Trash Compactor Reviews
- Classic console styling
- 1/3 HP motor; 5:1 compaction ratio, reducing trash up to 80%
- Bag retainer buttons
- Side-release bin
- Drawer-open pedal
- Charcoal filter and odor-control fan
- Whisper Quiet Plus
- Under-counter design
- All-welded steel construction with zinc-coated interior
Avg. Price: $630
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- Clean Touch console
- 4-to-1 compression ratio
- Automatic antijam
- Bag retainer clips
- Tilt-away trash basket with side-release
- Touch-Toe drawer opener
- Easy Rollers installation wheels
- Quiet Pack sound conditioning
Avg. Price: $629.99
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What research says
Kitchen Aid - Architect Series II 1.4 Cu. Ft. Built-In Trash Compactor - Black Model KUCK03ITBL
Whirlpool - Gold 1.4 Cu. Ft. Built-in Trash Compactor - Stainless-Steel Model GX900QPPS
This research is derived from online surveys, owner opinions, and hands-on evaluation. First we looked at the Kitchen Aid Architect Series. Both of these models are built-in and intended for installation. The Kitchen Aid's drawer open feature differs from Whirlpool's in that you can operate the compactor as well as simply opening the drawer. Both of these units have some common features such as side releases and bag retainer clips/buttons and include trash bags.
The Kitchen Aid compactor has the added functionality of a charcoal filter and fan for effective odor control. The quality on both of these unit is strong and the Whirlpool seemed to have exceptionally rugged construnction in the compaction fixture. Both units were quiet, largely dependant on what type of trash was being compacted. The Kitchen Aid does have a higher compacting ratio. Kitchen Aid goes a step further with its all-welded steel construction and zinc-coated interior compartment.
For those concerned with appearance there is a substantial difference between the Kitchen Aid and the Whirlpool compactors. The Kitchen Aid unit is completely black, while the Whirlpool has a stainless steel finish on the majority of its front panel it does have black accents on its top and bottom.
Considerations: If you need to match the color and decor of the kitchen then the choices are made easy. If color if not important to you then the Kitchen Aid with its higher compacting ratio and welded construction are a strong attraction. Pricing on both of these unit are the same, therefore the previous considerations are really the only ones.
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