Trash compactors have been around for a number of years. Whether it’s one under your sink at home, in a restaurant, or behind a building, they can really help in a number of areas.
Here are a few brands that make solid at-home or business trash compactors. When I say business, I really mean a quick serve restaurant like McDonald’s or Raising Cane’s.
Table of Contents
We’ll go over the kitchen trash compactor brands first, summarized in the table below.
|Brand||Width (in.)||Compaction Ratio||HorsePower||Price||Where to Buy|
|KitchenAid||15||5:1||1/3 HP||$1664||Home Depot|
|GE||15||4:1||1/3 HP||$1034||Home Depot|
|Whirlpool||15||4:1||1/3 HP||$1124||Home Depot|
|JennAir||15||5:1||Not provided||$1,899||Best Buy|
KitchenAid Home Trash Compactor
This compactor from KitchenAid is highly rated at 4.3/5 stars from 495 different reviews.
It allows you to reduce your trash volume by up to 80%, which is pretty awesome. In addition to that, it comes with an odor management system that keeps your kitchen smelling good.
There’s a 1/3 HP motor to really crunch all the garbage down, that’s really nice. The waste reduction ratio is 5:1, meaning you can fit the amount of garbage that would fit into 5 trash bags into 1.
Not only is that more convenient since you don’t have to take out the garbage as often, but it’s better for the environment with fewer plastic bags going into landfills.
GE 15-inch Model
This kitchen trash compactor will work really well under your counter and fit right in. It has hidden controls, which really give it a gorgeous appearance.
It has 1.4 cubic feet capacity, providing plenty of room for waste items or recyclables. The 1/3 HP motor will do an awesome job compacting your garbage.
There’s a removable key lock that provides some added safety so no one can get into the drawer during use. The last thing you want it a hand to get squished!
A couple other notable features:
- Removable drawer
- Automatic anti-jam
- Toe pedal opener
- Rear wheels
The approximate dimensions are 35 in. H x 12-7/8 in. W x 24 in. D
Limited 1-year entire appliance warranty on this trash compactor.
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