Top critical review
Great Idea, but Impractical in Actual Use
March 3, 2017
It's a very nice-looking, solidly-built stainless steel trash can for a kitchen. The compactor idea is a "waste," though. A) the magnets aren't that strong. You have to really snap the plunger handle back up into the lid. B) Also found it's not fun to stick your arm repeatedly into a trash can just to smoosh it down, and then clean the smasher handle, get ketchup off your arm, etc. C) using it tears and stretches the garbage bag if you push more than halfway down (it gets stopped halfway down by air pressure, anyway). It's a pretty good idea, but in application, turns out to be somewhat klugy. A $50 stainless can is better than a $130 compactor you're really not going to use after a couple tries at it. Looks nice, though. I'm keeping it, not returning it, because it's too much hassle for me to return it. If you're not putting food waste in the can, it'd probably be good for compacting plastic, paper, and aluminum. At $70, this would be a 4-5 star item (without the Krusher).