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simplehuman 13 gal. Rectangular Step Trash Can

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simplehuman 13 gal. Rectangular Step Trash Can


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With an extra-wide opening and a space-saving design, our 13 gallon Rectangle Step Can will quickly become your favorite kitchen accessory. The lid opens and closes smoothly and quietly with a push of the pedal - it can also be set to remain open for extended periods. The patented BagTuck feature keeps a plastic bag in place and out of sight.

  • Made from brushed stainless steel
  • Deluxe, fingerprint-proof finish
  • Non-skid rubber pads on base



  • 20" x 13" x 26" h

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simplehuman 13 gal. Rectangular Step Trash Can is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome trash can! Worth every penny! This trash can is amazing! Love the size and its pretty! It will also accommodate a regular grocery store 13 gallon trash bag. The simple human bags are a more perfect fit but in a pinch you can use the regular bags too. Also the finger print proof surface is a must with little kids! LOVE IT! Thank you for an amazing product!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Amazing Trash Can I never thought a trash can could bring me joy, but the quiet close and sleek design are amazing. Changing bags is easy and quick with the interior bucket and little ledge that props the bucket up while you pull out the bag. The only things that's a little disappointing is that regular trash bags don't fit perfectly - I've torn a few trying to pull them over the interior bucket. The simple human bags fit perfectly though.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Standard bags don't fit There's a lot to love about this trashcan and a few things that bother me. It looks good, closes silently and takes up very little space. The main problems are that a standard 13 gallon trash bag (drawstring style) barely fits. I tear about 1 in 4 bags trying to make it fit. And I've tried several brands. I think the simple human bags are overpriced at almost 3x the price of standard. My other complaint is that when it's placed against the wall, the lid hits the wall when you step on it to open. So you have to pull it out a few inches. Would love some advice on a reasonably priced trash bag that fits this.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trash can The trash can is sleek and fits perfectly up against the end of our bar. It holds a lot of trash and regular 13 gallon trash bags fit in it but very tightly. We prefer the trash bags that are made to fit it.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I love this trash can! Its super easy to use and I am so happy with my purchase! I get compliments from my guests about how nice it looks! I also purchased the fitted trash bags - they are perfect. I would recommend this purchase!!!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait This is the best kitchen purchase I have made in years! I am glad I waited to find just the right can in the right finish (stainless) and the right size -I love that it sits against the wall and operates beautifully with just a tap on the pedal-and noiselessly closes as well. Added feature-the bag fits securely ( custom Simple Human bags) and does not release until I release it. Wonderful product!!!
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It has worked great for the space we needed it! Keeps the trash smell enclosed.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this trashcan It's not only sleek, but also very useful! It's quiet, looks great, and has trash bags that are made for the can so they fit perfectly. This is my favorite Container Store purchase to date!
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase This is a great trash can. It fits perfectly against our island in the kitchen. The lid is a soft close - no noise.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good purchase good quality, durable, great addition to our kitchen
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT GARBAGE CAN I love my new garbage can. I find the square shape much easier to fit into my Manhattan kitchen. It can stand neatly against a wall or any straight edge. The opening mechanism is eay to use.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplehuman Trash Can I absolutely love this trash container. The automatic lid closes slow to allow access to free your hands and to deposit trash items into the container. It also has a step to set the trash can up for easier bag removal and loading. I also love the fingerprint proof finish.
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Trashcan! I love this trash can! It is large and spacious. I feel like it holds so much more and much more accommodating for the space I have vs my old trash can. I also purchased the filter for the inside of the can and highly recommend that as well ... best purchase yet from the container store!!
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this thing We are going on year 5 (or maybe 6) for our trashcan and it still looks brand new. I love that we always have perfectly fitted bags (order the case size, cheaper and usually free shipping) that hold everything we throw at them. We wipe it down with a stainless steel cleaner about once a month and I found that if you start getting small rust spots (got them on my Jennair oven also) you can use something called Barkeepers friend which has a bit of cleanser in it. Put a bit on a wet sponge and use small circular motion on spots. They come right off and it looks new again. I take the can outside every few months and hose it off, it dries great and is ready to go again! Have bought a second one of these for the laundry room...they will last forever.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A kitchen trash can that lasts! I have gone through many trash cans in the kitchen and this is the best! I love the tab to keep the top open and the small foot step. It also stays clean on the outside and looks great when you do clean it (no smears). Perfect size. Worth the extra bucks!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best trash can ever I do not even have a count of how many trash receptacles I have been through. I can tell you the simple human will be the last. Even after my trashcan has gone past the normal life usage, I will just go buy another simple human can. I will always look for the simple human brand for other kitchen and bath products, etc. the products is without a doubt a well designed, long lasting product. If you don't have one, buy one immediately.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish Can Nice and sleek looking, slow close is a nice feature. This can is definitely bigger in person than it looks online and you kind of have to stretch 13 gallon bags to fit in it. Fits perfectly under a counter where we needed to put it.
