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simplehuman

50 litre
rectangular step can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW1816

Our classic rectangular step can has an internal hinge and a space-efficient shape so you can place it directly against the wall and out of the way. The strong steel pedal is designed to last, and our patented lid shox technology ensures a smooth, silent close every time.

Our code Q liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
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80 reviews
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$180.00
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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.

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.

built-in wheels

Built-in wheels make the can easy to move.

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

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 Q 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

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Should have bought this trash can years ago

by EdS
04/25/2013

Work great. The folks at Simple Human appear to actually take the time to engineer products so they actually work 'right'

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Best Trashcan I ever had

by RonC
04/03/2013

I had second thoughts about paying so much for a trashcan. I am now glad I did. It is well worth it.

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Kitchen Wastebasket

by RonC
04/03/2013

The container is fantastic. The lid opens so easily,& the basket is heavy,so it stays in place when my Golden Retriever bumps into it. I had second thoughts about spending that kind of money on a wastebasket,but now that I have had it a while ,I can see that it is well worth the money.

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best trash can

by estherG
08/14/2012

This can is large and works well. The lid comes down slowly so you can add more to the can at the same time. It is easy to keep clean and it is neat looking.

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Best and most beautiful trash can ever!

by ChristineW
06/18/2012

Beautiful stainless steel can fits in well with all my SS appliances. The large container uses less bags and it doesn't need to be emptied as often. Great 10 year warranty is proof of a well made trash can! I also purchased extra trash can liners that fit perfectly and are very sturdy.

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Best Trash Can I've Ever Owned

by Anthony DG
04/09/2012

It is durable, very clean looking, large enough for the kitchen, fully utilizes bags, and is superbly made. I use it many, many times a day. I have a small dog and when I use the Simplehuman scented liners I have no problems with the dog trying to tip the garbage over to get at it, besides the container is too stout for him to knock over. It is a wonderful trash container. I am very happy I purchased it.

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Best trash can I have owned

by PatriciaH
02/20/2012

Vwey well made..use it all the time too. My prior one was the same size only in red and it lasted for over 10 years.

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Awesome trash can

by StephanieS
02/14/2012

This is the best, most functional trash can ever. The only thing that would make it better, is if it could be larger. Easy to use in every way and nice looking too. I highly recommend all simple human products..they are the best.

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great well thought out trashcan

by sethS
11/14/2011

Looks great and functions even better. The only thing I can see making this better are more color choices and heavier guage sheet goods to make it from.

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Clean lines, clever workings, classic look

by SusanT
10/10/2011

I purchased two of these for my church dining hall. They created quite the fuss as folks tried them out, commenting positively on the smooth opening, quiet close, ease of bag change and spectacular look. These cans get a good work out as some folks can't figure out that the top closes by itself. I am thinking of having an in-service training! So they are terrific cans and lots of fun.

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Best Trash Can Ever

by WarrenC
10/03/2011

They Put a lot of thought behind making this trash can. I like that when you empty the trash. The trash bag doesn't get vacumm locked inside the container. You just stick your finger in the hole and just pull up on the bag. Never a problem when removing the trash bag. Really smart!!!!!!!!

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SUPER TRASH CAN!!!!

by CharlesB
09/07/2011

We decided to purchase a Simple Human trash can after noticing and liking one that our friends' had purchased. We first looked at several less expensive units from local retailers. My wife even purchased a cheap can, only to return it because the mechanism would not perform consistently. I let her suffer a few weeks with a plastic can before I ordered the SH. Was she ever surprised when it arrived! Performs and looks great! Make your wife a happy camper...buy a Simple Human...

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Classy Trash Can

by KateO
09/07/2011

I love this trash can because ~ not only does it function VERY well, but it looks sooo much better than most other trash cans on the market! I makes the whole room look classy. Often times you can have a very nice room, but with one crummy-looking trash - it can spoiling the whole ambiance.

