One of the items that you do not see too often anymore in the kitchen is a trash compactor.
Just a few years ago choosing trash compactors for your kitchen was just as important as choosing other appliances.
The question that a homeowner may have today is whether it is worthwhile to include a trash compactor into a new or renovation kitchen design. There is no question that people enjoy electronic gadgets that make cooking and cleanup more enjoyable. Therefore, should your kitchen include a trash compactor?
One of the first points to talk about is that people have changed when it comes to the amount of time they spend in their kitchen. Not too long ago it was quite common for a wife/mother to stay at home to help raise her children. The wife was an important part of raising the children and running a household. Her duties were especially essential when it came to preparing meals. Kitchen gadgets and appliances, such as, garbage disposals, trash compactors, dishwashers, and such made mom’s job a lot easier.
Today, people do not spend as much time in the kitchen as they used to. The reasons for this may vary but one reason is because both the husband and wife must now work to pay all of their monthly bills. Life has become a lot more expensive and that includes things such as mortgages, food, utility bills, taxes, medical costs, raising a family, and so forth. Even though we do not see trash compactors as often in today’s kitchen there are still some very good reasons to include one in your kitchen.
A trash compactor allows you to put other things besides kitchen waste into the compactor. This will save you valuable time because you will not have to take out the garbage as often. There is also the added benefit of volume. A trash compactor will help you to reduce the volume of your garbage by up to 75%. Many cities are now charging homeowners extra money for garbage pickup. The more volume of garbage you have the more money you will pay to have it removed.
A family of four can spend a lot of money for their yearly garbage bill if it is being charged by volume. A trash compactor will pay for itself in a very short period of time if this is the case. They come as either a freestanding unit or a built-in model. A freestanding trash compactor will not require any installation other than to plug it in. If you are renting a home this may be the better option.
A built-in trash compactor will have to be installed by a professional tradesmen if you are not capable of doing it yourself. A do-it-yourself newbie for example would not want to attempt this type of installation. A built-in trash compactor will also require space that may be normally reserved for cabinetry. If your kitchen does not have enough cabinet space then a built-in trash compactor may not be a good option. 99% of trash compactors operate from the use of electricity, but there are easy to use manual trash compactors that work very well.
In conclusion, purchasing and choosing trash compactors for your kitchen or garage, whether freestanding, or built-in, can be a money-saving and space saving convenience.
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