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Viking Designer Series
Full Console Trash Compactor

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Accepts Panels
Accepts Panels This dishwasher comes ready for you to apply your own custom-made door to match the decor of your surrounding kitchen cabinetry.
quick specs
Width: 17 13/16 Inch
Depth: 23 7/8 Inch
Height: 34 1/8 Inch
Capacity: 1.7 Cu. Ft.
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Product Information
Brand: Viking
Series: Designer Series
Model: DFC180
Style: Built In
Accepts Panels: Yes
Color: Panel Ready
Width: 17 13/16 Inch
Depth: 23 7/8 Inch
Height: 34 1/8 Inch
Capacity: 1.7 Cu. Ft.
Odor Control System: Yes
Bag Storage Compartment: Yes
Control Type: Knobs
Technical Details
Amps: 15
Voltage: 115 Volts

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From the Manufacturer

Viking introduced professional cooking to the home when their first range shipped in 1987. Now that same exceptional performance extends into every corner of the kitchen - even the backyard. Refrigerators. Wine Cellars. Dishwashers. Grills. Cookware. Cutlery. Small appliances. It's enough to turn any cook into a chef.

When people think of Viking, the bold, commercial look of the Professional Series range is the image that most likely pops into their heads. Ultra-premium features like high-performance burners, convection baking, and infrared broiling easily handle everything from crème brûlée to rack of lamb. The legendary Viking range is available in gas and electric models, as well as an array of sizes and finishes to fit any kitchen.

And for those who want professional performance without the professional look, there is the Designer Series. Clean lines and contours meld gracefully into cabinets with style, offering a striking new look for Viking. Fully equipped with outstanding features and power, this complete line of built-in products doesn't sacrifice any of the world-renowned Viking performance for fashion's sake. Haute couture meets haute cuisine.

Viking doesn't see the kitchen as a collection of products, but a complete cooking environment. Cooking isn't a chore - it's an art form. Everything must work together in form and function. Both the Professional and Designer lines deliver the ultimate in performance with a cohesive look for the kitchen. Each line offers a full range of products, so you don't have to resort to mixing and matching brands and styles. Viking offers the truly consistent ultra-premium kitchen. The complete Viking kitchen is complete perfection.

Blending seamlessly into cabinetry with locally supplied front panels, the Custom Front trash compactor doesn't just handle garbage - it makes it disappear. In addition to standard ultra-premium features, it offers the choice of Viking Designer handles, Professional handles, or you can add your own.
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Electrical Requirements:  
115VAC/60 Hz; 2-Wire with Ground / 3 Prong Plug
Minimum Amp Requirement:  
15.0 Amps
Approximate Shipping Weight:  
210 Lbs. (94.5 kg)
1.7 Cu. Ft.
1/2 HP with 3000 Lbs. of Force
Built-in Small Litter Area:  
Built-in Storage Compartment:  
Break-Away Trash Basket:  
Yes with Pressure Release Plate
Activated Charcoal Air Filter/Fan/Light:  
Overall Dimensions
17 13/16" (45.2 cm)
Min. Height from Floor:  
34 1/8" (86.7 cm)
Max. Height from Floor:  
35 1/2" (90.2 cm)
Depth without Handle:  
23 7/8" (60.6 cm)
Depth with Handle:  
Cutout Dimensions
18" (45.7 cm) Min.
34 3/8" (87.3 cm) Min.
24" (61.0 cm) Min.


Design Flexibility
  • "No front" model accepts custom front door panels
Convenient Operation
  • Easy-glide drawer allows for smooth opening and closing
  • Large 1.7-cubic-foot trash drawer
  • Largest capacity of any residential compactor
  • Allows random loading of bulky items
  • Easily holds the weekly trash of a family of four
  • Breakaway trash basket
  • Easy to empty and clean
  • May be used with or without bags
  • Basket release handle/plate for easy removal
  • Activated charcoal filter and fan with control knob
  • Remove odors
  • Eliminates the need for perfumed deodorizers
  • Control panel light indicates fan is operating
  • Built-in storage compartment
  • Convenient storage of compactor bags or other cleanup items
  • Largest capacity available
Maximum Compacting Power
  • 1/2 horsepower, high-torque motor
  • Most powerful motor in a residential compactor
  • 3-Point Drive System avoids jamming which can result from uneven loading
  • Reduces trash to approximately one-fourth its original size in 35 seconds or less
  • Delivers 3,000 pounds of crushing force at every position and at every point on the ram head
  • 3-Piece Ram encloses motor and drive system for quiet operation
Sturdy Construction and Safety Features
  • Durable, heavy-gauge steel frame
  • Double reinforced base withstands heavy loads
  • Key-start operation
  • Designed to function as a key with the look of a Designer knob
  • Positive drawer closing
  • Compactor will not operate while drawer is open
Standard Accessories
  • Five grip/slip plastic bags with ties
  • Outside grips to hold bag in place; inside slips for easy compacting
  • Specifically designed to fit 18" wide compactor
  • 3.5 millimeters thick
  • Pre-punched holes match bag retainer buttons
  • One activated charcoal air filter
  • One breakaway trash basket
Optional Accessories Available
  • Package of 15 replacement plastic bags and ties (TCB15-VUC)
  • Activated charcoal air filter (ACF-VUC) for replacement every six to nine months
  • Professional handle kit (PHK17) in Stainless Steel (SS) or Brass (BR)
  • Designer handle kit (DHK17) in Stainless Steel (SS) or Brass (BR)
Warranty Highlights
  • One-year full covers complete compactor
  • Five-year limited - 1/2 horsepower drive system motor
  • Ninety-day limited - cosmetic parts such as painted items and decorative items

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