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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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dryteef dryteef 5 years
I have 2 of the simplehuman bullet open trash cans and I love them. The simplehuman trashbags that fit the can provide a tight fit and are not visible outside of the can. The openness of the can is perfect just drop the trash in and keep going.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
I do. I have their slim plastic trash can in black. It's less expensive, and it goes with my stainless steel appliances, as they have black detailing. It's a good trash can with some good features.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 5 years
I bought an SH trashcan from Target, and I love it. Mine is stainless steel along the body, but has the black plastic top - perfectly matching my stainless/black appliances in the house. And the fact it doesn't slam closed when I release the foot pedal is a great bonus!
luminousfae luminousfae 5 years
I bought a simplehuman paper towel holder that I LOVE! so simple to change out the roll of paper toweld and the brush metal matches my kitchen perfectly. I really want to get the simplehuman trash can but I've been resistant to shell out the cash. I may have to buy it sooner than later now.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 5 years
I want a simplehuman trashcan. I've considered getting the one that has a recycle compartment and a trash compartment. I DO have a simplehuman dish rack.... and it was really hard for me to spend $65 on a DISHRACK, but it was sooooo worth every penny! It holds so many dishes and looks so much nicer than a regular dish rack and I love it.
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