Black Bathroom Trash Can

Black Bathroom Trash Can

For bathrooms and spaces where trash needs to be closed, the simplehuman 10-liter Profile Step Can is the best pick, and the Better Homes & Gardens’ 5-liter Round Step Trash Can a good runner-up. A Brighton Professional black wire mesh square wastebasket gets the simple job of collecting office waste done for $8, though if you’re willing to spend considerably more, a Rubbermaid Executive Series Hide-A-Bag Wastebasket gets you sophisticated looks and easy bag replacement. In your kitchen, the best can to use under your sink or in another small space is the simplehuman In-Cabinet Trash Can, and for a bigger bin at a lower price, the stripped-down and simple Sunbeam Trashrac is a good budget option. There are hundreds if not thousands of small trash cans out there, and these are all better picks than any of the rest.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

Many of the three-star reviews on Amazon ding this can for not keeping dogs out of the bathroom trash. Curious dogs (are there any other kinds?) are the bane of trash cans small and large. There is no spring tension or lid weight keeping this can closed (the all-stainless lid weighs just a bit more and so holds down a bit better), but it also seems no better or worse than any of the other cans we tested. On the other hand, some Amazon buyers specifically praise this can’s pet-resistant design. If you have a larger dog that has proven its desire to dig into your bathroom trash, you may need a can with a locking lid.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

Smaller spaces or very active kitchens may appreciate having a handy, enclosed can that sits directly under the sink. The simplehuman 10-liter In-Cabinet Trash Can ($30) is far and away the best can for this job. Setting this can up, or trying a new location for it, takes about 1 minute, as opposed to marking, pre-drilling, and fastening screws for all of the competitors we considered. The simplehuman cabinet can also looks decent, and it fits grocery bags and small trash bags easily, with the same handle-grip liner as our bathroom pick. And unlike the many wire-framed bag holders available, this closed can will definitely hold leaks, contain odors, and keep bugs and pets out. It’s also widely available, which cannot be said for many other in-cabinet cans.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

The list, in total, came to 769 cans in consideration.So I sorted and searched through through roughly 130 small trash cans at local chain stores—Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Walmart, and Sears— hundreds of remarkably similar cans holding less than 5 gallons on Amazon, and then hundreds more at other online retailers. The list, in total, came to 769 cans in consideration. After seeing what was out there, we narrowed our scope by looking for three distinct kinds of small trash cans: A lidded step can for the bathroom, an office can for paper waste and occasional food and beverage scraps, and small kitchen can for stashing under the sink.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

After nearly a year spent looking at 769 small trash cans in stores and online, weeding out hundreds of indistinct duds, and running a dozen standout contenders through a battery of tests, we found the best small trash cans for bathrooms, offices, and kitchens. These bins fit tight spaces; resist denting, staining, and tipping; accept several types of bags; and look a lot better than plastic buckets. Upgrade to a simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can for bathrooms, a Brighton Professional Black Wire Mesh Square Wastebasket for offices, and a simplehuman In-Cabinet Can for kitchens, and you’ll have an easier time keeping a tidy house.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

The simplehuman Profile Step Can fits a wider variety of bags more easily, with less excess showing, than any other small trash can we tested. You can get by with what you probably already have—bags from stores—using the handle hooks on the sides of the can liner. But it works best with bags that are 10 liters, or 2.6 gallons, which is an odd size for trash bags. You can get a perfect fit with simplehuman’s own “R” liner, and in our tests we also got a good fit out of some less expensive options: the compostable Glad OdorShield bags, or a whole lot of cheap blue bags. I found Glad’s OdorShield to fit quite snugly and show almost nothing around the rim of the can with the lid closed.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

This $8 trash can is not perfect by any means. The most notable flaw is the base, which has four punched-in divots as feet. They won’t scuff your floor or carpet, but they also won’t hold the can as firmly in place as rubber tips or a rubber ring would. And even though it’s stable overall, the square can’s base is only slightly narrower than its mouth (unlike most small trash cans), so it can still tip if you hit the can precisely toward one of its four sides.
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Black Bathroom Trash Can

We sought small cans that were well-liked and recommended, and that offered unique or upgraded features. This was hard, because not a lot of people rave about their small trash can; it is easy to find some version of “What can I say, it’s a trash can” in reviews. I queried office designers and office supply representatives, but found that most of their favorite cans came from bulk-order catalogs: Peter Pepper, Magnuson Group, Steelcase, and others inaccessible to single-item buyers.
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The Rubbermaid Executive Series “Hide-A-Bag” wastebasket is a better office trash can than our primary pick, but only if you’re willing to spend $40, and, in some cases, shop around to find it. It looks and feels slick and streamlined, and it stays in its place better than any can we tested while not scuffing the floor. Best of all, you can fit or replace any trash bag that’s even remotely the right size without getting your hands dirty.
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If your desk trash is mostly cardboard, plastic, and other dry stuff, or you are using this as a recycling bin, you won’t need a liner. The mesh holes are small enough that shredded papers will not escape. If you need protection against food or liquids leaking, an 8-gallon trash bag (“medium kitchen bag”) works best. Bags with pull handles can cinch around the lid of this can; if you end up with bags without handles, a rubber band around the lid gets the job done, albeit with some loss of style.
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The 2.6 gallon capacity is kind of small for use as a primary kitchen trash can, unless you live alone and rarely cook anything more complicated than coffee and toast. For a busy family kitchen, this probably isn’t enough trash can to keep up; it could, however, work well for compost scraps or small recyclables.
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The main trade-off for buying the Trashrac instead of the simplehuman is the amount of work you have to do to make it work: finding the right bags (store bags, 4-gallon bags, or Sunbeam’s own refills), hooking handles onto the latches and tying off bag excess, and undoing those ties when it’s time to remove them. That’s not an unwieldy amount of work, but it will add up if this is your primary trash can. And at this size, it is just big enough to be a primary trash can, especially in a small urban kitchen used by a single person or couple.
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Target’s Room Essentials Round 5-Liter Trash Can is a bad trash can. Its oddball liner does not fit 2.6-gallon or 4-gallon bags well, nor grocery bags, in part due to an unnecessary metal handle on the liner mouth. It cannot stay open, you cannot dump a dust pan into it, and it moves around a good distance when you press its tiny pedal. It is not worth half its $15 price.
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A very good trash can for the office is the Brighton Professional Black Wire Mesh Square Wastebasket. Its look fits into many office environments, casual or strait-laced, better than the plastic tubs or unnecessarily stainless-clad models we reviewed. It can be used with or without a lining bag. It stands up better to tipping and denting than other office cans we tested, and its epoxy-coated steel mesh allows enough air circulation to resist mold or mildew if you’ve let perishables sit too long. We like how nicely this can’s straight sides tuck against a desk or wall, but if you don’t need that shape, we found the exact same can in a round version on Amazon. The price is good for the category—it’s about $8 at Staples stores or Staples online.
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The simplehuman 10-liter Profile Step Can is a better closed small wastebasket for many of the same reasons the simplehuman Wide Step Rectangular is our pick for an overall best kitchen garbage can. First, it’s just easier to use than the others, as it fits small trash bags and grocery bags better than any can out there—not to mention simplehuman’s own bags, which fit perfectly. It looks modern but not space-age, it stands more solidly upright, its narrow profile fits more bathroom spaces, and its pedal and lid-raising mechanisms are stronger and more durable than any competition we tried (especially the all-stainless upgrade version).