Product Type: Brabantia Kitchen Bin
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Brabantia Pedal Bins
Member Name: samparry19
Brabantia Pedal Bins
Advantages: Guarantee, well made
Disadvantages: Expensive refill bags
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.
Summary: Worth the money