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Universal 15" Built-In Compactor

Model # UCG1680LSS

 3.7 out of 5 (81 Reviews)

Available in 4 Color(s)

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Hidden controls

The controls are hidden behind the compactor door, lending a beautiful designer appearance


Built-in only

The stainless steel compactor is built-in to adjacent cabinetry for an upscale appearance


1.4 cu. ft. capacity

Provides plenty of room for waste items or recyclables


1/3 HP motor

Powerful motor provides maximum compacting power


Removable key lock

Provides added safety by assuring the drawer remains locked during use


Removable drawer

Makes it simple to empty and clean


Automatic anti-jam

Operation is easy and reliable, even with a challenging load


Toe pedal opener

Hands-free toe pedal drawer makes it easy to open and load


Rear wheels

Allow easy movement and installation

Features:

  • Hidden controls
  • Built-in only
  • 1.4 cu. ft. capacity
  • 1/3 HP motor
  • Removable key lock
  • Removable drawer
  • Automatic anti-jam
  • Toe pedal opener
  • Rear wheels
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.4
FILTER
App Filter-Multi Brand GE
Monogram
APPEARANCE
Toe kick Black (Optional Stainless Steel WC17X10019, WC17X10011, WC17X10006)
Color Appearance Stainless Steel
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
POWER / RATINGS
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120v; 60Hz; 15A
ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories - Compactor Bags WC60X5017 (5 Included)
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 129.0
Cutout Dimensions (w x h x d) (in.) 15 x 34-1/4 x 24
Overall Depth 24.0
Height w/Legs Extended - Maximum Height 35.0
Height With Legs Retracted 33.75
Overall Width 14.875
Overall Height 35.0
Approximate Shipping Weight 141.0
Cabinet Width 15.0
FEATURES
Style Built-In
Leveling System Leveling Legs with Rear Wheels
Compactor Features Automatic Anti-Jam
Lock/Start Control w/Removable Key
Side Release Bin
Slide-Out/Removable Drawer
Toe/Foot Pedal Drawer Opener
Compression Ratio (Avg.) 75% Reduction
Ram Force 2300 lb
Control Location Hidden
Construction Heavy Gauge Steel
Cycle Time Less than 30 seconds
Motor Horsepower 1/3 hp

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3.7

out of 5 (81 Reviews)

69% of reviewers recommend this product.

Works well

Submitted by PinkDaisey - This compactor is easy to use and does a good job of compacting. My only issue with it is that when it starts to get full you can't put larger things in it, even though there is room for more compacting.
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Well done

Submitted by Joel04 - Really works well. Looks good. Fair price Looks good. Fair price. Works well. Good retail store to deal with.
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So far so good

Submitted by Joel02 - After 2 weeks, all is good. Nothing else to say. Too short of time of ownership.
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Great style blends well in kitchen.

Submitted by Ladyluxor - Sleek lines, no knobs outside, love it easy to use control Inside & step on floor control to open, lift with foot to compact. Great features!!!
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Horrible!

Submitted by geishorrible - Broke within a week. Cant be fixed. The crusher crushed the inside barrel when it came down.
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Quieter then the last one I had.

Submitted by Dee Llaury - Quite and smooth opening and closing. Looks great
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Nothing but problems

Submitted by JodiL - 3 service calls in less than a year, all for different problems. Wheels disintegrated, door stuck, and door comes ajar when running. I've had a compactor for 30 years and if I could trade in all of the GE appliances , I would.
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The perfect compactor!

Submitted by Dwayne61 - We researched long and hard to find high performance, reasonably priced, matching appliances with all loads of features to meet the aesthetic of our new kitchen. GE exceeded our expectations. This trash compactor hums along and is the perfect size for our home.
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Compactor

Submitted by Dyck - Works well, looks good, and priced right. Great product!
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Buyer beware

Submitted by sljs47 - After about 6 months I noticed some sluggishness when opening the unit to place refuse inside. Today I took the fiberboard side covers off & found both the plastic ram stoppers were destroyed. As expensive as this unit is I expected far better quality from GE then what I've found. I have several other GE appliances that have seved me well for a number of years, but his compactore is a big disappointment.
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So quite!

