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simplehuman Rectangular Touch-Bar Trash Can Recycler : Great tall trash can.

I’ve been struggling to find a better trash can, so after returning a couple of touchless models to costco, i was ready to pump serious dollars into this beauty. It does look awesome, but it’s not perfect. One problem, which is not really a problem with the can, but with my setup, is that the only place i can have it open is (partially) under a granite counter, so when the lid opens, it smacks against the edge of the counter, leaving scratches. As i said, this is not a problem with the can, per se, but this would be something to consider if you’re thinking about buying one. Had i anticipated this, i would’ve considered buying a smaller version (i have the 40l can), which i suspect to be shorter. I also wish the spring mechanism slowed the lid down on opening. After i installed¬†simplehuman odorsorb filter kit, the lid started to open more smoothly. Finally, and this is my major gripe: while opening the lid is very convenient, closing it will leave marks on the top of the lid. I know, i know, it’s “finger-print proof”, so there are no visible fingerprints (in dactyloscopic sense), but don’t assume that closing the lid with your bare hand will leave no marks.

It works perfect till a little one comes up and figures out. It works perfect till a little one comes up and figures out how to open it. Great sturdy material, easy to clean and i like that there is an inside can that can be taken out if the inside get dirty.

Nice but risky to ship via ups. I ordered two identical units. They came in two separate shipments – each in its own double box. Inner manufacturer box was fairly heavy. Outer amazon box was pretty flimsy and in retrospect probably did not add any protection. Both units had their backs dented in. I decided to just do my best to push out the dents and keep them – for my use the rear dents don’t really show – this is just a word of caution to future buyers. Overall, the units seem like nice quality. Stainless looks pretty good. 13-gal trash liners i buy in bulk fit the cans ok – not quite as well as the simple human brand liners (of which samples are provided free).

Third time and really charmed. This is the third simplehuman trash can i have owned and, while i have been very satisfied with each one, this one is the best. The design is clean and highly functional. The height of this relatively small capacity (very suitable for my household) makes it easy to use – most cans of this capacity are low and there tend to be more spills in the vicinity of the can. I also really like the easy open and close feature (no, it doesn’t get excessively dirty). The bag is easy to change and the lip of the bag is hidden.

  • Who knew trash cans could be pretty?
  • Really well built but not good for a family or people who want to throw away or recycle anything larger than a Trisquit box
  • Best trash can ever!

simplehuman Rectangular Touch-Bar Trash Can Recycler, Stainless Steel, 48 L / 12.6 Gal

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  • Neatly sort your trash and recyclables in this dual-bucket recycler
  • The touch bar is easy to open from any angle, If your hands are full, just tap with your elbow, bump with your hip or nudge with your knee
  • The specially shaped sleek hinge is designed to move up and out of the way for the widest opening possible
  • Unique dampers and precisely angled springs control the lid so it opens smoothly and evenly
  • Nylon discs under the can make it easy to slide and gentle on your floors
  • Dual buckets for trash and recycling
  • Touch-bar opens with a tap, elbow, bump or nudge
  • Stay-open lid
  • Innovative space-efficient hinge allows for wide opening
  • Lid shox technology for smooth open and close
  • Finger-print proof

I’ve been struggling to find a better trash can, so after returning a couple of touchless models to costco, i was ready to pump serious dollars into this beauty. It does look awesome, but it’s not perfect. One problem, which is not really a problem with the can, but with my setup, is that the only place i can have it open is (partially) under a granite counter, so when the lid opens, it smacks against the edge of the counter, leaving scratches. As i said, this is not a problem with the can, per se, but this would be something to consider if you’re thinking about buying one. Had i anticipated this, i would’ve considered buying a smaller version (i have the 40l can), which i suspect to be shorter. I also wish the spring mechanism slowed the lid down on opening. After i installed¬†simplehuman odorsorb filter kit, the lid started to open more smoothly. Finally, and this is my major gripe: while opening the lid is very convenient, closing it will leave marks on the top of the lid. I know, i know, it’s “finger-print proof”, so there are no visible fingerprints (in dactyloscopic sense), but don’t assume that closing the lid with your bare hand will leave no marks.

Nice but risky to ship via ups. I ordered two identical units. They came in two separate shipments – each in its own double box. Inner manufacturer box was fairly heavy. Outer amazon box was pretty flimsy and in retrospect probably did not add any protection. Both units had their backs dented in. I decided to just do my best to push out the dents and keep them – for my use the rear dents don’t really show – this is just a word of caution to future buyers. Overall, the units seem like nice quality. Stainless looks pretty good. 13-gal trash liners i buy in bulk fit the cans ok – not quite as well as the simple human brand liners (of which samples are provided free).

I love this trash can that i paid a crazy amount. I love this trash can that i paid a crazy amount of money for. What the hell’s wrong with me.Anyway, it looks great and the combination is hard to find in a ss can this slim. The size is large and small. As a unit, it’s a bit big, but because it has two compartments, they’re small. The lid works well and appears solid and well designed. The can’s inserts are a uncommon size making trash bags difficult to find. I’ve read s””everal comments about people using you average 13g kitchen bags.

Really well built but not good for a family or people who want to throw away or recycle anything larger than a trisquit box. I want to preface by saying that i ended up returning this item. However, that does not mean i question its quality and i certainly don’t question their customer service. It is a well made trash can and looks great. It was packaged well and arrived in great shape. When i decided to return it, simplehuman offered a return within 48 hours and were very friendly in their correspondence. I think they are a good company. My problem with the can is really its weird sized containers. Both containers were a lot smaller than i thought. There is no way you could put a cereal box in the recycling side without smashing it into a ball.

