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UPDATE-a fix for the bag ripping problem!
on May 17, 2014
Ok I've has this trash can for a couple of months now. I wanted to live with it before I reviewed it. I have this inside, in the kitchen, because it does look that nice, and I like a big trash can that I don't have to empty every 2 days. I love the overall look, the way the lid holds the bag in place, the way the lid locks if you need it. Now this is what I HATE....when I take the full bag out, it's a struggle, and the bag usually rips because the inside is not smooth, it has ridges made into the resin that catch the full bag and rip it as you pull. If they could make the inside smooth, this would be the absolutely perfect trash can. And I know, you could put less trash in it so the bag wouldn't be so full and push against the inside as you try to take it out.....but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a large trash can, doesn't it? You use a large trash can because you want it to hold a lot of trash so you have to empty it less often and use fewer bags. I do have an idea on how to fix this, and I'll be trying it out probably in the next few days. I'm either going to cut 4 pieces of either cardboard or flat plastic, and tape it to the 4 inside walls to make them smooth. It won't change the capacity, and it should make the shredded bag problem go away. But should I have to do this, or should it just be made that way? With just a little more real world testing, it should have been obvious to the company that it tears the bags when the bag is full. Oh well, nothing is perfect.......UPDATE 5/20/14......I have fixed the inside of the trash can so it no longer rips the bags! Here's what you do. I went to wally world, and got a cardboard box, it's in the packing supply section. The size you need is 14 by 14 by 14, it comes folded flat, it's 68 cents. When you open it, it fits almost perfectly down into the inside of the trash can. You do have to wiggle it a bit, as it's not quite exactly the same size, but it fits great when you get it all the way in. Then just trim the top of the box so it's just inside the lid so it will close, and there you go, the bags just slide right out, no matter how full! You're welcome lol!!