Submitted by Msladyjae - So nice to have a quality appliance that works, only issue was the dishwasher didn't come with the clips to secure it to the counter
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Great Product

Submitted by ksharris - Easy to self-install, clean and easy to use. Matches my Kitchen Aid dishwasher nicely.
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Great features

Submitted by Mom of Murphy - We love it. It is a great addition to our kitchen. Blends right in.
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works great

Submitted by Ed4321 - first trash compactor. Works great as expected. Saves on trips to the trash bin. Bags are a little pricey and plastic - going to try some paper ones see how they work. Otherwise happy. It's right behind our food prep counter so it's easy to leave it slightly open and discard cuttings as we go.
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Brand New Compactor - Does not work.

Submitted by Amelia House - Our compactor was installed in our new residence on April 15, 2020. We noted on the walk through of the residence that the Compactor was not operating. The motor activates, but the Ram does not descend. (We know how to use a compactor. This is our third residence with a Compactor). We called GE on April 16, 2020 and we were told the earliest a technician could be scheduled is May 6, 2020. We believe that to be an unacceptable delay for an inoperative $1500 appliance.
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Trash Compactor

Submitted by LuckyGirlE - Bought all GE profile appliance. Microwave, refrigerator, compactor, wall oven, and gas cooktop....everything but the compactor has a matching handle so the compactor doesn't blend in as well.I also think a handle would help with fingerprints. I would also prefer push bottom operation 
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buy another brand

Submitted by clayton1711 - not too happy with it so far, the drawer does not pop out far enough when opened, you have to pull it out. for $1000, its not worth it. go with fridigare next time.
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Disappointed

Submitted by Jake11 - Much louder than my previous compactor. And I bought 5 GE appliances together - but the compactor does NOT come in Finger Print Resistant and is therefore a different shafe in color.
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Horrible!!!!

Submitted by GenDick - This unit was very flimsy as trash compactors go from day one and only lasted 8 months. Now will not compact at all!! Total waste of money.
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Very pretty

Submitted by Crush - Enjoy having a trash compactor agin. Home Warrenty co has been great.
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SATISFIED TO THE MAX!

Submitted by PRINCESS PIXI STIX - WE LIKE THE STREAMLINE, STAINLESS STEEL APPEARANCE. THE PRODUCT NAME IS RELIABLE. FITS WELL WITH OTHER STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES IN THE KITCHEN. WE NEVER CONSIDERED ANY OTHER BRAND OF TRASH COMPACTOR.THAN THIS G.E. MODEL.
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Great features

Submitted by NiikNiik - It works well and reasonably quiet. I am a loyal GE product purchaser and this did not fail
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Keeps jamming

Submitted by OldHoosier - The problem is the foot operation. If your foot slips after starting the operation the compactor stops and there is nothing you can do to start it again, it should either not be so sensitive or there should be some type of reset easily accessible to the user. It may be a safety feature, but it's poorly designed and a nightmare for the homeowner.
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Trash Compactor

Submitted by Mim07 - Door panel is very thin. Not as sturdy as my old 15 year old unit. Doesn't compact tightly.
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Its Ok have had better

Submitted by 10Marti - I have had a GE Compactor ( 1975) great machine. A Kitchen aide in my last home the best machine. Now this compactor, it is nowhere a good as the Kitchen aide seems flimsy. I love the compactor as it eliminate stinky garbage cans. Quality is not what the 1975 model or my Kitchen aide one.
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Not very durable

Submitted by whanner - been using this model for 1 year and the front bearing broke...i wouldn't recommend this unit.
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Works great

Submitted by Jerry50 - Easy to operate works great. Time will tell how long it will hold up being used everyday.
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Sleek lines.

Submitted by Mystical Mary - I'd love to see this in an 18" otherwise is a overall good product.
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Great Features

Submitted by Rusty710 - Great smashing device, easy to use and matches the kitchen decor
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Great product, looks very nice matches all my appl

Submitted by Trash compactor - Love this product just got it and looks so good. Matches my kitchen, packed well and great quality and price
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Nice looking

Submitted by Susan Johnson - I love this product except for the fact there is no handle. Fingerprints are all over it. Also there is no handle (I used the handle on our old one for my kitchen towel. The description says stainless steel but I you cannot use a magnetized towel holder, it just falls off.
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Trash Compactor

Submitted by Seiko - Made cheaply. No super compact feature. I got it as a homeowner's guarantee replacement.
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Sleek. Elegant. Functional.

