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Will the bottom bin hold 25 or 30lbs?? Not sure!
on October 17, 2014
NOTE THE BOTTOM BIN IS ACTUALLY LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A 30LB BAG OF DOG FOOD. Knowing our brand of dog food (Taste of the Wild) is sold in 30lb bags, I thoroughly searched Amazon and this was the only container I could find that met my other needs (airtight and wheeled) and also included an auxiliary container to hold what I thought would be that "extra" 5lbs (since the bottom bin is marketed for 25lb bags). Turns out, I didn't even need the top container. Not the end of the world as I now have an extra container for treats but if you also buy 30lb bags and are looking to save some money, you could probably find a similar but cheaper product that doesn't include the top bin. For my original intention, this would've been perfect because I anticipated using up the 5lbs in the top bin, then taking it off and just using the bottom bin until the rest of the bag was gone. However, if you plan on putting treats or something else in the smaller bin and you want to keep them stacked as shown in the picture, remember you will have to take the top bin off before being able to open the lid to the bottom. I keep the two bins stored separately so this isn't an inconvenience for me but I can imagine it would become pretty irritating to unstack them 3x a day (or however often you feed your dog), every day.
Otherwise, I'm fairly happy with this product. The wheels make it flexible and convenient. It probably is airtight due to the rubber seal but I'd like it better if the lid shut more tightly. It's good enough to keep bugs out but it just doesn't give you that satisfying snap that other airtight containers often do so I can't help but wonder if the contents are staying as fresh as they could. Fortunately, our puppy goes through bags of food fast enough that staleness isn't a problem! If I were King of the World, I would probably also make the plastic a little more opaque, like grey or dark brown, because my personal preference is to keep things stored out of sight to reduce visual clutter. Some people might like the transparency so they can monitor how much is left but you know that by just opening the lid!
Overall, good product which does more than advertised. Not perfect but what is?
UPDATE - Not sure what's been going on with my previous "30lb" bags of dog food which completely fit into the bottom bin, but my most recent 30lb bag required the entire 33 quart bottom bin + part of the upper 12 quart top bin. When I convert the measurements from quarts to pounds, this makes sense and that's why I bought this two-part unit in the first place. I guess Taste of the Wild just shorted me on those other bags :-(!