The can itself is fine quality although it's thinner metal than the can it replaced. The automatic open/close lid is a cheap piece of junk. The first lid broke after 1 week of use. Overstock was great and shipped me a replacement, no questions asked. The replacement lid was also broken upon arrival (would open but cannot close properly). Every time this thing closed the lid, it chatters back and forth trying to close about 10 times, which is extremely annoying and loud. I ended up taking both lids apart and fixing them myself. The wheels inside the lid travels on needed adjustment in order for it to close properly without "chattering". I should not have to fix a brand new product. At least it's working now and I have a backup lid, but who knows how long that will last.
I really loved this product during the first week when it was working properly and before I had to fix the original lid and it's replacement. Too bad it's so cheaply made with no quality or care. I would not recommend anyone buy this model.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? No problem
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor quality lid, OK quality can
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Absolutely love the look of this trash, fits very well with the stainless steel appliances that we have. Love the fact that you don't have to touch the trash to put things in it. The motor that opens the trash is a little loud, it would be nice if that could be perfected just a little but overall it is a great buy and I would definitely recommend it to other people.
This works fine and looks great but it is hard to get the filled bags out of the can. It is engineered poorly so that the side of the filled bag catches on the top rim of the can with the lid removed and rips it every time. It is a major flaw.
While the concept of this automatic sliding lid trashcan is great, the execution of it is very poorly done. I expect a trash can to last pretty much a life time or close to it; when one that costs this much fails after only a year plus a few months light use (one person apartment), well, the manufacturer needsto go back to the drawing board.
First, the entire auto mechanism is made of sliding plastic parts and the motor that opens and closes the plastic lid pieces is very weak. It started to slow down after only a few months of very light use, struggling to open and close the lid pieces. Then, the motor itself got out of sync and wouldn't close the lid all the way; you had to push the close botton a second time to have it complete the cycle. Then it would be out of sncy the next time round and keep running after the lid pieces were closed. Finally it stopped entirely and wouldn't open or close the lid at all, although you could hear it straining, trying to do so. I even tried oiling the sliding parts to no avail. This was with the power adaptor, not batteries so weak batteries were not the issue. I finally had to open and close the sliding plastic pieces by hand -- in other words, it was no longer any more "automatic" than any other trashcan. Eventually the sliding pieces came apart, rendering them useless even as a manual lid.
Unformtuately I loved the idea of the auto-open, auto-close, and when it first was working it was great, as other reviewers have commented, but once it starts struggling to operate the lid, it is down hill from there. In my case that happened well short of the time I expect a simply trashcan to be functional (and after the warrentee, of course).
The auto-flip up lid version of this company's auto-lid (the MX series also carried here) seems like it might fair better than this sliding contraption, possibly because it looks like there are less moving parts, although if they are using an undersized motor as they seem to have in the sliding lid version, the same failure could happen with it as well. I have not tried flip-up version so it's only a guess. If you must have this auto convenience, I would try the flip-top rather than this, but I definately DO NOT recommend this unit.
To be perfectly safe, I will replace my iTouch trashcan with one that is operated by a foot peddle. It is still hands-free and doesn't require all that complicated infrared sensor technology and motors. Simple and still as "automatic" as I need.
BTW, the stainless steel canister of this unit is very well made and good looking too. If only they had gotten the motor top designed better.
I cannot say enough about this automatic trashcan. Works with batteries but if tall and stream line and modern. Holds a lot and uses 13 gallon bags. Great addition to any kitchen. I bought one as a gift and the price is fantastic for the quality. I am definitely going to buy one for myself.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality. Good grip.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Extremely accurate
I have had this for a couple months, looks great in my kitchen and works well. You cant overload the bags, as noted by others, but holds plenty for an average family. I love it and it looks great with all my stainless steel appliances.
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