“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Swing Lid Bin „
I recently bought this 50 litre kitchen bin from Tesco to replace my 25 litre one which I found just wasn't big enough. Even though there are only the two of us at home now I found that I was forever emptying it and always buying bin liners. This bin was at the very reasonable price of £9 which is very cheap compared to a lot of others but at the end of the day I don't want a designer bin, just one to put my rubbish in.
The bin is dark grey which they call Platinum and is made of a sturdy plastic. It measures 34cm wide, 66cm tall and 28cm deep and weighs 1.38 kg so is light to pick up to move or clean. It has a swing top lid which I find easy to use as you only have to touch the lid very lightly for it to start the swinging motion and I will often do this with the back of my hand or if I am scraping plates or dishes will use these to open the lid and then scrape the contents off with a knife or other kitchen implement. The lid is easy to remove which I will do if I am scraping peelings off the worktop protector as this is quite wide but I find that by putting this diagonally across the top of the bin everything seems falls into the bin rather than the floor.
The only one downside is that if you knock the lid a bit hard the lid will come loose and can fall off which often happens to my husband who obviously uses a bit more force than me when filling the bin but I think that this happens with most of these type of bins and it is easy placed back on to the base. I will usually use Tesco 50l bin liners however I find the Tesco value bin liners are just not quite big enough to fold enough over the sides without them slipping down inside the bin so I will buy the normal Tesco liners. I will also sometimes also use black bags as you can usually pick a big roll of these up quite cheaply from the discount shops.
As with most kitchen bins it does get a bit messy from time to time especially the inside of the lid so I do clean it often. If it is just the lid which needs cleaning I will usually use a few kitchen wipes but every weekend I will either wipe it out with wipes or a disposable cloth with disinfectant or I will take it outside and hose it down. I find that the jet on the hose is strong enough to blast away any remnants of food or rubbish which mysteriously get through the liner and deposit at the bottom of the bin.
I find that I empty this bin about every three days and find this is sufficient for it not to start smelling. If I need to put something in there like fish or curry or other strong flavours I will tie it up in a smaller carrier bag first which helps to contain the smell.
I think this bin looks far more expensive than the £9 that it cost and it comes highly recommended by me. It will look good in any kitchen and at that price you can easily replace it if you change the colour of your kitchen or just fancy a change.
This isn't a sophisticated bin, it is under £10 and well worth it.
The bin costs £8 and is obviously only available from tesco, it comes in a dark silver/grey colour which is compatible with most kitchens.
The bin is swing lid, which means it doesn't suffer the issues i've had with some other bins where the mechanical lid gets stuck or breaks. This is low maintenance and only needs wiping with a flash wipe to clear off any debris as it is made of plastic.
The bin is a decent size at around 70cm by 30cm, it holds 50litres of rubbish and fits most large bin bags, we've tried tesco value bags and Asda normal bags and both have fitted fine.
The bin is easy enough to fit in a car if you want to take it home yourself, it weigh about 1.5kg and is really lightweight and easy to move around.
Initially I had been considering the well regarded superhuman range or brabantia, but this has done an absolutely fine job at a fifth of the price of these other bins. We have found it to be simple to use, easy to put together (put the lid on top of the bin) and low maintenance in both cleaning and holding rubbish.
The height of the bin means our toddler could reach into it if not well policed, but I would imagine this is the same for all bins. After 4 months there is no sign of wear and tear and this sits alongside our other bin, as a bargain which has done a fantastic job at a fraction of the cost of more expensive bins.
While it doesn't fit into a kitchen as cleanly as a shiny stainless steel bin, it is fine, we have no issues with it and it isn't ugly so it doesn't really detract from the look of our kitchen at all.
At £8 this is a real bargain and I have no real faults with it, some say this is too small for them, but it holds what it advertises it holds and that is more than enough for a bin bag, so we are more than happy with it.
WHAT IS IT?
A plastic swing bin from Tesco. It holds 50 liters of rubbish and mine is silver.
I like this bin because even though it was very cheap it looks good. I think it is really for kitchens but ours is in the conservatory because that is where my children play and where I prepare some of our food. It does not look out of place and I think it is clean looking so blends in good with the pastel decor we have in there.
