simplehumanÂ® 8 gal. Retro Step Can
I have NEVER loved a trash can before...
I have to sing the praises of the blue version of this terrific can! Just like several other reviewers, this trash can "called my husband's name" one day while we were in the store. He liked the style as well as the unique blue as a pop of color for our neutral setting. We bought the can that day and the three of us been living happily ever after. We'd just downsized from a large formal home to a two-bedroom city apartment and needed a can that could sit on the edge of our galley kitchen, which transitions into the dining area. This can is stylish enough to pull it off beautifully! Yes, it's pricey for a mere trash can, but we justified it as our "home-warming splurge" and it's been worth every penny. It holds quite a lot of trash (without being at all smelly) and, while I was really bummed to get it home and discover it needs custom trash bags, it came with a couple of starter bags, which got me completely hooked. I had a chance to compare the simplehuman branded bags with my basic grocery store ones from Glad and there really is no comparison in quality. The simplehuman bags fit the can perfectly and the bags themselves are incredibly sturdy. Weird as it sounds, even after six months, it simply makes me happy to use this can and even to take out the trash!
July 5, 2014
We have tried many bags and these bags are the only ones that go easily into the can. There is no static cling to make install a struggle. Easy in-easy out!
January 26, 2014
Red, Hot and Functional
I love the Container Store, and I often resist going into in because I always come out with something. My daughter is a TCS addict. She has an Elfa shelf system in her bedroom closet, an Elfa Shelf system in her office, and Elfa Shelves in her kitchen. So I know going in to the store with her is a huge mistake. I needed a new trash can. Desperately. On a recent visit, I looked at the cans on display and saw several space age cans that opened with movement. That was too much for my old school soul. Then I saw it. THE CAN! It looked like the can my mother used to have back in the day. I stepped on the foot lever and it opened. I could hear a faint whisper, "buy me. take me home." And so I placed it in my cart. I love it. The red color complements my dÃ©cor and it takes whatever I give it without give me a big "stink" about it. That's important. Most visitors who see it, think that it's "decoration." It was a great find and a super investment.
April 25, 2014
I can't believe I spent $100 on a trash can!
I've been resisting this for months, but every time I went into the store, I heard it calling my name from across the room. Jaaaaccclyn..... So, I decided what the heck. Since I didn't have anyone to buy Christmas gifts for, I'll buy one for myself. Isn't that pathetic--buy a trash can for a self gift. Anyway, I LOVE IT! I gave it only 4 stars because the liner is so tight, it's hard to put the plastic bag around the edge--it tends to bunch up, but I can live with it. It still closes perfectly. I bought the red one because my home has all primary colors in it and it looks great. I have several other SimpleHuman products in my home, and they all work flawlessly, so I'm expecting this one to last me a long time. It has this really cool "bucket park" near the bottom so you can rest the liner on it to change the bag rather than having to lift the liner out entirely.
December 28, 2012