Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rudi Compactor Review
The overall quality of the appliance is good. The interlock actuator could be re-engineered. We have had to replace it after having the appliance for only a month. Other than that the compactor works well.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wyogirl13 Makes a difference
I bought this product because where I live we don't receive garbage service so it makes such a difference of storing the bags until I get to the garbage dump.
October 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tddcharles dont buy this model
We love our suite of Electrolux appliances except for this one. Have had numerous problems and repairmen can't seem to fix it. Besides that the design of this model is unlike any compactor I have seen. No foot pedal so you have to physically open door with hands then grab drawer and slide it out. Not good when hands are full or dirty with trash! Compactor broke after about three months and repairman has replaced everything he says should fix it but still not working. Electrolux has been good so far but stay away from this model and choose professional model.
August 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bostycutah Not User Friendly but Quiet
I have had this for 6 months now and have owned many other compacters before. This one is not user friendly at all. The first and biggest issue with it is that it requires TWO steps to open it. The first is that you have to open the door (using your dirty hands with trash) and the 2nd is that you have to then pull out the trash canister (again with dirty, full hands). Then you have to push it all back in with dirty hands. The 2nd issue is that opening it conflicts with the other cabinets around it. So, you can't open the drawers or doors next to the compacter because the door swings open in front of it. ALWAYS have a conflict with this! Lastly, the trash compacter bags are a special and very expensive purchase and don't even have 4 corners to tie together like less expensive over the counter bags have. If I had done my research I would have never purchased this but now I am stuck with it. I will say that it is quieter than other models I have had and it does compact fine enough but those positives don't make up for it's shortcomings. Just get something else.
May 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by avidreader Very disappointing
While this is an attractive appliance, it is quirky....often times it gets jammed and it is a pain to unjam it. Beyond that the bags and the compact odor control disc are almost impossible to find for purchase. My original disc which came with the new compactor never worked. When I called Electrolux I was told I could purchase a replacement for $39.95! The bags are almost $2. each...for over 30 years I had a Kitchenaid compactor which never jammed and never emitted odors and it only used a washable filter. Now these two items are available for purchase ONLY online. With the Kitchen Aid compactor the bags were easily available and they did not have to be specific to the brand. I wish I had known this information prior to purchase. While Home Depot sells the Electrolux compactor it does not carry the necessary accessories! This is unacceptable.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Wouldn't be without one!
We have always had a trash compacter in our homes. The Electrolux model is great! It is amazing to see how well and compact the trash can actually get! Also, the stainless steel is easy to keep clean.
May 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rosie Trash Compactor
I purchased all new electrolux appliances expecting top of the line equipment for the price I paid. The trash compactor broke within the first 3 months. It had to be uninstalled and taken back to the shop for repair. It still will not compact a tissue box it is nothing more than an expensive garbage can. The refrigerator makes all kinds of noise and does not make enough ice for more than 3 glasses of drink. The double ovens are fine but the dishwasher does not effectively clean dishes unless it is set on heavy. What a disappointment.
February 12, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sue disappointed
completely remolded my kitchen and this is the compactor i selected and it is awful compared to my old one. the side door does not work with the rest of the cabinets it does not compact well and i am just finding out i must have to order your bags because none of the over the counter i bought for my previous compactor will work. i wish i could send it right back to you!!!
November 12, 2012