“ Brand: Argos / Product Type: Pedal Bin „
When we moved house at the start of the summer, there were some things that I didn;t keep from our previous house simply because they had 'done their day' and were ready for the rubbish heap. This was partly because when we first got married, we were starting from scratch and needed practically everything and although it is in my nature to look for bargains I sometimes bought cheaper items which proved to be cheap for a reason. IN our previous house we had three toilets/bathrooms so I had three little pedal bins. I chucked one, as it wasn't worth salvaging, so when we moved to our new house, which also had three toilets/bathrooms I needed a new one. One of the pedal bins I did salvage from our old house was bought to us by my mother in law from Argos and it has served its time well. So, when I came to replacing one of the bins, I went to Argos as my first stop.
Argos currently sell this Stainless Steel Pedal Bin as part of their Argos value range for £4.99! Brilliant value in my view. In most instances, these bins aren't there for decorative purposes but more for a functional purpose so I wasn't so worried about how the bin looked - just that it was Stainless steel, and had a little bucket inside to lift out (which the other bins I kept had). THis is 5 litre capacity bin and it now sits in our main bathroom, the one that any guests would use. It is a bin that is changed practically every day or every other day, as to be honest 5l doesn't hold vast amounts and when you are using baby wipes/ toilet training wipes/ facial wipes you can fill a little bin quickly but then again, for a bathroom, a bigger bin would look out of place. This bin is just under 30cm in height, and has a 20cm diameter.
THere is a little foot pedal with this bin, however I don't tend to always use this as when I am in a hurry, sometimes simply opening the lid is quicker, although obviously it is a good feature if your hands are dirty and you don't want to mark the bin. It is also worth noting that this is a good bin to keep clean and shiny. A little wipe over the surface with a household wipe brings it up shiny and clean.
I like the fact that there is the little inner bucket bin which has a handle so you can carry it out and dispose of the waste in a bigger bin. I always line the bin with a little plastic bag anyhow, so I tend to just take out the bag, however, I think it is a very handy feature to lift the handle and remove it.
All in all, for the price that I paid, this is a great value product. Obviously the previous Argos one that my mother in law bought us is still going strong, so if this bin continues this way too, then I am even happier with my purchase.
My bathroom is one of those rooms that often gets neglected in our home, and whilst I really want to fix up my flat and make it look nice the bathroom is bottom of the agenda as there isn't really much I can do in there! We have had this bin a while as one thing for sure is the bathroom bin gets the most gross stuff in it (you know, cotton buds, dental floss, dispose of sanitary products) so a decent quality one is of some importance!
The outer design of the bin is a stainless steel shine and it looks nice and sleek for a reasonably low budget. The shape of the bin is cylindrical, and is a petite 5 litre size, coming in at 20cm wide and 30cm high. Inside is a removable black bucket which has a nifty little handle so this can be lifted out to empty it although I use my bin by inserting a carrier bag inside and throwing this away once the bin is full. The bin also has a pedal, which when pressed down causes thelid to open and items can be discarded off, and when the pedal is released the lid closes again. This bin is very ideal as it takes up very little room so is space efficient and so it sits really neatly almost under the bathroom sink.
The bin gets used quite frequently and I must say I try not to press down on it too often as I am wary of the catch flying off, especially the force my daughter uses to press on the pedal but we have had it a few months and it works just fine. I find the bin is really robust, yet lightweight should it need to be moved around.
The bin is easy to clean as being made from stainless steel it can show up fingerprint marks but I find a little wipe and this is solved easily. It bodes well to lock in any unpleasant smells once we have thrown our leftover dental floss (not me, the other half) and occasionally I have noticed my daughter has thrown things away in it like a banana peel and I am none the wiser until I open it to put other rubbish in and other smells escape!
Overall I think this bin is great and at I bought it at a small price of only £5.99 which is cheap and cheerful and in my small home-improvement budget. It looks nice and does all I need my bin to do so will give it 5 stars!
=Argos Value Stainless Steel Pedal Bin=
After having the bathroom revamped, I had the toilet and bathroom knocked into one and made into a wet room, I had room for a proper bin.
So Argos here we come, I purchased the Value Stainless Steel Bin, and paid £5.99 for it. There are larger bins in the range, but for what I needed it for, this was adequate sizing and fitted nicely under the sink.
The bin is about 30cm high, 20cm wide, and has a 5 litre capacity.
Inside the bin there is a removable black bucket style liner that has a handle for easy lifting, when I use the bin, I put a carrier bag in, and this fits perfectly with this bin.
The bin has a pedal at the front, and as soon as you press this the lid pops open, you then pop your rubbish in and release.
For me, I find that this size is perfect for the bathroom, we're a family of 4, and the bin isn't full within a week.
