$166.99($179.99 7% off )(110 customer reviews)
- Strong, all-steel pedal: our strong, all-steel pedal is engineered to last over 150,000 steps – that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years
- Silent close lid: our patented lid shox technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent close
- Recycling solution: neatly sort trash and recyclables all in one integrated can
- Fingerprint-proof: fingerprint-proof finish resists smudges to keep stainless steel shiny
- Stay-open lid: keep the lid open whenever you need it – great for long chores
simplehuman Rectangular Step Recycler, Fingerprint-Proof Brushed Stainless Steel, 46-Liter /12-Gallon Customer Reviews
Expensive, but nice (By J. Brown)
I always laughed when I saw the >$100 trash cans in the store. Then, one day, I bought one. Wow, this thing is nice. I never thought I’d say that about a trash can.
We keep this in our kitchen. I finally caved and bought it so we’d have a place to toss garbage and recycling and have it all look nice. It fits those needs very well.
We buy the simplehuman bags for the trash side. They work great. On the recycle side, I put in the free bag that came with it (I think it came with two, actually) and whenever it fills up, I take it out to the garage and sort the bottles, cans, etc into the bigger bins out there. After many months, we’re still on the original recycle-side bag.
I taped the reciept to the inside of the stainless steel part of the bin. This cost enough I plan to make good on the warranty (10-years, I think) if it breaks. But, after quite a bit of use, it shows no sign of breaking any time soon.
Best available, but not perfect (By Zachary Anderson)
This trash/recycler is a well-built, sturdy addition to the kitchen. In terms of build quality, I have no complaints. However, when it comes to form factor, I would prefer a 20%-30% size increase for each of the trash/recycling compartments.
Simplehuman’s sample bags fit great and work well, but realistically I’m not going to buy special bags — I’m going to use the box of 9,000 kitchen bags that I already have. If each compartment were wider and slightly deeper, then I wouldn’t be wasting so much of each standard size bag each time, and there would be more time between bag changes.
Each household is different, but I found it best to use the big side for recycling and the little side for trash.
Great product…AND it has2 wheels in the back! (By Scuba Junkie)
Like others, I can’t believe I’m writing a review about a trash can, but it is worth the review for others to read. YES, this is an expensive item, but I still recommend it. I couldn’t believe I paid $130 for a TRASH CAN!!! (Find and use a coupon from your store, if applicable).
The dog won’t get into the trash now. So I saw this online, read the reviews, and knew I had to see this in person first. I think the size is fine…not too big, and not too small.
I needed something sturdier and taller than what I have and didn’t want 2 different trash cans. We are recycling a lot more, so we use the smaller blue bin for trash and the bigger one for recycling. I also taped a listing of what is recyable in my neighborhood and what is not, and that has helped with the sorting.
What is not mentioned anywhere is that there are 2 wheels in the back of the trash can! That means I can put it next to the stove when cooking and next to the sink when cleaning. And it’s not the kind of design to where you will push the petal and the trash moves because it has wheels. It will move only when you tilt it a slight bit. It is not heavy at all, just sturdy.
I plan to buy the replacement bags via Amazon, as that is better pricing. There are 3 bags of both sizes that come with this trash can. And yes, they do fit perfectly around the bins.
My only complaint on this product is if you hit the pedal too hard to lift the lid, it will open quickly and sometimes hit the wall. Not damaging to the wall or lid, but it can be noisy. The slow closure on the lid is really nice. You can walk away as it’s finishing the closing of the lid.
Can’t Go Wrong With Simplehuman Cans (By Frank G.)
We had been using a cylindrical Simplehuman trash can for years, and have been every pleased with it. However, we really wanted an “all-in-one” solution for our recycling, since the little office wastepaper basket we had been using was unsightly and always in the way. Another Simplehuman can was our first choice, and after some research, it was pretty easy to circle back to them for a second purchase. We’ve been using the “Rectangular Recycler” for a few weeks now, and it’s definitely lived up to our expectations for a Simplehuman product — attractive, functional, and sturdy. Our original can now lives in the garage, where we use it for “dirty garbage” (dog poop, emptying the diaper pail, vacuum cleaner bags, etc.).
The two internal trash containers are sturdy, and the little hole in the back of each to stuff the excess bag is really helpful. The larger trash side uses liner size H, while the smaller recycling side uses liner size D. There’s even little stickers in each can to remind you what bag size to buy – handy! A standard thirteen gallon kitchen trash bag works well in the trash side (as an aside, Glad Forceflex are probably the best ones going), and you can get away with one in the recycling side in a pinch, but there’s an awful lot of bag bunched up in there.
I should note that I don’t know if this model, CW1830, is going to be around much longer. It appears that Simplehuman has updated it to the CW2007, which is the same basic can with a wider foot pedal. When you look on the Simplehuman website for recycling solutions, it directs you to the CW2007 instead of this model. We got a great deal on the CW1830 during Macy’s “Friends & Family” sale, and a slightly different foot pedal didn’t seem worth the $50 price difference.
While Simplehuman has some of the priciest trash cans out there, in my experience, they also have the best!