The quality of material has gone down since we last purchased a simplehuman trash can. The stainless steel is thinner. As for easy to clean this model does not have a removable inner bin, so it requires a little more effort to clean. Also the lid has a plastic liner, likely will absorb orders more quickly than our last model, which had a full stainless steel lid. Another dislike the lifting rod is on the outside. . Not really highlighted in the photos. If that matters to you, beware.
Excellent quality and finish, and looks great in the kitchen. I knocked off one star despite all that because the bottom line is that the price is ridiculous for a trash can.
So i don’t know about durability. I set it up and so far i love it. It’s beautiful, it seems good quality.
Very expensive for a trash receptacle but made of quality materials compared to less expensive models. Functions smoothly, easy to change bags. It is not necessary to use bags made specifically by company, use generic 15 gallon bags to save money. Probably worth the investment for everyday, long-term use (or get a cheaper one every 5 years).
This thing is well built and super easy to deal with and keep clean. It is kind of an investment, but worth it i think (as long as they keep it under $100).
Mine started making a loud abnoyin squeak after 3 months. Used wd40 for get rid of it. Lets see how long that lasts.
Looks good, fits in a small space.
Key specs for simplehuman 45 Liter / 12 Gallon Stainless Steel Semi-Round Kitchen Step Trash Can with Liner Rim, Brushed Stainless Steel:
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- 10-YEAR WARRANTY – We use the best materials and solid engineering so our products will last in tough environments like your home — for years.
- CODE J CUSTOM FIT LINERS – Enhance your trash experience with extra-strong and durable trash bags that fit this can perfectly for a cleaner trash experience.
- LINER RIM – Flips down to hide and secure liner.
- STRONG WIDE STEEL PEDAL – Engineered to last 150,000 steps – that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years.
- SILENT CLOSE LID – Patented lid shox technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent, quiet close – no banging or loud noises.
- INTERNAL HINGE – Prevents the lid from bumping or scratching the wall.
- FINGERPRINT-PROOF FINISH – Resists smudges to keep stainless steel shiny.
- 15.7″W x 14.2″D x 26.4″H – 37.4″ with lid open
Comments from buyers
“Nice sturdy can!, QUALITY TRASHCAN, Great purchase for people with thieving cats!”
This is our second simplehuman trashcan. This is by far the nicest i’ve seen. Stainless is fingerprint resistant, heavy duty and is overall a very quality piece. The first one lasted us 8 years, but the foot pedal stopped working, but i will say with 2 younger kids at the time, i saw how it got stomped on a few times lol. This one does seem better built, and it has a slow close lid which is a bonus. Also came with their version of a 10 pack of trashbags. Bit expensive, but i can’t stand plain white plastic trashcans :).
I needed a step trash can with at lid that was flush with the rest of the can so that my dog couldn’t push the lid open and get inside. I was loathe to spend this much on a trashcan but simplehuman products never disappoint. This is as pretty of a trashcan as one could hope. The top selling point (besides being etta-proof) is that it really has two lids. The lid rests against a larger rim. That rim serves two purposes, to hold down the bag inside and to hold the lid up if you need it to stay open. I love that my bags no longer slip down and allow trash to fall outside. I use just regular 13 gallon bags but it does come with a neat little spot that a box of their proprietary bags will fit in.
Did not love spending 80$ on it, but for something you use all the time it is worth it. It is a great size, we use regular grocery store bought trash bags, 18 gal i think, and they fit perfectly so no need to buy the fancy simple human bags. I love that the lid covers the bag so you dont see the edges of the trash bag sticking out, love the soft close and the large foot pedal. Very easy to clean and looks really nice in the kitchen. Has a 10 year warranty as well so that makes it a little easier spending the $$ on a trash barrel.
It is had to give a 5 star to something i think is priced too high, but i knew that going in. It functions well, and looks great.
This is the best garbage can that i have every seen. The lids slowly closes and does not just slam shut while trying to put food in it. The part that hold the garbage sack in place fits snugly around and seals the sack in place. This is just an awesome can. It fits flat against the wall and has a type of rubber in the back so it does not scratch the wall. It would work on a flat wall or in the corner.
I was a little hesitant to spend this much for a kitchen trash can. But in my kitchen there is nowhere to hide this and so i wanted something that looked cool and integrated with my appliances and overall look. After reading lots of reviews it seemed like the simplehuman brand was getting the best ratings. This is simply the coolest trash receptacle i have ever owned. It looks awesome, is very well constructed and performs flawlessly. The top lid is controlled by a foot pedal and seals to the top very well so that no smells escape. It is very easy to change trash bags and i find that the regular 13 gallon tall kitchen bags you buy at the grocery work just fine. I wouldn’t hesitate to spend a few extra dollars for a trash can that is quite simply the best i have ever owned. I expect it to last for years and years, the quality is simply that good.
Stylish, smooth, and works great. We actually just replaced a ‘touchless’ sensor-based trash can that ate batteries and would open for passing flies.
