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Kohler Black Stainless Steel 13 gal. Step Trash Can

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Kohler Black Stainless Steel 13 gal. Step Trash Can


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Sleek, functional design is a Kohler hallmark and this large kitchen trash can is no exception. Its clean, continuous lines form a smooth rectangle with no exposed hinge on the back - nothing that will scratch or catch. The durable step and slow-close lid make for quiet, dependable operation day in and day out. Inside, a removable inner bucket secures bags and makes taking out the trash mess-free. Non-slip rubber feet keep everything in place.

  • Matte brushed stainless steel finish
  • Slow-close lid with no exposed hinges
  • Interior ring secures and conceals bags
  • Fits standard 13-gallon tall kitchen trash bags



  • 16-3/4" x 11" x 26-1/2" h

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Kohler Black Stainless Steel 13 gal. Step Trash Can is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was nice while it lasted but same issue as others We bought this trash can as it seemed sturdy and easy to clean, and replace the liner. It also has a nice matte fingerprint proof finish. However, 6 months after purchase I stepped on the pedal as I normally do, heard a big crack, and noticed the pedal was suddenly lopsided and the flap wouldn’t open. When we took a closer look, we found the same issue as other reviews here, the plastic bit that houses one end of the rod that operates the pedal/flap mechanism (underneath the can), had snapped off and the rod had popped out of it’s holder. It was a flimsy design, a very silly piece of plastic to hold a metal rod vital to it’s functionality. The rod has a screw fixture on the otherside which was solid so hadn’t broken. Really disappointed that $139.00 later we have a trash can that cannot be fixed easily. For this price I would have expected a better build. Up until this point I was happy with the product but reading the reviews, this is definitely not an isolated problem
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Such a clean and sleek looking trash can. It really helps brighten up my small kitchen! I bought it a month ago and I’m so glad I did!
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken step Had the exact same issue with the other reviews about the step. I don't understand why they don't do the same to both sides of the step. The other side with a screw is still working fine but the broken side was only covered by some plastics. Considering the price, I would expect it to last much longer than little over a year. I noticed in the Q&A session that this product has a 10yr warranty. How should I proceed regarding the broken step?
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke almost immediately We have two of these trash cans ordered at different times. We liked the first one, it's nice looking and has a soft close. The second stopped working within months and now the lid flies up and slams down with a loud "BANG!" at the slightest pressure on the pedal, no matter how careful we are. It's unwieldy, unsafe to use, and loud. We're sad being stuck with something we'll probably have to throw away. We wanted something that would last and not be disposable.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great can but broke Loved the look and ease of this can. simple, straightforward no fuss/frills garbage can. Unfortunately the step started giving and now the lid only opens up about 3' by pushing down on the left side of the step.
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Step Broke The step mechanism is very fragile. It relies on a thin piece of plastic that will break if the step is pressed too forcefully. I tried various glues to secure the plastic back together after it broke, but the piece is under too much load for any glue to hold it effectively. (The connection on the other side is screwed in, and seems fairly sturdy. Too bad they couldn't have done the same thing on both ends.)
Date published: 2020-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Step broke and I’ve only had it for 4 months I loved everything about this trash can when I first bought it back in July. I liked the look as well as the soft close feature of the lip. Today as I was throwing something out I noticed the step feature didn’t work anymore and I see a plastic part broke off of the bottom? I wouldn’t expect this at this price point of a trash can. I don’t even know how to go about returning this since who would have thought you need to keep your trash can receipt.
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad!!!! I purchased this about a year ago and absolutely loved it until last week. The pedal broke on it and now it doesn’t lift. I was hoping it would last longer since it was a costly item. Wish I had still had the receipt. Anyways hopefully I can find another comparable that will last.:(
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Wanted to Love but Read Below So we purchased this about 6 weeks ago (8/19/19). it was right as the ELFA sale began. I ordered this along with my HUGE elfa closet renovation. I read all these wonderful reviews. and I too loved it for these last few weeks. but now every time we use the pedal to lift the top of the trash it makes the loudest most annoying squeaking sound. We never applied more than necessary pressure, I have always been gentle when lifting the lid to remove garbage bags. For $140, we should not be having this issue. I no longer have the box it was delivered in, nor do I have the time to lug this heavy trash Can (that has been used for garbage for 7 weeks) 45 min to the nearest store to exchange. Just a bummer when you spend this kind of money, and takes only 7 weeks for it to have issues. I love container store so much I am just upset at the quality of this trash can for how much I paid for it.