The KitchenAid Architect II built-in trash compactor with fully visible console is one of the most popular trash compactors on the market, thanks to a range of innovative features.
The KitchenAid company has its origins dating back to 1919 with the introduction of the iconic stand mixer. Since then, many ground breaking KitchenAid products have appeared, including the first dishwasher to use a pressurized water system in 1946, and today’s KitchenAid Architect II built-in trash compactor.
KitchenAid plays a prominent role in the fight against breast cancer with its Cook for the Cure® program which has raised over $8 million in the past ten years.
KitchenAid Architect II Odor Management System
The KitchenAid Architect II has one of the best odor management systems available on a trash compactor today.
The multi-faceted odor management system comprises a charcoal filter, an odor control fan and a separate air freshener. All this combines to produce an odor free environment for managing your trash.
Furthermore, to replace the air freshener is a simple matter of removing and throwing away the used filter and replacing with a new one.
KitchenAid Architect II Trash Compactor Use
As you add trash to the bag inside your KitchenAid trash compactor, you may observe that the first few times you operate the machine that compaction does not occur.
This is because the compacting ram which compacts the trash requires the drawer to be about half full.
With a compaction ratio of 5:1 (which means your trash is compacted by up to 80%) the KitchenAid is very effective at what it does.
In addition, the KitchenAid can run in Solid (or Locked) mode whereby the compacting ram stays down for at least thirty minutes to prevent trash from springing back to something of its original volume. This option can significantly extend the life of trash compactor bags.
Other KitchenAid Architect II Features
In keeping with KitchenAid’s history of kitchen innovation, here are some of the standout features of the Architect II fully visible console trash compactor:
- The sound insulation system on the KitchenAid trash compactor is the patented Whisper Quiet® Plus, which truly minimizes compaction noise to a level which is not intrusive.
- The toe bar drawer lets you open the compactor by pressing with your foot on the drawer opening pedal. When opened, the bin has a side release which makes for a simple removal process without the need for lifting.
- The trash drawer has bag retainer buttons which keep the trash compactor bag firmly in place once it is fitted.
- The KitchenAid Architect II series of trash compactor are very solidly built with all-welded steel construction and a zinc coated interior. This ensures the machine does not go out of alignment and that vibration is minimized.
KitchenAid Architect II Trash Compactor Specification
|KitchenAid Architect II 15 inch trash compactor|
|Height x Width x Depth (inches)||34.5 x 15.3 x 24|
|Capacity (cubic feet)||1.4|
|Load compaction cycle (seconds)||40|
|Weight – no trash loaded (pounds)||145|
|Shipping weight (pounds)||150|
|Suggested Retail Price (stainless steel or white door)||$1179|
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KitchenAid Architect II User Guide
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