“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pedal Bin „
I originally bought one of these bins for my bathroom, and it was such a perfect size and shape I ended up getting another one for next to my dressing table. The bin is from Tesco, and currently costs £7.94. I've had them for over a year and they are still going strong with no signs of wear and tear.
These bins are rectangular in shape, as you can see, which makes them ideal for fitting into tight spaces. My dressing table is next to a wall, and there is a small gap in between them which meant I couldn't fit a round bin, so this one was ideal. The exact dimensions are: height 29cm, width 14cm, depth 28cm, and the weight is 1.1kg.
The bin is stainless steel, and I find it gets a bit dusty now and then but other than that it doesn't attract fingerprints (not many people go round touching bins!), or anything else, so it's fairly easy to keep clean. It has a pedal at the bottom which you stand on to open the bin, which means you don't have to touch it to use it. This is important to me as I have a bit of an obsession with washing my hands after touching a bin, money, or anything else a bit grubby.
The bin looks reasonably smart, I don't think bins are meant to be aesthetically pleasing but at least it just blends in with the room. It has a pull-out containter inside which lifts out by a metal foldover handle, this makes it easier to lift it out to either empty it or clean it. I just swill it out with whatever cleaning stuff we have in the cupboard, just to freshen it up a bit. It also has a carry handle at the back which means you can pick it up easily without having to make too much contact with the bin.
The only thing I wasn't sure about when I got this bin, was whether it looks a little like a sanitary disposal bin because of the shape. Once it was in place in my bathroom, it didn't look like that at all, and I like the shape of it because it makes it a bit quirky. The capacity of this bin is 5 litres, but I think the shape means it holds more than normal round bins because there's no gaps or wasted space when fitting things like toilet rolls in. The bin can get full quite quickly though, especially if you place any empty bottles such as shower gel bottles as this takes up quite a bit of room. I tend to use small swing bin liners from Tesco (which fit perfectly) and just empty them whenever I am emptying the other bins in the house. I find with bathrooms you don't really want a huge bin, otherwise it can start to get a bit unhygienic.
These bins are good value for money, look quite smart, and do the job. What more can you ask of a bin?!
(This review is also posted on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)