I bought these cans because my daughter and family have some similar. So far, I like them very much, although 4 "D" batteries is awfully pricey (and required for the top to open automatically for the larger one). Still, for ****, I would very gladly recommend them.
These cans are great! The lids on both open with ease. The only drawback is that the kitchen sized one has a lip around the top that makes it difficult to get a very-full bag of trash out. The bag hangs up on the lip. Other than that, they are exactly what I expected. The kitchen sized one also has open and close buttons on the front, I guess they are for in case the sensor stops working, I have not tried it out to see if there is a way to force it to stay open for an extended time. Not sure how long the batteries will last. My toddler LOVES to open and shut them, so it will be a real test of the batteries. Also, a foggy bathroom will confuse the small can and it will open and stay open until the fog clears.
I love these trash cans. Everyone that has come to my apartment loves them too. It is amazing what a couple bucks can get you on overstock. These are well worth your money, Go to walmart, home depot, lowes, target and buy a 1 stainless steel trash can that is not automatic and pay close to $100 or buy here on OVERSTOCK and get 2 for the price of 1 and a sweet small one that looks so cool when it opens. Would reccomend to anyone. Very satisfied.
I ordered a set of these trash cans to replace some old, nasty not-so-stainless-steel ones that we've had for years. I figured that, for the price, these new cans would probably just be okay. When they arrived and I put them together, I was floored at how great they were. We would never have to touch a trash can again (except to empty it!). In fact, my husband came home from a business trip and liked the trash cans so much that he asked me to, "order two more of the Star Trek trash cans, please." You cannot go wrong with these products at this price!
I have been using the product for about 2 weeks now. Both the trash cans came in a single box, with the small one placed inside the larger one. The setup was real easy and instruction manual was pretty simple. It is working really well. The range of the sensor is very small, as a result of which it opens only when your hand is about 3-4 cm near the lid. This prevents the hassle of the can automatically opening now and then. The manual open and close is a good option, when you want to leave the can open for peeling and similar activities. Will be updating my review after some time about the durability and the battery life. Looks gud! I would easily recommend this to a friend.