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3.7 | 91 Reviews

Universal 15" Built-In Compactor

GE Appliances UCG1520NSS

Available in 4 Color(s)

Features

  • Hidden controls
  • Built-in only
  • 1.4 cu. ft. capacity
  • 1/3 HP motor

Quick Specs

  • Type: Trash Compactors
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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

Built-in only The 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
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

Quick Specs


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  • Type: Trash Compactors

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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3.7 out of 5

67% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

great styling

barb618 5/4/2022

Have had our trash compactor for about 2 weeks. So far we are very happy with it.
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5 Stars

Does the job

ZechnasYnot 4/30/2022

Product looks sleek and perform s perfectly. Very nice product and quality.
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4 Stars

Solid performer

FragU 4/27/2022

First trash compactor I've ever owned... and so far I'm impressed. We live out in the middle of nowhere, and have to drive our trash 25-minutes each way to take it to a transfer station. Less trips is better, especially at $4 per gallon gas. The system works well... and I was concerned about the bags to use. Tried the original OEM bags, and couldn't stand how expensive they were. Ended up using cheap bags (and punching a hole for the mounting pins) to decrease the cost.. The unit is easy to run (too easy sometimes; we hit the "run" thing with our feet accidentally pretty frequently... so we leave it off until we want to run it. No big deal. When it's running, it's a little on the loud side, but I would have expected as much. What I wish was included was some sort of charcoal/filter system that would help to decrease the "trash" small after a few days. The unit does as good a job at compaction (so much so that we can go about a week with the same bag), but by day 4-5 it's smelly. After only 1 month of working with this thing, we love it.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features!

CarolineSS 4/22/2022

Great features! Great features! Great features! Great!
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3 Stars

Immediate Failure

Yemm 4/14/2022

Purchased, installed and worked less than a week. 2 week wait for service tech. 2 more weeks for parts and repair. Working now.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works great

Larry1146 4/5/2022

This compactor works great and looks very well in our kitchen,
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4 Stars

Smooth operator

Eagleaerie 4/5/2022

Nice smooth open/close function. Sleek appearance though lack of anyplace to touch for closing leaves a lot of fingerprints on stainless front.
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1 Stars

On my second unit - same defect

Lash65 3/29/2022

Installed this compactor in September and it lasted 6 weeks before the ram crashed, got stuck, and damaged the bin. Finally managed to get the ram to go back up so the repair man could access the unit. It was determined that the rod on one side of the unit had stripped and the ram came down crooked. So 4 months later I got a new unit and used it for 2 weeks before the ram would not go down. Supposedly this unit can be repaired, but it is the same issue with the rod being stripped on one side. At least it did not damage the bin this time. I don't have high hopes that the repair will be the last one.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Trash Compactor

vazz 3/24/2022

Was easy to install under our countertop. So far has worked flawlessly. Would recommend.
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1 Stars

Does not compact useless

Csg1108 3/23/2022

Does not compact. GE sent 2 service people, 1st one said "this model does not compact!"" so GE sent a 2nd who said maybe after using for a while it will have less tension on the spring on bottom and will compact" It is useless. Definitely, not GE quality.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Looks amazing! Easy to use.

Lozano415 3/19/2022

The product looks great and works fantastic, but the customer service is the most important!  They really take care of their customers. 
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4 Stars

Smash your Trash

TrashSmasher 3/18/2022

While it took many months to finally receive the trash compactor, we are happy with the UCG1520NSS. We were accustomed to having a handle to open the trash compactor, but we have adjusted to exclusively using the foot pedal to open the unit. The ability to "stay in the compacted" position is no longer present, but it isn't absolutely necessary. The motor has a much higher pitch than the old unit, but it appears to work. Just sounds like a little motor compared to the old one. We are happy with the compactor and would reccomend this model.
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5 Stars

Excellent product

Robo57 3/16/2022

Was worth the wait great product easy to roll in to close and easy to open.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Broke within a week

