The stainless steel can appears well constructed and the ring that holds the bags in, a great idea. The self-opening top however worked fine for about 4 months and then started to not work intermittently, checked the batteries (4-D cells) and they were good. Put new batteries in, just in case and occasionally it will not open.just as before.although the LED is flashing red like it is supposed to. Returning it under warranty requires taking it to the local shipping place 15 miles away, paying for shipping to the factory and then paying for the return shipping in "up to 30 days"
This trashcan looks expensive and opens when you think about putting trash in it! My granddaughter wanted to know when I got the up town, fancy trash can!!!!!! Everyone who comes to my house wants one. Would definitely recommend buying yourself one.
I will never buy another garbage can again. It's been one year since I've had this and I haven't had to change the batteries. That says a lot too because it's a very busy garbage can! It's easy to clean, it's not temperamental, works the first time every time. For the price and comparing it to other brands it is more than worth it.
Incredible improvement over my last i-Touchless trash can. Almost silent door opener and closer, completely sanitary trash drop since door opens almost vertically and trash bag is very securely fastened with the strong plastic retaining ring so it never slides down exposing the main can to trash debris.
This is the second one of these I have bought, I loved the first one, it worked well for about 2 years then the lid stopped working so I decided to get a new one. This one does not work nearly as well, the lid is slow to open and sometimes for no reason at all it just opens when no one is around. I know I could send it back for a new one but I just don't want to bother and sometimes it's funny when your just sitting with company and the rubbish can just opens up all by it's self. But that being said, I'm not sure I would recommend it for others.
The sensor has been working quite well. It *is* rather sensitive, so unless the can is set in an isolated spot, it does take some fine-tuning of positioning and orienting so that it doesn't react each time one passes by (but it can be done). I would rate this item more highly, especially in terms of esthetic appeal, if the lid were made of the same material, or at least had the same finish as the can portion. The former is fairly cheap-looking, glossy-reflective plastic rather than metal. Overall however, I am satisfied with this product.
As someone who has owned the iTouchless 13 gallon steel Touchless Trash Can for over 8 years, I was sorry to see it need to be replaced. Be advised that the hands-free aspect of this product often ceases operation (mine did for over a year and then miraculously started up again). However, when it works well, it is a wonderful product! I love gadgets and am attracted to all types of hands free products. This purchase replaced the one on which I accidentally broke the lid. Hopefully, I will have a trouble free relationship with it for a long time.