There is a small home and DIY store which is walking distance from where I work so I often just pop down to have a look even if I am not buying anything. I especially like the home section and will always have a look in that section as they have a good selection of homeware especially kitchen and bathroom items. We have recently just decorated our bathroom and I just needed some bits and pieces to finish it off. I hadn't seen this bin before so I am think it was quite new to the store and I loved it straight away. These small bathroom bins came in white, blue or cream and I bought the blue one as the bathroom walls are blue so I wanted matching accessories to go in it. This bin was £6 which I didn't think was a bad price, and I also bought a matching toilet brush which was £5.
It is blue all over with a silver pedal which opens the lid. It measures 17cm in diameter and is 25.5cm tall. As you use the foot pedal to open it you don't have to use your hands so it is hygienic. There is a plastic insert which lifts out easily to empty but I do use a small bin liner as well so will usually just lift this out. When I press the pedal it always opens smoothly and lifts right up so that I can easily throw your waste in it.
I think this bin is just the perfect size for my bathroom as I only usually put toilet roll holders and cotton wool and other small items in there. When I clean my bathroom I just give it a quick wipe over with a damp cloth as for some reason a lot of dust tends to settle in my bathroom. I would recommend this bin as a smart accessory for your bathroom and think it is good value at £6.
Brabantia 3L Peddle Bin
The little Brabantia 3 litre bin was my bin of choice for the bathrooms when furnishing our holiday cottage and the brand fast became my favourite bin supplier. Whilst the products tend to be a bit more expensive than competitors, this price is backed by a comprehensive 10 year guarantee and good quality workmanship. Now six years old I have only had to replace one of the bins and I suspect someone fell or stood on it. The other two still look great and perform as expected.
Brabantia bins benefit from a strong plastic inner bucket which is removable and easy to clean. An added advantage of this is that the bin liner can be tucked around this inner bin thus ensuring that the outer bin looks tidy. Another additional benefit of the more expensive bins is that these days they also feature a ring at the bottom that ensures the bins are non-slip on the floor even when wet, I think this is a unique Brabantia system that is actually very useful in areas where you could be working with wet or potentially slippery surfaces and more importantly ensures that the bin will not damage the flooring.
The pedal mechanism is hidden inside the main bin. The lid opens and closes as it should and seals shut easily and ensures any nasty niffs or anything are kept in the bin.
The cute little bin's can sit on a shelf such as those that hide the toilet pipe work or straight on the floor. The inner bin is easy to remove, replace and clean. The bins hold just enough rubbish so that I would expect they need emptying about once I week in normal household use.
To clean I just wipe over with whichever bathroom cleaner I am using and they always look great and really still look like new.
Dimensions: Height - 25cm, Depth - 23cm, Diameter - 17cm
"Brabantia puts all of its expertise into developing solid, reliable products that are made to last for a longer life and a continuity of use. The company designs products for the present but with an eye to the future - products that will contribute to your home, and the way you live your life, for many years to come."
Price & Availability:
I cannot remember how much I paid for my 3 litre bins, they are available from John Lewis, Amazon and other in-store and on-line outlets. Current cost on Amazon is £16.50 for the white version and you need to add around £ more for other colours.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend Brabantia bins if you can afford them. Personally, I have started using the very cheap Wilco bins as well and I would either buy very cheap or very expensive, as I have always been disappointed when I have tried the mid price-range products.
I believe that Brabantia bins live up to the claims and expectations and that their bins will fit into any style of home or lifestyle. My bin of choice!
Brabantia are a Dutch company.
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It seems strange paying a good £60 or thereabouts for a rubbish bin, but Brabantia has taken the market by storm with its set of pedal bins of varying volumes. Having had a cheap plastic bin for a while, we decided to give Brabantia a go and we are very satisfied with the results.
Having installed a modern kitchen, we wanted a bin which would match the look and feel of the rest of the room and went for a 40L brushed metal Brabantia bin with a black base & lid. These bins stand out for their style & looks and the pedal operation is smooth and reliable. It seems strange to mention this, but so many of the bins we considered felt really flimsy and unreliable before they even made it off the shop floor!
The materials are of a decent quality and having had the bin for a couple years, it still looks the part and the medal mechanism works well. The inside part of the bin, much like all other Brabantia bins comes out of the casing for easier cleaning and there are a broad variety of bags which can fit the bin that you purchase in any supermarket.
