Homdox Stainless Steel 30L Foot Pedal Bin

With a capacity of 30L this wastebin is larger than I was expecting but in fact fits in rather well in our kitchen.

The bin arrived well padded and with an inner and outer cardboard box to protect it. The bin is tslim and at 25 inches high quite tall but which can be an advantage to keep small hands and doggy noses out. It is made from stainless steel and feels a bit on the flimsy side because of it and I noticed a few minor dents on the lid of mine visible when the light caught it. However, to make it from heavier grade metal would have added significantly to both the weight and expense of the item. It has a plastic foot pedal which opens the bin lid – it took me a while to free mine up but once done it works well. There is a handle at the top near the hinge for the lid which can be used to lift the bin when necessary. Inside there is a tough plastic inner container with metal handle which allows the contents of the bin to be disposed of although many users may prefer to use an inner plastic bin bag for this.

Due to the size and weight of the materials used the bin does feel a bit tinny to me and I have a few doubts about the longterm life of the foot pedal mechanism although having examined it it does seem robust and well made. The stainless steel finish means that it shows every mark which is an incentive, I suppose, to keep it clean.

If you need a large capacity pedal bin that looks attractive is easy to transport and has a well made inner container then this would be an excellent buy.

The Good
Good price
Large capacity
Attractive design
Inner Plastic container
Carry handle

The Bad
Tinny construction
Mechanism feels flimsy
Shows marks

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