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A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Trash Compactor

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Trash Compactor

Trash compactors are great for a number of reasons, including the fact that they use ram force to significantly reduce trash volume. What does this mean for you? It means that with a properly working trash compactor, you will make many fewer trips to the garbage can on the curb. There are many options out there – which is best for you? Keep reading to find out what you should consider. If you already have a unit and need it repaired or serviced, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934.

There Are Three Major Types of Trash Compactors

The first thing to consider is what type of trash compactor you want. There are three main options:

  1. Freestanding. This option has a finished top that can then be used as extra counter space. There can even be a cutting board as the top, which makes the work surface even more flexible.
  2. Under-the-counter. These trash compactors are installed between cabinets and do not have finished tops. You can get a trim kit to get a flush console look – just make sure that your measurements include this when you are choosing a size.
  3. Convertible. As the name implies, this option can be used in several ways – either as a freestanding option or an under-the-counter option.

Which of these is best? It depends on your specific needs. If you need advice, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.

Measure Carefully Before Choosing a Trash Compactor

The amount of space a trash compactor requires will vary based on the model you choose. It is essential that you take accurate measurements of the space you have in your home. Generally speaking, compactors range from 12 inches to 15 inches in width, 34 1/8 inches to 35 inches in height and 24 inches to 24 ½ inches in depth. Your options will be significantly narrowed down once you know your options.

Review the Features Available

Finally, you will want to consider what features are available and what features you want. For example, you may have options in capacity and compression force, hidden controls, anti-jam sensors, tilt sensors, removable key-know controls that prevent it from being accidentally turned on, built-in air fresheners, noise insulation to keep it from operating too loudly, toe-bar opening system, tilt-away trash baskets that make bag replacement easier, and rear rollers to make installation easy.

Do You Need Help Choosing the Right Trash Compactor?

If you are not sure which trash compactor is best for you, contact your local appliance repair company. At American Appliance Repair we are happy to discuss options and help you decide what will be the best long-term investment. Call us now at 800-640-9934 for help with all types of appliances.

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