I purchased this set of trash cans after reading all the rave reviews. However, I was highly disappointed when it arrived. The bigger size trash can worked perfectly fine. However, the smaller one had issues. Its lid did not close all the way, and being that it had a sliding ladybug-style, there was really no way to fix it. Therefore, when the lid slid close, there would be about a 3 inch gap, making the trash can obselete to my goodies-sniffing dog.
I thought it was a good idea to buy one of these since they're almost the same price as the step cans. What a mistake! These open a close as you walk by, so this causes a whiff if you have food that's rotting in the can. They also stop working after about 6 months. I've bought the same can at Costco 3x and returned it 3x. I ended up buying a step can from bed, bath and beyond and am loving it. No need for batteries and no whiff every time I walk by.
The small can has an inner bucket that is easy to line and just lift out the bucket and take to the compactor. The larger can has a ring that the inner plastic liner should fit around, it is a little flimsy and could be easily broken. I wished the larger can had the inner bucket for longevity sake. The cans are good looking and the sensors are very effective and the large can has an on and off switch so when you are not using the kitchen you can trun it off and save battery life. In all I like the products and the care that was taken to package them so that they arrived unscratched or dented. This is particularly useful with small children that don;t want to use a trash can. This can makes it fun to throw their own trash away!
As always Overstock delivers a tremendous product at an unbelievable price! Two for less than the price of one at any other retailer- it doesn't get any better than this! Needless to say, I am more than pleased with this purchase. If you have a hard to buy for person on your holiday gift list these waste baskets would make a unique and certainly practical gift for most anyone. They sure are a hit with the grandkids! My other half had an irritating habit of putting paper on top of the trash can lid in the kitchen- guess I put an end to that little quirk!
I am in love with these trashcans you would think that such a simple household item wouldn't be such a big deal but it keeps my kitchen from smelling. It's a sleek looking trashcan that fits well in my kitchen. The one thing that was a bit mystifying is that the large can is actually all black no stainless steel. The little one looks exactly as pictured. When I'm cooking I don't have to worry about getting gunk on the trashcan since the lid lifts itself. Love it!
The Nine Stars Auto-open Motion Sensor Infrared Trash Can Combo Pack is a great purchase! I liked the trash cans so much that I recommended them to two family members who also purchased them. All they need are batteries. The motion-sensor is quick and painless. If you have dogs who like trash, this is the item for you! Prior to making this purchase I looked around for other stainless steel trash cans, this was one of the best deals I could find!
These are a great value. Hands free and germ free. I used to have trouble keeping some of my pets out of the trash, now they don't even know it exists. These are attactive and well made. The lids open quickly but give you plenty of time before they close. I am most impressed. All my visitors want them.
The metal cans arrived in excellent condition with no damage to the package. Both cans arrived in one package with the smaller on inside the larger one. Have the one in the kitchen and the smaller one in the bathroom. My neighbor has a different brand kitchen can and she paid more than I did for both of them. She said mine was constructed better and she loved the small one for the bathroom. I say that is quite an endorsement of the quality of products Overstock .
The problem is that the bag snags often when you are removing it from the can. My husband hates that and now i have to remove the bag each time. Its a little small for a kitchen garbage can, however very nice when your hands are full or you want to dump something into it and the lid opens automatically.. It's been working out pretty well and I do still like this product . Looks expensive and you get two for a good price. Great quality.
Two great cans! I use the little one for recycling, as it has a pull out container that makes it easier to tote to the garage recycling bins. So far so good. The large one has an open and close button to keep it open when you have a lot of recurring trash. They really look nice and have totally upgraded my look in the kitchen!!!
I bought these auto-open trash can because I thought it would be more sanitary since I would not need to touch the lid. However, as other reviewers wrote, it's so badly designed, and is full of problems. I bough this two months ago and am planning to get a step-on trash bin this weekend and "trash" these piece of garbage. If you want to know more, here are the main problems I had with this product. Problem #1: Extremely bad design. You can't get the trash out smoothly, and almost all the time, the trash bag gets ripped, so you end up leaning the trash can, yourself and kitchen floor. Problem #2: Frequent battery change. The trash can itself is cheap, but you have to keep buying 4 D-size batteries every 2 months. It adds up. Also it's really hard to take off the panel to change the battery. I always end up asking my husband to do it after so much struggles trying to open the panel. Problem #3: Too sensitive sensor. The sensor is so sensitive and it opens up everytime you pass by and it takes 4 seconds to close it. It means the odor of the trash comes out and fills up your kitchen. Problem #4: Bad for children. The height is about the same height with my 1-year-old and he is amuzed by this trash can. He can open it so easily, so he tried to put things into the trash can. Also you don't want your 1-year-old to be exposed to the smell and possibly touch the trash inside. Hope this helps. I decided to write a review because I feel tricked by good reviews for this product. I read them prior to purchasing this product and feel betrayed by them. I regret that I bought this so much.