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Step broke within 6 months I purchased this trash can in August of 2018 from here. After around 6 months the step broke. The step itself appears made of metal, but it’s housed with plastic on the under side. There are 2 pieces of plastic that hold it in place, one is more sturdy than the other. One side is a simple, very thin, layer of plastic that allows the hinge to bend. Considering you’re stepping on this with your weight this cannot hold long term. Which is very disappointing for a $140 trash can. I attempted to repair it but the plastic is so fragile and thin that putting it back together is temporary at best. You would need to purchase an entire new trash can. I completely regret the purchase now.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Returned I love the look and the sturdiness of it, but I returned it. The main reason was because it was hard to open at the top. If I was on the side of the trashcan, or only had a small piece of trash it was hard to lift the lid manually. I didn't want to have to use the foot pedal every time.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trash can out there This trash can is modern and sleek. Very easy to load a new bag and prevents any odors from escaping. It holds a good amount of contents and is easy to keep the lid open when changing out the bag. Extremely complementary to a modern and clean look.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! No fingerprints! Great size! I love this trash can. The rectangular shape allows for larger items to be placed in the can. I used to have an oval trash can and this one is so much better! You can really compress items down and get more in the can. I love the design of the inner ring that hides the trash bag. The bag fits easily and securely. You don’t have to touch the can at all... no fingerprints ever!
Date published: 2019-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything it Claims To Be I am delighted with this trash can. The exterior is super easy to keep clean. There are absolutely no hinges, rods or other protrusions to catch the kitchen crud (except for the foot pedal which doesn't collect dust because it's stepped on repeatedly). The matte stainless finish doesn't show fingerprints. The lid opens wide when you step on the pedal and closes quietly. Regular 13 gallon tall kitchen bags fit perfectly and are easy to install. The trash bag doesn't show beneath the bag ring, nor does it slip off. The lid stays open by lifting the bag ring to its fully open position.
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatness in Garbage I was very surprised to come across this garbage can. My last kitchen garbage can was purchased from the Container Store more than 5 years ago. I wanted something a little more stylish and fresher. This garbage can fit the bill. It has a really nice lid which closes gently (as opposed to my old one which banged closed). Also, the standard tall kitchen bags fit perfectly. They are not difficult or tricky to get just right-there is only one way and it fits snuggly. I was leary of some other brands where you have to purchase proprietary bags. No special bags is a bonus. Another odd benefit is that the garbage usually comes out shaped like a rectangle (my old one was round) and I feel like I can get more of these into my larger bin for eventual street removal. The most amazing benefit though is regarding my dog, Cooper: On my old can I had to put a heavy weight on the lid so he couldn't lift the lid. On this garbage can the lid is flush with the overall lid design and there is no way a dog could lift it up with his snout. Pretty great in my opinion. Wished I would have purchased sooner!
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Trash Can On Market Looks great and works very well!!! It holds odors in, it is easy to keep clean and attractive to leave out in your kitchen.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money I never thought I would spend this much for a trashcan. But I love it. It is well-made, it works like a charm, and does everything I could ever want. You cannot go wrong with this trashcan.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the $ I waited on this purchase for quite a while because of the cost, but it was 100% worth it. We painted one wall in the kitchen a matte black and wanted something to blend it. Absolutely did the trick. The functionality is great as well. I love that it fits standard garbage bags and also hides the white lining within the top, just wonderful!
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from trash can This is a beautiful trash can. Unfortunately, for me, it is so heavy I could barely move it. For that reason, I returned it.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty in a Bin I was hesitant to buy such an expensive item. I just bought a house and the first thing you see in this very open concept kitchen is the trashcan. I took the plunge and 1st bought the black version ended up returning because the eye literally goes to dark objects first and I didn't want that, need it to "disappear" as much as possible.. Took home the white version instead and voila! amazing. Its pleasing to look at not an eye sore and it works well. I have it flush with my island and it doesn't bump. I don't press on it hard and it has a nice soft opening to it no squeak from stepper. It actually holds in the smell too. Cant see the liner of the trash bag either plus it uses standard fit 13 gal bags. You ask what is not to love? It is a tight squeeze when you hold the lid open and take out the can to empty the trash, so don't rush or you will bang the top portion. Also sometimes I want throw away a small something but you can't just pop lid open with your hand. Not really a huge issue. Circle sticker did leave a small mark on the top but not horrible. Just wipe often in the beginning. Its a crazy price for a trashcan but if a trashcan can be sleek and sexy this is it.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trash can Although it took about 4 weeks to get to me, I couldn’t be any happier. We’ve used this one for a few weeks now. It’s sturdy, lid works smoothly and quietly. Obviously, it looks very sleek and is a great addition to my newly remodeled kitchen. We are extremely happy with it!