Y'all. Stop the presses. I have a very important decision to make and I need your help. *sarcasm alert* Our trash can step mechanism broke over the weekend and it looks like there's no fixing it, so we're in the market for a new one.
I know. I know. Big life decisions. #firstworldproblems
You might be saying to yourself, "Are we really talking trash cans today, Chaney?" And my response would be yes, yes. we. are. If you live in a house - I presume most of you have a roof of some sort over your heads - you know how much of a difference a good trash can can make. Am I right?
We've had a simplehuman one for the past 5ish years and it has served us well, but it finally bit the dust. I started looking at trash cans a couple of days ago and - dang - trash cans can be expensive! I would really rather not spend $100+ on one, but many of the best-rated ones are at least that much.
The things I'm looking for in a trash can are (I can't believe I'm actually making a bulleted list for this):
- Step can or hands-free
- Soft close top
- Ability for the top to stay propped open
- Stainless steel or white - preferably made of sturdy metal, but I'm open to plastic too
- Slim profile to fit in our small kitchen
I pulled together a list of contenders (apologies for the bias toward simplehuman...they just make a lot of good ones!) that have decent reviews and fit the specs above, but I'd really love to know if YOU have a trash can you love, and if you paid a nice chunk of change for it, was it worth it? Find a bargain one that does the job just fine? Any bad experiences with any particular ones? Help!
1 | simplehuman 45L Slim Step Can ($80)
2 | simplehuman 20L Butterfly Step Can ($80)
3 | simplehuman 40L Slim Plastic Step Can ($39.99)
4 | Brabantia 13.2 Gallon Touch Bin ($148.10)
5 | iTouchless Deoderizer 13 Gallon Trash Can ($79.99)
6 | simplehuman 50L Semi-Round Step Can ($49.99)
7 | Motion Sensor 2-in-1 Combo Bathroom/Kitchen ($69.14)
8 | simplehuman 38L White Wide-Step Rectangular Can ($139.99)
9 | Stainless Steel 12 Gallon Rectangle Step Can ($59.00)
Alright, now it's your turn. Tell me about your trash receptacles! ;)
***Update! We went with #8 above. My sweet mom gave it to us as a housewarming gift :). I'm really happy with the way it's been functioning (we've had it for several months now) and I love the clean look of the white metal.