Not quite as sturdy as the 25 year old Kemore it replaced. I guess they don't make appliances like they used to! I do have to admit this was the cheapest model and it does what it is supposed to.
I bought this yesterday. I had an earlier model that lasted about 4 years,and when it died i bought this one. I usually pay attention to the reviews,but in this case not enough. One review stated that it doesent compress. As i had an earlier model.i figured that this person just didnt know how to use it,so i bought it. The ram goes down to compress,but as soon as its down it comes back up. The garbage doesent compress well this way. The other one had a ram that stayed down,compressing the garbage until you pushed the button to send it back up. I got all upset,and ready to send it back,but realized that at the bottom of the cycle if i pushed the off button the ram would stay down compressing the garbage until the on button was pushed. Doing this the **** thing works great,and i am keeping it. If you dont do it as i have listed, dont buy one of these as i guess as some of us have reviewed,they dont work correctly
Door does not close properly, does not open by itself when stepping on the release. Feels very cheaply made. The older one we replaced was much better before it died)
The way the make trash compactors now compared to the original one is alarming. This trash compactor feels cheap. The door doesn't sit right and it rattles. It is a compactor button with a compacting option...you have to stop it just at the right time to really compact.
A weeks worth of trash in one bag with 7 people at home. We were rarely able to get all the trash into the one barrel provided by the town, prior to the compactor. We also recycle.
...I would want black appliances, but they look stylish and upscale enhancing the appearance of our kitchen overall. (But beware) they may inspire your spouse to do a complete remodel, not just an upgrade, lol! We started with a refrigerator that desperately needed replaced. With our (shoppingmyway) discounts and using our Sears card (12 mo. same as cash) we saved enough to purchase a dishwasher (which my wife has never had, not counting me) but we are installing the dishwasher where the old 1960's range was and installing the new gas range (which started all of this) where the old refrigerator used to be. that left us with a 16" gap to fill in cabinet space, which led to the trash compactor (15"). That is leading to a new coutertop as well (gasp) but hey...happy spouse, happy house!!!
Doesn't compact very good, built cheap. This compactor lasted 2 days after the one year warranty. The motor burned up.
Poorly put together. Top does not go down on bottom part. Called
Store. All they said was SORRY!
Was looking to replace my trash compactor that had died several years earlier, but could not find one in the almond (off white) color. found this one in the store when browsing for refrigerators. Paid $20 more to have it delivered (we live 60 miles from closest store), the delivery was on time, and the unit fit perfectly. Love the automatic opening devise when my hands are full, very quiet, and completes my kitchen.
This is the biggest disappointment I have ever had in a home appliance! It's flimsy and doesn't compact all the way. It lowers only about 12-18" and with very little pressure so there is never evidence of crushing at all. It's a waste of space. Don't buy this!
I get upset every time I use it...I wish I kept my old GE. It lowered all the way down and even had a "hold" setting to keep it lowered. It was much heavier than this one. It was getting old and noisy but I'd gladly take it back after using this one.