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trash can Sleek, stylish, roomy. Works really well. Very happy.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trashcan We are very happy with this trash can. It is a bit taller than our other one, so our dog can't get in the top. And the trashbag edges are hidden because of the inner liner, so he can't pull on the bag to try and knock it over either. It is very easy to use, is well made and sturdy, and easy to change the bag. The lid can be locked "open" so you can easily use it when actively cooking or when changing the bag. We use normal kitchen trash bags, which fit perfectly. And the price for the trash can is so much more reasonable than other brands and works just as well or better. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Sturdy I absolutely love this trash can! Its shaped made it easy to fit into my kitchen. The design and construction of it is impeccable. I love the color. You can use standard 13L kitchen trash bags - no special bag brands required.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size, smooth operation This white, full-size trash can is the one I picked for my remodeled kitchen. It blends in with my cabinets but more importantly, it opens smoothly, closes fully, and it’s easy to change the bag. I love that it’s rectangular, so that it blends in to the kitchen better, but still uses standard tall kitchen bags.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Recently remodeled my kitchen and made the decision to invest in a high quality trash can. I compared and looked at quite a few different popular brands and was not impressed. This trash can is in my opinion not only a very functional expertly design trash can, but is also a piece of art! Very happy with my choice and would recommend highly.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who knew you could love a trash can After many online searches we decided to give this trash can a try. My one year old can’t open it (after figuring out others and child locks) and it looks great in our kitchen and was a much better value than others we saw online.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect stainless steel trash can Easy step handle opens lid & gently closes. Nice slim size, stays clean hands free No finger prints to clean.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very happy so far I've only had this for a little over a week but wanted to put my initial impressions as there are no other reviews yet and it is quite a big purchase for a trash can. First the appearance - in my opinion it is a very attractive waste can for the kitchen. It has clean lines and is a mixture of classic and more modern aesthetics. I think it could also work in a retro kitchen - of 20's - 70's style. I like the stainless color lid with the white because it's just a little different from the usual all white or all stainless. I love that the lid is recessed and how neat that looks. Love that the back has no projections so it can go right up to the wall and the inner/pedal part can open and also the whole top unit can open and stay clicked open. It's a nice size and shape in my opinion. The color I would describe as slightly off white, leaning more towards tan/beige, but still pretty light. I would not describe it as a pure bright white but it could probably blend with whites in the kitchen. If you want a pure bright white this isn't it. I held a Sterelite white drainer next to it and there's a definite difference. It's hard to give it a name-some might call it a soft white but it's definitely in the "off" color range. :( Sorry, I don't know what to compare it to but just to warn you. The soft close lid is very nice and so far works flawlessly. The peddle has been totally fine so far. You can not make the inner part of the lid, the part controlled by the peddle stay open as far as I can tell. I kind of wish you could but you CAN make the whole lid, meaning the frame part that you lift to put in new bags - stay locked open. Just give it a little extra push and it clicks into place. So if I'm cooking and need to put a lot of stuff in I might do that. Or if you just want to wash or air it out. The inner plastic container seems heavy duty and well made. The whole container seems well made (so far anyway). It was packaged in it's brand box very well and arrived with NO dings, scratches or ANYTHING. It was perfect. That box was inside a brown box and I can't remember the details but it all seemed very well packed and thought out. Anyway, it was totally perfect out of the box. It's selling point on the stickers is that it doesn't need special sized bags and can use any of the usual "tall" bags. I'm using the Costco ones that have an orange tie and they fit a tiny bit snuggly at the very top to put it around the inner container, but maybe that's a good thing. I only mean marginally tight. The outer frame then covers the bag edges so it is all very tidy. If you are sensitive to smells - like plastic or chemical smells so far I don't notice any. I washed everything before using but it was really non smelly as far as plastics or anything. The stickers themselves that are meant to be removed were pretty smelly but left no residue. Just writing that because I am really sensitive to smelly products. I'm putting food waste in another container so my use of this may be lighter than some other people's. I'm using it mainly for paper, plastics, etc that can't be recycled but not very smelly stuff. If I was personally I might put a second bag for a liner because I'm always worried about plastics absorbing smells. So far I really like it a lot. It is attractive and looks very nicely made. I'm happy with this purchase. I'll update if anything changes. I'll change to 5 stars after living with it for awhile longer and it al remains good but I've only had it for over a week and want to be cautious.
Date published: 2018-05-15
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Community Q&A

