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The Best Kitchen Trash Cans

Updated on November 7, 2010

You really should get a decent trash can to help organize a really nice kitchen. Cleanliness is next to godliness, so they say and a good trash container is a step ahead towards "perfection" when it comes to kitchen cleanliness. Although your partner may not agree - having a cleanliness compulsion is actually a good thing when it comes to the kitchen. This it is where you cook and prepare your food. You don't want a dirty kitchen.

Finding the right kitchen accessories is rather easy - it is just a matter of what works well with you. You can have step on trash bin or the automatic touchless garbage can. Whatever works well for you. It is not the "more expensive the better" when it comes to trash cans. It is rather,whether or not it will hold your amount of trash you need it to and whether or not it will fit in with your kitchen decor.


iTouchless Stainless-Steel Hands-Free 13-Gallon Infrared Automatic Trash Can
iTouchless Stainless-Steel Hands-Free 13-Gallon Infrared Automatic Trash Can

iTouchless Stainless-Steel Hands-Free 13-Gallon Infrared Automatic Trash Can

If your cleanliness compulsion has really gotten the better of you and you do not even want to touch the rims or cover of your kitchen trash bin, try this  touchless kitchen trashcan. It really creates a germ free “throwing away experience."

This iTouchless stainless steel trashcan is an automatic trashcan that opens up when the infrared sensor on top "feels," your hand a few inches away from it. It is designed to open for more than 100,000 times. This opens instantly when your hand some trash is within six inches of the  sensor. Pretty convenient - especially when you are preparing food, and you want to throw the trash directly in the bin without touching the dirty lid.

Oxo Good Grips Touch 10-1/2-Gallon Garbage Can, Brushed Stainless Steel
Oxo Good Grips Touch 10-1/2-Gallon Garbage Can, Brushed Stainless Steel

Oxo Good Grips Touch 10-1/2-Gallon Garbage Can, Brushed Stainless Steel

This is really a nice stainless steel garbage can from OXO grips. I like OXO products - they ar ewll made, practical and durable. This has a spring loaded lid that opens smoothly and quietly. Inside the can, is a bag clipper that keeps the trash bag from falling into the can. And the inner liner is tapered so you can remove the trash bag more easily.

If you have dogs and kids - you want a good trash can that really closes tight - and this OXO grips does the job. This is very spacious for a trashcan,  it has cute bag clips inside the can that keep the plastic bag hidden from the view. It is very innovative for something simple.I like it a lot and although it is a bit expensive for a trash can - it will last a lifetime.

simplehuman Grocery Bag Trash Can, Stainless Steel
simplehuman Grocery Bag Trash Can, Stainless Steel

simplehuman Grocery Bag Trash Can, Stainless Steel

This is a stainless steel trash can that has a plastic interior. It measures 13 inches high in a standing rectangular shape. It has a slim shape that makes the most of the space and uses grocery bags efficiently to collect the trash in. It is really great for collecting garbage or recycling and is very eco friendly.

It has custom handles that hold the bags securely in place - a standard shopping bag - making it a great way pf reusuing all those old plastic shopping bags. Perfect for a day kitchen of trash which is a good thing since you do not want smelly decaying garbage sat in your kitchen for any length of time..

iTouchless Stainless Steel Trashcan, 7 Gallon (26 Liter)
iTouchless Stainless Steel Trashcan, 7 Gallon (26 Liter)

iTouchless Stainless Steel Trashcan, 7 Gallon (26 Liter)

This smart can does not have to be told what to do. It opens automatically when trash is placed near the sensor and closes firmly after. It has a built in infrared sensor and Artificial Intelligence smart chip which knows when you need to open the can. It will open and close without touching or needing to step on a pedal..

It opens when it senses debris coming within 6 inches of the sensor and closes after 5 seconds when it is removed. It is a 7 Gallon brushed finish Stainless steel kitchen trash can. Very beautiful and serves its purpose well. No more risking contamination and having to wash your hands every time you go near the trash can.

Well worth the money as less than $65.

Oxo Good Grips Red Steel Rectangular Trash Can, 10-Gallon
Oxo Good Grips Red Steel Rectangular Trash Can, 10-Gallon

Oxo Good Grips Red Steel Rectangular Trash Can, 10-Gallon

It is rather hard to find a good red stainless steel can. But this OXO good grips Red garbage can has provided users both a beautiful trash bin - and a useful one. It has a motion control device that ensures smooth and silent lid opening and closing.

There is an external foot pedal to open the can. The inner lining is removable and very spacious. The lining is made-up of plastic so it is very easy to clean. It has deep lid that hides the trash bag from sight. It is very pretty in its rich red color. The shape and color is unique - not an normal trash bin. It has a non-slip and non scratch feet to prevent sliding.

OXO make fantastic products and if you are looking for something out of the ordinary - this is it.

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