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simplehuman 11.8 gal. Butterfly Step Can

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simplehuman 11.8 gal. Butterfly Step Can


Product Information

Our 11.8 gal. Butterfly Step Can is a real kitchen workhorse. It boasts a large capacity but a compact, space-saving shape. The slow open/close lid is a snap to activate with the oversized pedal. The lid can be locked into the open position for large jobs. The removable bucket makes changing bags easy - it also has a special Bag Tuck opening to conceal the plastic bag when the lid is closed. Liners sold separately, listed below.

  • Made from brushed stainless steel
  • Fingerprint-resistant finish
  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • Integrated rear handle



  • 10-7/16" x 23-5/16" x 26" h

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect fit and ideal for my family of 5! Our prior metal door, "Push," dome trash can is still in good shape after 17 years, but it's not ideal to use your hands to throw away your trash. simplehuman's Butterfly Step Can solved this problem and fits perfectly in our kitchen! It's narrow footprint enables it to fit perfectly in the space between the end of one of our kitchen counters and the exterior frame of our sliding door. The stainless steel matches great with our appliances, and it's "fingerprint-proof" exterior is ideal for my family (husband and 3 sons). I LOVE that I don't have to remove the bucket to replace the trash bag with its "bucket park" feature. Also, the bag easily remains in place with its hidden from view! The step is the perfect size for all of us in my family to open the trash can, and I personally am thrilled that there is a simple way to keep the lid open for those times you need to continually put items in the trash (and don't need to keep your foot on the pedal to do so :)). The slow-closing feature works great, and I am so pleased with its super quietness while in use! It helps to receive a starter pack of simplehuman bags that come with the purchase, but I am thrilled to have located an ideal fit of trash bags that I can purchase in bulk at less of a cost than simplehuman's trash bags. 5-Stars from us and 2-Thumbs Up! If anything, I with we opted to get this trash can earlier for my family! December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great design Love this garbage can we had the half round one for a long time but it came out into the room pretty far this one is sleek and straight so it fits our space better. Looks small but fits so much. June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best garbage can! I purchased the butterfly trash can, because it was only one of a handful of garbage cans that would fit under my kitchen peninsula and be able to open. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. I've received many compliments on its appearance and have often been asked where I purchased it. I have to confess to driving over an hour just to buy the can after seeing it online. I'm so glad I did. It looks great, and functions just as well. Even after a few years of use, the top still opens as easily and smoothly as the day I bought it. March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by simplehuman® 11.8 gal. Butterfly Step Can Fantastic trash can...our dobbies cannot get into it!! It is very slim and fits nicely by the counter. March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Life changing purchase This is simply the most user friendly device I have ever purchased. It is all as it is described and more. I was concerned that I was stuck buying expensive liner bags, but found that any bag near the right size tucks in neatly and easily. The description does not mention that it has a little ledge that the inside bucket can be rested upon to ease the process of putting in a new liner. A really good product. January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Over 7 years and counting I purchased one of these over 7 years ago. I liked it so much, I purchased one for my parents and one for my sister. They still use it on their respective kitchens. The finish is elegant and compliments the stainless steel appliances. The foot pedal design obviates the need to touch the lid with my hands. The common 13 gallon tall kitchen bags fit really well. I recently purchased the newer model for the kitchen, and retired the older one to the basement. The latest model has two neat improvements over the previous model. The new model incorporates a slow closing lid and prevents slamming. The new basket design allows for easier insertion of the garbage bag. May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trash can We bought this in an effort to keep our dog out of the trash. We ended up really liking the look and design. April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect size trash container I put this trash container on my wedding gift registry because of its narrow shape and hands free opening. I received it as a shower gift. It fit perfect in its space. I love that I can use my foot to open it completely and clean off a cutting board or drop anything in it. The inner container comes out easily to remove and add a plastic trash bag. April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best trash can on the market I have owned this trash can for more than 8 years. The design allows it to fit in tight spaces even while having a large capacity. After 8 years of constant use it is still looking good and working great! I just bought one for my parents. April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good except for lid slams shut We have had this trash can for over 10 years and it has held up well overall. Unfortunately a couple years after we got it the springs to the lid broke. We are used to the slam shut now but it was so much nicer. Same thing happen to my parents who have the same trash can. Also hard to clean the inside. January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Man what a Can! An excellent product, a great design and good capacity. October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it This trash can makes me happy every day. Perfect fit for my space, looks nice, doesn't show finger prints, and the foot-operated open/close is effortless. April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kitchen essential This item is essential if you need to maximize your space in the kitchen and who doesn't need that? April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best can ever I have a red butterfly trash can and have loved it for years, so I got the stainless steel one for recycle. Its sleek and easy to use with no hands. I just love it. April 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Functional and beuatiful The stainless stays fairly mark free and this unit looks nice in our kitchen. The only con I have is that if any trash gets doen inside the unit between the bin and the unti when changing the bags it's a little hard to clean out due to all the nooks and crannies. March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Find Ever! I was looking all over for the right fitting and looking garbage can for my kitchen. It is sleek, stylish (as a garbage can can get!) and the perfect fit! I was looking for a specific sized garbage can that opened and would close butterfly on the top so my cats wouldn't get in. So I recommend this product fully and The Container Store employees were extremely helpful as well! March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by best kitchen trash can I purchased this trash can and have never regretted what it cost. It is easy to use. It doesn't move around when you open it, shuts automatically, and I no longer have a lid top smacking into my lower cabinet each time I need to use it. March 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nice to look at... Nice size & attractive for the kitchen. Butterfly design is great. Stainless hard to keep clean. High-priced as are special-fit trash bags. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Trash Can This trash can is so sleek it seems a shame to toss garbage in it. The mechanism still operates smoothly after many years and the finish has never discolored. It holds plenty; the bag is easy to remove and replace; and the removable inner container can easily be cleaned. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! This trash can is awesome! It is slim and fits well at the end of the counter in my kitchen. The inside, removable can holds a kitchen size liner that is held firmly in place with the gripper at the back of the insert. Therefore, the liner never falls into the can making a mess or cleanup difficult. The activation pedal allows the butterfly lid to remain open until all trash is deposited so the outside stainless finish remains sparkling and clean. March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes taking out the trash a pure joy! OK, that was a lie. But I really do love this trash can. It's wide enough to swallow a large pizza box and narrow enough to fit between appliances or at the end of a counter. The step mechanism is great when your hands are full (or dirty!) and doesn't show any signs of wearing out after 3 or 4 years. The lid locks in the open position if you need to work over it. A kitchen sized bag fits perfectly and removal is quick and easy. Best of all, the liner is removable and easily washable. If I had one compaint it's that I have thrown stuff in accidentally when the liner was out and the bottom has crevices that are a pain to clean. They've since improved the finish and I'd go for that. March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Garbage Can great, space-saving trash can. sleek, modern, practical, fits in small spaces. great when you have your hands full. February 25, 2013
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