Best kitchen trash cans of 2020

A trash can is a necessary thing in a home or office. Garbage is always produced in the course of human life, and usually it is thrown in a trash can. In a home where many people live, a trash can must be big, to prevent emptying it too often. In an office a big can is also a necessity, because of the large amount of people working there. A trash can must also be able to stand some abuse, so usually they are made of sturdy, heavy duty materials, like steel or dense plastic.

Many brands make them, but not all brands make good ones. Some are too fragile, too small or get dirty too easily, so it takes some time to choose a good one. However, we have done that work for potential buyers, and published a list of 5 best trash cans on the market. All are sturdy and all are offered at a good price.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Stand-alone
#1
Simplehuman 45 Liter
9.9
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Simplehuman 50 Liter
9.5
/
10
BEST CAN FOR PET OWNERS
#3
iTouchless SoftStep
9.2
/
10
BEST 50 LITER CAN
#4
NINESTARS DZT-50-9
9.1
/
10
MODEL WITH AUTOMATED LID
#5
Simplehuman 35 Liter
8.9
/
10
BEST SMALL-VOLUME CAN
Simplehuman 45 Liter
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.9
/
10

This can arrives with a 10 year warranty, which already proves it is engineered to be sturdy. The tough steel can is protected from germs and molds by a thin layer of silver particles, which resist the growth of fungus and kill germs. The patented technology of the lid’s construction allows it to close almost noiselessly. The pedal, that opens the can, is built to withstand damage, and will not break anytime soon.

The dimensions of the can are universal – 16 by 13 and 26 inches tall. This fits most tall garbage bags. The lid closes to hid the garbage bag and then the trashcan looks clean and tidy. The overall look is very universal and simplistic, and the model will fit in a home or in an office.

Pros:

  • Very nice look – stylish, shiny and fits well with any interior
  • Does not accumulate dirt – nothing sticks to it and fingerprints rub off easily
  • The rubber bottom prevents it from sliding around on the floor

Cons:

  • Pretty expensive for a trash can

Simplehuman 50 Liter
#2
BEST CAN FOR PET OWNERS
Editor’s Rating:
9.5
/
10

This sturdy can comes with a 5-year warranty, and is made of one of the best possible materials – tough, dense plastic. The lid locks shut when the can is closed, and that helps keep pets or children away from the can. The can is large, and the volume of 50 liters is great for a busy home, where a lot of garbage has to be utilized daily. The can fits most common sizes of garbage bags.

The rounded shape and the overall stylish look fit any interior, and the can will look presentable both in an office and in a kitchen. The pedal is made of tool steel, and will work for over 150000 steps. The lid is of a special shape – it closes almost noiselessly.

Pros:

  • It is not possible for a dog to get into the can, and this trait is important for pet owners
  • Fits almost all universal garbage bags
  • The price is not too high for a can made of such quality steel

Cons:

  • The rounded side sticks out a lot, so it will look bigger than it is

iTouchless SoftStep
#3
BEST 50 LITER CAN
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

This can arrives with a two-year warranty. It has a stylish look, and the can is of a universal shape. That makes it easy to clean and it fits in any kind of interior – both office and kitchen. The lid closes almost silently, and it is lifted by a small pedal on the bottom of the can. The surface does not get fingerprints on it and cleans easily.

The pedal is made of strong material, and it will last for over 200 thousand pushes. The removable inner bucket is meant to catch garbage too, and it is easily cleaned as well. There is a filter shipped with this model, which removes bad smells.

It fits standard bags, designed for 13 gallons. With a length of 13 and a width of 16.7, it stands 16 inches tall.

Pros:

  • The finishing looks very good – it will not get fingerprints on it and it is easy to clean
  • Pretty good price for a steel trash can with a good pedal
  • Arrives with a carbon fiber particle filter, that keeps bad smell from escaping the can

Cons:

  • The material is pretty thin, so it is apt to get a dent in it sometime

NINESTARS DZT-50-9
#4
MODEL WITH AUTOMATED LID
Editor’s Rating:
9.1
/
10

This model arrives with a two-year warranty and is made from very good materials. The can is interesting for having a sensor that detects motion and opens the lid for you, when you approach the can. The sensor is protected from water, so accidental spills will not hurt it.

The sensor also closes the can after use, and the bad smells stay inside. The motor that opens the door runs on three C batteries, which you have to buy separately.

The material of the can’s body is stainless steel, which easily wipes off and does not accumulate fingerprints. The removable ring liner is able to sturdily hold any size bag. It also helps prevent the bag from hanging out, giving the can a nicer appearance.

Pros:

  • The self-opening feature is great, because it allows you to open the can without touching it
  • Made of quality stainless steel, and does not get scratched or dirty
  • Looks very nice – the lid hides the garbage bag perfectly, and the can looks presentable in any interior

Cons:

  • The batteries run out in just two months

Simplehuman 35 Liter
#5
BEST SMALL-VOLUME CAN
Editor’s Rating:
8.9
/
10

This model comes with a long, 5 year warranty, and it is sturdily engineered from tough materials. The can has two compartments, so you can sort trash by type. The can is placed on steel tracks, and it glides out easily. It is also easy to assemble. The tracks are built with commercial-grade tracks and bearings, so they will work for a long time. Both cans are made of a sturdy plastic material that wipes off easily and does not hold dirt.

The model installs in a cabinet, and pulls out easily with the ergonomic handle. The liners, which are shipped with the cans, fit most common bag sizes. The rails install on 8 screws. The model is intended for a small family, as its volume is only 35 liters.

Pros:

  • Installs easily with a power drill and a few screws
  • The whole thing is built of good materials and is engineered with precision, making it very durable
  • It is a very good way to save space in a small kitchen, because it can be installed under a sink

Cons:

  • Too small for some large things, like a pizza box