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4.1 | 25 Reviews

Universal 15" Built-In Compactor

GE Appliances UCG1500NBB

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
Color Appearance Black
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


  • Appearance

  • Type: Trash Compactors

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.1 out of 5

76% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Just Purchased...Easy Install

Jimbo P 7/6/2022

I just purchased and easily installed the new UCG1500 model. Previous GE compactor crapped out after 17 years...a good run in my book. These are solid, well made units. I was surprised to see that the old unit had a metal chain drive not a rubber belt.
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4 Stars

Good? Maybe?

CJLill 4/29/2022

It took three months to receive this unit I assume due to COVID issues. Then after it got here I realized that it didn't have the extra pack feature that my previous one had. This means that I now take out the trash more often. With that feature I only took it out o ce per week.
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3 Stars

Poor Compacting

RichDenali 4/19/2022

Our old compactor did a great job (could keep pressure on trash for an extended period), but was loud and groaning. We would have kept the old Kenmore if we had known the poor compacting on the new one. We wasted a thousand dollars.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love the color and the features.

bukie 3/31/2022

I love the features. It is a beautiful unit. It doesn't compact as tight as the old one. But the unit is taller so it still holds just as much. Easy to install.
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5 Stars

Great unit

Jslonaker 3/22/2022

This unit is a great fit in our kitchen and works flawlessly.
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4 Stars

Color

iufhSAJOJ 2/19/2022

I believe that the page should be updated to accurately reflect the color. Since my appliances are all GE Profile Black Slate and no compactor come in Black Slate so I bought the black. it Is actually glossy black and does. It fit with the other appliances color.
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2 Stars

The unit has been down more than it has run

Dejeaux 1/29/2022

We bought this unit in May and it was installed in November. Original unit never worked. Repairman sent out and was told unit was defective from factory. The plunger was stuck above the screws and had no way to be pulled back down. Was told there were no SS units in America and didn't know when any more would be in. I asked if there were any other colors available in the same model. So, I ordered the same model in black and swapped out the SS face. Great, it works...for about 2 weeks and starts doing the same thing our original unit was doing. Turns out the plunger has pushed above the screws again... something it shouldn't be doing. So now they are saying it can be repaired and we are waiting on parts...again. we are going 4 months into a brand new appliance and have only used it for a total of 2 weeks. I'm feeling pretty confident this will not be our last repair based on past experience. I hope I am wrong.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Clean and Neat Look.

FDW05 1/19/2022

I installed it by myself. After that it was just a plug and play. So far it is performing as expected. It has a tough example to follow - it is replacing the compactor that I originally installed in 1995, time will tell.
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4 Stars

Does the job

Armbar4u 12/29/2021

Easy to install. Mounting brackets and instructions included.
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3 Stars

The trash compactor is ok

Bullgaz 12/7/2021

It's an average compactor. It doesn't hold down the trash, like the Kitchen Aid we had before the GE. It's easier to operate than the Kitchen Aid. Its operation squashes the trash and then returns to the start position. The Kitchen Aid did that also. However, it had a hold position, that would compact the trash better. For 1,049 bucks, all I can say is, it's average.
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1 Stars

Complete Failure!

Rhondarado 12/6/2021

I have only compacted my trash a couple of times in the 75 days that I have had this trash compactor. The Compactor RAM starts on its own. The RAM is now at a weird angle and has bent the trash drawer. The compactor no longer works, it was only installed on 9/15. I am very disappointed in the quality of this product. It was very expensive, we are a two member household and have treated this appliance with care, there is no reason for the product failure.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great but noisey

frontierda 9/21/2021

After 15 years my compactors switch went out. Decided to get a new one. Does a good job but is nosier than my old one.
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2 Stars

very noisy

Ben3208 9/11/2021

very noisy when compactor is on. Our previous GE model was much quieter
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2 Stars

I wish I hadn't purchased this.

UserinOK 8/8/2021

In summary: I wish I hadn't purchased this. I purchased it because it was all I could find available. It does not have a very useful feature. I would not buy this model again. I would not recommend this model. I regret buying this compactor. I am not satisfied with the purchase. 15 years ago we moved into our current home and replaced the appliances, including the existing compactor. We purchased a Kenmore and while we complained about how loud it was, it did an excellent job. It died two weeks ago and we found ourselves in July 2021 trying to buy an appliance. Supplies have been very limited and our choice was made for us. We purchased this unit because it was the only one that had a promised delivery before October/November 2021. It was delivered in 1 week, as promised at purchase. The compactor looks good and installed easily. Unfortunately, it is actually louder than the old Kenmore it replaced. The worst thing is that it has just 1 job, and it doesn't do it nearly as well as its predecessor. It just doesn't pack the trash as tight. Part of it is due to the lack of a heavy pack function, but even without that, the normal pack just isn't as tight, and since the point is to compact the trash into a smaller volume, it just isn't very good at its job. If I have to purchase another compactor, I will only buy one with a heavy pack function. I wish I could have waited to buy a new compactor, but unfortunately this was the best I could get right now.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Good looking machine

Kurzo 8/1/2021

Slimmer than the old one we replaced. No handle makes it look more streamlined and matches out GE dishwasher.
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5 Stars

Works good

Spangle 6/22/2021

Works good but a little noisy but they all are. Compacts well...
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5 Stars

Excellent compactor

CrushIt01810 6/12/2021

So much quieter and better looking than our old compactor. Easier to operate also.
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5 Stars

Great unit

Gary In shreveport 6/4/2021

Great Applicance for in home use as have had similar model for many years and hope that new one will last many years
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5 Stars

Sleek Design and Simple to Use

Fun Granny 6/2/2021

I love the sleek design of this compactor! And so easy- close the drawer and lift the foot pedal to compress trash. GE comes through again! Trash compactors save landfill space!
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3 Stars

It's missing options

Nwguy 5/2/2021

My old compactor had a switch to freeze the compactor in the fully down position. This one does not. The reason that's important Is the trash only gets partially compacted so it needs to be emptied more often and really doesn't fully do what a compactor is meant to do.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great compactor

jim8485 4/26/2021

If the replacement bags were less costly, this would be perfect. It is so close even now.
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5 Stars

FITS RIGHT IN

Eggflit 4/4/2021

Very pleased with this as a replacement for an older compacter that had stopped operating.
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5 Stars

Looks great!

PaulyBEVE 3/21/2021

Compactor works well. Installed easily. Very clean design.
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5 Stars

Sleek design

GrammyPammy 2/24/2021

Too simple to use, it's ridiculous! Love it in black, too! Like the hidden on/off switch inside!
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5 Stars

Good compactor

Duffer55 1/1/2021

Very sleek and good looking. Easy to use. Very functional
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