Excerpt: This compactor looks great in my new kitchen. Only drawback I found is the foot control to operate it is difficult to access. The last one I had used a control up top that you turned with your hand and it was much easier to access and operate. So far I have had no problems with this unit and I love the way it looks.
Excerpt: If you have shopped for trash compactors, you know that they are not cheap. This one was at the lower end of the cost curve. But I was buying it to replace one that was in the house when I bought the house. The house was built in '84 and I'm sure the compactor was in the house at that time. It was a similar Whirlpool. If that one lasted 29 years before it stopped working, I was comfortable replacing it with the same though updated model.
Pros: Convenient Features, Easy to use, Sound level, Style
Excerpt: This is our 4th trash compactor we have lived in a home with a Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Jenn Aire and this Whirlpool. This is undoubtedly our worst one ever! We didn't realize it didn't have the extra-compact feature or the option to turn off the machine at the precise moment to keep the ram rod engaged. We have to empty it twice as often as the others which had either the feature or allowed you to turn off and keep it engaged.
Excerpt: With the lower front foot switch, the front cabinet is not adequately strengthened. It is tinney and very flexible. For a product of this cost a little added structure would give it a much better feel. If you are considering purchaseing this item be sure and see it in person prior to buying. Other than this it works great and has great compacting power.