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Great looking trash can

by TerriS
09/06/2011

This trash can has a large opening which makes it easy to use, easy to change liners and easy to empty. We used to empty our trash can at least 3 times a week. Now the large size makes it so it only needs changed once a week. It is great looking and fits in with our kitchen. I have had it for 2 months now and can't believe the quiet operation of the lid. My old trash can would bang shut and this one is silent.

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Fantastic!

by ClaraS
08/26/2011

Fantastic trash can! Love it!

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Exceptional quality

by VP
07/05/2011

For me, this trash receptacle is perfect in every way. Size, durability, construction and aesthetics. Locks in the odors very well. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It is money well spent. I have several Simple Human products am very pleased with every one of them.

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Trash Can, great buy

by ValC
05/01/2011

Obviously this is in daily use. The size is perfect and looks great in our newly remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. It is very well made.

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Trash Can, great buy

by ValC
05/01/2011

Obviously this is in daily use. The size is perfect and looks great in our newly remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. It is very well made.

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Very Best Trash Can

by RuthB
04/28/2011

I love the slow-close feature. It's well-made and attractive looking, and like that the inner container is removable for cleaning and for attaching the bags. By the way, your trash bags are also really strong and durable. No punctures yet.

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totally coolest trash can !!

by TammyR
03/28/2011

i just love this trashcan, it looks lovely all the time. it's a nice size holds as much if not more than my other one, looks a lot better too !!! I also like the liners, they work well, it's nice to have them on hand, instead of haveing to remember to buy at the grocery!! easy to change. worth the money, especially if it last long, !!

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great to use

by MC
03/28/2011

Easy to get the trash bags out (slides out) than other cans. Have to stretch the regular trash bags so will fit on the liner but works just fine.

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Best step trash can out there

by DavidL
01/18/2011

This is a fantastic step trash can. Quality construction. Looks good. The lid opening mechanism works perfectly every time. Great for placement close to a wall, since the lid does not open beyond the back of the can. Great product!

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Great Trash Can

by TomM
12/22/2010

This can works great - silent closing and very well made. Use it constantly, change the liner every couple days. It will take standard 13 gallon white bags. Go for it!

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Great Product

by KurtB
12/13/2010

This trash can works very well and is stylish. Well worth the price.

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looks great but I bought one that is too big for my kitchen.

by RhondaM
09/01/2010

Have not even used this trash can yet because I didn't realize from the picture online how big it was in person. I would have gotten a size smaller for my kitchen instead. Too bad because it looks like an excellent product!

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Love it

by JS
07/21/2010

Holds a lot, but does not have up a ton of room (unlike my old round one with the lid that slammed down). People have actually complimented me on it!

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excellent trash can

by RhondaO
04/07/2010

We bought this trash can because of the slim dimensions. The easy open and close lid is great for kids (no slamming). The finish is resistant to fingerprints. Great size (we usually get two days before having to change the liner). Well made and looks great.

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Perfect

by SteveW
03/16/2010

We saw one of these at an event we attended and wanted it right away. We ordered it and replaced our big box store container never looking back. Everyone who visits comments on how nice it is: worth the extra price and looks like it will last a long, long time.

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Awesome...Totally Awesome

by DericK
01/12/2010

Arrived on time, excellent condition, well packaged and protected. Out standing product. One of the times I have no regrets.

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Great Trash Can

by DavidB
10/09/2009

Solid Build. Just like the ad said. I am pleased.

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Great product!!!

by BrianJ
09/25/2009

This is great! We use it every day and it is the perfect size. Looks and performs great!!

