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38 litre
wide-step rectangular can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW2005

Our wide-step rectangular can has a space-efficient shape so you can place it directly against the wall and out of the way. The extra-wide strong steel pedal is easy to access from any angle and is designed to last. Our patented lid shox technology ensures a smooth, silent close every time.

Our code J liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
25 reviews
*ships free
year warranty
liner size

wide-step steel pedal

Our extra-wide steel pedal provides easy access and is engineered to last 150,000 steps — that's more than 20 steps a day for 20 years.

silent close lid

Our patented lid shox technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent close. When the pedal is depressed, opening the lid, the damper forces air out so the lid opens quickly, then uses resistance to slowly let air back in so the lid quietly closes.

stay-open lid

The lid stays open for as long as you like — perfect for longer chores.

non-skid base

Non-skid base has rubber pads that are gentle on floors and keep the can steady.

bucket park

For easy bag change, lift the inner bucket a few inches, tilt it toward you, then rest it in the bucket park position.

removable inner bucket

Durable inner bucket catches messy drips and lifts out for easy cleaning.

replacement bucket available

If your bucket gets messy over time, freshen up your can with an inexpensive replacement bucket.


Fingerprint-proof finish resists smudges to keep stainless steel shiny.

a simple promise

We use the best materials and solid engineering so our products will last for years.

custom fit liners

Our code J liners are designed to fit this can perfectly so they don't slip, and they stay completely hidden. Extra-thick plastic and double-seam construction prevent rips and tears.

  • 38 litre

  • 50 litre

  • 46 litre recycler


Customer Reviews


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by PatG

Love this trash can, especially when your hands are full. Love the brushed finish as well. Only slight con is it sleds on my hardwood floor.

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Would buy it again

by NPJ

This can is just the right size for our family of 2 adults and 5 kids. We originally ordered the 50 liter model, and it was so big that we weren't sure the kids would be able to take the trash out on their own, so we opted for the 38 liter instead. The lid mechanism feels solid; the switch that holds the lid open is convenient; the slow close is nice because we don't have to worry about little fingers getting smashed. It's nice to know we won't need another kitchen can for at least 10 years, because of the warranty on this one. Our previous can was a Simple Human with a two year warranty, and it broke after two years of use––weak part on the plastic lid. We ordered a replacement lid, which lasted another 18 months and broke in the exact same spot, but the replacement was no longer available, so we decided to get a new can. I wish SH would support their products better by making stronger plastic parts and offering replacement parts for longer periods. It's a shame to discard an entire large aluminum can because of one small defective plastic part.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Stainless steel garbage can

by John K

Product was better than advertised. Very satisfied with the product. My only complaint is that despite a very thorough packaging of the product, I was disappointed to find that it had received a dent during shipping.

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Best quality stainless steel trash can I have found

by PaulaW

I love the ability to lock the lid open, and the pedestal in the bottom that allows the insert to rest when replacing the new bag. This is the best trash can I have found. Keeps the pets from being able to get into the trash. Love it.

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Very nice looking, easy clean, sturdy.

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5 stars from me!

by BDiane

I purchased the 38 litre wide-step rectangular can, fingerprint-proof stainless steel, sku# CW2005 and it is every bit as grand as it is described on the website and even better in "person"! It is well worth the price; you won't regret your purchase! It is by far the best trash can on the market today. If I needed to, I would buy it again. The 10 year warranty is very appreciated. The foot pedal is great - nice and wide and you can step on it anywhere and the lid opens. Closure of the lid is gradual and silent. The hold open button works great for big clean-ups. How have I gone this long without this necessary luxury? The only con relates to the use of "38 litre" and "50 litre" as the terms for the sizes of the cans. This confused me. Showing the equivalent gallon size would be helpful for customers to know. I had to find a converter to decide which can would be best for me. The 38 litre can holds a bit over 10 gallons (and that's enough trash for me to store in my kitchen). It holds the standard 13 gallon liner nicely. It is larger but the very convenient hole in the back of the insert is great for stuffing the excess liner inside and making the liner tight around the insert. Lid closes with no bag showing. I have never written a review for a trash can but this product should not go unnoticed!

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Great customer service!

by jungH

I don't usually write reviews but I had to because I needed to let everyone know what great c/s simplehuman has and that it stands by the 10 yr warranty. I had a 38 litre, rectangular can that the hinge on the lid broke off after 5 years. simplehuman tried to help fix the issue but did not have the replacement parts because the can I had was discontinued. Instead, they replaced my can with the updated version of the 38 litre, wide-step rectangular can which I love. Thank you so much Jennifer R at simplehuman for your help!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Quiet, smooth lid

by MaryA

It's so nice to have a quiet lid. I've had a wooden one that slammed shut each time emitting a bang. smooth. The fingerprint proof saves alot of clean up work in the kitchen. Didn't know I would be so pleased with a trash can. It even has a one year warranty.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great design

by EmilV

Nice finish is easy to clean. Good size and solid construction. Highly recommended.