In fact, we liked this bin so much that we went and got a tiny one to match it for our bathroom! The small bin is great as it looks quirky and does the job.
I've had my first Brabantia bin for over 3 years now and have recently bought a second one the same to act as a recyling bin.
I have a number of Brabantia products and they produce high quality, stylish products for the home. The bins i have are both brushed steel and look both classy and tidy in the kitchen.
These bins are solid and well built. The pedal mechanism is robust and works well, i've had no issues with this at all. The bin has a plastic 'bin/bucket' inside the metal shell which is removable for easy cleaning if needed.
Brabantia bins, especially the 30L ones, are very thin (tall and cylindrical) which makes it challenging to use regular bin liners. It is possible but they aren't a neat fit. Which is probably why Brabantia have conveniently created their own range of bin liners which fit perfectly. I was initially very sceptical of these as they are more expensive than regular bin liners, but over time i've come to use them and am not really concerned about the price anymore as they fit well and have tie handles which makes the chore of emptying the bin that little bit easier.
Brabantia bins are expensive. I think you do pay for the brand but with that you also get a very good, solid product and and upmarket bin for your kitchen! I paid about £60 for this (although if you keep your eyes open you can pick up a bargin as i got my second one for £40).
Summary: i think these look great in the kitchen and are well worth the money!
When we were buying stuff for our house, the one thing (strangely) that my girlfriend had always wanted, was a Brabantia bin! I was all for the idea, i had seen them in shops and must admit, they do look very nice. Well, as nice a bin can look anyway.
I was shocked when i saw the prices of these, we paid about £55 for our 30ltr bin, which came with a smaller bin for the bathroom for free!
Now i don't know much about bins, but this one seems to be very sturdy, the push pedal works every time, and when you release the pedal, the lid doesn't slam shut like on cheaper bins. The outer casing is corrosion free, which doesn't really matter in the kitchen, but in the bathroom its great, we had a cheap bin before and due to the steam, it soon started to rust on the lid, this Brabantia one is still as good as new. The outer shell of the bin is also fingerprint proof, so it always looks nice and clean. The base of the bin has a big rubber pad, so doesn't slip on the floor, as our kitchen is tiled, other bins have slid about when you pressed the pedal.
The inside of the bin is removable, which makes emptying it easier, and also helps with cleaning it. One down side of the bin, is that to get the best from it, you have to use Brabantia bin bags, these are designed to not hang out the outside of the bin, keeping it nice and tidy. These cost around £9 for thirty bags, very expensive!
Brabantia have now released an automatic bin, this one opens up if you wave your hand over it, and closes once you have done your business. I just have to try and find a way to break this one, so i can suggest the new one to my girlfriend! It's that well made, breaking it won't be that easy! It comes with a 5 year guarantee, so any broken parts they will replace free of charge.
Overall, they are a bit expensive, but you know you will have them at least five years, they're very well made. I'd say they are worth the money.
This sturdy pedal bin is a great purchase if you can get it with some money off. If not, then i think the usual £60 price tage is a tad high - let's not forget, it's just a bin.
The pedal feature is great - I can't stand the touch lids - a sure fire way for spreading germs and leaving sticky food marks behind. But the pedal is operated by your foot, lifting the lid so you can deposit the waste.
I bought this in a matt black colour with a silver coloured lid - it is very attractive, adding a slightly retro feel to the kitchen.
The insides of the bin are sleek and do not cause catches and tears when trying to remove the bag.
I don't buy the Brabantia bin bags to go with it. It came with a couple included, and while they were very good, I think they are highly overpriced. So I just use regular tie handle bags from the supermarket instead, and they work just fine.
In terms of it's capacity, mine holds 30litres of waste. I don't measure my rubbish, but I do notice that I only have to change the bag every 5 - 7 days. If you have a large family and a lot more waste, expect it to be more frequent.
My grizzles with these bins are mainly that the rubbish bag potential is lost slightly, in that most bags have a larger capacity than the actual bin, so you could have fitted in more waste to the actual bag.
My other annoying point is that inside the main body is a removable cansiter, I think so that if anything spills over the edge you can clean it... I attempted to clean mine the other day and discovered that there are holes in the bottom - so be incredibly careful when filling it with water for a clean-out!
Brights 3Ltr Pedal Bin in Assorted Colours