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price Decent value for the price. We got this for the kitchen because we wanted a garbage bin that securely closed to discourage pets and keep the smell to a minimum.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Step Can! We love this step can! It doesn't show fingerprints, opens and closes easily and quietly, holds tons of garbage, and looks stylish. There is a way to hold the lid open if you need to for as long as you want. So much better than the average kitchen trash can
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Recycling Container This container is a good value. I only wish that the paper side was a bit bigger.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, fingerprint free Gorgeous, quiet, perfect garbage can, sits nicely against wall with low profile
Date published: 2012-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tidy house I live in a small studio apartment with limited space and a kitchenette inside the living area/bedroom. This keeps the trash hidden, bugs away and I no foul smells coming out of the trash. I highly recommend this product. It's also sleek and indiscrete.
Date published: 2012-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I resisted because of price, but I love it now. My husband, who hardly ever wants anything for the kitchen, saw this garbage can at a friend's house and asked me to pick one up. He liked how sleek it looked and how much bigger and more convenient it would be than our smaller one under the sink, out of sight where I like it. But, I grudgingly bought it and found it a spot in the kitchen. Now, a few months later, I find myself loving the larger size and it does look pretty good, stays clean and really is much more convenient. Guess I should take his recommendations more often. Sssh, don't tell him I said that.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great practicality n a good accent in the kitchen It does exactly as described, faithfully and quietly for 3+ yrs. I don't always have time to clean the inside of the lid. So over 3 years the moisture inside the can did result a slight rust on the inside of the lid. Other than that, the recycle compartment could be bigger. But then I do like how perfectly sized the entire trash can is, and would be hesitant to see it gets wider than it already is. Beautiful trash can and it's very practical.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome Never thought I would be so impressed with a trash can. It is so wonderful. More expensive than its plastic counterparts but well worth every penny. I had a different stainless one before and dispised it because of fingerprints and the way it opened and closed. This one is so easy and perfect :) buy one. You'll thank me.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never have to buy another Trash Can This trash can is great. It is easy to clean and matches our kitchen perfectly. Our child can open the trash can with ease and without spilling what she is trying to throw away. You will save money in the long run because this is the last time you will have to buy a trash can. This is what I call money well spent.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this trashcan! It's kinda silly to say I love my trashcan, but I do!! Splurged on this when I bought my house and almost 6 years later it is still going strong. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still great 8 years later This has never failed in 8 years of use, including having cats who use it as a perch. The mechanism is still as smooth as day one, and the finish is easy to maintain. I just use all-purpose cleaner on it every time I take out the trash. Regular 13-gallon bags do fit very snugly over the lip of the liner; you do have to stretch them a bit.
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality We purchased this trash can for a busy kitchen at our office. The entire staff loves it and many have asked where we purchased it and how could they get one for their home. The quality is excellent and the closing lid is so quite. Tight lid keeps the odors out! We highly recommend this trash can for home or office use.
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! If you're stalling about ordering this can because of the price - don't waste any more time! Just order it! It's lovely! My regular 13 gallon bags fit wonderfully and we are wasting less of them because now we are able to fill them up completely. I believe I'm saving money on bags cuz with my last can, I could only fill the bag halfway. The can is stylish and works well with my big family. It's very easy to empty and is odor free. Go ahead ~ treat yourself ~ you deserve it!
Date published: 2012-01-09
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Community Q&A

Does this can have wheels?

Asked by: lighthouse
Answered by: KittKatt
Date published: 2019-03-16

What is the total height of this garbage can when the lid is open? TIA!

Asked by: AutumnS
35 inches
Answered by: KittKatt
Date published: 2019-03-16

Do you need to use only Superhuman trash bags or can you use any brand of 13 gal trash bags.

Asked by: BL1958
Hello BL1958, We recommend our custom fit can liners to guarantee a perfect and neat fit that won't tear or drip but standard tall 13 gallon kitchen bags work as well. Warm regards, simplehuman
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-01-19
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