I can't believe Im writing about a bin, but hey, here we go! Please don't make the mistake I did and buy a bin because it looks good and sits nicely in your kitchen over time it will no longer look nice as it gets worn and stained. Then you rue the fact that you didn't purchase the bin based on something more sensible like its practicality.
So like I have mentioned I bought this bin based on its looks. I bought a new house and had a new kitchen with cream doors. So I thought why not buy an attractive cream bin to match the cream cupboard doors of my new kitchen . I paid around £80 for this bin from John Lewis. The bin is now stained by bin juice which has run down the sides of the bin and is now not shiny cream coloured anymore. It is also scuffed.
I wanted a large bin so thought 30L was sufficient and I thought Id get a tall thin bin rather than a wide short bin as this would take up less space. The reality is than if you get a tall, thin bin the bag you put in it fills in not time and gets stuck more easily and tears as you try to get the bag out. This leaves rubbish falling all over your kitchen floor. So remember, short and wide rather than tall and thin (yes, im still talking about the bin).
This bin has a clicky top that you push in and the lid will pop up. This breaks after a couple of months and is in now way as useful as a pedal which saves you bending over, leaves your hands free and is generally far more resilient and durable.
Although not the most exciting of purchases, one of the things I really needed at the start of this year was a new kitchen bin. We have in the past opted for a touch bin because of how convenient it is within the kitchen but with our last BHS purchase beginning to look a little worse for wear I wanted to replace it with a slightly more quality model which would last. I have purchased a couple of Brabantia products in the past and, although they are slightly more costly than their non branded alternatives, I have always found them to be excellent quality. Therefore when I went in to my local Argos store I knew exactly what I was looking for and came home the proud owner of this 30L touch bin.
Despite there being a variety of colour choices to choose from in my local Argos including a rather bright pink or purple shade, I opted for the chrome finish. This option has a rather shiny chrome body which is topped off with a black plastic lid with the Brabantia logo being clearly visible on the top. As we don't have the room to have a bin built in to a kitchen cupboard it is important to me that we have a bin that looks stylish in the corner of our kitchen and I must admit to liking the look of this bin, particularly as the shiny finish adds a modern touch to my otherwise quite cream kitchen and reflects the light around the room making it feel bigger. On the top of my bin is the push down lid mechanism and this works by simply pressing lightly on the slightly indented circle making the lid pop open in a very efficient way. This bin is pretty standard in size in my opinion being around 70cm tall and this ensures that the bin can adequately house a standard black bin liner provided that the edges are folded around the removable bucket inside.
The best feature of this bin in my opinion is the removable plastic bucket inside the body of the bin which makes removing rubbish from our home very easy to do. The black inner bucket has a chrome handle with which to lift the bucket out and this is especially handy at times when the bin liner is ripped and we want to empty the entire contents into the wheelie bin without getting messy hands. This removable bucket also ensures that the inners of the bin are very easy to clean. I do find that our kitchen bin has a tendency to smell particularly in the warmer months and therefore to combat the odours with this bin I simply remove the bucket from the body, rinse it around with a dose of bleach and hot water and leave to dry before putting back inside the body of the bin.
To set up this bin was really a case of removing it from its cardboard box, taking off the protective plastic inserts and putting a bin liner inside. Brabantia do sell a variety of bin liners to suit their various bin sizes but as I already had a roll of black bin liners at home I used these instead. The lid of this bin can be lifted off quite easily and this makes putting a new bin liner inside very easy to do, I just find that a standard bin liner is a touch too long for this bin and therefore the top needs to be wrapped around the rim of the bucket before it is lowered back into the bin. Once ready to go, this bin really does make throwing rubbish away very simple and I like the way that the touch top lid means that I do not have to touch it with sticky fingers but can instead press it lightly with my elbow when my hands are dirty.
Although this is an excellent bin in many aspects, I do have to admit that the shiny chrome body is a little bit of a nightmare to keep clean and has a tendency to pick up finger marks and grease very easily making it loose its shiny finish. This is always noticeable when we have had our young nieces round as they like to press the lid and watch it pop up and as a result it can get a little marked. That being said, I find that a dusting cloth together with a squirt of Pledge seems to bring the chrome back to a sparkle and quickly resolves this problem.
