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45 litre
butterfly step can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW1897

Our butterfly step can has an innovative butterfly lid design that opens from the center for maximum clearance under low countertops. The slim, space-efficient shape makes the most of tight spaces. The strong steel pedal and patented lid shox technology ensure the can will function smoothly and quietly for years.

Our code K liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
5.0
30 reviews
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$160.00
*ships free
year warranty
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strong steel pedal

Our strong steel pedal is engineered to last over 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.

butterfly lid

Split doors open from the center for maximum clearance under low countertops.

internal hinge

Allows you to place this can right up against the wall.

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.

fingerprint-proof

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 K 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.

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Customer Reviews

5.0

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Nice upgrades...

by LaurenG
09/18/2014

We had our first butterfly step can in black for over 10 years and it served us well. I would have kept it, despite the obvious wear and tear, if I had been able to get a replacement part. But maybe it's better this way... I like the tilting feature so I don't have to lift the interior part out to change the bag. (I just use regular kitchen garbage bags, not simplehuman brand.) And being able to hold the top open without stepping on it is very convenient. For the price, if it lasts us another 10 years I will be ecstatic. Great product.

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We really love it!

by ClaireS
09/16/2014

We just replaced our 10 year old Simple Human Spring lid garbage can. The grandchildren had been a bit hard on the spring. Their dad fixed it, but it was harder to use. We love the butterfly-soft close lid! Great idea Simple Human!

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Great product, great customer service

by WalterH
08/29/2014

This is a product with a flawless design and performance. Everything about it works as we would like it. What is additionally impressive is that we bought the previous model some 10 years ago and after hard use (and still looking great) a part broke that was no longer available. With no documentation we were sent a brand new one at no cost to us including mailing costs. This is an expensive product but a great value.

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45litre, butterfly step

by LoriD
06/19/2014

I will always have a simple human can! They have awesome garbage cans which they also stand behind their products. I had a problem with my can that I purchased from them within my ten year warranty they let me exchange my can for the next model up because they no longer had my model. Terrific customer service. Thanks you simple human from a very satisfied customer!!!

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Butterfly garbage can

by SusanH
05/27/2014

I love this garbage can! It doesnt take up that much room and it opens up wide. I had one for about 8 years when the opener broke, they replaced right away!! Best company ever....

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Simply the best

by AlexS
05/23/2014

I've been have Simple Human step cans for more than 8 years. I had the previous model that used a different mechanism and did break a couple of times (I believe thanks the "delicate" handling of my neanderthal son when changing the bags). However behind the great product Simple Human has an awesome customer services. The first time my can broke, about 5 years after purchase, they sent me a replacement part free, along with instructions to easily replace it. On the second time the product had been already discontinued so they sent me a brand new can, that uses the new system with a piston, much more resistant to fails. If you buy BMW, Tumi, The North Face, All Clad, etc. your brand is Simple Human.

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45 Litre butterfly step can

by FrankR
03/20/2014

Can a garbage can be good looking? The answer is a resounding "yes." This is an extremely well made and durable garbage can. We especially like the sleek style because it fits perfectly in the space we needed it to fit. Also, we love the fact that fingerprints do not show on the brushed stainless steel. Lastly, the warranty offered by simple human is superb.

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The Best Trashcan

by Nancy H
03/09/2014

This is the best trashcan available - plus the warranty and customer service is fantastic. I had one for 5 years, and when the pedal broke - they sent me a new one! Can't beat that!

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fantastic!

by hollyB
01/30/2014

Love the size, the slim shape is perfect for sitting next to the counter and allowing people to get around it without noticing it! Quiet close, looks sleek. Would highly recommend!!!!

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Beautiful and functional

by ChristopherH
08/13/2013

We have loved the unit. The thought and design behind this product is well worth the purchase price. We appreciate how it looks in our modern kitchen, and love how durable it is even with toddlers running around. Thanks for an amazing trash can

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Butterfly Step Can

by KyleM
08/07/2013

I've had this can for about a month now and love it more everyday. The silent lid is great and I've had no problem using standard 13 gallon trash bags. The latches to keep the lid open are also great when you're changing the bag or cleaning up after a party or company.

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Perfect & Dog Proof Every Day and for Special Occasions

by HappyR
07/22/2013

We needed a dog proof trash solution to fit in a tight space next to our stainless fridge, and blend in to the decor enough to not be an eye-sore. This has been perfect. Everything it promised to be.

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Love It!

by PamelaE
07/09/2013

This can fits perfectly under the countertop works great. Very well made. I would definitely recommend this purchase.

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Butterfly step can

by ShirleyS
05/30/2013

I never thought I could admire a garbage can. It is a beautiful piece very happy with the purchase, it was all worth it!

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Love it!

by LisaD
04/29/2013

It seems silly to get excited about a trash can, but when I moved I had to have a new one - stainless. It looks nice sitting out by the cabinet and holds everything, no doors to open just step on the foot lever. I can't imagine my kitchen without one of these trash cans!

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LOVE IT!!!!

by AngelaM
03/19/2013

Bought 1 because we were in need of a "dog proof" garbgage can and it had the best reviews for this type of problem. We now own 2! Each worth every penny spent just to come home every day not to find garbage strewn around the house. Will never buy any other brand again! Closes quietly. Works smoothly. Wipes clean and stays clean with minimal fingerprints/smudges. The removable inner bucket is great! Makes cleaning a breeze. Absolutely LOVE the stay open feature...use it daily while doing chores or a lot of cooking. Would love a small one for our bathrooms.

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The Most Wonderful Product

by HarryS
02/09/2013

We purchase two (2) 45-L Butter-Fly units for our new home. One (1) for trash and one(1) for re-cycling. The ease of use with the step-on opening and the slowwww closing top doors is great. The units fit under the overhang of the counter-top and allow us to put items in without having to pull out from underneath. This is a FIVE STAR Product.

