Model # 15XESS

Internet #202068259

Broan Elite XE Automatic 15 in. Built-In or Freestanding Trash Compactor in Stainless Steel

Discontinued Broan

Elite XE Automatic 15 in. Built-In or Freestanding Trash Compactor in Stainless Steel

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Product Overview

Broan Elite XE compactors take convenience, hygiene and style to a new level. This compactor features a crushing mechanism with 3,000 lbs. of continual force, electronic controls, and an automatic odor control system. Our exclusive odor control system actually helps eliminate odors by neutralizing them, rotates a fresh segment into place automatically every month, and lets you know when it’s time for replacement.

  • Programmable compaction cycle for automatic compaction
  • 3/4 HP motor drives dual screw compaction system
  • Full extension ball bearing trash bucket drawer slides for smooth action
  • Trash bucket has drop down door for easy trash removal
  • 3,000 lbs. of continual compaction force
  • Automatic advance odor control system with disk replacement indicator
  • Removable key switch prevents unauthorized compaction, safety interlock prevents compaction when door is open
  • Insulated door with magnetic gasket for quiet cycling and odor control
  • Reversible doors with 170° range of motion

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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.)
Release Bin
Removable Drawer
Removable Key Lock
Trash Compactor Type
Built-In or Freestanding

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ANSI Certified,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this model panel ready? If not, do you have a model that is panel ready?

Asked by: twaadv
No, unfortunately it is not panel ready.
Answered by: Lakehouse
Date published: 2015-09-22

Are there additional parts I need to purchase?

The description says this model is free standing, which is what I need. I found a toe kick and a cutting board top on the website. Are these items necessary? There is no mention of them in the description or in any of the info provided about the product.
Asked by: mamapearl
No, there are no additional parts needed. The toe kick and cutting board are optional. You may, however, wish to purchase replacement bags (15TCBL) or odor control disks (15TCOD).
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2015-09-22

I want to know if this product will stand up to every day use, I have been looking on line at differnet compactors, and when I read the review, some

of them say, had only 6 months, has already quit working, have gotten it repaired and sitll not working. Can you buy a warranty on this product? What is the usuall shipping time, and will you deliver it to the store, or will it come directly to the house.
Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your interest in our product. The compactor can be used daily. There is a one year manufacturer's warranty on this product. We do not sell extended warranties for our product. The usual shipping time is 10-14 days. It will ship directly to your home.
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2015-09-22

When will the Broan SS trash compactor be in stock

Model # 15XESS Internet # 202068259
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, Tom. Thank you for your question on availability. We strive to have our product available at all times, however, some times the demand it high. We are expecting this to be available around December 8, 2011. I would recommend that you check on Home Depot's sites if the product is available starting this Monday (12/5/11). If demand is high again, our stock could get depleted very quickly. Thank you.
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

Elite XE Automatic 15 in. Built-In or Freestanding Trash Compactor in Stainless Steel is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expensive but does the job I purchased this in 11/10 on a promotion when I remodeled my kitchen. I installed it myself. So far I am satisfied with it as it does what it is supposed to do - compact trash. I set it to super pack at midnight when the bag gets full. A bag of kitchen waste ususally goes 3 - 4 weeks with two adults. Install was easy. The need to open the door and pull out the drawer vs. a toe kick keeps this from a 5-star review. Value can only be determined as the years go by and the appliance doesn't break. Unfortunately, I'm finding many of my appliances don't have life expentancies over about 5 years.....if I'm lucky. This is terrible for the costs This is a good unit
Date published: 2012-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The compactor is solid. The only improvement that would be nice for me is a foot opener for the bin. I like the way the catch bin opens in the front to remove the bag, as the bag is heavy if you fill as much as I have.
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed - do not buy I have owned several compactors in my life and this one although constructed fairly well, is very challenging to use. The first major issue is the garbage bin does not open and slide out with the door like most other reputable compactors. This is a challenge becuase you have to open the door, then reach down to the only 14" tall waste bin to pull it out, throw your trash inside, close the bin, then shut the door, then compact. Really? If you're looking for a good "Ab" workout then perhaps this will work great. The construction seems fairly well constructed and installation was a snap. The only other major complaint is it doesnt seem like the ram compacts nearly as well as others. Thats all I have folks. I wish I would have read this review prior to purchase. I would have stayed away.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well designed, love the capacity, but roll-out strips are a problem After 18 mos. the ball bearing strips on which the compacter glides began slipping out past the front of the drawer. The drawer still slides in and out, but the ball bearing strips continue to migrate forward. When they begin to keep the door from shutting, I break them off, but the drawer still slides. I chose this compacter over competitors because of the clean lines, the door that is separate from the drawer, and the large capacity of the compacter. The odor-absorbing disk works really well. I order replacement bags online because there is not a convenient local supplier. Soon, I'll be needing a repair for the taveling ball bearing strips.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from wouldn't buy a trash compactor next time like: looks, and storage compartment for bags features: don't use the programmable feature or auto delay and don't know why i would use them. value: i never would have purchased if i knew the cost at the time. performance: 1, now is the 3rd time the compactor has stopped working and emits a ticking sound continuously until it is unplugged. but, when i plugged it back in this time it was still ticking. i unplugged it and haven't used it a couple of months. 2. order control mechanism doesn't rotate the deodorizer. but i only use for recycle anyway. overall rating: disregarding these 2 problems it works great and cuts down on our recycle volume.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 15XESS Trash Compactor We purchased this product because of the large motor and the extra compression. Sorry, but it does not compress one-tenth what our old Jenn-Air trash compactor does. Very expensive and very disappointing.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I installed this product in a our kitchen remodel along with other appliances. In the 70 days that I put up with this compactor it worked only 6 days and no more than 2 consecutively. The limit switches would not stay set and the service technician took the product back to the shop twice. After a 12 day stay in the shop the unit came back and worked less than a full day. I finally threw in the towel and gave the compactor to the Godwill and bought another brand for which I've had zero problems.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Features - Poor Reliability The 15XESS has a great feature set and performs well. That being said, we are on our third machine in three years. The first corroded due to a Chlorine compound in the odor control disk. The second had a catastrophic failure of the compaction gearing that the appliance repair could not repair. Your organization has replaced the prior two without issue.
Date published: 2013-08-21
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