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To think £36 is an acceptable amount to spend on a kitchen bin. Sorry boring.

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Lakegeneva40 Thu 16-Mar-17 23:17:40

So our kitchen bin is cracked. It was a cheap £10 ish one which only lasted a few years. Our holiday home has a metal pedal bin with a plastic liner. This is also flimsy imo.
So I choose a hard plastic pedal bin which looks sturdy. I commented that it looks much sturdier. Dh said well I should hope so for 36 Quid. I than mentioned reviews and he said the company probably posted them.
Aibu to think he is a misery guts and the price isn't excessive.
We can afford it too.

helenfagain Thu 16-Mar-17 23:19:15

I could afford £36 but no bloody way would I spend that on a bin! I'd spend £6 and the other £30 on wine/gin!

thefairyfellersmasterstroke Thu 16-Mar-17 23:19:49

I paid £125 for a kitchen bin once so £36 sounds like a bargain!

BakerBear Thu 16-Mar-17 23:20:56

Mine is £99 it's a Britannia one (not sure how to spell it)

steff13 Thu 16-Mar-17 23:21:27

I'd spend that on one of those touchless ones.

user1489189598 Thu 16-Mar-17 23:21:45

I think that's a LOT of money for something you can buy in poundland for ...um... a quid.

And I say this with a DF who was [RIP] a caterer, and so we've previously had a cater-ers bin (from a proper catalogue and everything) and it didn't cost anything like that much. Nor did it last longer.

It's not the bin, it's how often you empty it.

helenfagain Thu 16-Mar-17 23:22:41

£125! It would have to empty, clean itself and pour my wine at that price! grin

Lakegeneva40 Thu 16-Mar-17 23:27:26

You can't get a 50 litre bone that cheap and we produce lots of rubbish. Plus I'm the one who empties it. Well fills it to mainly.

ShesAStar Thu 16-Mar-17 23:28:35

I spent over £100 on ours, it's been going strong for 9 years, never lets bad smells out and the company send out spares for free if anything goes wrong. I pay more for practical everyday items because these are the things you use the most, £36 is nothing for an item that gets such heavy use. I had no idea I had such strong feelings about bins grin

Lakegeneva40 Thu 16-Mar-17 23:28:40

One not bone.

ImFuckingSpartacus Thu 16-Mar-17 23:28:52

You can't get a decent solid kitchen bin in poundland. You can't get one for much under 36 quid.

thefairyfellersmasterstroke Thu 16-Mar-17 23:30:41

£125! It would have to empty, clean itself and pour my wine at that price!

Ha ha! It was nearly 20 years ago too! I just googled to see if it's still available, and it's now £197.50. Oh for the pre-parenthood days when there was plenty of spare cash for such frippery...

Lakegeneva40 Fri 17-Mar-17 07:33:31

I haven't seen any in poundland either. My last one is now £13 but only lasted two years. Makes the £125 one seem like a good buy as it is still going strong after 20 years.

BarbaraofSeville Fri 17-Mar-17 07:49:19

What are people doing with their cheaper bins to need to replace them so often? In my 20+ years as a householder I've only ever had cheap bins and never broken or worn out any of them.

Our waste paper bins in the living room and upstairs cost about a quid from Ikea probably 15+ years ago and seem quite sturdy. The kitchen bin is an in cupboard thing from Ikea and we only had to get a new one when we got a new kitchen and the new bin cupboard is a different size to the old one so it doesn't fit.

Fair enough to spend more if it's on display and you want something that looks nice <awaits links to £200 Joseph Joseph offering> but to write off cheaper ones as breakable flimsy stuff confused.

icy121 Fri 17-Mar-17 07:55:21

Brabantia and Simple Human 50l bins are expensive. But then so is a Porsche or a Maldives holiday - doesn't stop the wealthy. You cut your cloth according to your means. If you found a nice bin for £36, and it's within your affordability - and you like it - buy it. Don't fill your home with cheap stuff that you'll resent.

WeirdAndPissedOff Fri 17-Mar-17 07:55:53

We usually get the cheapo ones, and have had lids break before, but not the actual bin.
That said, I'd pay well over the odds to get one that's cat-proof! The little sods have figured out flaps & buttons, and just push the pedal ones over - we have to keep it in the toilet now. blush

originalbiglymavis Fri 17-Mar-17 07:57:55

Ours is one of those swanky metal ones but I got it half price (about £60). The last one lasted about 12 years.

MiaowTheCat Fri 17-Mar-17 08:00:46

I paid out for a simplehuman one because it had the lock on the top and I have a bin-raiding dog. It lasted us years and years and years - was still going strong when I got the kitchen replaced and a posho in-cupboard multi compartment thingee to totally fettle the bin-raiding mutt.

Our wastepaper baskets around the house (for paper ONLY... see bin-raiding mutt) are poundstretcher jobbies but let's face it, a kitchen bin has a tougher life!

ParadiseCity Fri 17-Mar-17 08:00:55

I nearly cried paying £50 for a bin 10 years ago but it still works perfectly. Buy cheap buy twice wink

FrenchLavender Fri 17-Mar-17 08:01:36

I think £36 is quite cheap actually. There a few things more irritating than a substandard kitchen bin for a family. Heavy usage means you should buy the most robust and efficient one you can.

FaithAgain Fri 17-Mar-17 08:04:10

We spent about that on a nice Curver bin. We tried lots of cheap bins. False economy IMO. DH was shocked at the price but has since agreed it was worth it! It doesn't leak, it's easier to get the rubbish out and it looks smart.

HecateAntaia Fri 17-Mar-17 08:05:49

i think its fine.
i spent double on mine

it's this one

a 3 compartment recycling pedal bin.

it's lasted bloody well!
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00XXDYGYW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489737845&sr=8-3&pi=SL75&keywords=recycling+pedal+bins&tag=mumsnetforum-21

whosahappyharry Fri 17-Mar-17 08:06:27

I actually don't think £36 is too bad! If it's a good quality one that isn't going to fall apart, it's probably worth it.

namechange20050 Fri 17-Mar-17 08:07:06

Spent approx £75 10 years ago on a Brabantia. They have great customer service; after about 6 years the catch on the lid broke so they sent us a new lid FOC.

badabeedabom Fri 17-Mar-17 08:09:00

I got a Brabantia on sale and it's been great. Long guarantee and as a PP said they send out replacement parts free of charge. Still looks nice too.

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