The lid swings in so you can push it with your knuckles and do not have to touch it too much. My previous bin had a lid that you had to lift up and it was not possible to use less than 2 fingers to lift the lid so my whole palm would come into contact, I did not like that because it is very unhygienic and I am happy that this one has got a different lid design.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with this bin. The top is the right shape so that I can use most black bags without having to stretch them, the only ones that do not fit properly is Tesco Value and that is funny because Tesco should have thought about their own bags fitting the bin. It is tall enough for the bags not to hang over at the top but when I use bags that have got tie up handles I like that the handles hang down to a right length that I think looks tidy.
When I empty the bin the bag slides out easy and I do not have to struggle. If one of my bags leaks dirt into the bottom of the bin it is very easy to clean out, every week I take it outside into the garden and use some bleach inside the bin with the hosepipe. That removes all mess that has built up and it is also easy to do even if you have an accident and make a lot of dirt in the bin. It dries fast when I leave it outside so I clean the lid at the same time to get all of it done.
The lid falls off the bin sometimes and that is because it does not go very far down when it is put into place. If I am not very careful the lid falls to the side, it does not always fall all the to the floor but it does get on my nerves when I see that the lid is not straight.
This bin costs £9.50 and I think that is value because it looks very nice and you can buy it in silver or a sand colour.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I bought this bin from Tesco after my previous bin (not a very good one) cracked and the lid would not stay in. To be honest I did not expect my self to buy a bin on one of my shopping days. However, this bin did look good for the price and capacity.
The price and availability:
I bought this bin from tesco (only place you can buy it, exclusive to tesco), for £9.82. This price is not the best I should say but when it comes to buying something made to last it is always good to buy a product that actually lasts. Having said this there are bins that cost over £60!!! Just to say, they are absolutely not worth it!
This bin is made from tough plastic that I think is absolutely sufficient for an everyday use as it offers toughness without being too heavy. The lid is also very sturdy when placed on top of the bin as it does not move about when placing rubbish in the bin. The swinging lid that you put the rubbish though is very slightly flimsy as it swings wildly which may cause it to brake "some day" :-)
When it comes to being easy to use this product performs nicely. The weight of the bin is about 1.4 kg and the dimensions are as follows 66cm x 34cm x 28cm. This is good considering this bin has a 50L capacity.
The lid can become slightly messy after 1-2 days of through rubbish. This brings me on to the next point, this bin is a dream to clean as it is light and the shape of it allows for easy cleaning as there isnt any hard to reach areas.
Would I recommend?
After using for a few months now I have not had any problems with this bin, and with functionality that has truly amazed me. This bin is suitable for every average sized household.
A bin isn't the most exciting thing to review, but given the huge variation in the price of bins (some cost over £100!), I thought it was worth reviewing this one as a cheaper alternative which does the job. This is an item which would come in handy for anyone trying to kit out a house on a budget.
==Where and how much?==
The bin can be purchased from Tesco, and is currently priced at £9.82.
==Does a bin have features?==
A bin doesn't really have "features" as such, but let me tell you a few things you need to know if considering buying this bin. Firstly, it is made from plastic (as you'd expect for the price), and is grey in colour. It has a swing lid, although the lid only swings inwards rather than swinging from side to side. It has a capacity of 50 litres, so is adequate for most day-to-day household needs.
The dimensions of the bin are: height 66cm, width 34cm, depth 28cm. It is 1.38 kg in weight, which makes it lightweight to move around when cleaning or replacing the bin bag.
==Would I recommend?==
Although it's not the most aesthetically pleasing bin in the world, this has served our purposes perfectly adequately, and replacing this bin is not something I'm prepared to spend my hard earned pennies on. The grey colour blends in nicely though, and it's quite discreet. It also has matching bits and pieces such as dish drainer and washing up bowl.
Despite being plastic, we've had this bin a couple of years now and it's still going strong. It seems quite sturdy, despite the odd occasion when we've overfilled it (laziness!), or left it outside to dry after cleaning and found it blowing round the garden in a gale!
The swing lid on this bin just slots onto to the bin itself, and I guess the only slightly annoying thing is that it does get a bit messier than an open lid bin. Sometimes it's difficult to avoid getting food on the sloping lid when scraping leftovers into the bin, but this isn't a huge problem as I tend to wipe the lid regularly anyway, to keep flies at bay.
Overall, this is a cheap alternative to those ridiculously priced "designer" bins, and one I would recommend for any household.