Finally a functional trash can. . After months of hearing my husband loudly curse at our current trash can, i bit the bullet and bought this can. I didn’t tell him, because i was afraid he would have a coronary over the price. Immediately upon arrival he gave me the “look” indicating he did not appreciate this “gift”. But after un-boxing and using for a day or so, both of us were very impressed with the quality, the features and the functionality. We have been won over by this outrageously priced trash can. I’m still in a little bit of sticker shock, but this trash can outperforms any can we have ever had and it promises to be an incredibly useful item for years to come. And if i don’t have to listen to the constant berating of the current trash can, i will consider this money well spent.

Pricey, but totally worth it. Exactly as described, fast and a great product.

Pretty cool because of the two sides. Needed a solution for garbage and recycle, so this will work for now. Would like a bit more space for refuse but the container has clean lines and is compact for small condo space.

Trash can was rescued from the trash. Product gets five stars, packaging one star. Arrived in a pristine box; trash can had two creases on one side (the front?). I am 84 years old and returning it was an option, but my wife said she would just turn it around and put the damaged side next to the wall. Nevertheless, it galls me to pay $140 for damaged goods. The trash can is a very good one; if you want an undamaged one, get it in person.

It’s the best garbage can i ever owned. It’s the best garbage can i ever owned. It’s also nice that you don’t have to use their bags, though they do fit perfectly if you wanted to do so.

I really love the dual compartments for trash/recycling. I really love the dual compartments for trash/recycling, and that they’re both the same size on this model. In hindsight, i wish i’d gotten the foot pedal instead of the arm bar. It works great, and i love simple human products, i just think the foot pedal would’ve been more useful than this can’s ability to keep the lid open. It’s very useful for tossing scraps while cooking, but i just don’t cook that much in nyc (viva la delivery, am i right?).

Who knew trash cans could be pretty?. This is the perfect trash can. I love combining the recycling and waste into one bin. In my small kitchen, i need all the space i can get. I love the lid, which closes nicely, stays closed just fine, and i don’t have to look at or smell any of the stuff inside. Also great for pet parents who have to deal with overturned trash all the time. The animals haven’t even noticed the trash since i purchased this one. I also like that it is taller, so i don’t have to bend down. Surprisingly, it holds a lot. The bins are narrow, so you think they won’t hold that much, but they do.

Arrived without damage – which was great bc i made three attempts to have it shipped to me by another company and it kept arriving damaged, so amazon has more secure packaging for this product. You can use regular trash can bags so don’t be put off my the expense of simplehuman bags. It’s so nice to have canister for both recycling and trash and it looks great in the kitchen. I find the touch bar very convenient. I’ve always disliked trash cans with the foot pedal – when cooking or cleaning it’s just constant opening and closing and gets annoying. This can is great bc you can open with a press from hip or elbow if hands are full and i like that it stays open until i’m ready to close it.

Really well built but not good for a family or people who want to throw away or recycle anything larger than a trisquit box. I want to preface by saying that i ended up returning this item. However, that does not mean i question its quality and i certainly don’t question their customer service. It is a well made trash can and looks great. It was packaged well and arrived in great shape. When i decided to return it, simplehuman offered a return within 48 hours and were very friendly in their correspondence. I think they are a good company. My problem with the can is really its weird sized containers. Both containers were a lot smaller than i thought. There is no way you could put a cereal box in the recycling side without smashing it into a ball.

Slim, stylish, and functional. . I love being able to put trash and recyclables in the same bin. Each half holds about as much as your average ‘tall kitchen’ trash can, and i empty them about as often as i did my ugly plastic trash cans (maybe twice a week). But this can is much more sleek.It sits easily in my small kitchen (the flat lid even doubles as extra counter space sometimes), and it blends in with the stainless steel appliances. ) i was pleasantly surprised how easily it opens without a foot pedal. When my hands are full i just have to bump it with my hip. Overall, i’m very happy with this purchase.

I bought the 8 gallon because i’m pretty good at recycling. Much more convenient than my old plastic one. I like it because it is tall and its fits nicely in my small kitchen. Not showing fingerprints is awesome. What’s really cool is you don’t have to take the inside plastic bucket completely out to replace the bag. There is a ledge that you can seat it on while taking out and replacing the bag. They really thought this out.

It works perfect till a little one comes up and figures out. It works perfect till a little one comes up and figures out how to open it. Great sturdy material, easy to clean and i like that there is an inside can that can be taken out if the inside get dirty.

It looks beautiful especially in my kitchen with all the stainless steel appliances i have. It very is to change out the garbage bags. Which it come with a sample pack of their garbage bags. I can’t believe how much garbage this trash can hold. My favorite part is the hand bar to open the trash can. And it does open with the push of the leg if you hands are dirt. And it is finger print proof.

I needed a tall trash can in order to keep my little dog from getting into it. This is perfect, tall enough that he can’t reach the top and solid so he can’t knock it over. I love the way the inner liner lifts and can be propped up, slightly elevated, in order to remove and replace the plastic bag. I use the bags simple human sells to fit perfectly so the bag is hidden by the top when it is installed. I don’t have much trash so one bag lasts an entire week for me. The lid keeps any odors inside the can. The touch-bar is truly easy to use; if you have your hands full, you can touch it with a forearm, elbow, or even your hip. The stainless steel looks great and fingerprints wipe off easily.