Summary: This unit is built cheap and intended not to last. The mechanical foot device that opens the drawer broke in a couple of years due to poor design. We made it 4 years and the motor is toast. Now its an expensive pull out trash can.
Summary: I have had my new GE trash compactor for several months now, and I am very happy with my purchase. The sleek and simple black exterior adds a sophisticated look to my kitchen, and I really love that there are no visible controls.
Excerpt: We have always had trash compactors in our house. We purchased this compactor along with other items to match in our new kitchen. It works like a champ which allows us reduce the amount of trash cans we use due to its ability to compact our trash.
Summary: Purchased 3 years ago, not used daily, and certainly not used hard..........stopped working, had the repair man out, 2 hours after he left , and a hundred dollars later.....did not work again..........will purchase another compactor, but not a GE model...........
Summary: I've rated this 3 stars because it is average all the way. The motor became problematic after just 3 years requiring frequent resets by unplugging (accomplished by cycling the breaker since the compactor was set up as a built-in. After another 8 months the motor went out completely.