The trash compactor is a time-saving appliance that can be a great addition to a kitchen remodel. If you want to minimize trips outside lugging garbage bags, the trash compactor is there to make your life easier! If you dispose of your trash yourself rather than putting it out by the curb, a trash compactor can make trips to the dump faster and less frequent. If your local waste disposal service charges by the bag (by volume), you may be able to save money with a trash compactor.
If you're interested in installing or upgrading a trash compactor, you're in the right place! In this article, we review our top three picks for the best trash compactor options for 2021. We only sell mainstream appliance brands so we chose options from KitchenAid, Whirlpool, and GE. These are all 15" wide built-in models with 1.4 cubic foot capacities.