This bin is currently stocked in Argos with quite a high price tag of £69.99, however it is worth saying that this price seems to fluctuate depending on the colour chosen. Although this isn't the cheapest bin around, I do think that it is worth its price tag particularly when you consider the 10 year guarantee that it comes with. I shall just have to remember where I left the receipt, just in case.
I really think that this is an excellent bin and as a result I would recommend it. Unfortunately I haven't owned this bin for that long and therefore cannot comment on the longevity of the press mechanism on the bin lid, however with a ten year warranty I am confident that even if something does go wrong I can get the product replaced.
As a result of my review, I have to award this bin the full five stars for quality and looks.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I think just about every kitchen in my estate round me has this bin so I know its a very popular choice. I really like my Brabantia Kitchen bin as it's nice looking and works very well as a kitchen bin.
Firstly, it has a very sleek look to it which I really like, The bin is a sleek silver colour with just a black lid not he top and the shape and style of it really works in my modern kitchen which is nice. The bin is rounded and works very well in the corner of our kitchen where we have placed it.
The best part of this bin however is the lid. Firstly I think it works really well at keeping the smells inside the bin and not letting them seep out into the kitchen like regular topped bins can do. This is especially important for me as I put dirty nappies straight into my bin and the smell is always contained very well. I know this because when I do lift the lid, this is when you get the reek from the poopy nappies!
Secondly I love the touch open and close aspect on this bin which makes it really easy to open and it's also very handy when you want to do it one handed if you have your rubbish in one hand and can just open the top by pushing down with your other hand.
The bin has a 30 litre capacity which is fairly large and takes us as a family of four a few days to fill which is great meaning I have to empty it less often than other when it does come to emptying it though this bin is very handy as it has a plastic inner bucket so sometimes when I overfill the bin and can't pull the bin bag out, I can just lift this light plastic liner out and carry that to my big waste bin outside to dump rather than moving the whole bin which would be way too heavy to lift. If I want to move the bin around the kitchen though this is easy as they is a handle space on the back which allows you to lift and pull with some ease. I used to have a 40 litre bin which I loved but found it was just too big for our kitchen and when we remodelled we wanted something that fit in a bit of a tighter space and it was a no brainer that we would get this smaller version.
The bin comes with a 10 year guaranteed should you ever need it but after a few years ours is still looking great and working well so is a kitchen bin I definitely recommend.
I like my home to look stylish, where possible, and after having to dispose of several rusty/damaged bins in the last few years I decided to spend a large amount of money, almost £60, buying this Brabantia waste touch bin, which holds 30L of rubbish. The RRP of this bin is around the £100 mark but it can frequently be purchased for between £50 and £60 from Amazon, which is still expensive but for a high quality product, with a 10 year guarantee, this really is worth every penny.
My bin is matt steel and has black touches around the rim of the lid and the lid itself is black plastic. There is also a black plastic rim on the bottom of the bin to protect my floors. I like the matt finish to this bin, as it means that any scratch marks from my cats would be well concealed and it doesn't show up any other marks easily either. This bin has a soft touch lid which requires minimal effort to open and opens and closes silently which is nice too. The lid is hinged and this works smoothly and with no sound at all. The entire lid area can be removed, for cleaning, and for changing the bag, and it is simple to remove with minimal effort required. Once the top is back in place it is sturdy and will not fall off which is great too. The lid works very well at keeping smells within the bin, even if it is full to the top. This bin is lightweight, but not so light that it can tip over if my cats crash into it, which they do frequently, so this is another plus point for me.
Changing the bag in this bin is simple as the bucket inside, which is plastic, has a metal handle and is simple to remove. The bucket is lightweight so this doesn't hinder me at all when it comes to removing the bucket, whether empty or full. I use the Brabantia bin liners, size G, which have handles on them and specifically designed for this litre of bin, so I just tie up the handles and remove the bag. The removeable bucket is simple to clean, as it is plastic, and I use either Dettol wipes or anti-bacterial spray and a J cloth to clean it.
I love the look of this bin. It is stylish, simple to clean, has a guarantee from Brabantia that they will replace parts if they break, it does not show up fingerprints, it is quiet to open and close and even the little members of my family are able to open this bin. The lid is simple to open, with just one press, and it stays open until I press it back down again, ideal when I am scrapping peelings or rubbish in to the bin from a chopping board or plate. There are no scratches on my bin, even after being knocked over once when it was being cleaned. The removable bin insert is functional as I can remove this plastic insert and then rinse it out if need be before leaving it to dry, it has ventilation holes that prevent a vacuum from occurring and this means that the bags are always simple to remove, no matter what I have crammed inside. This bin is thin and compact, cylinder in shape, and it sits nicely in a corner of my kitchen without taking up too much room.
