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If you have a kitchen bin with a sensor..

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justthatnaillady Wed 13-May-20 18:01:32

How often do you find yourself replacing the batteries? Our kitchen bin just broke and we desperately need a new one. I found a Morphy Richards one with a sensor I like and I can't decide whether it's worth getting. For some reason I keep thinking about how much I will be spending on batteries. So I thought I'd ask on here grin

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justthatnaillady Wed 13-May-20 18:51:02

Anyone?

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User478 Wed 13-May-20 18:54:17

We had to take the batteries out of our one as DD was terrified of it.

Anydreamwilldo12 Wed 13-May-20 18:54:48

I have one and I love it. Mine was from Costco. The batteries last for ages. Not exactly sure but we maybe change them twice a year if that.

Bridecilla Wed 13-May-20 18:55:29

Maybe once a year if that. Takes 6 batteries though.

caramac04 Wed 13-May-20 18:56:17

Mine lasts for ages.

SeriouslySoDoneIn Wed 13-May-20 18:57:53

What’s the sensor for? confused

avocadoze Wed 13-May-20 19:01:27

The sensor is for family members who are unable to sort their recycling and food waste from general waste. It detects them approaching the bin with inappropriate materials and barks out at high volume “NOT IN THAT BIN STUPID” and locks the lid.

In my dreams

Actually the sensor opens the lid for you.

bloodywhitecat Wed 13-May-20 19:04:37

Around once a year for my Morphy Richards bin

BobbinThreadbare123 Wed 13-May-20 19:08:05

Not changed them yet - had it for about 6/7 months. Got a made.com one.

TheWoollybacksWife Wed 13-May-20 19:08:39

About every 18 months. I think it claims to do 10,000 openings before they need replacing. I've had a sensor bin for 4 years and we are on our 3rd set of batteries.

justthatnaillady Wed 13-May-20 19:57:10

That's great, thanks all for the input. I've ordered it now grin do any of you have any tips/hacks on keeping it clean and smelling fresh? Are they easy to clean?

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