* Step pedals for hands-free opening
* Lids to lock in odors
* Sleek and stylish models
Not all trash cans are created equal. In fact, step trash cans are superior by a mile. That’s because they give you odor-blocking protection and they make it simple for you to open them up when you have your hands full. Aside from that, they also keep your hands free from germ-laden, messy surfaces. Here are some of our favorite, best-selling models that are affordable, convenient, and look stylish in your home (unlike those unsightly white plastic versions).
1. simplehuman Profile Step Trash Can
Sharp, sleek, simple, and smart. This simplehuman step trash can is perfect for small spaces like bathrooms and under desks. Just step on the pedal and the lid lifts smooth. The stainless steel body resists smudges and fingerprints. According to the manufacturer, it’s also designed to last you up to four years.
2. simplehuman Butterfly Step Trash Can
Why get a split lid on your step trash can? Because, if you need to put it under low places like a vanity or desk, the lid splits from the center. That way, it is able to open up easily without knocking into things. This model also has Lid Shox technology for a smooth, silent close. No more clanging and banging.
3. iTouchless Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can
Not only does this 13 gallon can have a lid that opens and closes, but it also has a natural carbon odor filter that absorbs and neutralizes trash odors to keep your kitchen smelling fresh. Plus, you don’t even have to touch it. This smart design uses the motion of your hand to automatically open the lid.
4. Tramontina Step Can Freshener System
This Tramontina 13 gallon step can is designed to last and perform. It’s made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel with heavy-duty hinges and a durable pedal that will last for thousands of steps. There’s also a built-in freshener system inside that minimizes odors –even when you’ve thrown away stinky left-overs. The trim ring conceals bag overhang. Aside from these features, it’s also just one of the sleekest trash cans we’ve ever seen.