simplehumanÂ® 12 gal. Stainless Steel 2-Bin Recycler
The Garbage Can That Changed My Life
I spent quite some time eyeing this little number, being far too cheap, erm frugal to drop nearly 200 bones on a rubbish bin! But now that I have it in my possession, I can honestly say, this can is worth it's weight in gold. It's very striking (for a garbage can) -it could easily be left out in the open (if we had the space). Instead of cluttering up our countertop, our single-sort recyclables land in the blue bin w/ just a flick of the wrist -no liner needed. I love that there is a locking function so that you can have the lid propped open for convenience. Looks can be deceiving -I swear the garbage receptacle holds more that our old 12-gallon can! You can also use regular trash bags -there is a little slot to tuck the excess bag-age into, but we just tuck it under the lip of the can. Love, love, love this can!!
March 12, 2012
Before you buy anything from CS you really have to know your own habits, analyze your space and be realistic. I thought long and hard before I bought this trash can and as a result I am very happy with it.
Habit: I cook almost every night for a family of four and I have to empty this into our larger cans (just s few steps away in the garage) at least 3 times a week. I like to have a trash can no more than 3-4 from where I cook so I can quickly toss my cooking trash in the can while cooking.
Space: I place the can at the end of my kitchen island...it fits just perfectly there and it looks clean and neat.
Realistic: I don't expect (nor would I want) a kitchen trash can to hold a week's worth of kitchen trash and recyclables...gross. Most people who produce an average amount of kitchen trash will have to transfer the contents to a larger receptable for a weekly pickup but this was something I could live with because the can's design makes transfer very easy.
March 3, 2010
Best size for small apartments
I thought my wife was crazy when she recommended we buy a garbage can that was nearly $180.00 at the time. We have had this garbage for 5 years now and it is in perfect condition and will make the short list of things we are keeping when we make our move in June. The reason we love this garbage can is the ease of use and compact size. We did not have the option to store trash under the sink and appreciated the two bins. We also appreciate how well it cleans up. Here are my only two issues:
1. It will not work for those who want to slide it into a narrow space since the foot operated lift is in the front. Compact yet can only be oriented one way. Simple human does have a model with the foot pedal on the side. http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10033716&N=&Ntt=simplehuman+trash
2. the bags, which fit really well, are costly. It will, however, accept many bag types.
April 26, 2013
Just Perfect for my narrow kitchen!!
For years the wastebasket in my kitchen yawned at me, showing off all its trash. Recyleables lined up next to it, a reminder of my last couple of meals. It looked unsightly! When I saw the 2-bin recycler I was amazed! Could it be all it was described to be? Double bins for trash and recycling? A quiet closing top? A device to keep the top open when changing the bags? Plus, it was narrow and very good looking..... Yes to all! It takes up very little space along one wall, does not show of my trash, and holds the empty cans and bottles. Bins hold liners with a clever device in the back. It may be small for a larger family, but just perfect for a family of two to four. It seemed a bit pricy, but I have learned that you usually get what you pay for and this has been a super investment. I would recommed it to anyone needing an attractive, and workable trash bin!
July 5, 2011