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Stainless Steel 1 Gallon Compost Pail : OH MY YES! THAT WILL DO FINE.

Great compost bin, big bang for the buck. . Maybe due to the carbon filter in the lid, or due to the relatively cool kitchen in winter, or both, there was no leaking odor although i had accumulated about 1 week of kitchen scraps (onion, coffee, apple peels, etc. I will use it through next summer and post an update if i remember by then.

I wish i had something this nice to put all of my refuse in. I thought i was getting one that was all stainless steel/color but i received one with a black can and a brushed stainless lid and i’m keeping it. Very nice craftsmanship and beautifully executed design.

Stainless Steel 1 Gallon Compost Pail with Filter (Stainless Vertical)

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  • 1 Gallon in size
  • Sturdy and durable stainless steel construction
  • Carbon filter helps contain odors
  • Attractive finish looks good in any kitchen decor
  • Measures: Approximately 7″ diameter x 11″ tall

Great countertop compost pail. . It’s sturdy and very nice looking. The charcoal filter should help keep down odors. A nice size to fit under my counter and not have to be running out to the compost pile every day.

Great compost bin, big bang for the buck. . Maybe due to the carbon filter in the lid, or due to the relatively cool kitchen in winter, or both, there was no leaking odor although i had accumulated about 1 week of kitchen scraps (onion, coffee, apple peels, etc. I will use it through next summer and post an update if i remember by then.

You’ll ask yourself ‘why didn’t i buy one of these before now?’. How did i ever do without this?. It’s attractive, efficient, very well made of good material, is a perfect size, absolutely no odor,and if i needed to replace it for any reason, i’d buy another exactly like it. Even each of my children was happy to receive their own compost palfor they make a unique and most welcome gift. If i could make one modification, i’d add padding to the bale handle.

Stainless Steel 1 Gallon Compost Pail with Filter (Stainless Vertical) : I’m not a big fan of stainless to begin with but i feel like it retains the odor even with a liner in. The outside is very stylish and goes well with my décor. I’m not a big fan of stainless to begin with but i feel like it retains the odor even with a liner in it. It also traps the fruit flies in between the filter and the lid. I haven’t had that problem with my last compost pail but i’ve also noticed more fruit flies than in years past. It works well and is easy to keep clean as long as you use a liner.

I wish i had something this nice to put all of my refuse in. I thought i was getting one that was all stainless steel/color but i received one with a black can and a brushed stainless lid and i’m keeping it. Very nice craftsmanship and beautifully executed design.

Great countertop compost pail. . It’s sturdy and very nice looking. The charcoal filter should help keep down odors. A nice size to fit under my counter and not have to be running out to the compost pile every day.

This is perfect and looks great on the kitchen counter (i like black appliances so it fits in well). It appears to be well made and sturdy. With normal care it should last a long time. I was surprised to find such a good quality item for such a reasonable price.

For people complaining about cleanliness of the. For people complaining about cleanliness of the product i don’t think it’s really fair. You’re talking about a product that holds living material you plan to turn into dirt, stainless steel with a carbon filter is perfect for the first stage of this process.

For people complaining about cleanliness of the. For people complaining about cleanliness of the product i don’t think it’s really fair. You’re talking about a product that holds living material you plan to turn into dirt, stainless steel with a carbon filter is perfect for the first stage of this process.

Does a good job keeping odors down. Used to just use an old plastic ice caddy from target for the peelings etc. If you didnt empty it into the compost in a day or so, it got stinky and attracted fruit flies. This one makes you lazy – weeks can go by without you noticing or emptying it. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

We got the white one and it’s so nice to have in our kitchen. We keep it right by the kitchen sink and rarely smell anything from it. We don’t bother with the bags inside – we just run it out to the compost pile and then wash it out before filling it up again. Our filters have gotten moldy quickly, but i think it’s just because the food touched them a couple times. We’ll buy replacement filters, but otherwise it’s a great product. Highly recommended if you love to compost (you should).

Does a good job keeping odors down. Used to just use an old plastic ice caddy from target for the peelings etc. If you didnt empty it into the compost in a day or so, it got stinky and attracted fruit flies. This one makes you lazy – weeks can go by without you noticing or emptying it. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

You’ll ask yourself ‘why didn’t i buy one of these before now?’. How did i ever do without this?. It’s attractive, efficient, very well made of good material, is a perfect size, absolutely no odor,and if i needed to replace it for any reason, i’d buy another exactly like it. Even each of my children was happy to receive their own compost palfor they make a unique and most welcome gift. If i could make one modification, i’d add padding to the bale handle.

