Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 67
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobLV Looks Great and Works Much Better Than Expected
Purchased unit as replacement for broken 7 year old JennAir compactor. Maytag compactor was very easy to install and compacted trash as expected, The Solid Pack feature I believed to be a gimmick but when my wife and I started using the Solid Pack feature, we quickly found that we could fit much more refuse into a single bag, reducing the number of compactor take-out-the-garbage/rebag cycles by half or more. We found that the odor reduction feature is a little noisy and not really useful, so we turned it off using the front panel switch . Overall, a great value for a compactor at this price that looks great and works extremely well.
July 4, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by abusymom Good value
I bought this compactor to replace an expensive solid stainless steel compactor that only lasted 3 years. The compactor door is very light, and with the black plastic pieces it is not as attractive as the much pricier compactors. I bought this for the value and the reputation of Whirlpool. It works great. And I love the air filter feature on this model. I would buy it again. Home Depot delivered this to my kitchen for no extra fee. I had to open the box and plug it in which was very easy, and a bargain compared to the department store's charge for delivery and installation.
December 18, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by therunningneighbor I haven't had it long enough to talk about reliability, but based on what I have seen so far I am very happy with the unit.
I have always had bad luck with compactors and swore I'd never get another one. However, eventually I was worn down by my wife and she purchased the Maytag. It seems relatively well made, in a week we now use about 1/3rd the containers/barrels in taking our trash to the curb. I like the plastic bags, haven't had any problems with tearing as I have read in other posts. Overall I am pretty satisfied with the unit. Only time will tell if it will stand up to prolonged use and mechanical compression that caused past failures etc.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TDAlabama Works Great so far. Does exactly what is expected
It seems to work as expected, and looks very good in my kitchen. Will work with bags from discount store. This makes it reasonable to opperate.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Love the hold down feature
We replaced a GE compactor that gave out after 21 years. The Maytag is more powerful and holds more trash but is considerably louder. Overall we are happy with the replacement. Don't go the route of the special (expensive) bags as a 30 gallon Hefty works just fine
December 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saber Tough as nails!
I've owned this compactor for over 10 years and it has been a warrior. We used it every day and it performed like a champ. After 10 years of faithful service, and heavy use, it's finally time to replace it. I can honestly say we got our monies worth out of this unit.
January 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rum1 No regrets
It's exactly what I expected. Looks great and works well. We had a housewarming party for the neighborhood with disposable plates, cutlery, and napkins and we didn't have to empty the trash once! It can be a little noisy, but I wouldn't expect quieter in this price range. Good value, good buy.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jjhome trash compactor
We love this trash compacter. It installed VERY easily and it works like a dream. It also has a charcoal filter that you can turn on and off to help with smells...though I cannot say that we have had any smells problems. It is easily open by the kick plate or by pulling it. Plus you can take the "key" out if you have nosy kids (and it is not a big production to take it out and put it back in.
November 4, 2009