NINESTARS Automatic Touchless Trash Can, 18-Gallon

Last updated date: January 17, 2020

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Overall Take

The NINESTARS Automatic Touchless Trash Can, 18-Gallon has separate bins for trash and recycling. It comes with a handy two-year warranty and offers touchless technologies. In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the NINESTARS NINESTARS Automatic Touchless Trash Can, 18-Gallon placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Kitchen Trash Bin for a detailed review of all the top kitchen trash bins.

Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
2,829 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Fingerprint resistant stainless steel frame keeps the can smudge free.
- Robots Judge
April 25, 2019 | Full review
Like other Ninestars trash can models, the DZT-70-11R uses the most advanced technology. Its lid will automatically open once the debris is within ten inches from the infrared sensor at a 130-degree angle and close three seconds after the hand moves away.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
Made of fingerprint resistant 100% stainless steel.
June 12, 2019 | Full review
A powerful battery powers the sensor, and the bin has a stainless steel structure.
- The Genius Review
Doesn’t contain a similar foot pedal plan as the 50-6 infrared but still is an incredible model to buy because of its infrared touchless outline.
- 9 Top Best
November 3, 2019 | Full review
As a bonus, it is made of water-proof infrared motion sensor that helps to prevent accidental spills or moisture from damaging its built.
- Industry Ears
April 12, 2019 | Full review
The highly advanced infrared sensor is made from high-quality materials that prevent moistures from accidental damage to the bin.
- Best Garbage Disposal Units
What experts didn't like
Recycling trash bin doesn’t have a pull-out plastic liner.
- Robots Judge
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The only negative side is the warranty that is only two years.
- The Genius Review
Depends on top breaks.
- 9 Top Best
November 3, 2019 | Full review
The unit uses 4 D-size batteries which are not included in the sale but will last for up to 6 months depending on frequent use.
- Best Garbage Disposal Units

From The Manufacturer

This 18 Gal Recycling stainless steel trash can is designed and engineered by Ninestars, the World's first legal patent holder. The first innovative touchless design for recycling purpose, it can used it in any kitchen, office pantry room, cafeteria, restaurant and other recycling area. This recycle trash can uses the most advanced sensor technology that can be found in all Ninestars trashcans. Pass your hand or debris within ten inches or a 130° angle from the infrared sensor and the lid will automatically open. The lid will remain open if debris or hand remains within the range of the infrared sensor. Three seconds after your hand moves away from the lid, it will close automatically. Power lasts up to 6 months in normal daily usage. Required four D-size batteries (not included). Includes a garbage bag ring to keeps the bag hidden from public view for a neat and clean appearance. NOTE: 1. Please make sure the battery has the correct direction of positive and negative insert. 2. Please make sure after the battery input, the power button is turned on which is located on the side of the lid. 3. Please make sure the lid is securely pushed down the base of the trashcan.

Overall Product Rankings

2. simplehuman Slim Kitchen Trash Can, 10.6-Gallon
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 14
3. iTouchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13-Gallon
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 16
4. Sterilite SwingTop Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
8. Umbra Venti Swing Top Trash Can, 16-Gallon
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Ninestars Trash Can Combo Set, 8-Gallon & 1.2-Gallon
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
11. iTouchless Dual Step Trash Can, 16-Gallon
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
13. NINESTARS Automatic Touchless Trash Can, 18-Gallon
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 7
14. Umbra Brim Trash Can, 13-Gallon
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 0
15. Rubbermaid Step-On Lid Trash Can, 13-Gallon
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Kitchen Trash Bins

There is nothing worse than a poorly designed kitchen trash can that lets out odors and is a mess to look at. Whether you run a professional kitchen or are a home cook, having a trash can that keeps garbage and their associated smells out of sight is key.

When searching for the best trash can for your kitchen, think about where it will be placed. This will affect what kind of shape you get. If your trash can will be up against a wall or cupboard, you’ll want one that has a flat side to save on space. A round trash can is best for kitchens that have a lot of floor space.

Next, consider the kind of lid your trash can will need, and how it will be opened. If you’ll be placing your kitchen trash can in a cupboard, like under the sink, for example, you may opt for one without a lid. However, if your kitchen trash can will be out in the open, it’s best to get one with a lid to contain the smell and keep things looking neat and tidy.

The material the trash can is made out of impacts the overall look and feel of the wastebasket. For many shoppers, it’s important for everything in the kitchen to match the décor. If you have stainless steel and black appliances, for example, you may want a trashcan that matches that sleek look. If your trashcan will be hidden in a corner or behind a door, then a simple plastic receptacle may do the trick.

Also consider the size of trash bag you will need to put into the can. Some trash bins are large and require custom-sized kitchen trash bags, while others can use simple grocery bags instead. If you need to purchase special bags for your trash can, that will need to be factored into the cost.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you want to keep your kitchen trash bin from smelling, it’s important to clean it on a regular basis. While this task may easily get overlooked, it will ensure that there are no undesirable smells emanating from your kitchen.

In order to clean your kitchen trash bin, remove the bag and any pieces of garbage from the inside. If possible, take the can outside and use the garden hose to wash out the trash bin. Then spray the inside with a disinfectant cleaner of your choice. Use a clean toilet brush to scrub all the inside walls and corners. After you’ve scrubbed the kitchen trash bin, let it sit for five minutes. Then, use the hose again to wash everything out. Let it air dry completely before using.

The Kitchen Trash Bin Buying Guide

  • When buying a kitchen trash bin, take a look at the material it’s made from. This will not only affect the durability of the wastebasket, but also affect the design and colors. The simplehuman Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon is made out of brushed stainless steel so it has a sleek and elegant look that will match stainless steel kitchen appliances. The simplehuman Slim Kitchen Trash Can, 10.6-Gallon is made out of black plastic, while the Sterilite SwingTop Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon is white plastic. These neutral colors can match with almost any style of kitchen décor. The iTouchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13-Gallon has a germ-resistant, fingerprint-proof surface that is made out of stainless steel. It has a high-end look that will fit in with an elegant kitchen.
  • The lid of a kitchen trash bin serves an important purpose, because it keeps odors trapped inside and keeps the kitchen looking tidy. When you’re searching for a trash can with a lid, make sure it has a pedal so you can keep your hands clean. The simplehuman Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon has a silent close lid so it doesn’t make any loud or banging noises. The lid can also stay open for as long as you need. The pedal is engineered to last 150,000 steps, which will last around 20 years. The simplehuman Slim Kitchen Trash Can, 10.6-Gallon also has a silent close lid. It also comes with a slide lock on the lid so you can keep children and pets from getting into the trash. The iTouchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13-Gallon has a lid that opens with the motion of your hand. This makes it a hygienic and convenient choice. The Sterilite SwingTop Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon, on the other hand, has a dual-action swing-top feature that enables the lid to swing open when touched.