We got the white one and it’s so nice to have in our kitchen. We keep it right by the kitchen sink and rarely smell anything from it. We don’t bother with the bags inside – we just run it out to the compost pile and then wash it out before filling it up again. Our filters have gotten moldy quickly, but i think it’s just because the food touched them a couple times. We’ll buy replacement filters, but otherwise it’s a great product. Highly recommended if you love to compost (you should).

I was looking for something that would allow me to collect my compostable materials. It is small enough to sit on my counter, easy to clean, and hides the smells as it is filled up. Very pleased with this little pail.

I was looking for something that would allow me to collect my compostable materials. It is small enough to sit on my counter, easy to clean, and hides the smells as it is filled up. Very pleased with this little pail.

I’m not a big fan of stainless to begin with but i feel like it retains the odor even with a liner in. The outside is very stylish and goes well with my décor. I’m not a big fan of stainless to begin with but i feel like it retains the odor even with a liner in it. It also traps the fruit flies in between the filter and the lid. I haven’t had that problem with my last compost pail but i’ve also noticed more fruit flies than in years past. It works well and is easy to keep clean as long as you use a liner.

Nine Stars DZT-50-13 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can – It could be better

A nice looking and convenient trash can- who knew. Opens widely, can be kept open (just hit the ‘open’ button and the lid remains open), very easy to change the bag, no odors, batteries are still going strong. There is an on/off button on the back. The lid does open up if you walk by the trash can. I totally love it and highly recommend it.

I just received these today. Wow, super fast delivery (two day delivery). These do use three (3) ‘c’ batteries each (i bought two bins, one for recycles and one for regular refuse) and so far they have worked perfectly. I will post feedback in the future in the event of any hiccups or glitches with the motion sensor or anything like that. Overall; fast delivery, aesthetically appealing, and smooth operation earns this one 5 stars.

I love the can itself; however, i wish it could be opened manually, as well. I have to turn mine off on occasion (because it is in a high-traffic area) and then when i want to use it i can’t use it for an occasional waste can by just pushing the button. I have to turn the switch back on. Otherwise, the trash can is awesome. Here are the specifications for the Nine Stars DZT-50-13 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can:

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  • STAINLESS STEEL/100%
  • Imported
  • Seals odor in and eliminates cross-contamination of germs with touch-free operation
  • Anti-fingerprint commercial grade stainless steel, best for kitchen, office, living room and bedroom
  • Energy saving technology keeps battery life 20% longer
  • Features a garbage bag ring to keeps the bag hidden from public view for a neat and clean appearance
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

I really want to love this trashcan because it looks great, responds well to opening signals initially and is easy to change the bag. I waited to post until we had a little time to evaluate its performance, however. It has only been a few weeks to this point and i am no longer happy. It works initially and then it works off an on with no rhyme or reason. The previous reviews said to turn off the power to reset it, but that only works sometimes. When it quits it only opens partially and won’t get out of that cycle. Everyone also said about batteries going dead quickly, but i bought rechargeable batteries to circumvent that issue. Now i just have rechargeable batteries for no reason. We don’t have children or large dogs to complicate its use and it sits in a corner so it does not have random signals.

A nice looking and convenient trash can- who knew. Opens widely, can be kept open (just hit the ‘open’ button and the lid remains open), very easy to change the bag, no odors, batteries are still going strong. There is an on/off button on the back. The lid does open up if you walk by the trash can. I totally love it and highly recommend it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great, looks nicer than similar units and works well.
  • It could be better
  • I Recommend this Lightweight Handsfree Trashcan

I love the can itself; however, i wish it could be opened manually, as well. I have to turn mine off on occasion (because it is in a high-traffic area) and then when i want to use it i can’t use it for an occasional waste can by just pushing the button. I have to turn the switch back on. Otherwise, the trash can is awesome.

Overall,we are pleased with this product. The only negative thing, is that the optical sensor is kind of sensitive, lid opens when walking too close by it. However, its no big deal for us.

Great, looks nicer than similar units and works well. . The trash can has a stainless steel lid and body. It is professional looking and does not have a cheap looking automation sensor, which is a problem with similar products. It is fast responding so when holding trash or even pointing a finger at the unit it opens immediately. The only con is that the lid doesn’t close as tightly as expected, but this is an issue with the weight balance of the lid that can be easily adjusted. A simple trick is to glue or secure a small weight like a silver dollar to the underside of the lid at the front, this adds just enough weight to close perfectly.

