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Nine Stars DZT-8-1 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can – Automatic garbage can

I was able to glue it and it works fine. One came broken but i was able to glue it and it works fine now.

Very overpriced compared to others. Nice removable bin though. . I like it, but a lot smaller than expected. Honestly, i have found others for a lot cheaper. I would say look around before you buy, even though this is a best seller. I’ve had it for a while and the batteries seem to be holding up well. I do like that it has a removable piece. I just wish a garbage bag would fit in it better.

I purchased the small nine stars automatic garbage can for our 5th wheel trailer. It is the perfect size for a day or a day 1/2 of grabage. It is super simple to operate. You can even open it by using your knee to block the blinking light, and voila, it opens. If i had use for another garbage can of this sort at my house, i wouldn’t hesistate to purchase another. But, the garbage can at home is on the door of my cabinet. Here are the specifications for the Nine Stars DZT-8-1 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
  • Water resistant infrared motion sensor detects motion within inches of sensor range,Comes with inner plastic liner for easy cleaning
  • The model name shows DZT-8-1A and DZT-8-1C is the same model, in general item name as DZT-8-1
  • Anti-fingerprint stainless steel construction with compact design that can be used under the kitchen cabinet or in bathroom
  • Measures 7.2-inch D by 11.3-inch W by 13.7-inch H; 4.2 pounds; 1-year warranty

The more expensive cans close tighter, this one is. The more expensive cans close tighter, this one is only ok and my dog is quickly figuring out that sometimes it doesn’t close tight and she can get a paw in there to lift the lid. If you want to keep a dog out go with the more expensive ones.

Love this basket – don’t have to touch container or lid with hands. Only drawback is finding a plastic bag to put inside of the insert that fits properly and i prefer to use another bag inside to avoid having to constantly wash the insert. But small size bags can be fashioned to fit with some overlap but nothing shows outside of the container. I’m actually using it in the bedroom instead of a regular small wastebasket.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Love it it is so cute — and keeps Bathroom trash covered.
  • but removing and replacing the batteries clears its system and it again works fine for a long time
  • One major flaw that caused all the headache. Everything else was OK. Need to go back to the drawing board.

I bought this for recycle to save myself from having to run to the garage every time i wanted to throw something into the recycle bin. Love that it has a pail inside with a handle for easy transport. Won’t be without this type of touchless can again.

I have 2 of the smaller ones in my bathrooms. They should have these in dr/s offices. You don’t need to touch anything. It looks wonderful and the batteries last a long time. I have even had a diaper in there and it kept the smell out of the bathroom. One tip for the manufacturer. I had to return 2 because the stainless steel was dented when i opened the package.

But removing and replacing the batteries clears its system and it again works fine for a long time. I bought two of these in sept. They both worked well for a couple a weeks then one of them developed a problem sensing when to open and then sensing when to close. We usually found we had to manually open and close it. If the batteries were removed and reinstalled it would work correctly a time or two. We have one of this firms tall kitchen trashcans an about and about every three months it starts having problems sensing when to open and close, but removing and replacing the batteries clears its system and it again works fine for a long time. Anyway we finally got tired of this one not working and trashed it. Because we have had pretty good luck with the other dzt-8-1 and the kitchen can we just bought another dzt-8-1 and it is working fine so far. My suggestion is if you buy one of these and it seems to have a problem sensing when to open and close send it back right away.

The on switch is in a bad pace-when you push the can against the wall it trips the switch off-its amazing that product designers fail to test those features. The other minor but annoying part is-when the inner bucket is lifted it creates a vacuum and will not release easily. Also-very basic and could be easily fixed by simple vent system to allow air fill the void. It looks good so there must have been some effort put into it, just not the kind that would allow it to function well.

How to use a liner in a small trash can. I really like this trash can and it works well. Several reviewers complained about the inability to use a liner in it. I solved that problem by inserting a small trash bag (4 gallon size) into the removable container and placing a large rubber band around the container and pulling the band down so that all the excess plastic was pulled down into the container. This works perfectly, and most times i can just empty the contents into the trash and reuse the liner. It is also possible to grab the handle through the plastic liner in order to remove the container.

I was able to glue it and it works fine. One came broken but i was able to glue it and it works fine now.

I was just replacing one because i broke the lid. Had the first one for 4 yrs +.

I can have handfuls of scraps and. I bought this to use as a compost bin. I can have handfuls of scraps and it pops right open and closes without my having to touch it. It’s just the right size to hold three days worth of compost scraps. It’s too early to say if it’ll keep out the fruit flies of summer but i suspect it will.

Only trash can my dog can’t get into. No more bathroom trash strewn around the house by over inquisitive dog.

But i had to change from my original purpose because the closed atmosphere made things get smelly after several days. This is probably best for emptying every other day or less. Occasionally a cat tail will swipe across and the door opens. Cat, of course goes running for dear life. Not that it’s noisey, but it is a different sound. Great can and nicely made, no loose parts or squeaks, etc.

Love this basket – don’t have to touch container or lid with hands. Only drawback is finding a plastic bag to put inside of the insert that fits properly and i prefer to use another bag inside to avoid having to constantly wash the insert. But small size bags can be fashioned to fit with some overlap but nothing shows outside of the container. I’m actually using it in the bedroom instead of a regular small wastebasket.

Not sure this is new, disappointed. I received this product today. I noticed the internal plastic basket has multiple scratches on the inside bottom as though this is a used unit. This could not be a new unit from the way this looks. It is just too much of a pain to repack and return the unit and will think about returning this if it is not too much of a hassle. Needless to say, we are disappointed with the product and wonder how this can pass quality control.

Love this basket – don’t have to touch container or lid with hands. Only drawback is finding a plastic bag to put inside of the insert that fits properly and i prefer to use another bag inside to avoid having to constantly wash the insert. But small size bags can be fashioned to fit with some overlap but nothing shows outside of the container. I’m actually using it in the bedroom instead of a regular small wastebasket.

Excellent quality, highly recommend this company over others. This is the third touchless trash can i have bought (i have bought 2 small sizes, one i no longer have and this one that i still have today, and i currently also still have a big 13 gallon one), and this company (nine stars) is the best i have tried. My first touchless trash can, a 13 gallon nine stars trash can that i have had since 2009, is still going, no defects, no deterioration in the electronic performance. After owning that 13 gallon one for some time with no problems, about two years ago i decided to buy a small sized touchless trash can for the bathroom. I first purchased a small version from a different company (not nine stars) and though it was nice looking, it stopped working after less than a year. It was also never really great in its performance, the lid always popped up too aggressively, and then popped down too aggressively, as though the motion of opening and closing were not smooth. Then when that small trash can stopped working one day, i bought this nine stars small trash can, and it has worked flawlessly and nicely for almost a year now. The lid opens and closes very smoothly, not like the other one that was hyper aggressive. The one thing that i don’t like that much about this trash can is its lid style. The other one was better looking, but this one doesn’t look bad, and with its better performance, i am very happy with it.

This trash can is a great size to fit between the toilet and the wall, without being too small. It opens quickly, but like others have mentioned, it does make a mechanical noise, then a ‘click’ when it closes. It’s still quieter than the old foot pedal trash can that this one was purchased as a replacement for. So far i have no complaints and it’s exactly what i was expecting and hoping for.

The more expensive cans close tighter, this one is. The more expensive cans close tighter, this one is only ok and my dog is quickly figuring out that sometimes it doesn’t close tight and she can get a paw in there to lift the lid. If you want to keep a dog out go with the more expensive ones.