There is no home that can do without a trash can. Indeed, a dwelling may not have a toilet or a bathroom, but there is always a litter bin. Today, a lot of convenient and, what is important, beautiful utilizers of household waste have been invented. But how to make the right choice among such a variety?
COLADY will teach you how to choose trash cans and present 9 of the best options.
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How to choose a trash can – what to look for
- The size
It depends on how often you intend to throw the bucket, on the number of members in the family and on your ability to generate garbage. So, for example, one family eats semi-finished products. And in a day they have only a few cardboard cutlet boxes in the trash can. And another family consumes only natural products, and therefore several bags, boxes, half a kilo of potato peels, onion husks and so on are added to their bucket per day. Thus, the latter has to take out the trash once a day, and the former every three to four days.
- Manufacturing material
Today the market is overflowing with plastic buckets. Less often you can find iron ones – they are distinguished by increased strength, they will withstand the negligent attitude of children and adolescents.
- Beauty and aesthetics
The kitchen today is not just a room for cooking, it is a separate world, an atmosphere that creates comfort and coziness. And the trash bin is increasingly becoming an element of the interior.
- The shape of the bucket determines its placement
Because square, triangular and rectangular take up less space and can be placed in a corner.
- Ease of use
Of course, you can also use a simple galvanized one. But it is much more convenient to deal with a bucket that is touch, pedal or pressing for household waste.
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9 Ideal Kitchen Trash Bins
- The basket is the simplest type of trash can
Used for dry waste such as paper. But it can also be an additional kitchen utilizer.
Advantages: low price, availability, ease of use.
Flaws: not suitable for food waste.
- The roll-out bucket is attached to the highway under the sink
When the door is opened, the highway mechanism pushes the bucket forward.
Advantages: ease of use, simplicity of design and ease of repair.
Flaws: not suitable for all types of kitchens.
- The simplest bucket with a lid – the timeless classic of trash cans
This is an economical option, very convenient and easy to use.
Advantages: low price, ease of use, availability.
Flaws: low level of comfort, lack of additional functions.
- Pedal bucket
The lid opening mechanism allows you not to touch the urn with your hands. This is great if your hands are covered in food or foam. A bin with a lid blocks odors and prevents debris from falling out of the bin. It can be done in any material. But most often these buckets are made of metal.
Advantages: simplicity of design, strength, durability and availability. These buckets are available at any hardware store.
Flaws: over time, the mechanism may warp, then the lid will tilt to its side.
- The new word in waste technology – the sensory bucket
It will open the lid by itself, you just have to bring the trash to it. Moreover, individual models independently calculate the dimensions of the garbage and open the lid exactly as much as required.
Scientists have gone further and invented a bucket with a lid that opens like a supermarket door. Now you can throw an apple core into the trash can, the trash can “catch his eye”, open the doors and slam shut as soon as the garbage is inside.
Advantages: comfort of use, beautiful and stylish design. This bucket can even be a gift. It’s not a shame to boast of such an urn.
Flaws: difficulties in leaving – replacing batteries, keeping the sensor and door clean.
- Color indicator bucket
This trash can communicates how full it is through color. So, the green light is empty, the orange one is half full, the red one is full.
Advantages: comfortable and creative detail of the kitchen interior.
Flaws: the same as in the previous species. In addition, this gadget is a rather rare thing, even on the Internet.
- Pressing bucket – for those who do not like to throw away garbage
It is usually made of steel, equipped with a pedal, mechanical or electric press.
Advantages: allows you not to throw away garbage for a longer time, forms it into convenient briquettes wrapped in polyethylene.
Flaws: not suitable for food waste.
Price such a bucket from 3500 rubles.
- Bucket with compartments for different types of waste
A bucket for different types of waste: dry, for example – paper, glass containers, food waste and plastics. Today, in the era of caring for the world around us, even the garbage cans on the streets are divided according to the origin of the garbage. This makes it easier to recycle and improves the environmental friendliness of both entire cities and individual enterprises. Especially for the convenience of working with this technology, we invented urns with divisions.
Advantages: convenience of sorting waste, low price, easy to use.
- Bucket – huge compost
Suitable more for private houses and summer kitchens. This waste bin is intended for food waste only. Unlike an ordinary composter, it is not worms that work in it, but microorganisms that convert waste into fertilizers. After 7 days, the former garbage can already be brought into the aisles.
Advantages: indisputable convenience for the summer resident – its own fertilizers, waste-free consumption of food, saving the family budget.
Flaws: cannot be used in a city apartment.
The bin is not just a waste disposal facility. This simple item combines a huge number of functions – kitchen decor, environmental protection, money saving and high-tech entertainment. And – who knows – maybe soon it will be possible to fly on trash cans.
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