The idea of the trash compactor is to get more garbage into the can than if you just dumped it in loose. Some of the manufacturers claim they can get five times the trash into the same volume thus saving four plastic bags. My experience is compactors are clunky, noisy and hard to clean. For what it’s worth, I don’t care for them. I think they may work for large families, generating mass volumes of trash every week. In that case a compactor may be useful especially gif there is just a single garbage can available for disposal. For small families of two, it takes a while to fill up a compactor to the point of needing to dispose, so the smell by then can get pretty bad. I prefer to take out the garbage while it is still smelling as fresh as garbage can be!
- Find your appliance’s owner’s manual and place it in a secure location for instructions on your specific appliance. If you have lost the manual or want a second copy, you can usually find them on line.
- Keep the internals clean and replace the inner bag liner frequently.
- Never use steel wool for cleaning your appliances, especially stainless steel.
- Stainless steel should only be cleaned with warm sudsy water or a special cleaner made specifically for stainless steel. Always wipe the surface of stainless steel in the direction of the “grain” only with a soft completely clean cloth.