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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love It!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Compact, Compacting

    I hate taking out the trash! My handyman installed this which wasn’t a replacement and it was quite easy for him. He gutted my cabinet using a skill saw and cut 1/4 inch off on one interior side and installed an electrical outlet and the rest was plugging in and moving into place. He installed it 10 days ago and I have to had to empty it yet. Usually I have to take out garbage at least 2 times a week. It is loud, but it compacts garbage and boxes wonderfully!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Efficient but pricey

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    Pros mentioned:
    Design

    Purchased this compactor to match appliances in new home. I thought it was expensive but chose to purchase regardless. Husband is handy and was able to install himself. The unit operates well, not terribly loud or long when cycling. I find the door is a bit wobbly in comparison to an old model I owned before but not too annoying. Looks good, works well. Glad I made the purchase. Best Buy delivered quickly, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works well. Service not so great.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Compactor works great, I like the air freshener feature. Mine arrived in good physical condition, however the door was hard to close and open, there is a lot of resistance near the closing point. After a while I discovered that the tracks get closer together near the back causing the difficulty to slide. The track spacing is 11" near the front and 10.5" at the back. I tried calling for service, but KitchenAid doesn't have their own service team, they contract with a local company. The local company did not show up for the scheduled service and did not return my phone calls. I sure hope this lasts a very long time...

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Updated model not as good as the old version

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    This compactor replaced an older Kitchenaid one. It's good, but the hidden controls make it more difficult to use. For example, when it's in compress mode, you can't open it until you run it once. With the old one, with the controls on the front, you could switch it from compress to normal and not have to run it first. In addition, the starter on the old one was on the front control panel and was easy to turn on. With the new one, you have to kick a tab at the bottom and if you don't have your shoes on, it can be difficult. As far as the actual trash compaction, that seems the same, it's just the lack of controls on the front that makes this one a little more difficult to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    1:5 compaction ratio!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
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    Everyone involved with my kitchen remodel was surprised that I chose to include a trash compactor. The compaction ratio that this trash compactor offers is one of the best for the price. Trash doesn't go out every day because it attracts bear and other animals in the area where we live.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good build quality

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I bought the compactor to replace my old one. The old one had a problem with the foot lever to open it. The metal ripped completely through the hinge making it impossible to fix. This Kitchenaid has the same style of foot pedal but the metal is much better. Compactors are overpriced!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product for our remodeled kitchen

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    We are enjoying the great products from our Palm Desert Pacific Sales Store. Our sales person, Bonnie was great and the store manager was fantastic in assisting in our purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    works but does not look good

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    We have several Kitchenaid appliances and this product replaced our older compactor. I wish I wouldn't have. We only replaced it so it would match our new refrigerator and dishwasher. The stainless steel on this product is horrible - not sure if it's only mine or if it's a problem for others . I don't know why they don't make it in a "printshield s/s" like they do the fridge and dishwasher. If any spot (water) gets on the compactor it is there to stay! I had to stop hanging a hand towel on the bar because the water spots are impossible to remove. Would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far so good BUT not whisper quiet at all

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    Pros mentioned:
    Set up

    Its been about 2 months and we love it - easy install and really does its job compacting the garbage. i used to take 4-6 bags to the curb in two or three cans every few days.....now its literally one or 2 of these compacted bags all in one trashcan. I get the special bags from lowes (you cant use reg kitchen bags). BUT the unit is not whisper quiet at all - its quite loud - but only when compacting - meaning when you press it on it's loud going down then back up again...not loud 24/7....just for those 20 seconds it's being used.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    More useful than we thought

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    My family of 5 emptied out a kitchen trash can daily. But having this, we now have one a week. We have a trash can for food scraps, and this for everything else...now our family's trash can fit in one, smaller 40gal trash can every week. We could probably do even better, too, if we really wanted to, since it has the extra pack feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best trash compactor

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    The drawer is super smooth and easy to open and close.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome

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    This is a really great trash compactor! I like the fact that it has a really sturdy handle in front. It’s really quiet in the compactor mode. My husband takes the bag out and he says it’s easy to take out and put in the new one. I really like the foot opening, it works so great. You barely have to push it down the get it open. I’m so happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Appliance

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
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    Have used this compactor for two years now - no problems and no regrets for purchasing it. Saves trips out to the trash barrel and saves room in the landfill.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice product

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    This unit is for a panel to be installed on front to match existing cabinets, It would be helpful if they sold a panel frame kit to go with the product. This was a replacement unit for one that was 15 years old, we used the old frame kit from the original and attached it to the new unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It takes garbage and makes it smaller

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This was a replacement of a very old compactor. It does squish things down very well. I wish it had an indicator of when it was in "solid compact" mode other than the door simply not opening. It would have been nicer to have a little panel at the top saying that, and replacing the big button at the bottom to turn it on. Mechanically it seems strong and effective.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great trash compactor.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Replaced another brand. This one is much nicer and the SS finish looks great and matches our other Kitchenaid appliances. If you like using a trash compactor this is a real nice one. Bags are very cheap to buy at Costco unlike our other brand.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Horrible

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

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    Don't buy it. It came not closing right. We had to lift it to close right. It was rough from the beginning. Within 2 weeks it started making weird noises and then just stopped working. The repairman came out and said it needs new rails, new bin, they are bent, new motor, it is burnt out and new wiring harness. Oh and they are on back orderer hopefully in a month we will get the parts. When they come in (sent to my home) I have to call and make an appointment to come out and rebuild it. I have had it 2 months. Terrible product and even worse considering how much it cost! Don't buy it.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great trash compactor

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    This unit looks great and it’s replacing an older KitchenAid unit I have because I’m remodeling my kitchen. The last one I have was trouble free and hope to get the same experience with this unit. The unit looks great and appears to be well constructed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really Works

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

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    This compactor is great and it works very well compressing far better than our last compactor.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    works great

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    It is a great compactor that can crush trash to death

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    I would recommend this to a friend