Does the lid stay up as an option?

Asked by: Tayed
It stays up if you keep your foot on the pedal below. Or hold it open with your hand.
Answered by: Trash2Class
Date published: 2019-02-16

How do the trash bags secure/stay up?

I purchased this great looking trash can but because the inner liner is raised, the bags are not staying up.
Asked by: MichyLA
Yes. That was one of the reasons I bought it--you can't see the trash bag. There is an inner loop that you put the trash bag on and that helps keep it secure.
Answered by: MJ08
Date published: 2019-09-30

What is inner bucket made of? Is there a handle to lift it out?

Intended use is for clean recyclables and no bag. Is the inner bucket durable enough for regular dumping of loose recyclables into larger outdoor container in winter?
Asked by: oldmiller
Plastic No handle to lift it out.
Answered by: Trash2Class
Date published: 2019-02-16

Is the pedal white or stainless in color?

There are two pictures under the white trash can. One appears to have a white pedal, and the other one metal color. Which is it?
Asked by: Allicen
Stainless steel
Answered by: Kstewart
Date published: 2020-05-08

I purchased this yesterday. It says the lid can be locked open. How do you do that?

Asked by: KHalti
Pull the lip up against the top lid it will lock in place
Answered by: bemi29
Date published: 2019-09-16

Is it possible to store a couple of extra garbage bags at the bottom of the liner?

What I do now is keep a couple of extra garbage bags at the bottom of my can, then attach my garbage bag..then when I go to take the garbage out and add a new bag, I can just get a new bag from the bottom of the can.
Asked by: Curtain
I would say a few bags
Answered by: bemi29
Date published: 2019-09-16

Does this have a stainless steel lid? It's hard to tell from the picture.

Asked by: AlanaP
Yes, the inner part that opens with the pedal IS stainless steel. The underside of that lid is plastic though, the part that sits on top of the container on the bottom. That color matches the rest of the can as a soft/off white. But the very top is stainless and wipes easily.
Answered by: PerfectDay
Date published: 2019-02-01

What material is this made of?

Asked by: NancyHM
A combination of stainless steel and plastic. The top lid that opens when you push the pedal is stainless steel on the top side and plastic on the bottom where it meets the lower container. The plastic part exactly matches the off white color of the main body and it looks reasonably attractive. The stainless top is easy to clean. The main body that you see from the outside is metal, I assume stainless steel that is painted a slightly off white color. I've only had it a week but so far it looks attractive. The top frame around the stainless soft close lid is plastic but you can't tell that it's plastic just looking at it. It matches really well to the lower metal main body part. The inner container is plastic that matches the color of the outer metal part. It is pretty heavy duty and seems well made. It can be removed. The pedal I'm unsure of. It appears to be stainless steel but I'm not totally sure it's not plastic or a combination.
Answered by: PerfectDay
Date published: 2020-04-19
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