- Manufacturer – Basic Industries International.
- Orientation – Vertical.
- Product size – 5.7x8x18.2 inches (14.4×20.3×46.22 cm).
- Material – Steel.
- Maximum can size – 12 oz.
- Color – Metallic.
- Automatic dispensing – Yes.
- Collection bin – No.
- Multiple can holder – Yes. Holds 6 cans at time.
This aluminum can crusher manufactured by Basic Industries International company is a durable multi-can crusher with decent build quality. We know Basic Industries International for manufacturing other durable can crusher and this is no exception.
Unlike most of todays crushers that are made from plastic, this unit is made from steel, which not only provides better durability for the product but also gives more pleasing look than plastic crushers. It will look good used in a kitchen, in living room, in school hall or any other place you want. Thanks to all steel parts that are specifically coated, this can crusher can also be used outdoors all year around, whether it rains or snows outside. Not only the body of the crusher is made from a steel but other parts as well, including hinges and crushing mechanism, mounting hardware and also the can holder on top of the crusher.
Basic Industries International 77703 can crusher will compress cans up to 12 oz size. While this is the most common size for aluminum cans, other type of cans have also become much more popular in last decade, which means that you probably won’t be able to use this crusher to compress all of empty aluminum cans you have in your house. Today, 16 oz crushers and even 32 oz crushers are becoming more popular, but if majority of cans you use are 12 oz or less, this crusher is going to be perfectly suitable for you.
The crusher is going to crush cans to 1 inch size, so a compressed can will take more than 4 times less space, so you can load 4 times more cans into a trash bag and can transport more aluminum cans to a recycling facility to exchange for money. Generally this can crusher should pay itself off after few months if you or your family members enjoy drinking soda or beer from aluminum cans.
On top of the crushing unit there is a storage tray, where you can place up to 6 12 oz cans. This is convenient as you do not have to put in and take out cans one by one, but can place 6 cans at a time and crush them on by one. Same as with other multi-can crusher, a can will occasionally stuck into the tray, because of different sizes and forms of cans, but this is not a major problem and does not particularly impact the speed and convenience of the crushing process.
Another great thing of this crusher is that it has an automatic ejection system. Basically the crusher works in such way: put in an empty aluminum can (or up to 6 empty 12 oz aluminum cans), pull down the leveler, the crushing mechanism compresses can to 1 inch size and drops the can out of the crusher trough a hole on the bottom of the unit. This way you can place a garbage bag under the crusher, so all compressed cans fall directly into the bag.
Automatic dispensing as well as can storage tray allows to speed up the crushing process quite a bit. This is especially useful for those who need to compress a lot of aluminum cans at a time, in which case the Basic Industries International can crusher is going to save significant amount of time.
- Steel construction;
- Multiple can holder and automatic dispensing;
- Easy to install.
- No soft grip handle;
- On extremely heavy usage the frame could bend, good for regular home usage;
- Will not crush cans larger than 12 oz.