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LOVE this Garbage Can!

by SusannahG

I've wanted a simplehuman garbage can for years, probably 10, and I finally indulged myself. $100 +/- seems a lot to spend on garbage, but this is a fabulous addition to our kitchen ... it's sleek, subtle, noiseless, easy-to-use while cooking (with no hands), and makes it very easy to change bags. We now seem to put out only one bag of garbage/week, as a 4-person family. Great product!

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Love my trash can

by LisaP

I would highly recommend this trash can. Among the features I love are its durability, convenience and the fact that it NEVER shows fingerprints. We bought it to keep our dogs from getting into the trash when we're not home and this can does the trick! All while being stylish.

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very happy!

by ShawnaW

this product is very well make and it is so beautiful. the 'extras' like the locking lid and part that makes it easier to empty and refill are super bonuses! best decision!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Works for us

by NancyE

I am totally happy with our new garbage can. It's everything I hoped it would be. Fits nicely in our kitchen and looks great. It's easy to keep clean and functions well.

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Utimate for Trash

by ElaineM

This trash can is fantastic...looks good, easy to operate(emptying and putting on new bag) and has a good capacity. Friends have admired it.

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Perfect Small Space Trash Can!

by JessicaF

I bought this trash can when I moved because it fits perfectly in my smaller kitchen. We use it all the time and I appreciate that it has fingerprint protection because I have 2 children that also use it. It is far better made than less expensive trash cans I looked at. This is my second simple human trash can and I won't hesitate to purchase from them in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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simplehuman is the best

by JoanB

I love this trash can. A good friend had a different model and raved about it and now I know why. It is clean, easy to use, and looks great next to my stainless steel fridge.

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Thoughtful design

by MaryH

They say you can't invent a better mousetrap, but you can invent a better trash can, as Simplehuman has done with this stainless steel model. I really get excited about thoughtful product design, so although I spent far more money than I ever thought possible for a trash can, this one delivers on usefulness. It's a bit big for my small kitchen, but it can sit flush to the wall and doesn't scoot around on its own. This one replaced a 15 yr. old Rubbermaid foot-pedal model and the comparison is remarkable. No grooves or edges on the SH can to trap dirt. The foot pedal works every time you press it. The lid closes slowly and quietly. All the little features work together to make a really nice receptacle. Even the extra-bag hole-holder on the inner can is impressive. The brushed finish shows no fingerprints or spotting. This really is an excellent product.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not Toddler Proof :)

by LauraW

I love Simple Human products. I returned to for this purchase because we've had such a good experience with all the trash, recycle, storage items & general household things we've purchased. This item is great. When i mentioned the warranty a friend said "lets see if it's toddler proof!" Well, needless to say, the "stay open" feature was broken within one day when my son tried to "fix" the trashcan lid by pulling it shut. Other than that- It has stood up to my 2 & 4 year olds ;) I've had it a month and no fingerprints- SCORE!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Expensive But Great

by FrankA

It is made well and works as it should. I guess you get what you pay for. The cheap tall kitchen bags fit fine.

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first class

by stephenT

fit well in my updated kitchen and added to the clean lines and refined look

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Perfect kitchen trash can

by MaryM

It really is fingerprint-proof and spills wipe up easily without having to buff. If only my stainless steel fridge and dishwasher cleaned as easy as the trash can, life would be simple.

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Kitchen Trash Can

by WilliamS

We diffently like the trash can design, style and ease of use. Don't know why we didn't purchase it years ago! Othern than the fact that we didn't know it existed.

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very good trash can

by adrienneG

Well made, use it daily, attractive, easy to open. Very pleased.

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Bad Design for Filter

by RichC

We received the 38L/10 gallon brushed stainless can by mail directly from SimpleHuman. It looks fine, but has a major design flaw. The carbon plastic "odor box" was ineptly stuck to the lid with cheap tape and promptly fell into the can. We tried to re-attach it but ultimately it kept falling into the waste bin and we finally gave up once it dropped into a pile of dinner scraps. Calls to SimpleHuman were not returned (I haven't sent an email yet, but this came first). Overall we were disappointed in this design versus their other products. The odor filter is a good idea, but attaching it with cheap tape on a moving part (the lid) is a really bad idea.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Is it okay to go nuts over a trash can?

by EM

It sounds a bit ridiculous to say that I love my garbage can, but this is a great product! We have had it for almost 6 months now with no issues whatsoever. The design is relatively simple and well constructed, and you can tell that Simplehuman paid a great bit of attention to detail in the new design. I absolutely love the fact that the bag holder comes out from the can for an easy change of the bag and then fits perfectly right back into the can. Also, it's a minor thing, but the bag folds around this bag holder so that none of your bag shows on the outside, keeping the look of the can very sharp. It also goes without saying that the closing mechanism is very smooth and silent in it's operation. Also, I like the fact that if my 2 year old son places a finger or something in when it is closing, he doesn't get hurt from the closing of the lid. Did I mention that all of this is backed by a 10 year warranty? GREAT PRODUCT! I look forward to getting years of use out of it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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