We had a big plastic garbage can that just had to go. We had a big plastic garbage can that just had to go, i had looked for a replacement a while back but the prices were crazyi found this and decided to give it a try and i have no complaints. The bags dont show, and the wireless sensor is great when you have dirty hands. Also if the lid runs out of batteries you can always open manually.

The trash can is visually appealing and keeps odors sealed well. It does keep the trash bag hidden under the lid, and it was one of the more affordable systems on amazon. However the touchless system is fickle. There are times when it works great, and opens immediately when it senses motion, and closes in a few seconds. Then other times, for no reason at all (it wasn’t being used and no one was near it), it simply will not work; the red light turns on, and you can hear the electric hum trying to reset the door so that it will open and close and sometimes this lasts a few seconds and the reset works, but then other times it’ll last an hour. Sometimes i just turn the whole system off for a day just to not waste battery and 85% of the time this resets the touchless system works again. In terms of battery: it uses 3 c batteries to power the system, i’ve had the batteries in for about 2 months so far and it’s not needing replacement yet. At the end of the day, i think if i had to re-purchase, i may have just opted for a simple stainless steel trash can without a touchless system.

I just received these today. Wow, super fast delivery (two day delivery). These do use three (3) ‘c’ batteries each (i bought two bins, one for recycles and one for regular refuse) and so far they have worked perfectly. I will post feedback in the future in the event of any hiccups or glitches with the motion sensor or anything like that. Overall; fast delivery, aesthetically appealing, and smooth operation earns this one 5 stars.

I received hits two days ago. It came packaged very well and in perfect condition. It has been working very well so far. It takes 3 c size batteries. The battery compartment door seems to secure well. Some reviews commented that the door came off and fell into the trash, but i don’t see how that would happen if it is closed properly. The sensor works fine and is not too sensitive, so it does not open randomly to nearby movement. When you want to lid to stay open, just press the open button (before it opens with the sensor) and it will stay open until you press the close button. The only thing i can be critical about so far is the ninestars logo across the rear part of the lid.

I really want to love this trashcan because it looks great, responds well to opening signals initially and is easy to change the bag. I waited to post until we had a little time to evaluate its performance, however. It has only been a few weeks to this point and i am no longer happy. It works initially and then it works off an on with no rhyme or reason. The previous reviews said to turn off the power to reset it, but that only works sometimes. When it quits it only opens partially and won’t get out of that cycle. Everyone also said about batteries going dead quickly, but i bought rechargeable batteries to circumvent that issue. Now i just have rechargeable batteries for no reason. We don’t have children or large dogs to complicate its use and it sits in a corner so it does not have random signals.

Great, looks nicer than similar units and works well. . The trash can has a stainless steel lid and body. It is professional looking and does not have a cheap looking automation sensor, which is a problem with similar products. It is fast responding so when holding trash or even pointing a finger at the unit it opens immediately. The only con is that the lid doesn’t close as tightly as expected, but this is an issue with the weight balance of the lid that can be easily adjusted. A simple trick is to glue or secure a small weight like a silver dollar to the underside of the lid at the front, this adds just enough weight to close perfectly.

We had a big plastic garbage can that just had to go. We had a big plastic garbage can that just had to go, i had looked for a replacement a while back but the prices were crazyi found this and decided to give it a try and i have no complaints. The bags dont show, and the wireless sensor is great when you have dirty hands. Also if the lid runs out of batteries you can always open manually.

I received hits two days ago. It came packaged very well and in perfect condition. It has been working very well so far. It takes 3 c size batteries. The battery compartment door seems to secure well. Some reviews commented that the door came off and fell into the trash, but i don’t see how that would happen if it is closed properly. The sensor works fine and is not too sensitive, so it does not open randomly to nearby movement. When you want to lid to stay open, just press the open button (before it opens with the sensor) and it will stay open until you press the close button. The only thing i can be critical about so far is the ninestars logo across the rear part of the lid.

Overall,we are pleased with this product. The only negative thing, is that the optical sensor is kind of sensitive, lid opens when walking too close by it. However, its no big deal for us.

