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Simplehuman Tall Trash Can Totally Worth $140

Casa Beta: A $140 Trash Can Worth Every Penny

Purchasing a $140 trash can feels ridiculous — it does hold trash, after all. But had I known how much I would love my Simplehuman tall kitchen trash can the day I bought it, I probably would have paid even more.

The company sells all shapes and sizes of trash cans, and I bought this right-angled one because it fit so cozily in the corner I needed to fill. I can't seem to find the exact model online now, but the Simplehuman Stainless-Steel Semi-Round Step Trash Can ($140-180) is pretty close. To find out why I love it so much,


I hate touching trash cans, so I prefer a step-activated model that lets me toss my trash easily whether my hands are dirty or clean. Better yet, the Simplehuman has a sort of space-age, spring-loaded lid that lowers gently and gradually with no rough slam. After two years, mine is still in top-performing shape.

The brushed stainless steel is virtually fingerprint-proof: though I give the surface a wipe down once a month or so, it stays remarkably clean. Though Simplehuman sells special liners, any tall kitchen bag works just fine.

The trash can promises to withstand 20 steps a day for 20 years, so I hope to have mine for a very long time. Do you have any Simplehuman products, and were they worth the pretty penny?

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