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Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor review

This Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor is portable, with good design and a number of desirable features.

Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor review
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Our Verdict

The Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor does a good job of balancing features and design without pushing up the price. A reliable appliance from a well-known brand, it also offers good value for money.

For

  • Portable
  • Convertible design
  • Noise reduction system

Against

  • Feels a bit flimsy in places
  • No odor control

The Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor is a convertible appliance, designed to be installed as either freestanding or built-in, making it a great option for garages or utility rooms. It’s portable too, just in case you can’t decide exactly where to put it. 

Sitting in the middle of the market price-wise, it offers really good value for money thanks to its reliability and range of features. While it might be missing a few features that you’ll find in premium models, like the KitchenAid KTTS505ESS Trash Compactor, it’s still a great option for anyone who wants one of the best trash compactors on the market at the moment but doesn’t want to pay out for a premium model. 

Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor: Pricing and value 

The Whirlpool Trash Compactor can be found at a variety of retailers at around the $1,000 mark. While it’s not the cheapest on the market, it offers really good value thanks to its range of features, including streamlined controls and noise reduction system, as well as its reliability. Design-wise, it’s sleek and stylish and definitely in-line with its price-point. It won’t look out of place in a kitchen of high-end appliances. 

It may not have features like odor control, which you’ll find in premium models like the KitchenAid Trash Compactor, but it does offer more features than the similarly priced GE Trash Compactor and a similar level of finish design-wise.

Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor: Features 

With a wide range of useful features, the Whirlpool Trash Compactor is a nice addition to any kitchen. Like a number of other trash compactors, it does offer a hidden removable key control knob so it can be safely stored out of reach of children. The control panel itself is streamlined and easy to use thanks to touch pad controls.

Automatic anti-jam prevents jamming when the door is open by reversing the compression jam if in operation and Quiet Pack Sound Conditioning is a noise reduction system to prevent intrusive noise while the appliance is busy crushing your trash.

Touch-toe drawer operation is also included to provide hands-free access to add your trash. This is available fairly widely in trash compactors, but still not quite standard across models. The one third HP motor is pretty standard across trash compactors, offering a good level of power when compacting your trash. There’s no turbo or super pack mode for extra-powerful compaction, but this is a feature that’s quite hard to find in modern trash compactors.

The Whirlpool Trash Compactor is portable, with rear casters included, as well as convertible so it’s easily installed as either a freestanding or built-in compactor. This makes it a good option if you’re not quite sure where you want to install your appliance.

Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor review

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Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor: User reviews 

The Whirlpool Trash Compactor is a popular and well-reviewed appliance, scoring an average of 4.1 out of 5 with Home Depot users. They noted that it was reliable and did the job well, while quite a few reviews commended its sleek aesthetic design. The convertible nature of the appliance was also popular.

A number of users mentioned that they would like the option of a turbo pack mode for tough trash. A few users also noted that certain elements felt a little flimsy, in particular the door and on/off switch, which one user said sometimes needs a few pushes to work.

Should you buy a Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor? 

The Whirlpool GC900QPPB Trash Compactor is a great value trash compactor, offering a popular brand name, reliability, sleek design, and a good range of features in an appliance that sits in the middle of the market price-wise. If features aren’t what you’re looking for, then you can save some cash by looking at simpler models, like the Gladiator GACP15XXMG Trash Compactor.

Overall, the Whirlpool Trash Compactor is a solid option that does the job well, with a nice range of extras in the mix too.