simplehuman Semi-Round Step Trash Can, Stainless Steel, 40 L / 10.5 Gal
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- Flat back allows for placement against the wall
- Strong steel pedal
- Lid shox technology for a smooth, silent close
- Finger-print proof
- 10-year warranty
- Available custom fit liners for a perfect fit - Code M
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The simplehuman semi-round step can is designed for superior durability and strength with patented lid shox(R) technology and a durable, all steel pedal. The space-efficient shape and slim profile hinge make this can ideal for high-traffic areas.
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Top customer reviews
This trash can worked out great for us when we had it. It also looked very nice when we had it in our kitchen. We liked the flat back so we are able to push it up right against the wall. We left just a small amount of space so that the lid wouldn't hit the wall when opening it. The semi-round step was large enough for our feet so they wouldn't slip off. I wouldn't say the trash can has a completely silent close. The lid does make a little noise when it closes, but it's hardly audible.
We never bought the Simple Human trash bags that were made to fit this trash can. These trash bags are custom fit and look nice, but they were also expensive. Instead we would buy a bulk pack of ten gallon trash bags from Sam's Club. Much less expensive and they worked very well. But if you're in need of a ten gallon trash can, I'd definitely recommend this one.
- reports of the lid hitting the wall
- reports of damage (denting) from inadequate packaging.
I'm happy to report that for this particular model, there are no problems.
- The trash can is on the only wall of an apartment, galley-style, kitchen between counter/cabinets on one side and the refrigerator on the other. From reports, I was prepared to place a piece of 2 by 4 behind it to deal with the first issue, BUT to my delight, the lid opens without touching the wall. I don't know if there was a redesign between reported issues, or if the reviews are for a different (similar) item, but, no problem here.
- In reference to shipping damage reports: this arrived in a very large heavy outer box (simplehuman packaging, not amazon). The inner (retail) box was surrounded with air-pocket wrap, such that there was no free movement. The can itself was suspended within the retail box and wrapped in plastic, so that it also could not move within the retail box. It would have taken considerable abuse to damage even the outer box, which is so strong that it could have been retained for personal storage but for lack of room.
For every other criteria, it meets or exceeds expectations. For durability, time will tell, but it is, itself, heavier construction than the 12-year-old one that it replaces. We're using Hefty 13-gallon drawstring kitchen bags, which fit perfectly, with no effort.
The stainless matches all the stainless kitchen appliances which is a real plus.
It functions flawlessly and takes almost to weight to opperate the foot pedal which raises the lid. You can use the custom simple human bags or 13 gallon tall kitchen bags and just tuck further down the internal receptacle.
My justification is this. Why spend seven thousand dollars on stainless appliances in your kitchen to ruoin the look of your hard spent kitchen dollars with a ten dollar plastic peice of crap / eyesore in the middle of the room.
Sometimes I just gaze into its shiny brushed stainless steel and think, "seventy f---ing dollars." But then I hit that foot pedal and the lid pops up without issue every time, and glides back down like an autumn leaf gently grazing the grass. Because of the fancy lid the garbage rarely generates a smell that can penetrate several layers of plastic and stainless steel. This is basically a containment unit for horrifying objects and refuse.
The only downside I can think of to buying a $70 garbage can is that I can never go back to anything less than brushed stainless steel surrounding my trash.
It is taking me some time to adjust to the smaller size of this trash can, but I'm satisfied with the other well-designed features.
Pros: The plastic lid is easy to clean and doesn't show fingerprints. The lid is slow closing and doesn't slam (like my old can did). The lid can be opened manually to stay up. The ledge for propping up the inner can while installing/removing the bag is genius. It's stylish yet easy to keep clean, so not an eyesore in the kitchen.
Cons: The capacity is a bit small. When using regular 13 gallon kitchen bags, there is quite a bit of space left in the bag after the can is full. It slides on the ceramic tile floor. My can is not positioned against a wall, so every time I step on the pedal, the can moves backward. I've had to attach non-skid shelf liner to the bottom of the can to keep it in place.
Non slam lid - awesome.
Vented liner bucket is vented so you don't have to burp the air out of it.
Plastic liner of the main body makes cleaning so much easier than a bare steel interior (which my other one was.)
Includes liners that fit perfectly but will use any and NOT SHOW THE LINER sticking out of the edge of the can.
Large steel pedal make it easy to open.
Shape makes it sit right up against the wall and non skid bottom doesn't let it move around or mar the wall that it is up against.
This trash can is great.