Originally Posted by MrG
B) If you're going to slum it with the boxed stuff, it's Velveeta Shells & Cheese FTW.
Gross--velveeta should not be consumed by human beings (cheese-flavored powder is ok though)
Originally Posted by StephenHero
I'm having trouble grasping that people would spend $100-200 on a Simple Human trash can. Surely a trash can can't be worth that, right? Yet it seems like they've got a monopoly on the quality trash can market.
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
What is so special about those trash cans that they are worth so much? Perhaps I'm a plebe but as long as my trash can doesn't leak it is all the quality I need.
I found this model
by my apartment's trash area last week (end of month moving day...there were some decent lamps, a microwave, and a toaster sitting there too). I cleaned it up thinking I might try having a "real" trash can (I use paper grocery bags under the sink for all of my trash). The thing is very nice. Solid, no-fingerprint "stainless", and the inside is removable so you can just carry it to the trash and dump instead of pulling the bag. The step-mechanism is fairly robust (won't break like some cheap cans) and has nice soft-close and prop-open features.
So...I am conflicted: They make a fancy-assed trash can, but they are also very expensive for a garbage receptacle. I also have no idea how fingerprint proof stainless works...is it a coating that will eventually wear off and make the thing look shitty after a few years?
I don't think I want it. I don't have a good space to put a round can in my kitchen, and I enjoy the fact that right now, my garbage is not visible since it is inside of a cabinet. So if either of you want to come and pick it up, it is yours (but I'm not going to find a big-ass box and mail this thing).