simplehuman Rectangular Kitchen Step Trash Can

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 160 expert reviews, the simplehuman Rectangular Kitchen Step Trash Can placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Classic Rectangular Kitchen Step Can The simplehuman 38 Liter / 10 Gallon stainless steel rectangular kitchen step trash can has an internal hinge and space-efficient shape so you can place it directly against the wall and out of the way. And its stylish design enhances any home decor. I’m the Strong and Silent Type The strong steel pedal means the can is hands-free and is designed to last 150,000 steps — that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years, and simplehuman’s patented lid shox technology ensures that the lid closes softly in a smooth, quiet manner. Custom Fit Trash Can Liners simplehuman Code J trash can liners are a perfect fit for this trash can. They are made from extra-durable plastic with thick double seams to prevent rips and tears and have been rated among the top in strength comparable to other major brands. Extra strong to keep garbage in the bag — not on the floor or the bottom of your trash can. Brand Story We design tools that help people become more efficient at home. Day to day life has room for improvement. That’s the basic thinking behind simplehuman. Many activities in our daily routine are so basic that we take them for granted. Washing our hands, cleaning up after a meal, grooming and prepping our appearance. Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline these simple tasks. We call our products tools for efficient living.

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Simplehuman Rectangular Step Trash Can, also available with a stainless steel lid, does the best job of securely fitting standard kitchen trash bags, holding onto them when they get heavy, and offering them up for removal. Beyond that, the Simplehuman’s pedal is smoother and firmer than any other we’ve tested. The removable bucket is far less complicated to clean than one-piece cans. This can is actually airtight, an uncommon thing among kitchen trash cans, which prevents odors from getting out and insects from getting in.
The rectangular step trash can makes it easy to dispose of all sorts of garbage. The pedals are durable and made from steel hence cannot break while in use. The trash can incorporate the Lid Shox technology which enhances a smooth and silent closing. The internal hinge allows for the placement right up along the wall of your room. They have the custom fit liners for perfect fitting. If you are not contented with the results, you can link with the specialists so that you will be taught the proper usage. They have a ten-year warranty.
Simplehuman features another hassle free product. This trash tends to simplify disposing trash and wastes. With a 10 gallon capacity, this medium size is just perfect for your kitchen corner. A silver coat finger-print finish on the stainless steel gives it a shiny beautiful look that compliments the room. In addition, it resists sticking stains and print marks and a simple wipe would make it clean.
It is dog proof. It’s not made in China. Foot lever action seems very sturdy and reliable. Surface really does hide fingerprints. Has a quiet, gentle lid closure mechanism.
Silent lid-closing. Compact.
Stay-open lid

What reviewers didn't like

Still a little pricey. It is tough to find a stainless steel trashcan for under one hundred dollars.
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