I normally do not rave or even talk about trash cans, however, I can't help it with this one. I had another stainless steal one before (it had the foot pedal) and it died fairly quickly. The mechanism to the pedal broke so we were having to open it with our hands. I hate touching trash cans (germs etc.) and this one is perfect. You never have to touch it, other than to remove old bag and replace new. The bag is completely hidden. We've even needed to leave it open while deboning a chicken and the "open" button kept it open. AC adaptor is included with the purchase so no need to buy battery ever. It is a green product! Definitely a great price as well. Awesome can.