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Trash Compactor Buying Advice

Are you tired of taking out your trash to your trashcans frequently? Household garbage accumulates at a very fast rate, especially in the kitchen. Sometimes you just changed the trash bag for about 10 minutes and you will need to take out your kitchen trash again. Would you like to have a change for that? A trash compactor would solve all your problems. A trash compactor is a household appliance that helps minimize the frequency of trash taking-out mission. A trash compactor uses a ram to flatten trash so that you will be able to accumulate much more trash in a smaller space. Installed under a kitchen counter, a trash compactor is a trash can that can be turned on to compact trash in the bag, which creates more space and thus holds more than traditional kitchen trash cans.

Trash Compactor
A trash compactor eliminates overflowing outdoor garbage cans and reduces the frequency of taking garbage out, making it an ideal appliance for elderly people. The use of a trash compactor can encourage recycling of glass and less waste of food. Most any appliance retailer sells trash compactors and they install easily directly beneath a kitchen counter top, usually near the oven or other direct source of power. Many people find that trash compactors are appliances well worth the investment simply due to the reduction of space needed for outgoing household garbage.

A trash compactor has a motor inside that operates a ram to press, which lowers into the trash receptacle, compacts the trash, and then rises back up. Trash compactors use specially designed trash compactor bags. Both paper and plastic compactor bags are available, with the paper bags having a protective lining and the plastic bags being a durable, multi-ply plastic. Make sure that you never put poisonous, flammable, or explosive chemicals in a trash compactor. You should also not put any empty aerosol cans into your compactor. There is also an environmental benefit to using a trash compactor in that you will be sending less trash volume to the landfill.

Most trash compactors are equipped with a toe bar opener. Trash compactors also have a key-operated on and off switch and a removable key knob control to make it kids-proof. Most trash compactors also include some sort of deodorizing or air freshening component. While it does not completely stop the noise of trash being crushed, all compactors come with some kind of noise insulation. Most trash compactors have a tilt away trash basket and an anti-jam system. A trash compactor should also have level sensors so that the compactor will not work if its contents are not level.

Buying Tips:
Your choices of trash compactors would revolve around the size, the ram force, and the location of your future trash compactor. Most home trash compactors are available in widths from 12" to 15". Their heights and lengths vary greatly. A trash compactor can have a ram force of 2000, 2300, or 5000 lbs. Before purchasing your trash compactor, you will have to decide if you want it to buy a freestanding unit where the top of the compactor can be used as part of your kitchen's counter space, an under-the-counter unit, where the trash compactor can be hidden away, or a convertible unit, where the trash compactor can be installed either way. Some types of trash compactors may come with trash bags included, a wrap around panel, or a side release bin. All these elements would help you to reduce the times of traveling outside to put away your kitchen garbage.

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