The trash can is visually appealing and keeps odors sealed well. It does keep the trash bag hidden under the lid, and it was one of the more affordable systems on amazon. However the touchless system is fickle. There are times when it works great, and opens immediately when it senses motion, and closes in a few seconds. Then other times, for no reason at all (it wasn’t being used and no one was near it), it simply will not work; the red light turns on, and you can hear the electric hum trying to reset the door so that it will open and close and sometimes this lasts a few seconds and the reset works, but then other times it’ll last an hour. Sometimes i just turn the whole system off for a day just to not waste battery and 85% of the time this resets the touchless system works again. In terms of battery: it uses 3 c batteries to power the system, i’ve had the batteries in for about 2 months so far and it’s not needing replacement yet. At the end of the day, i think if i had to re-purchase, i may have just opted for a simple stainless steel trash can without a touchless system.

I recommend this lightweight handsfree trashcan. I ordered this trashcan after my old one stopped working after about 8 years. This newer version is sleeker, lighter and easier to keep clean. It arrived quickly but the first one i ordered had a scratched lid and where the batteries go had a cover that was crazy hard to remove. That hard plastic that just hurts your fingers to try to work with. I requested a new one and it was sent right away. Great customer service as always with amazon. I now have the second one and it works great. A wave of the hand, the lid opens, long enough to throw away your trash and then pretty quietly closes. I use the glad 13 gallon drawstring bags and they fit perfectly.

I recommend this lightweight handsfree trashcan. I ordered this trashcan after my old one stopped working after about 8 years. This newer version is sleeker, lighter and easier to keep clean. It arrived quickly but the first one i ordered had a scratched lid and where the batteries go had a cover that was crazy hard to remove. That hard plastic that just hurts your fingers to try to work with. I requested a new one and it was sent right away. Great customer service as always with amazon. I now have the second one and it works great. A wave of the hand, the lid opens, long enough to throw away your trash and then pretty quietly closes. I use the glad 13 gallon drawstring bags and they fit perfectly.

simplehuman Butterfly Step Trash Can – Really glad I found these at Amazon

Absolutely the best kitchen trash can ever made. Absolutely the best kitchen trash can ever made. This is our second unit (for recycling). We have had the first unit for over 10 years without any problem and the design of doors (butterfly) is simply awesome. We have purchased several of these units as wedding gifts and always get compliments months and years later about what an awesome gift the units are. Don’t even look at any other trash can (over the years, i have purchased many other trash cans for the office, and other organizations i am involved with and this model/brand is, by far, the best ever made). I can’t say more about what a quality product this is.

I bought this because we needed a dog-proof trashcan. We had one of the locking trashcans made by simple human, which was supposedly dog-proof, but she was able to get that one open. I read the reviews where people said that their dogs were not able to break into this one, so we decided to give it a shot. It also looks very nice, and i love that the lid doesn’t slam closed. I would definitely recommend this item, especially if you are looking for something that can keep out a nosy dog.

I had a touchless trash can before. This butterfly step trash can is much better. It is lovely and easy to use and i love the trash can lid closes so silently and compact space by having the split opening. And you do not have to worry about batteries or it closing until you want it too. Had to learn how to put all those costco bags i had in this trash can. The instructions were inside the lid. I pull out the trash can inside can and put the liner in, pull the excess bag tight and twist the excess in back and tuck in the hole in the back and drop the bucket back in. If it lasts, it is worth the money. Here are the specifications for the simplehuman Butterfly Step Trash Can:

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  • Split lid opens from the center for low clearance areas
  • Slim shape for tight spots
  • Strong steel pedal
  • Lid shox technology for a smooth, silent close
  • Hidden internal hinge
  • Finger-print proof

13 gallon bags are best with this bin. It’s a very nice trash bin and this size is probably good for a one or two person household. It’s expensive but it’s significantly better than the lower quality bins that’s passed off in the $75 range – i say either go cheap or all-in because everything in-between is disappointing. I empty it once a week and it’s usually full by then. 13 gallon trash bags are cheaper and work best; when it’s time to pull it out the trash spreads out and there’s a little space left to add an extra bulky item or two. With the special bags from simplehuman you’re left with a weird, unmanageable column of trash that doesn’t stand up on it’s own and if it’s full to the brim then the bag will be completely full.

