Cuisinart Stainless Steel Slim Step Can, 35 L
Got a tight spot but want a stylish garbage can? This is a bit pricey but otherwise fills the bill
May 17, 2013
= cannot return; wish we had read the reviews ==
I wish I had read the reviews: the dampening mechanism broke on both our cans. One after a year, one after only two months.
CT in West Bank would not accept a return because there "had been garbage in it". Seriously.
This product is not worth the money.
December 3, 2012
Not worth it (even at 1/2 price)
Same issue, dampener for the lid failed due to a $0.05 parts failure after 6 months. This garbage can is garbage. Looks good, that is why I gave it 2 stars.
November 29, 2012
So disappointed :(
I loved this product - it's worked great for over a year, but just broke. The same plastic clip that others have complained about. Given the price tag, it's disappointing that one such crucial part was made so poorly!
November 7, 2012
Doesn't stand up
I've bought two of these cans. Both broke after about 8 months of use. The clip on the lid broke on both cans in the same place when I opened it wide to take out the liner bin to empty it. It looks nice and fit into my limited space but very expensive trash can if it won't even last a year.
October 7, 2012
Beautiful, with a flimsy plastic mechanism
I bought one of these this past April 14th because it looked good and was slim enough to fit in the space we had.
I had to exchange it ten days later because the damping mechanism failed and there was oil leaking down the inside back of it.
Now, September 9th the exchanged unit has partially failed too. Not the damping mechanism but a plastic piece that keeps the rod centred during operation. Looking closely I see that another piece is cracked between two screw points and when it fails the thing won't work at all.
At this price point I was expecting something that would last for many years, not fail twice in less than five months.
I cannot recommend this product.
September 10, 2012
Cuisinart Step Can
I absolutely love this can! Love the lock since our dog tries to get the garbage and he can't with the lock on. Looks nice too. My only concern is the price tag. Expensive! I got mine for 1/2 price so figured it was a bargain....but $149?? You gotta be kidding? So I'd only tell my friends about it when on sale for 1/2 price. Wish it came in bronze/brown since steel doesn't really go in my kitchen.
September 2, 2012
Great Garbage Can !
I had this garbage can for years.
The step-on idea is great. It frees my hands while I'm busy in the kitchen and does not dirty them touching the can. It looks good. Shiny and easy to keep clean. Because its stainless steel, does not rust. It's a good size - holds a lot of garbage. The removable inner can could easily be washed down by hand, or can even be hosed down outside.
I recommend it.
August 27, 2012
At first I really liked this trash can with the nice features, good size and great look. But now that the plastic part that connects the lid to the pedal broke, this trash can is useless. At that price and especially since the small broken piece is easily detachable by removing two screws, I don't find it is worth what you pay for. I've attached pictures of the broken part.
I also noticed that I am not the only person who reported this problem and the answer provided by CT, see section Q&A "purchasing replacement parts" is that there are no replacement parts for this can. Very unfortunate. I guess that Cuisinar rather profit off the sale of another can instead of a 2$ plastic replacement part.
Not worth the risk.
August 21, 2012
Expensive but worth it
Having just got one of these I'm really pleased with it. The construction is very high quality and it has a nice solid feel to it; it won't slide around the kitchen floor because it has enough weight to keep it in place, and the wheels and handle make it easy to move when you want it to.
There are lots of features that together made me decide to get this, and to decide that even though it's expensive it's worth it. I really like the styling and if matches my kitchen appliances really well. I like the soft-close lid, and the pedal has a nice solid feel to it. I like that it has lots of capacity but its slim design makes it fit in to my smallish kitchen just great.
I really like the stay open lid, and I love that it has a storage compartment for spare garbage bags built into the lid; that's so convenient. Additionally I like that full bags can be taken out with ease, and there's even a feature to enable the installed bag to be fitted nice and tight so you don't get the bag showing outside of the can when its closed.
Basically, it's just an extremely nicely thought out and executed design.
Now I did think the price was high, but when I looked around at competitor's stores there are lots of other bins out there at similar or higher prices, but none that had so many really nice design features.
So in conclusion, it's not really expensive when compared to the competition, it's beautifully made, looks good, and is nice to use.
August 13, 2011
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