We have had this trash can for a year. Overall the quality is what I expected, I bought it [$] last year so I didn't have to spend much to try it out. I love the step feature and the stainless steel look.
But, the most annoying thing about this trash can is that it has a metal rim, like an under lip, that catches on anything in your trash bag when you try and remove it. If we have cans, boxes, or bottles in the bag, it is impossible to remove without ripping the bag. So frustrating!
We are getting a new trash can this weekend. My husband "accidentally" threw away the plastic ring - but I think we are more than ready for a new trash can that won't be such a hassle.
I would not recommend this to anyone. Sorry!
I have wanted a stainless steel trash can with step-open lid because I have a cat that gets into things, and because I like to cook a lot and have my hands free. I thought this one would be a nice balance between quality and price. I bought it in the store on sale, and it seemed to be solidly built.
Unfortunately, it only worked from June until early September, when the plastic piece that holds the lid hinge together gave out. We may be able to repair it with epoxy, but I feel that this was poorly constructed as the hinge seems like it would have to give out sooner or later, being made of plastic. It needs some kind of steel reinforcement. I am very disappointed that I spent over [$] on a trash can that couldn't even make it through a year of regular use.
Easy-to-Clean finish, step works great and is powerfully spring-loaded! hard, plastic inside liner has a handle and is very convenient when emptying & replacing. you can use a standard plastic bag as a liner too it fits perfect!
So far, things have gone well. The can itself is very sturdy and the pedal appears to work very well. I have seen a lot of other reviews on step cans and people mention how they eventually break. For now, I'm pretty confident with it!I really like the oval profile because we have it in the kitchen along a wall/walkway and I think it keeps out of the way even if it's only a couple inches.
I bought this garbage can to go in my bedroom and I am very pleased with it. It's large enough I can fit all my bedroom trash in it and it isn't so big that it becomes a permanent noticeable fixture in my room, like a bed or dresser. The stainless steel finish gives it versatility with my decor and and makes it easy to clean. I have been using it almost daily for just over a month and have had no problems what-so-ever with it.