Product Type: Tesco Kitchen Bin
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Tesco Plum Touch Top Bin
Member Name: mummy2harry
Tesco Plum Touch Top Bin
Advantages: Keeps smells contained in the bin, lovely colour, good value
Disadvantages: Button to open it is a bit stiff
My old kitchen bin was getting a bit tatty and smelly, so I decided it was time to treat myself to a new one. I can't say I especially like bin shopping, but it's one of those items that no house can be without so I set about on a bin hunt. I don't like paying too much for a bin, so when I saw this one on offer through a web deals website, I decided to give it a try, especially as it came in my favourite colour... purple! The bin is available exclusively through Tesco, although it isn't a Tesco branded product.
The bin itself is fairly good looking for a bin, and I am pleased with how it looks in my kitchen. It's 66 cm tall, so is a large bin which I prefer, as I hate emptying my bin every 5 minutes, and Harry somehow generates loads of rubbish so a bigger bin suits us better. It then has a grey lid that sit on top of the main bin, with a purple lid in the middle that lifts up and down when the push button is depressed. The purple is fairly bright, and the silvery grey lid is a nice contrast to this, and stops it being a bit too bright. I personally like something a bit different from the usual black or grey kitchen bins that you get, and is a nice splash of colour.
The rubbish bin operates with a touch button, something that took a bit of getting used for me because I was used to a swing bin, so I didnt have to push anything to dispose of any waste. The button is fairly small, a little too small if I'm honest, and a bit hard to push which is a shame. I hope that with use, it'll loosen up a bit and become easier to use, but I can still do it with just one finger if I push fairly hard so it isn't all bad! The button is located on the front top of the lid, and is small and grey, with PUSH written on it. This makes the purple bin lid flap go up, and then you can put your rubbish in the bin. The bin lid sort of goes 3/4 of the way up on its own, then I push it up a bit further if I need to, but it is okay on its own.
The bin is easy to empty because the lid doesn't really click on, it more rests on the top and so lifts off easily. The cylindrical shape allows me to slide out a full bin bag with ease, and I've been pleased with how easy it is to get bin bags in and out. I have found Tesco's own large white rubbish bags are a perfect fit, especially around the top where I have found them a bit tight on other bins. I really like the bin, and for the money I paid, which was just under £10, I think it's great value for money and looks nice in your kitchen too. Being plastic, it's easy to keep clean with a warm cloth and a bit of antibacterial spray, and I like that the lid stays closed when it's not being used to keep smells contained. I'd definitely recommend this bin, it's great value for money and is a lovely splash of colour in your kitchen!
The bin is available in selected Tesco stores for £11.99, and you can purchase it online for £9.97, and you can collect for free in your local store as well to save on postage costs!
Capacity: 45 litres
Product Height 66.5 CM
Product Width 39.0 CM
Product Depth 39.0 CM
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Summary: A great kitchen bin
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