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Heavenly Garbage Can

by SherryE
08/18/2009

I debated a long time over a new garbage can. The dog and kid got into the old one and the toddler threw away a remote control, never to be seen again. My friend got the garbage can with the auto open top it was pretty but it had not so good reviews. I pushed my husband to consider the pricey simple human knowing he would be impressed with the 10 year waranty. After the initail price shock we debated and continued to look but finding nothing we liked. We ordered the Simple Human and waited anxiously. Finally it arrived a big and simple garbage can. It was everything we wanted and more. The dog cannot get into it. My regular trash bags do fit it but there is a trick to it. putting all the bag corners on it with one of the longest sides last, then grab the last corner a few inches down from the top and stretch the last bag corner over, this keeps the top of the bag from ripping apart. I never realized how bad our house must have smelled before. This new can holds odors in very well. the only time I smell anything is when I am putting more stuff in. It has a great shine and my glass wipes and sanitizer wipes clean up spills great and keep it shiny. The foot peddle is awesome, I guess some others must be really stomping on it from their reviews. My lid doesnt hit the wall at all. I use the hold open latch quite often and it works great. Right after we got our new can, my friend with the automtic can told me her open shut lid broke, it lasted her 6 months. I am very glad with my purchase and if Simple Human can keep this quality up I will only buy simple Human from here on out. It is also a great conversation piece as many comment on it. Worth every cent!

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Fantastic trash can

by MargaretH
06/28/2009

This is the absolute best trash can I've ever owned! The lid opens wide and can be locked open. It holds more than the same sized plastic cans because of the way it's designed. The lid closes quitely and slowly, which intrigues my granddaughter. It is solidly made, cleans up well with disinfecting wipes, and isn't an eyesore in the kitchen.

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Great product...love it!

by SarahD
06/24/2009

Great for our kitchen. Love how the lid doesn't slam shut---best feature of the product.

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keeps dogs out

by SusanF
06/15/2009

I just like the fact that if used the dogs can not get the lid up and they havent figured out yet how to step on the step to open it up :)

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Truly IS Fingerprint-less

by MichaelH
06/11/2009

I bought this to REPLACE an existing earlier simple human trash can that was difficult to keep clean. This one is a breeze to clean up and always looks good

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Kitchen Wall Guardian

by DrewA
05/07/2009

I had put off painting our kitchen wall until something could be done to protect it from our kids. This trash can does the trick.

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Super Can

by CarolS
05/06/2009

This is a great sleek can. My only complaint is when you open it and it's close to a wall it tends to hit the wall. Other than that, it's quite nice.

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Best Recycle Can Ever

by SharonK
02/22/2009

We spent a lot of time and money remodeling our kitchen so it was important that the trash not be an eyesore but be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. This can fit both of those criteria perfectly.

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A fun trash can to use

by DonM
02/18/2009

This trash can was well thought out in it's design. It works very good for everyday use. The can insert holds all types of regular kitchen size bags and seems to hold more trash with less smell expelled. The look of the stainless steel is a nice match to our kitchen.

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Best trash can ever

by GregoryM
02/15/2009

Nice and neat Easy to keep clean--no fingerprints! Love the automatic close

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clean responsible way of taking care of garbage

by LindaD
02/13/2009

My Daughter had one, I could not afford to purchase one. Both my husband and I are without jobs. But,I felt it was a good investement!

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Expensive, but high quality

by DB
02/12/2009

This trashcan is very expensive, but it is high quality. I bought it for my parents, and I hope it never needs to be replaced! The only drawback (other than the price) is that the lid whacks the wall when you step on the foot lever, unless you step very gently. I love that the lid closes slowly!

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Absolutely the best

by KarlV
02/04/2009

I never thought I'd even give thought to which trashcan I would use. Having been through perhaps two in my life, but also having tested many before buying the simplehuman version, I can heartily endorse this one as The Best! It operates smoothly and quietly, holds lots of trash securely, and is pretty enough for nearly any kitchen.

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Great Gift!

by JudithS
02/04/2009

I bought this product for my daughter and her husband, who are both professional chefs. They had been wanting a simplehuman can for their home. They liked the step-on feature and the automatic slow-close lid. They were so exicited when they opened it!!

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Party Conversation Piece

by MarshaK
02/02/2009

It was Christmas time and my husband's 50th birthday party and the Simplehuman trash can was the focus of the party. Everyone asked me where I got it. I only had to change the bag at the end of the party as the size is perfect for parties.