I personally have never had to speak to Brabantia for spare parts, yet, but my Mum broke the lid on her bin and they sent her another one completely free of charge. Brabantia have fantastic customer service and they are a brand that I am happy to spend large amounts of money with, well, large amounts for a kitchen bin anyway!
I would definitely recommend this bin and I rate it 5/5. It is simple to use, open, close and empty, and best of all it looks stylish in my kitchen without standing out too much. If I had reason to buy another kitchen bin in the future it would definitely be a Brabantia but I feel happy that mine will last me for several years at least, which makes it great value for money.
I have now got 3 of their things and this bin is no exception when it comes to quality.
No. They are not cheap, but as the old maxim goes, you (usually) get what you pay for.
Why do I like it?
Bins get grubby - it's unavoidable, yet the Brabantia is easy to clean and seems good at hiding the crud on it at a first glance. The black top helps. It has a sensible inner bin with a handle to pull it out, and there is enough room around the edge to tuck away the bag without bits of it poking out.
The lid is a dream to use - literally a little tap and it is open, BUT read on for a word or warning...
Any problems Ginger?
Well only one - there is a little plastic bit that keeps the lid clipped down and this sticks up when the lid is open. It is tiny, but large enough for the kids to catch it when shoving cereal boxes etc in. Ours snapped off! BUT, I called Brabantia UK and not only did they answer quickly and politely, but they sent me a WHOLE NEW TOP for the bin free, in about 3 days. This was amazing bearing in mind the cost of these things, and the lid is technically half the bin.
So, only 9/10 for the Bin as I think the catch has a little design fault, but.....
12/10 for Brabantia - the extra I paid for the bin was worth the customer service and after sales support 5 times over.
Loving Brabantia right now!
My mum is a social worker but on weekends she does a lot of babysitting and does some supervised contact with children with court orders and last year she was forever telling me about these bins she always see's in these rich peoples houses. Asking what on earth she is talking about she finally remembered the name Brabantia which rang a bell as it them jogged my memory that I had read some good reviews about it on here. As it is part of my ongoing aim to fix up my flat slowly but surely I decided I liked the sound of this bin and that I wanted one too! Our old bin is really cheap and stinky. so I scouted on amazon for what I could find. Initiallly I added the 50 litre bin which fluctuated between £85 - £105 but then realised it was a bit much (and we don't really have 50 litres of rubbish) so settled on the Brabantia 30L bin for £55.94 (but bought with hard earned amazon vouchers!)
We (really I the other half had no say lol) got the bin in a "matt steel" according to the description but it is more a shiny silver chrome look and it looks really sexy and sleek if I say so myself. The shape of the bin is tall about up to my waist and cylindrical but the lid has a slight slant to it going downwards. It takes up very little room so is space efficient (if thats a phrase!) and so it sits really neatly in our kitchen space.
The lid is easily removable and of course has a push button feature where you press the catch and it slowly and silently opens to put rubbish inside. The bin comes with a bucket inside with a handle to remove it and give it a good clean. I was rather surprised that taking this bucket out the silver chrome bin frame actually has no base and so you can see your flooring through it! This isn't too bad but for the price I did expect at least an entire bin.
Brabantia were lovely enough that the box comes with about 20 30 litre brabantia bin liners and so far I quite like them and think these are good. I am probably being sucked in by the extra finance, as if I have some change or amazon vouchers I'd probably buy them as a bag of 40 is currently £5.96
The bin gets used quite frequently and I must say I try not to push it too often as although brabantia give a 10 year guarantee I want ours (mine!) to really last and I have read about the catch breaking after some time. My 3 year old can operate it perfectly and found it so entertaining at first to keep clicking it to throw away the slightest bit of rubbish so now I prefer to scrape away her plate for her!
I find the bin is really robust, yet lightweight and there is a handle on the side to be able to carry it around easily. The bin is super easy to.clean and I love that it locks in any unpleasant smells once we have thrown our leftover food away unlike our old bin which did nothing to conceal any smell and by the end no matter how much I put bleach in, just still smelt awful!
