Basically the BROAN Elite series is a non-automated version of the BROAN Elite XE. It does include the same odor control protection, but instead of an automatic advance at the end of each month, the disc is advanced manually via a window in the odor control housing. Green labels with month indicators appear in the window. When the disc is rotated to the 6th and final month, a red label appears in the window alerting that a new disc is needed. Also, like the BROAN Elite XE, the BROAN Elite includes the option of holding the compacted trash for an extended period of time to ensure complete compaction. While the XE version is automatic, in the BROAN Elite models this operation is manual; push hold and unit compacts until the button is pushed again to release. The compaction plate features the same dimpled surface to crush bottles and cans but does not include the Microban anti-microbial protection.