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SUPER human!

by RosemaryH
10/23/2012

It is very convenient. I use it everyday (many times). The size is great; fits a lot of trash in one bag. Looks great in our kitchen; very streamlined. We'll have it for a long time.

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worth it.

by lauraS
10/04/2012

we redid our kitchen and I needed a slim trashcan that matched the stainless appliances. this trashcan fit the bill. it's perfect. it's strong and solid, holds the food odors in, and has special features to help you with some tasks. it may be an expensive one but the designers really thought of the little things and it's very sturdy and well-made.

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great trash can

by AnnaF
10/04/2012

I love the butterfly feature. I have new granite.The other trash cans would not work because of height restrictions. It matches all my stainless steel appliances.

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Dog proof trash can

by KimberlyC
09/07/2012

I have been looking for a kitchen trash can that was BEAGLE PROOF! I have definitely found it with your trash can. It looks nice in my kitchen, it is easy to keep clean and best of all my Beagle can't knock it over or open up the top. The butterfly design is ingenious! Not only does this design keep him out, I'm pretty sure it keeps most of the scent from escaping. He doesn't seem to notice if we put items in the trash can that would normally cause him to be sniffing in the air trying to figure out where it is located. I would highly recommend this trash can to all dog owners! Thanks to Simple Human, I no longer have a problem of my dog getting into the trash! One less worry on my plate. Thank you!

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Sleek Trash Can

by WendyC
09/03/2012

This is my second trash can like this. Love the elongated style, fits great at end of kitchen counter and looks good too. The hydrolic quiet closing of the lid is great, no clanking shut. The first one I had, the hydrolics on the lid did wear out after about 8 years, and after nine years one of the lid flaps wouldn't shut correctly. But I liked it enough to purchase another new one. There is a ten year warranty, so this time I have saved the warranty paperwork in case it wears out early again. A trash can is not something that guests would typically comment on; however, this is an attractive trash can, the butterfly lid flaps are unusual, and the trash can always draws compliments!

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Love this trash can.

by RichardW
08/29/2012

Extremely well made,solid, perfect size, fits all 13 gallon trash bags, fits in perfectly with the stainless steel appliances, attention to detail from rubber footing to hiding the actual garbage bag this can is expensive but worth every penny in quality, style and ease of use.

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So far, so Great

by RobertS
08/20/2012

Robust construction (after all, they offer a decade long warranty). Easy to change bags, well thought out (bag doesn't cause air pockets preventing full seating).

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Love this Trash Can!

by ValerieB
08/16/2012

I researched this trashcan and found favorable reviews, so I bought it. When I received it, I thought, "Ok, I don't see what all the fuss is." Initially the lid didn't close all the way and that perturbed me. But after a day of thinking that I got a raw deal, I closely looked at the can and found that it does not work well on thick carpet (which it was on). Once I fixed it by putting a solid piece under it...I found Heaven! The lid closes perfectly. It is in the kitchen and is used constantly. It is the perfect size. If you forgot to order trash bags from simplehuman, no problem...tall garbage bags bought at any store works too. I also love the "tilt" feature for taking the bag out and putting the new one in...genius. It is the perfect size, shape, and color. If I ever need another one, I will definitely come to simplehuman! I don't know what it is, but I love this trashcan!!!

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Simplehuman 45Butterfly

by Michael S
08/14/2012

Works very well. Just what I was looking for. Pretty much pet proof and easy to use. Well designed

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Great Quality & Design

by RoyP
08/14/2012

Great design and quality. We use this throughout the entire day and functions perfectly. Simplehuman designed this product with the user in mind.

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Great Trash Can

by PaulineC
07/11/2012

This trash can is sleek and compact and works perfectly in my space. I love it! It's worth every penny I spent on it. :)

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NOT for under-counter use

by JohnM
07/04/2012

My 18-year old under-counter trash compactor died and I pulled it out and wanted a trash can to go under the counter in that cabinet slot. Every can on the market but this one had a single flip-up lid which when opened, was too tall to fit under the granite. Either that, or those other butterfly cans had to be oriented sideways for the motion detector to activate the butterfly lid and therefore wouldn’t fit in my 15 inch wide slot. This can fits the 15" wide cabinet hole perfectly, is absolutely silent, and does seal in trash odors by the perfection of fit between the two lid halves. Though I haven’t tried an electronic opening can I think I prefer the manual pedal because I can open it more quickly than first waving my hand and waiting for the mechanism; I just step and throw. The lids silently close pretty soon after opened, so odors stay in the can. I wouldn’t change a thing about that part of the design. Looks, function, ergonomics; it’s all there. What this can needs though is an optional accessory wheel trolley with a lever to push the wheels down, thus lifting the can off the ground. When this can is full it can not be slid without some serious scraping across our floor tile, so I have to put one hand on either side and clamshell-lift the whole can bodily out of the under-cabinet slot. It's pretty tough job for a man, and my wife simply can't do it. I'd happily pay another $40 for an accessory lever-lift wheel dolly but since that isn't offered I have to continue straining my shoulders and back when this LARGE capacity can gets full. I love that capacity, the quiet lid motion, the contoured stainless look, the low-profile sloped pedal shape, etc - everything. It just needs wheels which can be pushed down when you have to move it.

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butterfly trash can awesome & pet proof

by MJW
07/04/2012

Purchased after careful research bc two dogs (boxer and rat terrier) were turning over regularly kitchen cans. Have had simple human butterfly trashcan - largest size for a month with no turned over trashcans. Love it and will be purchasing another for our 2nd home.

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