Undercounter Appliances Part 2 – The Trash Compactors
Shop Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for Trash Compactors
The trash compactor is a handy appliance that will compact your trash by a factor of 4-6 times. It’s a great way to reduce your trash footprint. Obviously, a trash compactor saves space and reduces trips to an outside trash bin. Today’s compactors come with advanced features such as deodorizers, child lockouts, and convenient drop down doors for trash removal
Trash compactors come in a standard 15″ width size (Broan discontinued their 12″ models a few years ago), and will fit nicely in standard depth cabinets. Even though they have powerful rams that compress your trash, the 1/3 hp models all work on a standard 120v. circuit. The 3/4 hp models require 220v. circuits. Depending on the brand or model, your trash compactor will have a compaction ratio of 4:1 – 6:1 and compaction force of 2,300 – 3,000 lbs.
Below is a list of the compactor brands you can find at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.
- GE Monogram
Although this blog is about undercounter appliances some brands above do offer freestanding and convertible trash compactor models.
Here’s some information on the popular Broan 15″ Elite Mode Trash Compactor:
Broan Elite Series 15BL
- Fully Integrated Trash Compactor with 1.55 cu. ft. Capacity,
- 3/4 HP Motor,
- 3000 lbs. Compacting Force,
- 6:1 Ratio,
- Manual Odor Control System
- Child Lock
- Black Door (also available in Stainless Steel and White)
Click on the link below to learn about other models available at UAKC:
For more help selecting your trash compactor or other major appliances and plumbing fixtures contact the professionals at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.
Two locations to serve you – Calabasas and Studio City:
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12050 Ventura Blvd.
26767 Aguora Rd.
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