I bought this trash can because my cat was once a stray who hasn’t ever managed to break the habit of scavenging, though she’s well-fed. She’s also frustratingly smart and managed to defeat all of our ‘cat-proofing’ efforts on our old trash can. The lid of the trash can is flush with the rim, so cats can’t paw it open, and they’d have to be really heavy/strong to trigger the pedal to open it. It’s also quite stable, so pushing it over isn’t an option.
Like the high end look and performance. Dislike being limited to the manufacturer’s trash bags to attain the best fit. Also, the trash can ‘walks’ when using the foot pedal and clangs agains the wall.
I had to replace my original simple human can that lasted about 10+ years. This one seems to be built to only take the simple human can liners. My last one had a hard plastic second insert that allowed any garbage bag. It does look nice and was packaged exceptionally well but i’d like to be able to use the grocery store liners. It also makes a loud pop when you lift up lid to change liner. Not sure about this and there were no directions enclosed with product. I would expect more at this price.
They try to sell you on using their bags exclusively but it works well with any garbage bags you can find. It has the built in bag holder that makes for a clean install of bag.
This product is worth the money we paid for it. But, it is made to accomodate bags specifically designed for it. That said, with a minimal effort you can make standard 13 gallon store bought bags work just fine. They are just not the neat and clean easy fit that the bags the company sells for this product.
Sometimes a trash can isn’t just a trash can. This can is solidly made, well designed, and stands up to constant use. The shape allows it to fit in a space a round or rectangular one would not work in. The lid mechanism is solid and holds up to daily use. The finish wipes clean and stays clean – no finger print issues.
Seriously, this is the only size you should get if you have a busy family that produces a lot of garbage in the kitchen. Don’t even waste (hee hee) any time with another size waste basket.
Bought this for our inlaws at christmas who have been wanting to upgrade from their tiny plastic bin and it was a huge hit. I cannot stand all stainless steel trash cans because they look so sterile and get dirty easily, but the black finish on this is amazingly slick and operates so smooth and silently. I looks killer in their kitchen with black countertops. We also own a simple human trash can (but a different model in all white) which we have had a few years and stands up to two small children.
I was looking for a larger stainless trash can because it seemed we (two adults), were taking the trash out at least every other day with a smaller can. This unit was more expensive, for sure, but it has a 10-year warranty. The lids on our two (smaller) previous stainless trash cans (expensive cans as well) broke after about 5 years. Anyway, there were no instructions needed for putting the lid on, however, once i separated the lid from the lid rim, it felt like if i forced the lid down, i would break something. I researched online and found i just needed to push it down. Once i did, it closed smoothly (with no horrible sound others have experienced with the older models). So far this trash can has been great, and sometimes we go 5 days or more before taking the trash out. It was kind of funny, because my husband kept looking inside seeing a fairly empty can after two days, and would say, ‘dang, i’m going to need muscles to take this out by the time it is full’. However, we usually toss light-weight items into our cans, so that has not been the case. And even though this can holds a lot more (i still use the same size bags) it doesn’t really appear that much bigger than my previous smaller cans.
I needed something that would fit into a smaller space, and able to hold a decent amount of rubbish. This can looks great, the lid moves silently (no hard crash at it lowers), and fits perfectly (out of the way), into a small corner. It is a bit pricier than i wanted to pay, and still not sure it was worth almost $100. But for a rubbish can it is ‘stylish’ :-).
This is the first garbage can i have bought as an adult (i’m 25). I amazed at how ‘expensive’ i thought garbage cans were. This garbage can is a much better quality than anything you can buy at a local supermarket. I definitely prefer the step feature to the automatic open feature. The 16 gallon size holds so much more, and still isn’t too heavy to lift while taking out the trash. Stainless steel material keeps it looking classy and is easy to wipe down.
I’ve had to return others, then i found simplehuman. Extremely well made, bags fit and fill to perfection, opens and closes easily and without a sound. This company does it right and they also give a 10 year warranty. Looks nice and works even better. Thank you simplehuman for putting out quality cans.
Standard 13 gallon bags don’t fit great but they still work ok.
I really like this trash can. After having an automatic lid stainless steel trash can for the last 5 years, i’m happy to move to one without an automatic open (they always break). This can opens with a simple push of the foot (or you can just lift it open) and has a soft close once released. The top surface of the can is stainless steel and when you open it, the round ring that holds the liner in place stays attached. This makes for a very easy liner change. The large opening makes it easy to pull the full bag out. I appreciate so many practical things about this can. It also has a 10 year warranty.
I have a house with many people including kids. This garbage keeps the garbage bag intact with its tight lid grip. So when u throw food down it, the bag doesn’t slide causing food to go outside the garbage bag. I love it’s stainless steel touch and all. They recommend u buy their bags but i didn’t. I have a whole box of garbage bags i bought from costco the 13 gallon bags, and they work just fine. This garbage can is durable, stainless steel and much reliable when it comes to reducing a smelly garbage and food outside of the bag.
Very well made and good looking item. The only thing is that there is no removable plastic liner (unless it’s sold separately and i’m not aware) so if something leaks, your going dumpster diving. Other than that it’s worth every penny.