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Tesco 25L Swing Bin

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Swing Lid

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      18.10.2013 15:36
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      a great bin for the price

      I found this bin in Tesco's for around £8, it is still the same price in Tesco's at the moment. Having looked at some bins which were around £30-£40 I decided I wasn't going to pay that much for something which food goes in so I decided to opt for this one due to price. For £8 I have it say its a nice looking bin its platinum grey and plastic, I think this bin would go in most peoples kitchens, as it's not too bold or doesn't stand out too much. It does not look cheap looking which some cheap bins do and is very sturdy. It's a fairly light weight bin so sometimes when I'm trying to get the black bag out, the bin actually lifts with it, which is a pain, but this normally happens if I over fill the bags. It has a large 50 litre capacity which is about a full bag black full worth of rubbish. I have not found any bin bags not to fit in here, and for a family of four we have to change the bag every few days. Details Product Height 66.0 Centimetre Product Width 34.0 Centimetre Product Depth 28.0 Centimetre Product Weight 1.38 Kilogram The lid is very easy to open, just a gentle tap with your fingers and it swings opens, making it perfect if you don't like touching bins too much or have a fair bit of rubbish in your hands The lid just fits on top of the bin itself, very easy to put on and take off, but I've found that if you don't put the lid on properly then it will keep falling off, which when trying to put food in is a pain. I've found because the size of the lid it does seem to get covered in leftover food, I wouldn't say the lid is small but it's not a great size either, but the way the lid hangs it does get really messy, so this means it does need cleaning on a regular basic. With it being plastic I use bleach and water to clean the bin and pop it outside for a bit, cleaning the bin like this hasn't left any stains or makes on it yet, and I use wet wipes to clean the food from around the lid. Having this been for a number of years now, it is still working well, it is starting to look a little tatty from food stains and such, so I think it will be time to replace it soon. But overall I would say this is a perfect budget bin which is ideal for families.

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        04.10.2013 09:34
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        Good solid product.

        **Introduction** We all need a Bin in our Kitchen and when I moved into a new flat a year and a half ago I purchased a bin from Tesco for my Kitchen, I forget how much it was at the time but it's available now for £6.25 & has a 25 litre capacity. I remember at the time that I bought quite a lot of stuff for my new Flat from Tesco as it was the main Supermarket in the small town I moved to and it also sold all sorts of stuff for keeping your home clean and tidy. This is a plastic bin which looks pretty simple but is fairly solid and will hold a decent amount of rubbish inside before you take the bin bag out and take it out to dispose of the rubbish. **Capacity** Whilst there are plenty of other larger bins available, This is a bin that is a fair size and one that is available for a reasonable price. It's capacity as mentioned before is 25 litres. I live on my own and the bin tends to get full after a week or so which is convenient for when the bins go out on Friday's. The bin measures 52cm in height, 32.5cm in width and finally is 25.5cm deep. The bin also weighs less than one kilogram which is a plus point when it comes to moving the bin as ocassionally the bin can get stuck when you are taking the bag out but that tends to happen with pretty much every similar bin. **In Use** This Bin is very easy to use, It has a simple yet effective opening process as the lid simple swings open when you push on the lid for easy access to the bin bag. At 25 litres it's big enough to deal with a fair load and small enough to be unobtrusive in a smaller Kitchen. It's easy to clean in between use and the plastic is solid enough to last a good while even with regular use. I have had it for a while now and it's still looking in great condition which shows how easy to clean it is. The rim is lipped which allows the bin liners to hold their positions. **Overall** This is a very effective little bin for your Kitchen, It's a solid product that keeps your rubbish protected until you take it out and even though it's fairly cheap plastic it lasts well and is fairly strong. If you are looking for a fairly cheap little bin for your Kitchen then have a look in Tesco as this is a very suitable product for you. It's the perfect size for small spaces as I mentioned earlier and it's so hassle free as a product that it's an easy decision to buy. The only gripe is that the lid can look a little small when the bin is getting full which sometimes means that it's hard to fill up fully but you can always take the bag out and then add any final items before you take it out for the bin lorry.

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          27.09.2013 22:31
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          A good quality bin at a small price

          A few months ago I decided that I didn't want a large kitchen bin as I used to keep it in front of the units and I was constantly moving it out of the way. I wanted a smaller one which I could fit at the side of the units so I bought this one from Tesco. I think you can get it in store but I ordered it through Tesco direct as I was ordering some other items and had a money off voucher to use. I paid £6 for the bin which I think is a good price as the cheapest I had seen in other stores for a similar size was £8. The bin is a dark grey colour and is made of a strong plastic. It has a swing top lid which I like as I find them easier to use. The lid has a lip around the rim which makes it easier to pick it up if you need to move it and it also keeps the bin liners in place. The lid lifts right off which makes it easy to clean. As you are using the bin especially if you are clearing plates, it is easy to get food on the lid so I find that I am cleaning it regularly. I keep a packet of kitchen wipes near the bin and find that if I use one of these to wipe it straight away this is usually sufficient to keep it looking clean. However when I am giving the kitchen a proper clean I will wipe it with a cloth with disinfectant. The inside of the bin is usually quite clean as I always use bin liners, but I will also clean this with disinfectant occasionally and also give the outside a quick wipe over. The smaller size bin liners do fit this bin but you do have to stretch them a bit to secure them on the rim but more often I use the larger size as I find that they fit easier and also I can tie the tops securely before I put them in the dustbin. I would say I probably change the liner about three times a week even if it is not full as I find that bins can smell pretty quickly with the food waste. The bin is 52cm tall, 32.5cm wide and 25.5 cm deep and it weighs 0.747 kilograms. I recommend this bin as it is stylish and neat and I think looks more expensive than it is. It is sturdy but lightweight and has not shown any wear or tear and is easy to clean. I think it is well worth the £6 I paid for it however if you have a big family and generate a lot of rubbish I would say that the bigger size would be more suitable.

