I'm looking for peoples experiences on trash compactors. Is there one that you loved or hated and why? Is it something that is necessary, or is it not worth the extra money/loss of storage?
We are rebuilding on our acreage and since we have to haul our own garbage, we are thinking a trash compactor would be nice, but want to hear others experiences with some before we commit! The reviews I've seen so far talk about the plastic bags ripping (if you've experienced this, is it small tears that aren't an issue when you take the trash out or is the bag falling apart and the garbage falling all over the floor!)
How much does it actually compact? Is it an appliance worth spending money on or does it not really compress the trash? Is smell an issue? Does it compact when once before you take the trash out or is everytime you put something in?
Thanks in advance for your time