BostonWhaler 3/11/2022

Never worked once installed. Compactor did not open by itself. One had to pull it out and then push it back in. Then the first time I tried to compact anything it got stuck and broke. Food was in it and couldn't get service in for three weeks and home smelled terribly.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

broke after 2 uses

stino 3/2/2022

caddy bag ripped to shreads. Entire unit bent and jammed
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Looks good

Mmka 2/26/2022

Much Louder than my previous GE compactor. There is no way to stop it in the compact position.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very well made

GE Fan 2022 2/23/2022

We have had compactors in previous homes, but never a GE brand. Truly impressed with the quality of the GE. We love the cleanliness of trash compactors vs traditional trash cans.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Ultimate Trash Management

PSMcD 2/6/2022

The sleek, quiet presence of the GE Built-In Handless Compactor is ideal for any décor. Consumer focused, by design, the appliance's ease of handling trash is both thoroughly efficient and thoughtful. Congratulations GE engineers!
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5 Stars

Just like my old one that lasted 20 years

GE compactor 2/5/2022

We wouldn't be without a compactor. Raised four children with one
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5 Stars

Looks and works well. We are pleased with this c.

RBLLV 1/30/2022

This compactor looks and works well. It is better than the one we replaced.
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1 Stars

Very disappointed with the quality.

CMC59 1/25/2022

Very poor quality. Does not compact beyond a half inch. Very noisy. Fist American Home Warrenty provided the compactor as a replacement for my previous compactor.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great addition to our home

Coke98 1/22/2022

This is my second one. Installed one in previous home. This one was a piece of cake to level and position within the cabinet. It's simple to operate with a flip of your foot. One thing I don't like compared to older model is that the handle has been removed. Even though it opens by pressing the lever with your foot one dings touching the top edge to fully extend it. You can see the fingerprints gathering on the top ends even before using.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Happy with the purchase, at least so far...

cwh27 1/18/2022

We haven't even had this 3 weeks yet, but so far so good. It seems to compact trash well, looks good (except I wish the "stainless" finish was a bit more fingerprint forgiving), and functions as we need it to. My only concern at this point is the longterm quality of the foot plate. It seems like it may be somewhat flimsy, so I worry that over time it may not last well from using it - up to open it and down to initiate compacting. Hopefully it won't be an issue.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Top Notch Product

Cy53 1/9/2022

Product meets all of it's claimed features and benefits.
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3 Stars

OK Compactor

CLDF 1/2/2022

The compactor is easy to use. Unfortunately, the spring which causes the door to open is very weak, so it doesn't open very far when using the foot pedal to open - this is the only way to open it. You have to push the foot pedal very hard to get the door to pop open enough for you to drop your trash inside without touching the door.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Installer!

Randeleigh 12/31/2021

The 5 star rating goes to Jourdyn with Precision Appliance Installation who did a fantastic job installing my trash compactor. While here, he took the initiative to resolve a poor installation problem with drainage with my new Maytag dishwasher caused by another installation company. Both appliances work great now. Thank you so much Jourdyn you Rock!!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Dead out of the carton

WDK20 12/30/2021

I bought 5 GE Cafe appliances. The Smart stove WiFi module was dead on arrival. The compactor up and down switch failed the first day. Awaiting replacement parts delivery.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sleek design, easy to run.

DD Bear 12/21/2021

It's a fantastic compactor you can run hands free.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

All OK, but lacks a hand opening Handle

Joseph44 12/19/2021

Unlike my KitchenAid compactor, this GE compactor doesn't have a drawer pull handle. You can only open it with the foot release. I like the convience a a foot opening door, but perhaps a third of the times I opened my previous 3 KitchenAid compactors was with my hand. Otherwise, it does the job a compactor should do.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Trash compactor

Pattie116 12/11/2021

Good safety features, easy to operate, would recommend to family and friends
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4 Stars

Does not compress the trash sufficiently!