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Worth Every Penny!

by markA
01/30/2009

I am thrilled with every feature of our new simplehuman deluxe rectangular trash can. I'm confident that it will last for years.

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Expensive but great

by JasB
01/29/2009

I have to say, this is a truly expensive trash can, but I can't stop raving about how great it is. Overall, it holds a ton of trash, it's easy to clean up, and works like a dream. Quiet, clean, and stylish. But I still have to say, it is a bit expensive, so if you don't need a large trash can, get one of the smaller ones, but if you have a family that makes trash like nobody's business, then this is the trash can for you.

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Simply elegant

by AlvisW
01/24/2009

And very functional

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I LOVE MY TRASH CAN

by SHARONA
01/08/2009

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRASH CAN I HAVE EVER OWNED. THE "NO FINGERPRINTS" FINISH IS JUST THAT. THERE ARE NEVER ANY MARKS ON IT THAT I CANNOT GET OFF WITH JUST A PAPER TOWEL. THE PEDAL WORKS REALLY WELL. I CAN STEP ON IT AND IT SLOWLY CLOSES LEAVING ENOUGH TIME TO THROW IN A LAST SECOND PIECE OF TRASH BEFORE IT CLOSES. I WOULD RECOMMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO MY KITCHEN ALONG WITH MY RECYCLABLE BIN WHICH I ALSO PURCHASED FROM SIMPLEHUMAN.

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Completely Satisfied

by EddieG
01/05/2009

Well engineered; lid does not slam shut but closes slowly; the notch to prop the interior basket on while replacing liners is a great idea. My wife is very happy with this trash can.

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Great trash can

by TreyP
12/26/2008

It is well designed. Easy to use. The trash bag fits snug, never coming off. Recommend it to anybody who only wants to buy one trash can to last a long time

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Elegant & Practical

by S. MariaW
12/21/2008

I love my trash can, it met all of my expectations. It holds enough trash for my family size, the liner wil make clean-up easy, its practically mess proof so after two months I have not yet needed to clean inside/outside or the liner. Without taking up too much space it adds to the sophistication of my gourmet SS kitchen, which it already small. Love it, would easily purchase another as a gift for a friend.

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Service was good

by RussellH
12/09/2008

I had great service from simple human but I was not happy with the product. The main design feature I wanted was the ability to set the can next to the wall and not have the lid bang against the wall every time it opened. The can, did not fill the bill. A replacement can had precisely the same issue.

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Design excellence

by KathleenL
12/02/2008

This can looks good, functions wonderfully and actually inspires those who use it to put it on their wish lists.I appreciate the quality of this product. Well done!

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Great trash can

by RoseD
11/19/2008

The item works just as advertised in the video.

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Best Trash Can I have Ever Had

by LisaB
10/15/2008

I love this trash can-it is nice to look at, durable, easy to use, and I plan on using it for many years. Their Customer service is outstanding.

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Worth It

by AndreW
10/12/2008

This trash can has great size, elegant design and is very strong. I looked at many other cheaper trash cans and am very happy with the quality and design of this trash can. I would certainly recommend to my friends and am now hooked on simplehuman trash cans.

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Stepcan

by RonS
10/07/2008

Everything is good except the lid opens way too fast and hard when the pedal is depressed with any force causing the lid to slam against the wall behind it. Not graceful at all like the closing.

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This can is worth the price

by SuzanneK
10/06/2008

The trash can is great. Perfect to place at the end of my kitchen island. The lid opens fully without needing extra space between the can and the counter. The bag stays in place and is easy to get in and out again when full. I am very happy with this purchase and will look to simplehuman for future purchases of this type. The quality of design makes this one worth the price.

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Greatest Trash Can Purchase

by ShannonJ
09/30/2008

I have never been so impressed with a trash can, ever, as I have been with this one! The features of this can are remarkable. The size fits our family, so that we don't have to empty the trash quite so often. Wonderful product.

