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New-Generation Kitchen Trash Cans

We purchased five tall kitchen trash cans, including standard bargain bins and luxury models, priced from about $18 to about $180.

What We Learned

Gone are the days when a kitchen trash can was nothing more than a simple plastic bin with a lid. These days, your choices include sleek models in fingerprint-proof stainless steel with motion sensors that can set you back close to $200. No matter its cost, a well-designed trash can should combine a sturdy, spacious, and easy-to-clean frame with a lid that opens wide and then seals ...