My mom is handicapped and cannot use the step type trash cans, so this one is perfect for her. It uses C batteries and the sensor is great. It opens easily and closes itself. She loves it!
In all fairness, I should begin this review by saying my husband wanted to get this can and my preference was a step can. Regardless, our iTouchless can functioned reasonably well for nearly a year and a half (using the AC adapter) until the motor started to die. The lid would open and close partially, or not open, or not close. It was similar to a bad game of mini golf. What I did like about the can is that it sealed odors inside very well. What I didn't like is the second or two it took the sensor to read and open the lid, meant food drips on the floor or on the can lid. The lid also can only be spot cleaned, and after a year of kitchen use, there's residual icky that gets stuck in the grooves. This may be why the motor failed. The can was more of a novelty item, and I don't think I got my investment value out of it. I happily replaced it with a step can.
I purchased the cart for my daughter who had 3 flights of steps from her parking to her condo and she loves it! It easily gets up the stairs and allows her to carry multiple and heavy objects without multiple trips.
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