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KitchenAid - 1.4 Cu. Ft. Built-In Trash Compactor - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Updated model not as good as the old version

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    NVus
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good BUT not whisper quiet at all

    Posted
    Harvey
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    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

    Efficient but pricey

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    TxGigi
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Trash compactor

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    jj833777
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    This is a beautiful stainless steel compactor. It has a fan and charcoal filter to reduce odor. It also opens from the side making it much easier to pull the bag out especially when it’s heavy. All controls except foot pedal is located inside the unit making it more difficult for children to play with it. My 3 year old grandson loved to push the compactor button on the old one. He thinks this one just doesn’t work. It’s a great compactor with a sleek look. We love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not as powerful as previous models

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    bill
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    I replaced my old kitchenaid compactor again, 3rd one in 16 years. This time there were changes, the solid compact switch was moved from the outside to inside (good choice makes it cleaner looking), start switch was moved from a key outside to a foot pedal also good choice but the solid compact is not as powerful as before. It has trouble crushing a soda can but, most of the competition is the same. Still the best of a weak group. Not sure it's worth the price any more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It takes garbage and makes it smaller

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    Cliff
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Fancinanci
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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

    More useful than we thought

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    topdog
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid product

    Posted
    dmc1
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    Does a great job compacting and looks great. This replaced my old KitchenAid compactor which lasted 13 years. However, I prefer the controls to be on the outside like they were in my original model but there is no such option this year which makes it slightly harder to use (esp since you cannot see without opening it whether it is in solid mode).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defective unit...

    Posted
    FlyingPuck
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    I purchased this to complete a kitchen full of Kitchenaid appliances but it was flawed from the very start. Kitchenaid sent out a repairman a couple of days later who could do nothing to remedy the problem, so it's replacement had to wait another week (through the Christmas holiday party we had) so it was a major inconvenience. I'm hoping it's replacement does not have the same flaw.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Posted
    background
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great trash compactor

    Posted
    Cagolden
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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    High Expectations

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    Templeton
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    I had high expectations and looked forward to making this KitchenAid trash compactor part of my new suite of kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, my order was back-ordered and then cancelled by Best Buy as unavailable. The search is on for a retailer who can get their hands on one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but could be quieter.

    Posted
    Mark
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    Looks great, very smooth to open and close, foot activation makes it easy. But I'd hoped for a quieter operation. It replaced a 25 year old compactor but the difference in noise was not as much as we hoped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Trash Compactor

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    Boris
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    Not worth the money but neither are all the other trash compactors I checked out. Hoping to experience longer life with this compactor based on reputation and seemingly better made. Only time will tell which is why this review is premature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 3rd garbage compactor, last two GE,But lasted t

    Posted
    imax773
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    I can tell already I made a great choice at BEST BUY with my new 3rd garbage compactor, last two GE,Only lasted less than 2 years each. Better warranty,better looking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice compactor, very quiet right out of the box

    Posted
    MotoMan
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    Easy to install, quiet in operation. Drawer mechanism seems a little flimsy. All-in-all a nice appliance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the foot pedal.

    Posted
    thorns
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    Love the foot pedal. It makes it so easy to operate the packing feature without touching the compactor when hands are dirty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally worth it

    Posted
    Tony
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    Easy to install, dimensions were right on so it fit great, quiet compacting, I went from taking the garbage out daily to once a week now. Totally worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Trash compactor extraordinaire

    Posted
    Leroy
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    This model is more efficient and easier to use. It is very quiet but disappointed they did not offer in the stainless black

    I would recommend this to a friend