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Awesome

by LindaM
09/19/2008

This can is able to handle more volume and fits 13 gal trash liners much easier than the small size

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ok but expensive

by kielT
09/08/2008

Trash can works well but a 13 gallon bag does not fit the can like suggested.

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#1 trash can on the market

by AmyK
09/04/2008

Wow! I never knew that I could fall in love with a trash can! (; Simply the best trash can on the market.

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SIMPLY THE BEST

by JanetB
08/22/2008

I searched the stores and internet for the best trash can and decided upon the Simplehuman. It is all that it promised - perfect size, quiet closure, and fingerprint-proof. I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone.

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Excellent can

by MattB
08/20/2008

I am very happy with this trash can. Works well, easy to change bags, looks good. About as good as a trash can gets.

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Nice can

by ShawnS
08/20/2008

Love every thing about this trash can. Best thing is when it's really full, the bag comes out very easily instead of sticking to the side of the insert. My 11month old loves it to. he chews on it, beats on it. I'm not impressed with the fact it shows lots of finger prints when it's not supposed to.

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50L / 13 gallon brushed stainless steel

by BonnieW
08/14/2008

Nice product, but I wish I would have bought the can with the plastic lid.

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perfect!

by K.B
08/13/2008

great looking and super functional. worth the price.

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LOVE THE NEW TRASH CAN!

by MELANIER
08/13/2008

Not sure whether "love" is the appropriate word for a how one feels about a trash can, but it's working like a charm and looks great.

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nice bin, bags annoying

by PhilipB
08/07/2008

This is a nicely designed unit. I find the need for proprietary bags somewhat annoying. Yes you can use regular supermarket bags, but they don't fit as well. In fairness, the bags you order from simplehuman.com are reasonably priced and high quality.

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Most excellent purchase!

by DV
08/04/2008

We are more than pleased with this item... worth every penny!

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What a Great Can

by DanielL
07/29/2008

I am do not believe that a person can beat this can. It is exactly as marketed, delivered quickly and the size is perfect. I am quite happy with my can.

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Excellent trash can

by JohnH
07/28/2008

I think this is a fine trash can but it is priced a little high. I know you get what you pay for but still too much.

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Nice and Quiet

by StephanieH
07/15/2008

I like the new trash can, despite it being having sticker residue after I removed the stickers. I contacted the customer service dept about how to remove this and they emailed me right away and told me they would send me a sample of Goo Gone in the mail. Well, I have yet to receive it and it has been several weeks. That being said, the product works just fine, but your customer service dept needs some help with the follow through.

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Great Trash Can

by RonR
07/15/2008

I am glad I purchased the trash can. I never thought I would ever spend $170 on a trash can but needed the can to be dog proof and was willing to pay to have something that kept me from continuously cleaning up after my dog.

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Excellent for keeping pets out

by SS
06/10/2008

This trash can is great for keeping my dogs out of the trash. It is expensive but worth every dollar. I've had it for 3.5 months, and it still looks new because it is smudge-proof free.

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not too thrilled

by LoraK
06/06/2008

I like the can, but got it to put against a wall and the lid smacks the wall, so I have to have it pulled out, which defeats the purpose of the narrow unit.....bummer!

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Trash Can

by GeorgeC
06/06/2008

This stainless can is built for a man, its cool enough to store some stash but its made to hold your trash. For Mothers Day, I bought it for my Mom, but the credit went to her grandson Tom.

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You get what you pay for.

by JameyM
06/04/2008

There is a price point when buying anything when the price does not justify the quality. At that point, the purchase is no longer a value. This item approaches that threshold, but the high price is supported by a corresponding degree of quality that still makes this a value purchase. Yep, you could buy a less expensive trash can. But, you get what you pay for and I believe that even though I paid a premium price I got premium quality. The functionality has all the features that you would need. A small item that makes a difference to me is there is a latch to hold the lid open. So, If I am in the Kitchen preparing a meal and I need to dispose of items frequently I now have the habit of when I start the meal I just latch the lid open so I don’t need to step on the pedal every time.

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