Did you think that any kitchen trash can would do? Rubbish! From lids to size and material, there are quite a few things that you should consider if you don't want to end up with a painfully impractical garbage can… and unpleasant smells.
Here's how to choose a kitchen trash can that matches your needs, budget and habits the most without wasting your patience every time you use it.
What Are the Different Types of Kitchen Trash Cans?
The main difference is the lid. Sure, because you'll keep your kitchen trash can indoors you won't have to worry about raccoons (hopefully!), but how you open it will still make a difference:
What Size Should a Kitchen Trash Can Be?
There are two things that you must look at in order to determine the right size for your kitchen trash can:
What is the Best Material for a Kitchen Trash Can?
Your best choice is a metal like stainless steel: these trash cans are durable, easy to clean, and great at retaining odors. Other options include:
Let's go through a little recap to make sure you choose a kitchen trash can that doesn't end up annoying you in the long run:
- Consider your habits, durability and where you're planning on placing the trash can in order to pick one with the right lid for you
- As for size, measure its designated space (allowing enough room to lift the lid!) and think of how much rubbish you usually accumulate on a weekly basis: 13 gallons is the standard size for kitchen trash cans
- While wood, plastic, wicker and rattan might be a better fit for your décor and budget, stainlesssteel is the best material: it's durable and impeccable at retaining odors.