I bought this as a replacement for my ancient Addis plastic bin. Whilst it is expensive, it does have all the plus points that you would expect for the money.
The half moon shape fits easily into most tight corners but without compromising on the 30 litre capacity. It has an internal plastic liner which lifts out easily and is designed for use with the Simplehuman 'H' bin bags. I have tried other (cheaper) brands of bin bag and have yet to find one which fits as snugly. The Simplehuman bin bags were, initially, hard to find where I live but that situation seems to have changed. Most large department stores stock them, as do some DIY chains. If all else fails, the Simplehuman website is excellent and they can easily be ordered online with quick delivery.
Nb if bought online, Simplehuman offer a decent discount if you bulk order.
The main shell of the bin is attractive brushed chrome which polishes up to a shine with a damp cloth. I have had my bin for over two years and it still looks like new. In fact, the whole thing is easy to clean with the exception of the internal part of the lid hinge. This is best accessed with a toothbrush as it does tend to be the place which collects most muck.
The lid itself is opened via the foot pedal and is equipped with a valuable soft close mechanism. The lid is extremely well fitted and makes a tight seal once closed.
Overall, a quality product which does come at a premium. Unlike some cheaper kitchen bins, this one looks good enough not to hide away.
"This simplehuman semi-round bin features a strong all-steel pedal to last over 150000 uses while bag tuck® allows excess bag liner to be tucked away neatly. The lid is manufactured from dent-proof plastic while a profile hinge means you can place the bin close to the wall. Non-slip feet means the bin stays where it's placed. Comes with a five-year manufacturer's guarantee."