Does your kitchen bin always smell? If so, it's probably time to replace it! You can find many options online from sites like Amazon, Argos and John Lewis, but there's a lot to think about before you buy. For example, do you want sections for recycling? How would you like to open it? You can get automatic kitchen bins with a sensor for under £65, or you could get a plastic pedal bin if you're on a budget.
Either way, we'd like you to take a moment to read through our simple buying guide so that you can buy the best kitchen bin for sale in the UK. After that, feel free to browse through our selection of ten of the most popular products on the market, with an honest review to save you the hassle of researching it yourself.
To get started, let's take a look at some of the components of a good kitchen bin. Consider how much you throw away in the space of a few days and think about which style is most suitable for your kitchen.
The kitchen bin always ends up being full of all sorts of rubbish; food waste, plastic wrappers, and so much more. It really helps to have more than one compartment in your kitchen bin so that you can categorise and recycle your waste properly.
Even just having one extra compartment can give you the option to create a composting bin or a bin for recycling plastic or glass.
This won't really affect the price too much as that depends on what other features the kitchen bin may have. You might even prefer to buy the same bin twice or two completely different bins in order to organise your waste, but we think it's super helpful to go for a bin with more than one compartment.
To avoid as much contact with the bin as possible, choose an opening mechanism that works well for you. From automatic sensors to the classic push and swing, this next section will help you to narrow down your options.
When the pedal mechanism first appeared, we all suddenly realised just how many germs can accumulate on your kitchen bin – it can be quite disturbing! Opening a bin by stepping on a pedal can be beneficial for several reasons.
Firstly, it's useful if you're carrying lots of rubbish and you can't afford to risk balancing everything to try and open the bin with your hands. Secondly, it's probably the most hygienic option as you're less likely to spill anything on the lid, and even if you did, you wouldn't have to touch it!
These are the classic opening mechanisms for just about any bin; the push and the swing.
Push bins open by pushing a button to spring the lid open so you can open the bin with one hand and hold the rubbish with the other. While it's not as hygienic as using a pedal, this type of bin mechanism minimises contact as much as possible, plus, they're often more affordable.
Swing bins are another great minimal-contact option. You can use a swing top bin even if you have two hands full of rubbish as all it takes to open is a gentle nudge. The only drawback is that you might have to push the waste against the bin to open it which could get a little messy.
Bins with an automatic sensor are the cleanest option of all, which is great if you have kids or vulnerable family members. You don't even have to touch the bin to open it, just wave your hand over and dump the rubbish in. A bin like this is a game-changer in the kitchen and all you need for it to work is batteries.
Of course, batteries are an added cost to its value, and this option does tend to be higher in price than most other bins. However, if you like to run a fast-paced, germ-free kitchen, this simple opening mechanism will work perfectly for you.
Even though your bin will be inside, it can still show signs of wear and tear after a while. You need to choose a bin made from a material that suits your decor and budget. Find out which still will be best for you!
Stainless steel bins are by far the most popular choice when it comes to kitchen cleanliness. This is because they are durable and don't need to be replaced very often. Not to mention that they also wipe clean easily and they're practically impossible to stain.
Steel also has an undeniably smart, sleek appearance in comparison to most kitchen bin materials, but that depends on the design, so choose wisely if this is a priority!
Of course, great quality comes at a cost. That said, steel bins shouldn't be too much more, and the total price will always come down to the type of bin and what other specifications it has.
A plastic bin is a much more affordable choice, best suited for students, big families, or anyone who's shopping on a budget. Much like a steel kitchen bin, you can wipe a plastic bin clean, although they are much less stain-resistant.
It's worth mentioning that they're not too durable, however, so you might find that you're replacing them a lot more often than you'd like to.
All in all, a plastic bin can be a good starting point to get the kitchen waste out of the way without having to spend too much money.
The capacity of your new kitchen bin should be large enough to hold 2-3 days of waste before it needs to be emptied. Of course, there are many options to buy of all sorts of size sizes, ranging from 10 litres to 60 litres, but choosing the right one depends on how many people you live with and how much space you have.
You may think that buying the biggest, deepest bin is the best idea, although if you store your kitchen bin in a cupboard, you'll need to make sure that it fits. To help you decide what's best for you, we've added the capacity details and the dimensions to each product.
With your decisions made, you can look through the different products on our list to find a place to dump your kitchen waste. Whether you want a slimline recycling container, a small 10-litre bin, or a great big one with three compartments, we hope you find what you're looking for. We're sure that you will.
|Dimensions||38 x 19.5 x 28.5 cm|
|Dimensions||63 x 37 x 37 cm|
|Dimensions||65 x 43.5 x 33.5 cm|
|Dimensions||76 x 30 x 36.5 cm|
|Dimensions||33 x 43 x 51 cm|
|Dimensions||52 x 32.5 x 25.5 cm|
|Dimensions||62.2 x 34.2 x 24.6 cm|
|Dimensions||56.7 x 64.5 x 4.8 cm|
|Dimensions||28 x 39.5 x 67 cm|
|Dimensions||39.9 x 33 x 52 cm|
John Lewis & Partners
Stainless Steel Dustbin
Kitchen Bin With Sensor Lid
3 Section Recycling Pedal Bin
Chroma Square Sensor Bin
Swing Top Bin
Double Recycling Waste Bin
Intelligent Waste Totem Compact Bin
X Cube Recycling Bin
Touch Top Kitchen Bin
Swing Top Bin
The Best Bin You Can Get for Under £50
The Trendiest Kitchen Bin on the Market
Try This Three-in-One Bin for Expert Recycling
The Most Forward-Thinking Bin for Under £100
The Cheapest Bin You'll Find That's Durable Too
A Substantial Kitchen Bin for the Whole Family
The Bin With the Features You Didn't Know You Needed
The Slim Yet Spacious Bin That Smells Divine
The Tardis of All Kitchen Bins
A Cute and Compact Bin for Kitchen Cupboards
|Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Plastic||Plastic||Steel||Stainless steel||Plastic||Plastic|
|Capacity||30 L||58 L||60 L||42 L||25 L||46 L||40 L||40 L||45 L||10 L|
|Dimensions||39.9 x 33 x 52 cm||28 x 39.5 x 67 cm||56.7 x 64.5 x 4.8 cm||62.2 x 34.2 x 24.6 cm||52 x 32.5 x 25.5 cm||33 x 43 x 51 cm||76 x 30 x 36.5 cm||65 x 43.5 x 33.5 cm||63 x 37 x 37 cm||38 x 19.5 x 28.5 cm|
Kitting out a new kitchen? Or looking to invest in a few new wares to organise, tidy, and store? We think having food, rubbish, and other items in their rightful place can really make a difference to how your home looks and feels to be in, so we've linked a few of our related articles to help you get sorted.
There you go! You should now know exactly which kitchen bin you'd like to buy. Hopefully, you've found this buying guide and product list useful and you're ready to start pushing, lifting, or simply waving your hand over your new bin.
Author: Annie Speight
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