Keep your kitchen or office clean and sanitary with this iTouchless MT13RW trash can, which features a sensor for hands-free operation. The active carbon filter eliminates offensive odors to leave your space smelling fresh.
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Posted by: ChrisL from: on
First, a tip: The Best Buy-available iTouchless power adapter works great. I couldn't confirm anywhere it was the appropriate supply for this particular can but I took the risk and it is. I won't comment later on in my review about how the can's motor goes through batteries, since I obviously don't know.
Now, just as a can: I would rate this iTouchless can as being good, but not great, for what it costs. Versus the pictures online, I was pleasantly surprised at its height, but mixed-surprised about its narrowness. The slimness means the can looks great and is non-obtrusive in my small kitchen, but the opening is not as large as I expected. Once the lid opens, there's plenty of space to throw your garbage in without aiming too hard, but it isn't wide enough to toss in slimy/sticky/smelly stuff completely carelessly - take a little time to aim, or to make sure those coffee grounds don't scatter. Another example - the dust pan I use when sweeping just barely fits the diameter of the can, as long as I hold it at an angle to make sure the mess doesn't land outside. I wouldn't have minded a slightly chubbier design if it meant a wider opening. (Then again, the wider opening cans were uglier, more expensive, or required batteries with their continuous need for replacement - or a combination of these negatives.) I didn't open the deodorizer pack right away; it does make a pleasant difference, at least with the variety of things that come out of my kitchen.
Now, as a touchless, automatic can (which is what you're paying for, right?): Well, it's a nice luxury to have a touchless, automatic can. Also, the open/close mechanism is really, really fast! And it was a strict requirement to avoid the hassle of rechargeable batteries and environmental/personal costs of non-recharging batteries. But the motor's kind of too noisy, a bit more grating on the ears than I was hoping for. Also, it only opens for a few seconds. If you're tossing and going, no biggie, but if you've got a few things to go back and forth or something sticky isn't falling in, the lid comes down on you. It stops, it doesn't hurt, nothing bad happens. But it's annoying. You can push the "open" button to keep the lid open 4 minutes, which is handy when you're starting cooking or other projects, but not always the thing you thought of doing before you found yourself going back and forth and waving your hand a dozen times. So, between the noise and collective annoyances of the open/close mechanism, I actually find myself discouraged to use this can for every little thing, holding some tiny hair or speck of dust or like thing until I walk it over to the bathroom step-can instead.
Otherwise, it's a nice can. The physical dimensions are good; so far I haven't found the white to be too dirty (light messes cleans off with a wet paper towel pretty well; haven't had a serious mess on it yet), and it's nice not having to spread gross things to or from the trash can when my hands are dirty. (I'd used a large step can for years, which was also clean, but migrated around as my stepping/kicking pushed it back a little every time.) If you really want a touchless can, then I don't think there is a better value. But a touchless can is all about a superior experience in terms of ACCESS, and if you spend another few dollars over this trash can that is already fairly expensive for being, ultimately, a garbage receptacle, some of the other options from iTouchless or SimpleHuman might give that easier experience of quiet, easy, truly hassle-free access. I just want a can that 1) looks sleek, 2) has the volume and broad opening that makes garbage disposal a breeze, and 3) works automatically without the upkeep of battery replacement. This iTouchless comes really close, and at a better price than other sensor cans.
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good capacity, but...
Posted by: Fausto from: on
there are no bags for this specs, unless you buy 30 Gal bags way to wide for it.
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