I almost hate how much i like this trash can. I moved into a place with a smaller kitchen and thought, ‘what the heck, i’m an adult, time to get a real trashcan and replace the plastic barrel with lid long lost that i currently use. You put the bag into a container that’s removable. Garbage juice doesn’t leak into the actual can, and the container is easy to clean if anything does get in there. I’m told this is a common feature of big boy trash cans, but i graduated during the recession with a liberal arts degree so this is my first real trash can. Thanks, obamanone of that hand waving battery powered voodoo here, either. You use your foot, and that mechanism feels incredibly well made. It’s unreasonably pleasing to see the lid slowly come down and barely make a sound. Some trash cans with metal lids sound like a cymbal hitting the ground after a fall from the upper atmosphere, especially in the middle of the night.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Really glad I found these at Amazon
  • Love the Butterfly Lid!
  • Dog-proof trashcan!

I almost hate how much i like this trash can. I moved into a place with a smaller kitchen and thought, ‘what the heck, i’m an adult, time to get a real trashcan and replace the plastic barrel with lid long lost that i currently use. You put the bag into a container that’s removable. Garbage juice doesn’t leak into the actual can, and the container is easy to clean if anything does get in there. I’m told this is a common feature of big boy trash cans, but i graduated during the recession with a liberal arts degree so this is my first real trash can. Thanks, obamanone of that hand waving battery powered voodoo here, either. You use your foot, and that mechanism feels incredibly well made. It’s unreasonably pleasing to see the lid slowly come down and barely make a sound. Some trash cans with metal lids sound like a cymbal hitting the ground after a fall from the upper atmosphere, especially in the middle of the night.

The butterfly design allows it to fit under my counterheight overhang. Stainless steel looks sleek and fingerprintless has been working for a few days now. However, for a space saving design, the wasted 2 inches or so on either end are frustrating. I guess the mechanism is on one end, but the other is stupid. Price is also ridiculous, but that’s what we had to pay for what i thought was a larger trashcan to fit in out space. The inner can is really a smallish square, even if it is tall, so no bulky items will ever fit. Also, the dimensions listed on amazon were not very helpful. I had to go to three websiteseparate to figure out actual dimensions, capacity, open close height and so on. Simple human lists litre size and amazon lists gallons.

Finally, a trash can that is truly dog-proof. I bought this trash can because of the reviews that said it was dog proof. I am 100% happy with that aspect. My german shorthaired pointer can’t get it open and he can’t knock it over. The stainless exterior required constant cleaning to wipe off doggy nose prints the first few weeks as he tried his hardest to get inside. There are 2 reasons why i didn’t give this 5 stars. First, $100 for a trash can, even one that works as well as this one, is exorbitant. Second, it would be great if this can worked as well with regular trash bags as it does with the pricey simple human ones.

The butterfly design allows it to fit under my counterheight overhang. Stainless steel looks sleek and fingerprintless has been working for a few days now. However, for a space saving design, the wasted 2 inches or so on either end are frustrating. I guess the mechanism is on one end, but the other is stupid. Price is also ridiculous, but that’s what we had to pay for what i thought was a larger trashcan to fit in out space. The inner can is really a smallish square, even if it is tall, so no bulky items will ever fit. Also, the dimensions listed on amazon were not very helpful. I had to go to three websiteseparate to figure out actual dimensions, capacity, open close height and so on. Simple human lists litre size and amazon lists gallons.

It seems like other people are not such a fan of the butterfly lid but i specifically chose this for the butterfly lid. It doesn’t seem like that important of a detail you might think?.First of all, the butterfly lid cuts down on how much clearance space you need above the trash can. Which makes it ideal for sticking it in small spots. Second of all, the problem i’ve always had with regular step cans, is that the lid would move backwards thus leaving a line on the wall. Partly because of flimsy cans (hitting it against the wall repeatedly would make the hinge break) and partly because the trash can always seemed to get so very dirty (they had a lip on them that touched the trash bag). So the butterfly lid actually takes away two of those problems, there’s not a line on my wall any more, and i can put more things above the can. The sturdy design of the trash can and its height means that the cat can’t get into it.

It seems like other people are not such a fan of the butterfly lid but i specifically chose this for the butterfly lid. It doesn’t seem like that important of a detail you might think?.First of all, the butterfly lid cuts down on how much clearance space you need above the trash can. Which makes it ideal for sticking it in small spots. Second of all, the problem i’ve always had with regular step cans, is that the lid would move backwards thus leaving a line on the wall. Partly because of flimsy cans (hitting it against the wall repeatedly would make the hinge break) and partly because the trash can always seemed to get so very dirty (they had a lip on them that touched the trash bag). So the butterfly lid actually takes away two of those problems, there’s not a line on my wall any more, and i can put more things above the can. The sturdy design of the trash can and its height means that the cat can’t get into it.

