AJ Madison Ratings and Reviews

Shop Now At AJ Madison
Shop Trash Compactors or
Choose a Category

Product Reviews

Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150

Fully Integrated Trash Compactor with 1.55 cu. ft. Capacity, 3,000 lbs. Compacting Force, 3/4 HP Motor, Odor Control System and Requires Custom Panel/Handle
Average Customer Rating:
1.833 out of 5
1.8
 out of 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
4
1 of 6(17%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Review 1 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Appearance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
by 
Location:California
Owned Product:Over 3 years
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
Worst product
Posted:12/1/15
" The only reason I bought this unit was that it matched and was the right size. 2 replacements later I have given up. I spent more on repairs than in the unit. I now only use it as a trash can and the ball bearings still fall out so it's not even good for that!,! "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Appearance: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
by 
Location:Scottsdale, AZ
Owned Product:6-12 months
Frequency of Use:Light
Would Recommend: No
Worst Compactor on the market
Posted:12/18/14
Reviewer Images
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
Pros: nothing come to mind
Cons: very poor quality
" After 11 months of owning this compactor, my wife and I finally threw it out ($1200) down the drain.
Today we're buying a compactor that 1) will take a standard compactor bag, 2) not jam and leave the door hung up and locked, 3) not drop screws and ball bearings all over the floor 4) actually smash the garbage, 5) you get the picture...
I'm seriously disappointed in Viking for selling such a piece of garbage.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Appearance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
by 
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
WORST TRASH COMPACTOR EVER
Posted:2/21/14
Pros: none
Cons: everything
" THIS TRASH COMPACTOR IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE LITERALLY.IT HAS NO COMPACTING POWER. I PURCHASED IT TO REPLACE THE 18" UNIT WHICH WAS GREAT. THIS UNIT HAS A CLOCK INSIDE ,WHICH IS TOTALLY USELESS. NO ONE AT VIKING CAN TELL ME WHAT IT'S PURPOSE IS. YOUR TRASH GET'S STUCK BETWEEN THE SMALL GAP BETWEEN THE CRUSH PLATE AND THE ACTUAL TRASH. IT' HARD TO REMVE THIS GARBAGE. THIS MACHINE IS NOT WORTH HAVING EVEN IF IT WAS FREE. IT'S TOTAL TRASH. YES I'M VERY UNHAPPY WITH THIS UNIT. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Appearance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
by 
Location:Crystal Lake Illinois
Owned Product:1-2 years
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
Junk
Posted:1/28/14
Pros: there are no pros
Cons: doesn't compact, jams up, viking only bags, no mounting hardware., moves around, i could not be more disappointed!
" Do not buy this compactor. I have one and hate it. The Specs say 3000 lbs force compacting. I can compact the trash better with my hand. It just doesn't work. I had a TECH out to look at the unit and he said it was working properly. Beside not working well at all, the Viking takes a Viking only bag. Use any other bag and the machine jams up. The door doesn't open far enough and it is really difficult to get a new bag into the unit. Save your money...get a roll out cabinet and a regular trash can. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Appearance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
by 
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Heavy
Would Recommend: No
Viking does not know trash
Posted:3/6/13
" We purchased the Viking compactor because it matched the rest of our appliances. We expected this to live up to the Viking reputation and therefore didn’t mind the $1200 price tag. We were surprised when it did not compact our trash and called for service as we thought it was defective or not installed correctly. We ended up emptying the garbage daily as though we did not have a compactor for the 60 days we used it. We were fortunate in that we could return the compactor for a full refund but before we could the key closure broke off. Everything will be made right for us but please reconsider before buying. "
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Viking Professional 15" Built In Trash Compactor FCU150
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Appearance: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
by 
Location:Harrisburg, PA
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Great Item
Posted:10/30/12
" Like other Viking appliances we have, this is a quality product. Is extremely well engineered with great features. "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.