Today, manufacturers of waste bins and waste sorters offer such a wide range of products that it is not an easy task to decide on the choice of a waste bin for the kitchen. To find the right type of bin for your kitchen, you need to consider factors such as size, material, and construction. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice!

Steel trash cans

If you are looking for a durable and stable waste bin, then you should pay attention to the models made of stainless steel. Stainless steel trash containers are not only reliable and durable, but also give the kitchen an elegant look, and their polished metal surface fits perfectly into modern kitchens. They are also non-corrosive, easy to clean, and a massive, tight-fitting lid reliably retains odors and prevents children and pets from accessing the contents of the container.

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Waste bins made of plastic

A more common material for trash cans and kitchen containers is plastic. Its affordability is very attractive, but, unfortunately, such waste bins may not be very durable - plastic cracks and shatters easily. Thus, by regularly buying a new plastic waste bin to replace a broken one, you may simply end up spending more than if you bought a steel waste bin. However, it should be noted that waste bins of modern European manufacturers, such as Hafele, Muller, Inoxa, etc. are made of high quality, durable and non-toxic plastic, which, if used carefully, will serve you for a long time.

Functional characteristics of waste bins

Another factor to look out for when choosing a waste container is its functionality and aesthetic qualities. Modern waste bins, unlike their predecessors, which bashfully hid in the corner of the kitchen or under the sink, organically fit into the overall design of the kitchen and complement it or are cleverly hidden in the furniture case. An example is the folding and pull-out bins, which are very popular with housewives who prefer the bins hidden behind the kitchen cabinet door. Installation of such a waste bin is very simple and most often they are installed in a cabinet under the kitchen sink - this is a very convenient location of the waste container for those who often cook and wash dishes. These bins are usually designed with a sliding or hinged lid,

Built-in waste bins can be mounted using side or bottom rails, by screwing to the door, or installed directly into the drawer.

On request, the dustbin behind the front panel can be equipped with an electric automatic pull-out device, which is activated by a sensor located in the plinth area. With its help, you don't even have to touch the handle of the drawer to access the garbage container - just put your foot in the sensor's field of view and the facade will smoothly open.

An alternative to hinged and retractable bins can be a countertop-mounted bin. Such a waste bin is very convenient and functional, and all that is needed for its installation is a hole in the countertop of the corresponding diameter. This type of trash bin is ideal for those who spend a lot of time cooking, making it much easier and more convenient to remove crumbs, husks and trim from the table.

If you want to install the garbage collector in a corner cabinet, then modern manufacturers offer waste containers with a rotary disc that can rotate 360 ° and provide comfortable use even in such a hard-to-reach place.

It is impossible not to mention also such a type of waste container as a sorter consisting of a set of 2 or more containers for separate sorting of waste (for example, glass, plastic, organic matter). The waste bin-sorter allows you to separate waste and optimize waste disposal in appropriate containers. Also, such multifunctional waste bins can be equipped with trays and containers for household equipment, cleaning products and sponges, which allows you to conveniently and orderly store cleaning props in one place.

The shape of garbage containers can be very diverse: round, semicircular, square, rectangular. For use in the kitchen, it is desirable to have a sufficiently wide rectangular container into which it will be convenient to throw waste from a cutting board or large dish, without risking spilling garbage outside the bin.

When choosing a kitchen waste bin, you should also take into account the amount of waste that will accumulate during the day - this parameter affects the choice of the required volume of the container. Small bins are recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms, but for a kitchen you should choose a larger bin, one of the advantages of which is that you will have to take out the accumulated garbage less often.

Finally, here's a checklist of the parameters you need to look out for in order to select the right bin for you and your kitchen:

  • Aesthetics: if your waste bin is not hidden behind the front of the cabinet, but is in sight, then it should be in harmony with the kitchen and not introduce dissonance into the interior.

  • Lid: Make sure the waste container has a tight-fitting lid. Remember that a lot of strong-smelling things will end up in the bin, from fish heads to cat food cans, and if the lid is not doing its job well enough, your kitchen will smell bad. Some modern waste bins are equipped with filter lids for added odor protection.

  • Practical: Make sure the bin is easy and convenient to use. Check how easy the container can be pulled out, whether the lid can open or slide enough: if the access to the waste container is not convenient enough, the thrown away waste risks ending up on the floor and not inside the bin.

  • Quality: A good bin should be strong enough to last for many years. Pay attention to the quality of workmanship, do not be tempted by the low price and avoid purchasing waste bins of unknown manufacturers: in addition to their fragility, they can be made of low-quality toxic plastic.