Broan Elite Trash Compactor - Black-15BL - The Home Depot
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Model # 15BL

Internet # 202068261

Elite Trash Compactor - Black

Broan Elite Trash Compactor - Black

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Model # 15BL

Internet # 202068261

Broan Elite trash compactors simplify waste containment and removal. A full-swinging, reversible door opens to an easy-to-clean compartment and a full-extension trash bucket. Its simplified control panel requires just two settings to start the process. Turn the activation key, close the door and touch one button. That’s it. Removing the compacted bag is easy, too—lower the bucket front and slide the bag forward to the floor. There’s no more lifting over the side. Broan Elite compactors also use our exclusive six-month odor control and neutralizing system. Rotate the dial once a month and a fresh segment is ready to work.

  • Compact the equivalent of six (6) 13 gallon trash containers into one bag
  • Trash bucket has drop down door for easy trash removal
  • Full extension ball bearing trash bucket drawer slides for smooth action
  • Removable key switch prevents unauthorized compaction, safety lock prevents compaction when door is open
  • This item does not qualify for the Major Appliance Delivery & Haul Away or Installation Services

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
21.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
34.125 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
14.875 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Appliance Type 
Freestanding Trash Compactor 
1.55 ft 
Color/Finish Family 
Horsepower (hp) 
3/4 hp 
Product Weight (lb.) 
165 lb 
Release Bin 
Removable Drawer 
Removable Key Lock 
Trash Compactor Type 
Freestanding Only 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified,CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does It's Job I've had my appliance for 3 months now. I chose Broan because it's ram power far exceeded that of other brands. If you're gonna buy a trash compactor, you might as well get a powerful one, or what's the point? Mine is free-standing in the uninsulated garage, so a foot pedal is not an issue. I can crush a good 4 kitchen (13-gal) garbage bags into one compactor bag. It's rated for 6, but that must assume that you're crushing nothing but tissues. It's much quieter than I expected after reading other reviews. I did not put it on it's own circuit, as is recommended, & I haven't tripped the circuit yet. If you consider that trash compactors are pretty much "no frills" machines, & all you expect it to do is crunch garbage, then it will serve you well. My only complaint about the unit is that when the drawer is fully open, the machine is tippy. I have pulled it off of it's rear legs a few times. I'd like it better if it was weighted in the back, like a good file cabinet, so that it didn't pull forward. This would not be an issue in an under-counter installation. Overall, the whole point was to reduce the number of trips I have to make to take my garbage can to the curb for pickup, as our driveway is looooong & steeeeep. In the winter, when ice & snow are issues, this appliance will allow me to pick & choose what kind of weather I have to take the can out in. If I had to choose again, I'd still pick this unit. It's a brand I can trust, it has more power than any others, & it's quiet, considering what it's actually doing. January 2, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Braun Elite Trash Compactor. The Braun Elite Trash compactor is so much better than ones I have bought previously. Hold much more trash and seems to compact better than the 1/3 horsepower models. I think it's worth the extra money for the extra horsepower. Trash bags are a little too expensive. October 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful compactor This is the third compactor I've owned and the most powerful. It is also the best. It functions beautifully. Mine is free standing so I got the kickplate to keep it from tipping. The only downside is the cost of the compactor bags which are a little pricy. But the bags never rip, tear or fall down inside the compactor bin as other bags do from time to time, so I guess you get what you pay for... October 8, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by would not buy compactor without foot pedal guides on side of machine don't work well.... difficult to pull all the way out for bag changing. August 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It's OK but... The 'stomper' the heavy 'foot' that compresses the trash does not compress it very much. It does some, but the compactor we had in the past really STOMPED the trash. The bags are a special size (almost square), so we think we have to comtinue to buy these expensive bags. The handle is rounded from side-to-side on the front door. We put our unit against the wall (the last cabinet location), and we have problems fully opening the door to open the trash area. So be careful if you are installing against a wall. Also, you have to open the outer black door THEN pull open the trash area to be able to drop your trash into the bag -- 2 steps just to throw out trash. It works OK, and is quiet. August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A Trash compactor is a rich mans appliance. What I mean by the Review Summary is you really don't need one of these. It's certainly not as important as a refrigerator. As far as why I bought one is because my wife has had one in most of the homes she has lived in and this is the third while we have been living together. I like this compactor the most out of all the rest, I love the door you must open and close, It's definitely more powerful, I love the lower gear that compacts the trash an extra 15% when you change it. My wife and I now throw out the garbage every 2 weeks due to this new toy and that's due to the fact that we must throw out recyclables. There's even a safety switch that turns the power off if the kids come over and the smell eradicator is great, if you should throw out some food by mistake this eradicator covers the smell perfectly.and as far as the big appliance stores not delivering this purchase you can always buy one like I did from a small Mom & Pop store . The price is higher but they take away the older appliances they hook up everything and clean up after themselves. You can also get extended warrentys and no interest payments if you choose. January 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good This is the third trash compactor I've had. It is more powerful than the others but don't think it compresses 6 to 1 as advertised. It's more like 3 or 4 to 1. It was somewhat difficult to add the lower front piece to make it free standing. It has the most powerful motor of all the compactors offered and does a pretty good job. One drawback is having to open the door and the drawer when you have a handful of trash. My other compactors only had a drawer to open. The bags for this unit are expensive which is a negative. All and all I still am happy with this purchase. July 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed Save your seven hundred plus dollars and put your foot in the can this does not compact any better than that. The guys who delivered it didn't even want to carry it in the house they tried to leave it in my drive way if I would have known how lame it was I would have had them take it back. December 12, 2010
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