If there was ever an ultimate trash can for the bachelor pad, gentlemen this would be it. A nano-silver clear coated stainless steel finish and hands-free voice-activated lid make this can a worthy asset to any kitchen.
Just say “open can” and it does so automatically.
Of course, you can also wave your hand at the front or top to pop open the lid.
Yet, unlike most modern trashcans I’ve seen with sensors, this one from simplehuman actually works.
It doesn’t just work most of the time, it works every single time. Again and again.
While a hands-free system and stunning exterior design are two big winners in my book, there’s actually far more to this can than meets the eye.
Below, you’ll find my fully-detailed simplehuman 58 Liter Rectangular Voice Motion Sensor Trash Can review in greater detail.
– Whisper quiet lid at 52 db (50% quieter than select competitor trash cans)
– Linear rim flips up for fast and simple liner change.
– Linear rim secures downward to hold liner in place and keep it hidden.
– Nano-silver clear coat protects from fingerprints and germs.
– 5-year warranty
– Linear pocket for quickly dispensing new liners from inside the can.
– Extra strong and durable Q custom fit liners
– Planetary gear system for buttery smooth, consistent lid operation.
– Infrared fields sense area in front and above of the can and open lid automatically when hand is waved.
– Accurate voice recognition. Just say “open say”, and it opens.
– Available in brushed stainless steel, rose gold, black, dark bronze and white.
– 24.8”H x 13”D x 18.5W Dimensions
– 58 liter / 15.3 gallon capacity.
– 6 AA alkaline batteries or plug-in power adapter options.
simplehuman 58 Liter Rectangular Voice Motion Sensor Trash Can Review
Let’s face it, most modern trashcans that are automated have a rather noisy motor. What impressed me right off the bat with simplehuman 58 Liter Rectangular trash can was how dead silent it operated. It’s said to be around 50% quieter than other competitor trash cans at 52db.
But it wasn’t just the opening of the lid that sounded so stealthy, it was also the closing of the lid too. It doesn’t slam or clunk shut. Instead, it quietly goes all the way down then seals the top of the trash can.
Speaking of sealing, the top lid of this simplehuman trash can does a great job at locking away odors. You can pack this thing up to the brim and it won’t stink unless you open it of course.
Should the can ever get full or the stink too strong, replacing the trash bag is extremely easy. There’s a linear pocket built into the rear of the can for dispensing new trash bags. How cool is that? Instead of looking for a trash bag under the sink or in the cabinet, you just pull a new one out from the inside of the trash can.
In terms of bags, all the various ones around 15.3 gallons that I tried fit just fine, but I’ve come to really like simplehuman’s custom fit liners. The ones for the 58 Liter Rectangular trash can are the Q version. They fit like a glove and they seem extra heavy duty. Even when I packed one of their unique bags full of heavy garbage it held together just fine.
Beyond the bags, after some considerable use, you’d probably expect a ton of fingerprints and germs given the stainless steel finish. Well, not to worry. Simply Human added a really nice Nano-Silver clear coat that protects against those two things.
For durability, this trash can is rock-solid. The almost all metal construction doesn’t just look attractive, it screams quality. The gauge of metal used is perfect in my opinion; it’s plenty thick and this trash can surely take a beating. Of course, you also give a really nice 5-year warranty which is a testament to the above.
Other nice features include the option of using either an AC power adapter that you plug into the wall or a hidden battery compartment. You’ll also find a nice blue glowing LED light at the top center of the lid that turns on when the lid opens. Lastly, if you don’t have stainless steel appliances or want something a little different, simplehuman also offers this can in rose gold, black, dark bronze, and white.