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          26.09.2013 12:59
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          It's great value and looks neat and stylish

          Everyone needs a bin in their kitchen for rubbish and household waste and though I live myself in the flat I seem to create a lot of waste and this is why I got the larger sized 25litre bin from Tesco's. I paid £6 for it and I think that's really excellent value for money because it still looks as good as new and I've had it for ages. My swing bin from Tesco's looks a little bit different from the one in the photo and I think possibly that is due to the fact that I have had mine a while and I probable have the older style / design. It's made of strong and durable thick plastic and it washes well both inside and out whenever I am unlucky enough to manage to drop bits of wet food inside or the bin liner happens to burst open. It's tall at 52cm in height but not so tall that it doesn't fit under the cupboard in the kitchen. Mine is light grey in colour with a slightly speckled effect all over and the lid comes right of so that I can wash it in a hot wash in the bath and get into all those little corners where the food and bacteria are likely to collect. It looks great with no scratches. Okay, so it's a plastic bin and nothing outstanding or posh but then what do you want for less than £10? It's quite lightweight too so that if I have to pull it from one end of the kitchen to the other this isn't a problem and it's easily manoeuvrable. The swing lid at the top of the bin is also really handy and it moves quite freely and it means you don't really have to touch the bin itself whenever you put rubbish in, I just gently touch it with whatever I happen to be holding in my hand at the time. It looks neat and compact and quite stylish and I'm pleased with it.

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          10.09.2013 15:16
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          cheap neat practical

          I have been using plastic carrier bags for the bin in the kitchen ( I have a bin in the bathroom ) as the one under the sink has come loose. I did not want a large bin that would take a black bin liner as I did not want the kitchen blocked up with a big bin and there is only me here. I recycle my plastic bags I get from Tesco or saisburys and put them out in the bin, sometimes I buy the black bin liners and fill one of those up. With this 25 litre bin the plastic bags fit inside easily when full, you can put one edge on the bin, as it has a lip on it, but most people willl buy the white smaller bin liners which will fit just right. DIMENSIONS Height 52 Cent Width 32.5 Cent Depth 25.5 Cent Weight 0.747 Kilogram USAGE This bin is available from Tesco direct and from some big Tesco stores, it cost £6 and is described as having a 'platinum effect'. It has a swing top which is handy for keeping a barrier between you and the rubbish. It aslo has an anti slip base, which means it doesn't fall all over the place. I find the colour is modern looking and the bin is big enough to last for a few days rubbish before a new bag is needed, or sometimes only one day if i have a few big food boxes and a milk carton all at once. It is easy to clean as you have direct access to the whole bin, and it's surface is plastic and as long as you don;t spill things outside of the bin liner the bin should stay nice and clean. VALUE At £6 It is a bargain, it will last for as long as you want it, being plastic, and this grey /platinum colour will not go out of fashion, so it is just a good value practical purchase. It may not be the stylish item you want for your kitchen though so it could maybe go in a utilty room or cupboard.

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            19.11.2012 14:59
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            Decent solution if you're short on storage

            Having already bought the 50L bin from the Tesco range, we recently decided to get the 25L bin to store under our kitchen sink unit. When we designed our kitchen, we didn't really think about where the bin would go when it was finished, and after moving it round several times we couldn't find anywhere that didn't scream "I'M A BIN" which was spoiling the look of the kitchen. We decided that although we obviously couldn't get rid of the bin, we would leave it in the utility room and get a smaller bin for under the kitchen sink. That way, any big or smelly items could go straight into the utility room, and the under-sink bin would just be for teabags and bits and bobs. The bin is plastic, and grey in colour with a swing lid. As the name suggests, it has a capacity of 25 litres, which is half the size of our larger bin in the utility room. I would say this is ample for what we use it for, with the bin bag needing to be changed only once or twice a week. We don't really put anything smelly in there so it doesn't need changing any more frequently than this. The bin fits perfectly in the cupboard underneath the sink, but we do have to position it sideways rather than having it front-facing. This isn't an issue as it has a swing lid, so it's still easy to put things in the bin. Most cupboards are standard sized, so if you're looking to put this under the sink, you just need to check that no pipes or waste is going to get in the way of it. We actually moved the bin from one side to the other, because my husband was concerned with me being notoriously clumsy, that I might knock one of the pipes and cause some kind of "plumbing incident". As we use this bin to dispose of teabags, I do find the lid needs wiping every now and then, from where the tea has dripped onto the lid. Other than that, I just clean it out whenever I'm cleaning the bigger bin, by swilling it with water containing disinfectant and leaving it to dry. Overall, I would recommend this bin if you are short on space, as it is a nifty solution which can still hold a decent amount of rubbish. If you have a larger family, this bin won't be big enough, but as an overflow or recycling bin, it's a useful size. (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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