Although pricey- it is worth every penny. You spend all kinds of money on appliances and yet the lowly trashcan is usually sitting out in all its plastic glory. Every time I step on the opener I am happy I invested in this beauty. I use the larger side for recyclables by the way. LOVE IT!
I felt a little silly buying such an expensive garbage can, but it has held up shockingly well in my busy home. We use the larger compartment for recycling, and the smaller for garbage, which works perfectly and entices us to recycle more. It also held up extremely well to my three year old nephew using it as a drum. Not a dent or ding in sight after almost nine months.
I am so glad that I purchased this trash can. It is great at concealing the trash bag with a little tuck into the back of the liner, which keeps it from showing when closed. I am happy with this purchase and the simplehuman brand is a quality product. It also closes quietly!
We ordered this trash can to serve as a trash can and recycling bin in one. It works great. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is kind of small. I do love that it doesn't show fingerprints and I can prop it open when cooking.
I love that this is a two in one and that the lid closes slowly and gently. The bad (and annoying) part is that the trash can is small and so is the recycle side. I live alone and don't have a lot of trash. I cannot imagine how fast a family of 4 would go through trash bags and emptying this thing out. Another con is that you need to buy their trash bags unless you want yours sticking out. Other than that...a great, sexy, durable product.
I like simplehuman products; slick design, good quality, and durable. I'd love to like this one too, but the recycle bin was just too small. A milk carton, an egg carton, plus a jar or 2, and you're looking at a full bin. We have to pay attention to the size, shape, and the order things to in, in order to maximize the use of the limited space. If playing tetris with your recycled items is your thing, this is for you. If not, I'd recommend looking for a different simplehuman product.
The pedal/lid work well together - opening quickly, closing silently, keeping in any (reasonable) odor from the trash. Bins are easy to remove and bags fit fairly well (I was expecting them to fit more snugly/tidily, but there totally reasonable). You can just take the whole bin out and empty it over your garbage bin outside (I do this for recycling, rather than wasting bags) or just pull it out a little and there's an internal step for it to sit on while you remove the old bag and put a new one in.
The item looks great and is a big improvement over my old plastic one. I cannot speak to the durability yet, but it seems sturdy and will update if i notice any issues. I like the fact i can now get rid of seperate recycling bags laying around. As a previous commenter stated, i use the larger half for recycling. About 10 of each custom bag were sent with the unit, I'm still debating whether to continue buying them or just use another brand. It doesn't seem like it would be a huge issue if you wanted to save a few bucks.