were exactly as spec. No problem following the instructions and works great, especially with the air starter that was not on the previous model.

  • Douglas
    5/ 5

    needed to replace a worn out model. Ordered this which was the replacement for the obsolete model. This one was a little more sophisticated as it had an air switch. I found it easy to install and it works a treat. I got great advice from plumbworld too about what model I needed. Thanks very satisfied customer!

  • Douglas
    5/ 5

    needed to replace a worn out model. Ordered this which was the replacement for the obsolete model. This one was a little more sophisticated as it had an air switch. I found it easy to install and it works a treat. I got great advice from plumbworld too about what model I needed. Thanks very satisfied customer!

  • Cliff Wilson
    5/ 5

    The item was delivered fast.the insinkerator is very good to fir , I think it's good to view on Google , but all firings are great , but I suggest that you make a separate outlets, this will make it will much better Would buy again clear instructions how to use , air switch easy to fit and use ,

  • vicky rockliff
    5/ 5

    After visiting my sister in the US who has one of theses little beauties I’ve always wanted one. Just got my kitchen updated and the affordable prices from Plumbworld made my wish come true. My kitchen is now complete and no more smelly food waste in the bin for us. Thanks Plumbworld.

  • JPA
    5/ 5

    Had several of these over the years, they work well. First one with the push button which is easy to install either through a whole in the sink (some sinks come with a opposite side tap who cap that can be removed) or in the work surface if you want to drill a whole.

  • Roger
    5/ 5

    Bought to replace model45 that gave up after about 8 years of use. Dimensionally a direct replacement so a quick 15 min job to remove the old one and fit the new leaving the existing sink coupling in place. Decent price, excellent delivery service

  • Phyllida Hepworth
    5/ 5

    The new machine arrived in its box with no fuss and on time. The plumber/fitter was pleased with the make and model and it was soon fitted into the kitchen sink. I would highly recommend this product and now would not be without it.

  • Katie young
    5/ 5

    I've had insinkerators in all my kitchens and don't understand why everyone doesn't have one. There are no scraps and peelings to deal with and the bin doesn't smell. It was easy to install and is so quiet.

  • Anne Mathieson
    5/ 5

    This item arrived undamaged in good sound packaging - and very promptly. It has been fitted for me without a problem - it came with very clear instructions - and works extremely well.

  • Peter McDonald
    5/ 5

    Perfect replacement for superseded model arrived on time as promised - useful tip to installers - use a car jack as it is v heavy to lift under sink while trying to rotate into collar

  • Dan
    5/ 5

    Bought this as a replacement for my 12 year old model 45. Fitting was easy and it’s a lot quieter than the old model, I’m very happy with it and the price was very reasonable too.

  • Charles Phipps
    5/ 5

    Bought to replace our original insinkerator its a brilliant bit of kit and managed to complete changing over the units myself in about 1hr which was made easy by the instructions

  • Muzz
    5/ 5

    The updated model fits exactly the same, did not need to change any pipework. If this lasts 10 years like the one it replaced I will be very happy.

  • Miriam
    5/ 5

    Excellent product, made of high quality materials. Plenty of compliments. Defo makes the kitchen look superb without the food disposal box

  • Mark Edmondson
    5/ 5

    Really great product, chews through food waste. Was easy to install with the videos on the website, and the best price I could find

  • A McPherson
    5/ 5

    Excellent delivery service. Disposal unit has been installed and working well. Happy with the service and the product.

  • Jeanie
    5/ 5

    Really pleased we purchased this. It works perfectly. It’s noisy but that’s to be expected.

  • Susan
    5/ 5

    easy to order and fast delivery, porduct was excellent easy to fit and does what it says

  • Lukas
    5/ 5

    very good for a basic model, I think it’s worth extra money for the air switch

  • David Harris
    5/ 5

    Fast delivery and perfect solution for our needs. Would recommend.

  • Laurence Marchant
    5/ 5

    xgreat service good products and fast delivery very helpfull staff

  • Dennis
    5/ 5

    Great competitive price, Well packaged, and delivered Quickly

  • N Williams
    5/ 5

    I will defiantly use again cannot fault the service

  • Paul
    5/ 5

    Very goodprouct an am very happy with my purchase

  • Andy Riley
    5/ 5

    Easy to install, quiet unit, works well

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