Submitted by Keith Z - No markings on the front, and the quality of GE is all that's needed. It's a great addition to any stainless steel kitchen. We love it!
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Sweet

Submitted by oliverny - Sleek compactor. Spent more for this model because of it's look. However, one bump and the front has a dent. So sad. But love not having to take garbage out as often!
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Love compactors - BUT

Submitted by Woodruff - We have had a GE Compactor for years and loved it. We recently completed a kitchen remodel that included a new one. Unfortunately we had problems with the new one from day one. Took 7 visits by appliance warranty folks before GE would replace it even though there were obvious issues. New one is working. Have to say the new ones are a lot clunker sounding. Stainless hard to keep clean (old one before remodel had black front). But we like the convenience. Would recommend if you like having compactors & are use to their noise (they are not quiet).
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I do not like this trash compactor

Submitted by karigm - I do not like this trash compactor I have trouble closing it. It doesn't have a deodorizer build in so it smells. It doesn't have a handle on the outside to open it. So you have hand prints \all over it. I was told this is the only one I could get. I should have gone with another brand
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Sleek and stylish

Submitted by KeithZilo - It's the perfect fit for our home kitchen. It's got no markings which is exactly what we wanted. Thanks GE for doing this right!
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Trash compactor

Submitted by patti127 - It's very pretty and does a great job. It is inconspicuous
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Not as good as the 20 yr old compactor it replaced

Submitted by UseToBeAgeFan - The product looks and basically works as advertised. However it lacks a couple of basic features. First, there should be an operational mode that allows the compactor to compress the contents and keep it compressed for an extended period of time so as to make the trash volume as small as possible. Second, the plastic bag liners shipped with the unit do not work well. Before the bag actually fills, it's sides get pulled into the compactor. There's nothing to stop this from happening. I have a kitchen full of GE appliances and wanted to keep it that way by purchasing this unit. But honestly, I'm disappointed with this unit so far.
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Small but powerful

Submitted by jt and GE - The bin isn't very wide; however, the foot is easy to start with just a tiny push up on the step.
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Great product

Submitted by Vicki F - This is my 3rd trash compactor. We moved about a year ago and the house didn't have a trash compactor. Once you have a compactor you can't live without one. This was my christmas present and I love. My husband installed it and it was easy. It is quiet, opens and closes easy. It is easy to use and looks nice.
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Simple compactor

Submitted by Siesta - No bells and whistles but works nicely and no buttons on outside of unit. Operates simply with the foot latch.
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Love it

Submitted by Dzinertimz - This it is sleek and modern. Not too nosy. Wish it had an air filtration system.
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love it

Submitted by bossmanglock - just put it in still waiting on dishwasher to come in
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Easy to operate

Submitted by Davidracehorse - Seems to do the job. Has a oily smell to it smells in the entire kitchen
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Compacter

Submitted by Iamthemom1 - Wish it had more compressing power. Had a very difficult time getting a unit that worked Original was repaired three times, then it took two replacements to get this one that is working so far
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quiet and sleek

Submitted by Busyhouse - Love the new compactor. We remodeled our kitchen and had compactor in place and loved it so to update we replaced with this model due to the stainless steel look and no handle/controls visible on the front so we didn't have to worry about it "matching" other appliances. A great update to our kitchen. With 4 kids we have a lot of waste in the kitchen so without the compactor we would be changing a regular garbage bag/can daily but with the compactor it's once a week on garbage day. This is an appliance that once you have you wouldn't want to go without, like a garbage disposal or dishwasher! Easy to install, easy to use. Win Win for us.
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Bery efficient

Submitted by Lawd02 - Cuts my trash bags by a fourth. Verylarge family using way too many trash bags this is a must have
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Not built like they use to be

Submitted by RLynnC - This is my third GE compactor and my last. It has broken for the 4th time in just over a year! Every time they fix it I wait weeks for parts and than they did not have the right part. Every technician thinks the one prior did not get to the real cause. In the interim I have a compactor that does not work that I purchased just over a year ago. So far GE has not come to the rescue at all!
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The Squsher!

Submitted by Lynnnn - This compactor really does a good job. It is smooth and efficient. I only wish it.was easier to close. It needs a BIG push to latch.
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