The bin is easy to clean, I give the black liner a quick soak in some warm soapy water, and then rinse out, and the main unit, gets a wipe over, the only thing is as it is stainless steel it seems to attract finger prints! and with being under the sink it has a few splash marks from water, but these are simple to wipe off.
For me I give the stainless steel a wipe over with baby oil and it keeps it looking like new, we've had the bin about 2 years now and it still looks as good as the day I purchased it.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this bin, it does come in 25 litre and 50 litre sizes which are ideal for kitchen usage.
Great item from the value range.
The old bin in my bathroom happened to be an old rattan style one that I've had as long as I can remember, it was looking tatty and coming apart so I decided to look for a new one to replace it. After having a browse online I settled on this bin from Argos.
The bin is part of the Argos value range so can only be purchased from Argos either in store or online. I reserved mine online and then picked it up from my local store for £5.99.
The bin is quite small, it's a five litre bin so you wouldn't expect anything else. It's approximately 20cm wide and 30cm high so only really appropriate for the bathroom or maybe a bedroom. It is made from stainless steel and has a black bucket placed on the inside that has a handle so you can just pull this out when you need to empty it. The bin also features a pedal that can be used to open the lid, this is the same as most other pedal bins and as soon as you put pressure on the pedal the lid flies open.
I keep my bin under the sink in my main bathroom and it looks good. Although it's from the Argos value range, you wouldn't think it to look at it as it is quite sleek looking. The bin can get a little grubby sometimes, especially being under the sink it usually has water marks on it. I find that a wipe over with a damp cloth leaves the bin looking as good as new and doesn't leave any smears.
The handle is a fab addition to the bucket in the bin as it makes it easier to pull out of the main bin without rubbish flying everywhere. Although it's a small bin, with only me and my daughter living here it takes a lot to fill it and I only have to empty once a fortnight or even longer.
After having the bin for a few months now, I would definitely recommend it. The build quality for the price is fantastic, it looks good, is easy to clean and does the job a bin is supposed to do well.
As many of you will be aware of, not everyone has the luxury of having their very own bathroom fairy, our house doesn't have one and unlike my children, the task of picking up unwanted rubbish from the bathroom, this task lands firmly in my hands. Due to a fairy shortage, when the toothpaste runs out or the toilet roll has finished, it is me that collects the cardboard tube, the empty paste tube, the empty shampoo bottle and throws them away. Due to this, and the real lack of space in our bathroom, I thought buying a bin would benefit the rest of the house, by stopping the horrendous task of having to WALK to another room to use that bin.
Due to our bathroom being small, it couldn't accommodate a large size bin, so this was ideal, it is just under 30cm tall and is quite compact. It fits neatly under our sink and is a suitable size for smaller objects. Obviously I haven't managed to train the family to actually empty this bin into the main rubbish bin but one step at a time people. Have the foot pedal, means they don't even have to bend down to throw bits away they can literally drop rubbish into it, rather than on the floor and by opening it with your foot, they are more likely to begin a game of rubbish basketball, so if they miss, they will pick it up and try again to prove they can get it in!
It is stainless steel so it is easy to wipe clean, the bin inside comes out with no real problems and is easy to either tip into a black bag or I tend to use bin bags in it and then just remove those. This is a good idea with the last of shampoo etc being put in the bin; they can leak and leave muck in the bottom. It is easy enough to clean the bin though. It is a great size and just right for our bathroom, it looks stylish and has actually managed to get the other fairy free members of my household to help fill it which is a blessing in disguise.
On a recent effort to make the house look nice - I purchased this little stainless steel bin to go in the bathroom. It's only 5 litres in size (20cm diameter, 28.5cm high) so is only really suitable for use somewhere like a bathroom or bedroom.
First impressions were very good - it looks expensive and shiny. Inside is a black plastic 'bucket' with a metal handle, that you can simply lift out and tip into a black bag whenever necessary, however I've always found that things tend to get stuck in the bottom of bins, so I tend to line mine with an old carrier bag, which is the perfect size.
This is a pedal bin so the idea is to stand on the pedal and make the lid spring up, I have found that the lid is quite tight fitting and as the bin is so small, it just tends to tip forwards when you push the pedal and takes a bit of encouragement to open properly which is slightly inconvenient. I now just tend to open the lid with my hand as it's quicker, but it does mean you get fingerprint marks all over the stainless steel.
As I said earlier 5 litres is on the small side, but we rarely fill it up over the course of a week - which consists of 3 people living in the house so there's usually a couple of loo roll tubes and empty shower gel bottles etc in there. A large family may fill this up alot quicker, so might want to consider a larger bin.
Cost wise this set me back the grand price of £5.99 which I think is a fair price to pay for a nice looking bin, even if it isn't the most practical and I will certainly consider getting another one when I finally turn our third bedroom into an office for my business.
I would recommend this bin to anyone who wants a small, stylish and cheap bin as you can't go too far wrong for the price.