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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.