Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.
I do not like this compactor at all. I thought about trying to return it or get credit so I could buy something else, but I did not want to take the time or trouble to deal with the problem. I needed a compactor that was "stand-alone" and as most of them are built-in, I did not have much of a choice as to what to buy. I did not realize when I ordered the compactor that it does not have a "heavy pack" switch as on the Internet photos, I could not read the switches on the outside of the machine. I need to use it at the end of a island and the back is not finished, but am certain that would be expecting too much. It did not come with a carrier for the bag inside the compactor or with an area for deodorant. I've used compactors for many years and am very unhappy .
No, I would not recommend this to a friend