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Simplehuman Recycler and Small Step Can

The manufacturer of our favorite 13-gallon kitchen trash can makes two other models with the same step-pedal lid-opening mechanism and sleek design. How do they perform?

What We Learned

It’s not the most glamorous tool in the kitchen, but a good trash can is certainly one of the busiest and most important. When we reviewed five models, the Simplehuman 50L Rectangular Step Can exceeded our expectations. It’s compatible with standard 13-gallon trash bags, and those bags stay firmly in place even when heavy items are dropped in or the bin is filled to its maximum capa...