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simplehuman Stainless Steel 12 gal./45L Step Trash Can

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simplehuman Stainless Steel 12 gal./45L Step Trash Can


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With its slim profile, our simplehuman 12 gallon Stainless Steel Step Can fits effortlessly in tight spaces and between cabinets. It's also easy to use, thanks to a unique unibody design. The oversized liner rim conceals bags, gripping them securely without an interior bin liner so cleanup and bag changes are a breeze. The strong steel pedal and dent-proof lid with patented shox technology ensure this trash can will function smoothly and quietly for years.

  • Constructed of brushed stainless steel
  • Deluxe, fingerprint-proof finish
  • Shox lid technology ensures a slow, silent close
  • Fits N plastic trash bags (sold separately)



  • 10-1/4" x 21-1/2" x 24" h

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simplehuman Stainless Steel 12 gal./45L Step Trash Can is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with simple human trash can This is my second time purchase the simple human trash can, this is the first time to try to stainless steal trash can, I like the size and the shape. Totally fit my kitchen. No finger print make the trash can looks very clean. I use the email coupon and save me 30% off. Great deal. I love the cap slow close and very quiet. Already recommend to my friends and family.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from almost perfect Great looking, fingerprint proof that actually works, soft close, takes standard 13-gallon bags. does not have the heavy plastic liner that i now know is not required. perfect minus two things, need a stay open lid (you have to keep foot on petal to keep it open), if you place touching side of cabinet the lid will hit the counter top overhang, should add a standoff on base. Anyway, almost perfect.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the quiet "soft close" feature. It's also just the "right Size" ! Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect My previous garbage can from a big box store broke after a few months and I needed a new one. The Container store sent me a coupon for 30% off one item. Of course I ran down to the store to buy something! This store is great and has lots of items for every need. There is a wide selection of garbage cans to choose from and various prices. I chose this one because of the slim design. It fits perfectly in my small kitchen area. It looks to be well made and should hopefully last a long time. The package of 10 garbage bags was an extra bonus.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to get another I bought my Simplyhuman garbage can at my PX on base. I just love it. I have owned mine for about a year now. I just had to buy a second one to sit side by side with my other for my recyclables. Luckily the Containerstore had the style I needed since it seems that Simplyhuman did not have this style any longer at their web site. Since they take less space when used side by side, I hope they consider making more with the step on the short side.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I have had other, less expensive kitchen trash cans and have always been disappointed. So I decided to splurge and get these trash cans everyone always talks about. Well, less than a year into owning this model, it has completely fallen apart. The lid will not open all the way even when the pedal is pressed down. Also the rim which used to lock in place to get the liner out, will not stay up unless held up, making it very challenging to get a full garbage bag out without the assistance of another pair of hands. At least the other trash cans I had prior lasted about five years. I can’t in good conscience recommend this trash can because the experience I have had with it has been subpar.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT customer service! Like another reviewer here, this garbage can was given to me free as a replacement of a similar (cheaper!) model that had a faulty lid. It looks great and functions well so far - hope it lasts, but I'm extremely happy with Container Store's customer service - they really stand behind their stuff. I'm a very satisfied customer!
Date published: 2018-04-01
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Community Q&A

Does the lid lift all the way up to get the full trash bags out? When I looked at in the store it seemed as though the lid would be in the way.

Asked by: Bentley32
not the lid, the lid and the offset ring that the lid is connected to lift up 90 degrees and stay up exposing the bag top that you drape over the can, much prefer this system than the old removable plastic pull out liner.
Answered by: Charlie54
Date published: 2019-02-16

Do regular trash bags work with this? What size?

Asked by: pjsorg
yes, standard 13 gallon pull close (draw string) kitchen trash bags.
Answered by: Charlie54
Date published: 2019-02-16

Are there feet to help the trash bin from sliding around on wood floor?

There are 4 plastic holes on bottom of trash bin. They seem to be positioned to have rubber feet inserted but there was nothing in the box. Thanks
Asked by: Waterman3000
Our simplehuman Stainless Steel Step Trash Can features 4 non-skid feet to ensure stability and preserve floor surfaces. For replacement feet, please contact us at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246) or email us at for assistance.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-09-20

What are the dimensions?

Asked by: Lovemycb
This trash can measures 10-1/4" wide x 21-1/2" deep x 24" high.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2019-03-15
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