Absolutely the best kitchen trash can ever made. Absolutely the best kitchen trash can ever made. This is our second unit (for recycling). We have had the first unit for over 10 years without any problem and the design of doors (butterfly) is simply awesome. We have purchased several of these units as wedding gifts and always get compliments months and years later about what an awesome gift the units are. Don’t even look at any other trash can (over the years, i have purchased many other trash cans for the office, and other organizations i am involved with and this model/brand is, by far, the best ever made). I can’t say more about what a quality product this is.

I bought this because we needed a dog-proof trashcan. We had one of the locking trashcans made by simple human, which was supposedly dog-proof, but she was able to get that one open. I read the reviews where people said that their dogs were not able to break into this one, so we decided to give it a shot. It also looks very nice, and i love that the lid doesn’t slam closed. I would definitely recommend this item, especially if you are looking for something that can keep out a nosy dog.

13 gallon bags are best with this bin. It’s a very nice trash bin and this size is probably good for a one or two person household. It’s expensive but it’s significantly better than the lower quality bins that’s passed off in the $75 range – i say either go cheap or all-in because everything in-between is disappointing. I empty it once a week and it’s usually full by then. 13 gallon trash bags are cheaper and work best; when it’s time to pull it out the trash spreads out and there’s a little space left to add an extra bulky item or two. With the special bags from simplehuman you’re left with a weird, unmanageable column of trash that doesn’t stand up on it’s own and if it’s full to the brim then the bag will be completely full.

Really glad i found these at amazon. I did a lot of leg work before turning to amazon and ordering 2 of these for my kitchen trash and recycling. The black lid does not show finger prints like the all stainless models at the local box store. The items shipped separately and were extremely well packaged. Two of these side by side fit perfectly under the counter in my 1950’s kitchen. Love that the inner liner is rigid without being heavy. It’s no problem to pull the whole thing out when changing bags. I’m still using the 13 gallon glad tall kitchen drawstring bags that i previously purchased at amazon, so cannot speak to the simplehuman brand bags that were included. I am able to really fill the bags before needing to change them thanks to the solid construction and butterfly lid which may be among my favorite design items ever.

Really glad i found these at amazon. I did a lot of leg work before turning to amazon and ordering 2 of these for my kitchen trash and recycling. The black lid does not show finger prints like the all stainless models at the local box store. The items shipped separately and were extremely well packaged. Two of these side by side fit perfectly under the counter in my 1950’s kitchen. Love that the inner liner is rigid without being heavy. It’s no problem to pull the whole thing out when changing bags. I’m still using the 13 gallon glad tall kitchen drawstring bags that i previously purchased at amazon, so cannot speak to the simplehuman brand bags that were included. I am able to really fill the bags before needing to change them thanks to the solid construction and butterfly lid which may be among my favorite design items ever.

Pricey and doesn’t work for very long. . This is my second one in two years. After two years (or less) the mechanism will open but it won’t close. I reordered because i like the look and functionality. If this doesn’t last any longer, i will not reorder a third time.

I had a touchless trash can before. This butterfly step trash can is much better. It is lovely and easy to use and i love the trash can lid closes so silently and compact space by having the split opening. And you do not have to worry about batteries or it closing until you want it too. Had to learn how to put all those costco bags i had in this trash can. The instructions were inside the lid. I pull out the trash can inside can and put the liner in, pull the excess bag tight and twist the excess in back and tuck in the hole in the back and drop the bucket back in. If it lasts, it is worth the money.

Pricey and doesn’t work for very long. . This is my second one in two years. After two years (or less) the mechanism will open but it won’t close. I reordered because i like the look and functionality. If this doesn’t last any longer, i will not reorder a third time.

Finally, a trash can that is truly dog-proof. I bought this trash can because of the reviews that said it was dog proof. I am 100% happy with that aspect. My german shorthaired pointer can’t get it open and he can’t knock it over. The stainless exterior required constant cleaning to wipe off doggy nose prints the first few weeks as he tried his hardest to get inside. There are 2 reasons why i didn’t give this 5 stars. First, $100 for a trash can, even one that works as well as this one, is exorbitant. Second, it would be great if this can worked as well with regular trash bags as it does with the pricey simple human ones.