Good Bins, Could use some improvement
I ordered 3 bins: 2 of the small and one of the large. Aside from taking nearly a month to arrive from the date of order (not the bin's fault), they are pretty good. Construction is good and the plastic used seems high quality. They're a little flimsier than I had hoped they'd be, but seem sturdy enough to last a long time. These are made from polypropylene.
The large bin has two flaws: First, it's big enough that the sides can easily bow out, making it difficult to securely stack the smaller bins on top of it in the middle and feel comfortable that they won't sag. While not a HUGE problem for most users, I was planning on eventually having enough of these to be stacked almost to the ceiling, so this represents a weakness in stability and structural integrity that my plan can't compensate for: I'll continue to use milk crates.
Secondly, the floor of the bins are designed in such a way that the floor is slightly lower than the outer edge of the bins, then are beveled upwards towards the center of the floor, assumedly for support. Not only does it not take much weight inside to make the floor 'pop', but the plastic is thin enough that dragging these on a concrete floor could probably significantly damage the bottom of it.
Finally, because of the way the bottom of these bins are designed, it's impossible to stack the larger size on top of the smaller size. This would actually be a desirable feature for a number of reasons, including stability.
But these are very good looking bins, they don't look cheaply made, and seem like they'll last a long time as long as they're not too heavily abused. At these prices, though, I expected thicker material and better design.
September 11, 2011
I purchased the small Robusto bin specifically for doing nothing more than 'wrangle' my toilet paper and paper towel rolls. These bins sit on the floor of my linen closet and work perfectly.
March 4, 2012
Stackable and Sturdy
The Large Robusto Grid Bin and the Shallow Grid Bins stack nicely. The grid design allows you to see what is inside each bin without having to remove the bins. They are sturdy while at the same time light in weight. I have stacked them three high and then placed one shallow bin on top and I find the stack is very stable. I originally purchased three of the Large Robusto Bins to organize my messy storage space. I eventually bought a total of 9 and now my storage space is organized with lots of room.
March 13, 2012
Perfect fit and Very sturdy
Online measurements were perfect. At our Desktop support storage room we have been using Cardboard boxes that have not stand up to our demands. These are a perfect fit and are very strong. I order 2 just to make sure they fit and the 23 Â¾â¿ depth works perfect for our 2 feet deep space. I am now ordering 30 more! Thanks!
March 20, 2012