ValerieEp 12/7/2021

I should have purchased the more expensive product, as this one does not compress the trash sufficiently. No matter how many times I .try thereis always trash to the very top!!!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Only had compactor connected two week and motor.

EL Williams 11/30/2021

Not pleased with purchase. Not satisfied with manner of handling problem by technical support.
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1 Stars

Broke after 7 weeks

lleppell 11/30/2021

It worked well until it didn't. Was first installed and used last month with a new kitchen remodel. It seems as if it died mid compact because it won't open enough to fix. Hopefully the warranty will take care of it.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Warranty replacement

Russ777 11/27/2021

Nice, works good, looks nice and is easy to use. Easy to install
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4 Stars

Too expensive

Expensive garbage can 11/19/2021

Clean look. Nothing special for the cost. If my kitchen cabinets weren't so expensive to restructure I would have done without a trash compactor. The previous one was 7 years old and was not repairable according to Sears. I paid $999 for a replacement and Sears warranty only paid $481 I felt ripped off
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1 Stars

Broke within 2 weeks

lmortyn 11/17/2021

Looks good, but stopped working within the first 2 weeks! Wouldn't compact at all.
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1 Stars

Worked for 7 days and now it's broke.

JR Dunski 11/14/2021

I really liked GE products, but lately I feel they are going down hill.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features Easy to Use

bellation 11/9/2021

Super easy to use. First compactor and I love it! Recommending to all friends!
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5 Stars

Works well

Kayla B 11/8/2021

More environmentally friendly than using 5 garbage bags per week. Makes a huge difference using compactor.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

It broke

It broke 11/6/2021

It broke after 2 months it no longer works it broke after 2 months
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Like the nohands feature.

Jonten 10/28/2021

Great product, like the no hands activate feature.
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5 Stars

No name on it which means it goes with any product

Honey of 6 10/24/2021

Nice product. Good to go with any brand because there is no brand label.
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1 Stars

Worked for about 2 weeks

patpilot 10/23/2021

Compactor was delivered on 9/28/21. On 10/08 it stopped working. The motor runs if I hold the toe kick up but the ram doesn't move. I reported it to the place I bought (Appliance Connection) it on 10/10 and have heard back from them several times. As of 10/23 I am still waiting for a service person.
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No, I do not recommend this product

1 Stars

Crap

Bob12456 10/16/2021

Stopped working after two days, it appears the motor shorted out. Your customer service along with Home Depot is non existent.
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4 Stars

Work and looks good

Texas purchase 10/13/2021

So it works good, but seems noisier then previous models. Plus stainless steel front was bent out of the box. It was promptly replaced on warranty.
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1 Stars

Terrible quality control at GE

Mmh3331 10/10/2021

The trash compactor was installed on 09/23/2021 and the very next day it started making a loud noise every time it was opened or closed. We called GE support who scheduled a service. I took time off from work but the service guy was a no show and did not have the courtesy to call. GE has scheduled a second service attempt I will see if they can fix it
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5 Stars

Efficient and sleek trash compactor

Mom 53 10/8/2021

Sleek and quiet compactor. Easy to use and empty. However, the stainless steel front came damaged so a new front has been ordered.
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1 Stars

Out of box failure - GE continues to try 2 repair

Former customer in Roswel 10/4/2021

This product failed after the first compaction. It starts on its own and won't stop on its own. Runs continuously. To prevent we have had to leave it open. GE Repair spent HOURS here last Friday. I was on hold with Customer Relations for 1 hour and 5 minutes while repairman was here and never got anyone on the line. This unit needs to be replaced. Appliance store referred me to CR but no one seems to be answering the phone. We ordered early summer. Received Sept 9. Extremely unhappy.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Looks great

Nita68 9/30/2021

Works well but didn't give 5 stars because it is quite loud
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4 Stars

Very easy to use

3369 9/25/2021

Looks great, very simple controls. Matches other appliances.
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