A trash compactor is just a freestanding unit that you just plug-in. It produces an immense force which converts your eight trash bags into one, so instead of taking the trash out every day, you can easily pass a week depending on the size of the family.
We have listed for you the top best trash compactors which you can buy today.
10. Krushr Trash Compactor ($219.00)
This high-grade stainless steel trash compactor comes with a T-bar style handlebar. This compactor is quiet in operation, enables you to segregate the recycling waste and offers a neat and convenient solution for the environmentally conscious consumer.
9. Kenmore Elite Trash Compactor ($940.29)
This unit by Kenmore Elite is a stainless steel trash compactor which reduces your waste to 80% less than the original. With the toe bar opening drawer, you can open and close the drawer quickly even when your hands are full with stuff. The 1.4 cubic capacity provides enough space to compress bulky items. The side release allows this compactor to be emptied from the side to avoid spilling and back strain. The compactor gives a seamless modern look to your kitchen and measures 15 inches in width and is 24.75 inches deep. It also has adjustable legs and odor control system.
8. Broan Trash Compactor ($1544.68)
This 15 inches programmable trash compactor comes with one odor disk (good for six months)and three fitted trash cans. The 300 pounds force allows a 6:1 ratio and the 1.55 cubic foot trash bucket holds 30 lbs. of trash. A dedicated 15-ampere circuit is recommended, and a 3/4 HP motor drives dual screw compaction system. An antimicrobial protective coating insulates the door, and a magnetic gasket allows for quieter recycling.
“I purchased this compactor about four years ago. I had a Broan compactor before that lasted me about 20 plus years. It was a pretty simple design and the only problems I had been with worn sprockets that were easy to replace. The Broan 15XESS is a more complex machine. Larger, heavier and programmable. I don’t bother with the programming options outside of the clock. If I want to compress something, I do. It works perfectly for me. Never had a problem with anything going out. It’s easy to load and unload. It compresses well. I have a family of 4, and we feed several times a day, and a bag lasts us about a week before we take it out. That brings me to my only complaint. The compactor bags are rather pricey. The old Broan compactor could use cheap generic bags. The only bags I’ve found that fit Broan makes the 15XESS. Looking at the bags offered by makers of other 15″ compactors are expensive too oh well.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Trash Master Trash Compactor ($49.95)
This manual trash compactor with lever design multiplies the little force exerted by the user. This trash compactor is lightweight and easy to use and fits most wheeled trash bins. It can increase the capacity of trash bin as much as 40% and is constructed from galvanized steel components and is 100% recyclable. It is easy to store and environment-friendly.
“This compactor uses the basic premise of a fulcrum, in this case, the handle/hinge of the garbage can. It takes a couple tries to find the best spot to push on the trash (just behind centre). But when crushed properly I have been able to reduce the overall volume by about a third, letting me add in additional bags and keep the can fully closed…helps keep out the racoons!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Whirlpool Trash Compactor ($1215.73)
This 15 inches stainless steel trash compactor has an automatic anti-jam function and compact waste by 75%. It has fully integrated controls for simpler functions and measures 5W x 24D x 34.125H inches. The toe-opener makes things easier when your hands are full.
5. Gladiator Trash Compactor ($809.95)
This Gladiator’s modular garage trash compactor has an auto anti-jam function and a 1/3 HP motor. It can have wheels for easy portability and 1.4 cubic feet capacity. With a 4:1 compression ratio and touch toe drawer opener, it is relatively simpler in operation and trouble-free in compacting.
“Running a home business, I have a lot of trash, and I exceed the town trash limits regarding some trash bags for the garbage collectors. I averaged 10 42 gallon trash bags (sometimes up to 14bags) a week, and the town limit is five bags. My option was to pay $4 per extra bag or get a trash compactor. I got the Gladiator and what a terrific investment! Now my trash is average three bags, tops four bags. I am very pleased. Easy to use and it works.“ – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. GE Trash Compactor ($1060.35)
The GE fully integrated trash compactor comes with a 2300 lb force and 1/3 HP motor. The drawer is removable for easy washing and has automatic anti-jam functionality. It has 1.4 cubic feet capacity and upfront electronic temperature controls.
3. Household Essentials Trash Compactor ($139.00)
The manual trash compactor comes with a soft touch foot pedal for opening and silent, slow close lid. The locking device holds the cover. Moreover, the unit boasts a capacity of 40 Liters. 10 or 13-gallon trash bags, measures 25.5 inches high, 16 inches wide, 13.5 inches deep. It not only saves time but also, money and is fingerprint proof.
“I just hate taking the trash out and wanted a trash compactor but didn’t want to spend the money on one. I also didn’t have a place to build one in. This is a pretty great option. It does compact and has significantly reduced the number of times we have to empty it. Love that it uses ordinary bags. Thought odour may be an issue but have had it a month and no issues. Very simple to use. Highly recommend it.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Kenmore Trash Compactor ($815.29)
Kenmore’s 1.4 cubic feet stainless steel trash compactor is constructed of welded steel and zinc-coated interior. The release bin is made on the side to avoid spills, and with the toe-bar opener you can open and close the compactor quickly, even if your hands are full. The tap touch electronic controls are easily accessible, and it reduces four trash bags to one.
1. Whirlpool Trash Compactor ($946.23)
This unit is a smart portable 15 inches trash compactor. It allows hands-free operating mechanism and has fully integrated controls for quicker and easier operation. The whole unit measures 5W x 24D x 34.125H inches. It has a capacity of 1.4 cubic feet and opens on the touch on your feet/toe. The Quiet Pack sound conditioning muffles the motor noise.
“We have had two whirlpool compactors in the last 15 years and are about to get our third. We love them. They do not last as long as our other kitchen appliances but are real workhorses. We have learned that it is usually not worth repairing them as they are not hugely expensive to replace. Also, the time we save by using them is HUGE. We empty them maybe once a month. We do not put any food products in them only blank paper (which is a large part of our trash).” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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