Overall I think its safe to say I love this bin and I'm so happy I got it! It performs excellently, looks lovely and does everything I could hope a bin could do! It's expensive, yes but I think for 10 years guarantee it is totally worth it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
This is a review of the Brabantia 30L bin that we bought one Christmas from Debenhams. I used to have it in the study as my hobbies like crafting and generally messing around with scissors and glue created a lot of waste.
When we had our baby, we moved the 30L bin in to the nursery to hold the nappy bags. We change the bin regularly as it does get smelly in there!
The bin gets used a lot of times each day. I love the lid as it opens with a light push and then it clicks as you close it so you know the lid won't pop back up. Obviously 30 litres is a fairly big capacity so we don't usually let ours get full due to the nature of what it is holding.
It is easy to fit a normal sized bin bag inside, although you can purchase special sized Brabantia branded bags to fit the long thin cylinder but they are expensive. The bin came with a few samples to get you started but we soon switched to regular black bags!
This bin is robust and well made but it also comes with a 10 year guarantee on the lid which is the part most likely to stop working I suppose with the clicking fixture. It is reassuring to get a guarantee with it too.
Our bin is not a shiny chrome (which you can get) but more of a buffed or matt look bin, I think brushed steel may be the correct term for it. The bin also has a sort of bucket liner inside so it is easy to remove to clean. We keep an air freshener at the bottom of the bin to help combat smells. The shape of the bin is tall and cylindrical so you don't need to bend to use it, no pedals etc. and it doesn't take up a lot of room.
Our bin was bought with vouchers for around £50 from Debenhams but it was in the sale and it should have cost around £100 full price. No way I would pay this though! We walked away from the shop to the car park laughing about the fact that we had spent £50 on a bin but it was vouchers, we would have wasted them on other things like clothes but I am determined that this bin will last us a lifetime!
I could have bought a proper nappy bin for this purpose but that does incur recurring costs for the replacement cylinder that wraps the nappy. This bin will be repurposed once we no longer need a nursery bin so I think it was a better buy.
During one of our house moves, the bin got clanged against a wall and now has a slight dint in it which is disappointing but not the end of the world.
We are big fans of this bin as we also bought the 50L one for our kitchen waste. The bin looks good and holds lots, and keeps smells away (to an extent) with its lid. Brabantia is good brand and we have had no problems over the three years we have owned this bin. Recommended if you feel you can part with the money!
Up until recently I had been using bin liners and plastic carrier bags to dispose of any rubbish and I would then take the bag and put it into the out side bin to avoid any smells etc lingering in my kitchen. This isn't really practical though when there's four dogs in the house as they will do everything in their power to be able to reach up onto the kitchen side and pinch the bag off it, causing a massive mess. I've also got a baby and so having to keep popping outside to put the rubbish out is unpractical, which is why I am glad about my recent purchase of this bin - it's a huge time saver!! I bought this bin around October 2011 time when I was pregnant as I knew that I was in desperate need of a bin to save time and energy.
When looking for a bin I focussed mainly on the design, as I like my house to look stylish as well as neat and modern. I also wanted a bin that was tall enough for me not to have to bend down to put stuff in it and also tall enough for my dogs not be able to easily reach the top of it/the lid, as they are seriously magicians at opening stuff! I also wanted something that would be sturdy enough to not be easily knocked over by my dogs, who run about the house like wild things and would easily send a flimsy bin flying if they ran into it. Another important factor was the capicity. There are four people in my house hold and my boyfriend regulary stays here too, so I wanted something that could hold a decent amount of waste.
I am lucky enough to get regular Amazon vouchers due to a well known website that I write for and so decided Amazon would be the best place to purchase one. I was going to buy a cheap one from Tesco at first - one of the usual plastic ones, but decided I might as well buy a good quality one and pay a little exta as it would last longer. Amazon have got a massive range of bins but after briefly browsing though them I came across this, which caught my eye because of the unusual, very compact appearence of it. The price put me off, as it's ridiculously expensive at £54.99, however as Amazon state that the RRP is over £110 I thought I might as well get it as it seemed like a bargain compared to how much it should be in the shops. I ended up paying just £4.99 thanks to my Amazon voucher so I got a complete and utter bargain! Like all of my purchases online I made sure to read some brief reviews - this product has an average of 4 and a half stars out of five and I was impressed by what people were saying.
