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Simple Human Wide-Step Trashcan | Review

Disclaimer: I received a free product for my post! These views are my own and were not 
at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity..

SimpleHuman Wide Step Fingerprint Proof Stainless Steel TrashcanSometimes I feel like my name should be Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout because I really do not enjoy taking the garbage out. In fact, it is my least favorite chore of all chores. As a family of four, especially with two little boys, we throw away a lot which means our garbage can fills up quickly. I needed to find something that would let me go longer without taking out the trash like the 50 litre simplehuman fingerprint-proof stainless steel wide-step rectangular can.

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The simplehuman wide-step trashcan also comes in a 38 litre size in both the stainless steel and white steel.
SimpleHuman 50 Litre Can

What I Love

There is so much that I love about this simplehuman garbage can. Of course, I really love that it is a little bigger than the average can so it holds more at a time so there are fewer trips. I also love that they sell trash bags specific to the size and shape so it fits in perfectly, but you can also use regular bags if needed and there is even a hole to pull through excess material so it doesn’t show on the outside!

The wide foot pedal at the base is perfect for my son to use when he needs to throw something away because it is not hard to miss like some smaller pedals. It is also easier for me to open the lid hands-free and from the side if I am busy cooking and need to clean up quickly. Even better, if my son takes his foot off the pedal quickly, he cannot get his fingers pinched because the lid slowly closes on its own (you can “lock” the lid into place if you need it to stay open.)

SimpleHuman wide step trashcanI love, love, love how sleek the simplehuman stainless steel can looks in my kitchen. The design is clean and it blends right in with my kitchen appliances (unlike our old can, as much as I love my husband’s design he painted on it–see the post here.) It is slim, modern, and the trash bag is not visible from the outside. There is even a handle on the back for moving it from place to place.

Simplehuman Trashcan HandleSpeaking of hidden trash bags, the inside of the can can be removed! This makes for simple removal and re-lining as well as easier clean up if there is a leak in the bag. Very nifty. 

I know I mentioned it earlier, but this simplehuman garbage bin is fingerprint-proof! I love stainless-steel, but a lot of stainless-steel products show every little thing. With little kids who have to touch everything, fingerprint-proof is a must. My kids have already taken several opportunities to test this feature out. The only fingerprints that show up are those from sticky, dirty fingers that leave behind food and it wipes off easily.
Regular Trashcan VS SimpleHuman Garbage Can

What I’m Not Huge On

We did have some issues with scuff marks left on the floor from the black base, even when we were not sliding around the can to move it. While I would of course prefer not having to clean up scuffs, they wipe off just fine and don’t leave stains. 

Overall, the simplehuman wide-step rectangular can will discreetly and stylishly hide large amounts of garbage. No more fingerprint smudges and no more sloppy bag overhang. It’s so easy to use, sturdy, and perfect for families.

Bonus Tip: Have fun with the boxes! We used the boxes from our simplehuman trashcan and another box we had lying around the house to throw together a fun pickup truck (you could call it a garbage truck) for our son! The tailgate even opened like a real truck. My son had a great time taking his stuffed pets for a ride!

Cardboard Box Truck
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Bonus Read: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garage Out 

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Gristly bits of beefy roasts…
The garbage rolled on down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall…
Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum, 
Cellophane from green baloney, 
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fries and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That it finally touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
“Ok, I’ll take the garbage out!”
But then, of course, it was too late…
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!

                     -Shel Silverstein

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  1. I have been in the market for a new trash can and this one sounds perfect! I have got to get one!

  2. This sounds like an awesome trash can. I really should get one of these!!!

  3. Our trash can looks like your old one. I have a fear of stainless with two toddlers so having it fingerprint proof is awesome.

  4. I love this! We are looking for a new house and I plan on having all stainless appliances so this would go perfectly!

  5. What an awesome trash can! Its HUGE!!

  6. The Simple Human garbage cans are amazing! We just got a new sensor Simple Human can and absolutely love it!

  7. that looks brilliant! I love the sleek design…

  8. What an awesome trashcan! I love the look of stainless steel and the benefit of it being fingerprint proof is cool πŸ™‚

  9. I have some other cool gadgets from Simple Human- I would love this trashcan!

  10. OMG I totally want one of these trashcans. My least favorite chore is dishes! Most definitely!

    • My least favorite is anything having to do with garbage (though it’s a little better with this can πŸ˜‰ )but I love washing dishes (I sing while I wash them so it makes it more enjoyable haha.)

  11. It’s so huge for a big family!

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