Multi-sense technology - most sophisticated sensor technology on the market
Easy-access battery compartment (no need to remove lid)
Energy efficient - up to 1 year with 6 alkaline C batteries or can be used with optional power adapter (both not included)
Integrated odorsorb filter (2 pack of filters included)
The simplehuman rectangular sensor can features multi-sense(TM) technology. It reacts and adapts to your behavior, so it won't open unexpectedly or close before you've finished your task - very sensible.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We are very impressed with simplehuman products, this trash can in particular. If you had told me we would spend $250 on a trash can, I would have laughed. But, when we used a smaller version of this sensor trash can at a friend's house, it was very impressive. one of the issues when you're throwing things away is that you often have your hands full. And the flip-top units that have the foot-pedal often get damaged over time with a heavy foot. All you do for this sensor unit to open is to move your hand above it and it opens...quietly...then closes again. If you continue to use the open can, the lid will stay open longer. The larger trash can (55 liter) holds a lot of trash. And a standard Hefty "tall kitchen trash bag" will actually fit around the inner unit - just requires some stretching. And they're much less expensive than ordering the special bag-liners from simplehuman. By the way, after three years we discovered a defect in the mounting bracket of the motor that opens...
yep, it is the most expensive trash can ever and i just got it. i did get the electrical cord too so no batteries are needed. all the other automatic opening trash cans had bad reviews. the only disadvantage i see is the liners (trash bags) end up being about .76 each... my old trash bags were .20. i knew this before i bought the product and with all of the great reviews that was the only "downside". i love the simplehuman rectangular sensor trash can. it came right out of the box (packed quite well), i plugged it in put in a liner and i have a problem solved. my old trash can was not a sensor and the swing top was always falling off plus it was in the kitchen ... it has moved to a less used place. the sensor works well and only when you want to put something in it. the reviews i saw on the ""other"" sensor trash cans said the sensor would be set off if you walked by it...this does not happen with this simplehuman trash can!
I have never had a kitchen gadget that my daughter actually envied, mostly because she usually already had it. This was an exception. Face it: nobody actually needs this, but who would ever think a trash can could be even a little cool? I have a small kitchen that gets a lot of use. This can encourages me to keep it cleared up (sort of.) Good features: large capacity relative to its footprint. Easy to empty because bags are not trapped by suction when pulled out. Works as described. It is not cheap, but the only thing I use more is knives.
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