This bin is available in a number of colours - there's the usual 'basic' colours such as black and silver, and there's also some slightly more bold, quirky colours, including a bold, bright red colour. My kitchen colour scheme is quite neautral; very light peach colour walls, light grey marble kitchen surfaces and light oak cupboards, so the grey seemed the most subtle and versatile colour. It's not a very exciting colour but I think it looks lovely as it's so shiny and sleek looking. I was concerned that it may scratch easily and that due to the colours the scratches would be very prominent but i'm impressed at how good quality the bin is - I have had it since October last year and there are no noticeable marks or scratches.
The bin is available in a range of sizes including 30 litres and 60 litres, I opted for the 30 litre as this seemed plenty and I am not dissapointed - it holds plenty of rubbish and it takes around three days until it's completely full, although I do usually empty it every 3 days or so anyway for hygiene reasons. The bin is around 28 inches in height, 310mm deep and 293mm wide - very generously sized considering how compact and neat it is. The bin is a cylindar type shape and is tall and slim rather than wide and bulky which means it can be stored in the little bit of space between my kitchen door and wall, meaning it's very discreet. I like that the lid is so compact as I hate those bins that have huge rimmed lids which look awful!
The lid fits on securely so no unpleasant smells can escape and to open the lid I simply have to press down on the little 'lever' thingie at the base of the bin's lid, which is a good size and easy to use. The bin lid then pops open and stays open while I scrape food etc into the bin and then once done I simpy press the lid back down, and it goes back down again. The lid isn't noisy and doesn't bang when closed, however it does bang against the wall if I press down on the lever with force. I love that I have both hands free when clearing up dishes etc as it's so much more easier and mess free; no spillages!
The lid is removable, which is obviously important as the lid needs to be removed when putting in a bin liner or taking a full bag of rubbish out. Removing the lid is simple, I simply hold either side and pull upwards. The inside plastic part of the bin (the bucket) is easy to remove as it has a thin metal handle on it, which I simply pull. It doesn't weigh much even when full but I rarely have to remove it anyway as I line the bin with a bin liner and then remove the bin liner by itself and tie it up. Using a bin liner also means I rarely have to clean the bin, although obviously I do anyway once every month or so. This is easy to do due to the inside part been removable and I simply wipe it down with cleaning wipes, water and anti bacterial liquid. It dries quickly and doesn't hold the smell of cleaning liquid.
Putting a bin liner into the bin is quick and hassle free, and there are even specially designed bin bags made by Brabantia to go in these bins. The bin bags are apparently designed to be a perfect fit and have special ventilation holes, but due to the price I haven't tried these and I use simple black bin bags which fit into the bin well in my opinion and are easy to insert properly - with some bins it's awkward to get the bin bag to stay in the right position or stay properly open where as with this it's easy due to the metal handle which comes down and rests on the opening, keeping it in place. The bin has a non slip base which is handy as my kitchen floor is laminated, and the rim is also protective. The bin weighs 4.5kg which sounds alot but it really isn't and even when it's full I can easily move it with not much effort at all. Overall, I would reccomend this bin. The pop up lid is incredibly handy and the design of the bin is stylish, compact and it's really great quality. It's a little expensive but 100% worth it!
This 30L bin has a touch open lid that is much more hygienic for use in the kitchen because it can be left open when in use. When I am clearing food from plates it is possible to leave the lid open so that you don't have to touch the lid each time.The inside of the bin has a plastic rigid liner that allows for cleaning and for inserting new disposable bags. One of the best things about this kitchen bin is that the plastic bag containing the rubbish is completely hidden from view. The near silent pop-up lid is an additional convenience for which there is a price. I paid £64.99 from Sainsbury's Home section which I thought a little expensive at the time. However, I was persuaded to buy because I had just had a new kitchen fitted and the metallic grey colour and size of the bin was perfect for me and the limited space in my kitchen. The bin is 31cm wide and 72.2 cm high. You don't need to buy the Brabantia 30L refuse bags as other cheaper bags fit the bin without a problem.
On a slightly negative note, food particles, sauces and other debris can get caught around the lid catch preventing the lid from closing properly if not kept scrupulously clean.
Brabantia takes pride in making durable timeless kitchenware that will look as good in 5-10 years' time as it does today. This 30L Brabantia bin in modern pre-coated metallic grey steel has a soft touch lid for minimal effort and noise when opening and closing. A removable plastic inner cylinder has a handy carry handle to minimise effort when emptying or moving. Ventilation holes on the inner bucket allow excess air to escape