The main benefit of a trash compactor is that it allows you to save a trip when taking out the trash, along with allowing you to save up bin space whenever needed. At the same time, a trash compactor is very environmentally-friendly, as it enables you to save up on plastic bags. Having said that, we should point out that not all trash compactors are built to the same standards, which is why you would do well to do some research before making any sort of purchase.
Fortunately for you, we already took the time to scout the market in search of the best trash compactors and we believe to have found the very best. So without further ado, here are the ten best trash compactors money can buy.
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10Trash Master Manual Trash Compactor
Like the name suggests, this is an entirely manual trash compactor, one that uses a lever to push down the trash bag to the desired size. Lightweight and easy to use, the main reason why this compactor enjoys the popularity it does is because of how conveniently ergonomic it is. We say this because this compacting system can fit virtually any trash bin and because it enjoys a galvanized steel construction that makes it entirely recyclable.
9Generic Stainless Steel Rectangular Trash Krusher
This particular compactor from Generic features a removable plastic bin liner and fits 13-gallon plastic trash bag liners of any kind. It also features a step bin foot operated mechanism with a soft-close release system to make it easier to control. Due to its 55% stainless steel / 45% resin construction, you can expect this surprisingly lightweight compactor to last you a whole lot longer than most trash compactors out there.
8Krushr K024 Panel Required Compactor
With its energy efficient hyper crush mode, this trash compactor offers some truly great value for the money. It also features removable legs that can extend up to one inch each, allowing you to increase the unit’s height if needed. Interestingly enough, this device can also accommodate custom fit bags that enable you to keep the interior as clean as possible without the use of any additional tools.
7GE GCG1500RBB Profile 15″ Trash Compactor
Capable of developing no less than 2,300 lbs of compacting force, the GE GCG1500RBB is definitely one of the most powerful trash compactors out there. This ingenious machine also benefits from a removable drawer and from an automatic anti-jam feature along with upfront electronic temperature controls for good measure. At the same time, this compactor enjoys quite a stylish design, one that will help it fit into any kitchen theme.
6Broan 15SSEXF Elite Trash Compactor
What makes this compactor stand out is the fact that it comes equipped with both Type E/F and Type G cord sets, which means that you can install it almost anywhere with relative ease. Not only that but it also features full extension, ball-bearing drawer slides that allow you to pull the bucket entirely if needed. Interestingly enough, this device also has an odor control system and several pre-programmable features to choose from.
5KITCHENAID Fully Integrated Undercounter Trash Compactor
Thanks to its charcoal filter, this compactor from KitchenAid offers much more efficient compacting features to choose from than most compactors out there. It also benefits from satin glide rails which give it the capacity to accommodate virtually any type of bags. What’s more, this fully integrated under counter trash compactor can fit into almost any counter, a versatility that recommends it for anyone who has a modern kitchen.
4Whirlpool TU950QPXS Undercounter Trash Compactor
This particular under counter trash compactor from Whirlpool benefits from an automatic anti-jam function among a wide variety of other equally interesting features. Among them, the capacity to compact trash by up to 75%, fully integrated controls, and a sturdy frame with a stainless steel finish. You will also notice that it uses almost half the resources a lesser compactor would use.
3Broan 15WH Elite Trash Compactor
With a potency of up to 3,000 lbs of continual compaction force, this device has to be considered one of the strongest ever made. It also benefits from a six-month, manual advance, odor control system, a system that can be programmed to keep track of your compacting pattern. It should also be said that it benefits from full extension, ball-nearing drawer slides that enable you to pull the bucket all the way out of the unit when loading or unloading it.
2Household Essentials Trash Krusher Manual Trash Compactor
Thanks to its simple manual trash compacting receptacle design, this compactor can very well be considered a lot more practical than a few much more expensive devices. Speaking of how practical it is, let us point out that it has a soft-touch pedal that enables you to access the compactor with ease. It also has a locking device that holds the lid open for as long as you see fit, a feature that works very well with the device’s bag locking mechanism.
1Gladiator GACP15XXMG Modular Garage Trash Compactor
There is perhaps no better trash compactor out there than Gladiator’s GACP15XXMG Modular Compactor, at least not in terms of practicality. Equipped with an automatic anti-jam feature, this compactor will ensure that you won’t experience any delays when performing compacting tasks, no matter how big the job may be.
Furthermore, this compactor enjoys a 4 to 1 compaction ratio, an impressive ratio that it owes to its 1/3 horsepower motor. Last but not least, this compactor has casters for easy mobility and a design that helps it fit into any environment.