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Brabantia bins - worth the cost?

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AngelDog Thu 24-Nov-11 15:10:42

We've a nice cream pedal bin for the kitchen from Wilko's - well, it was nice till the foot pedal mechanism broke not that long after we got it.

I'm thinking of getting a replacement and was wondering whether it would be worth paying the extra for a Brabantia one (or another decent make - but Brabantia is the only one I know) to get one that lasts.

The Wilkos one is here and costs £25. The Brabantia one is here and I can get it for about £40.

We can't afford it out of the household budget so I'll have to ask for it as a Christmas present - so I'd prefer the cheapest decent one I can get, as there are lots of things other than a kitchen bin that I'd like as presents! wink

crockydoodle Thu 24-Nov-11 15:49:37

I bought the brabantia one in stainless steel a few weeks ago.. I love it. And from reading Mumsnet I have discovered that if parts break you can phone Brabantia and they will replace the parts free of charge , so it may work out cheaper in the long run.

dexter73 Thu 24-Nov-11 19:51:12

I have a Brabantia bin that is now 15 years old. I have replaced the lid catch once and they sent me a free one. I would buy one again.

ggirl Thu 24-Nov-11 19:57:12

yup def worth the money for the guarantee and quality .
We have one with flat back to sit against the wall

Hulababy Thu 24-Nov-11 19:57:57

We have a 50l Brabantia bin in chrome. It's been worth the cost. The catch broke on the lid after a few years. I emailed them and they sent us out a new lid free of charge.

doughnutty Thu 24-Nov-11 19:59:23

Before you spend 80 quid though, if you've got a TKMaxx near you they usually have them for less than £50.

AuraofDora Thu 24-Nov-11 19:59:26

yes it's not rubbish no siree smile

Wolfiefan Thu 24-Nov-11 19:59:38

Oh pants! Now you tell me about the catch! I've bought two bloody bins and then replaced this make with a flaming expensive oxo one! No I don't know what my family do to break them either!

ladyintheradiator Thu 24-Nov-11 20:08:13

I don't see the appeal of having 2/3+ days worth of rubbish sitting in a big expensive shiny thing. Brabantia are fab though and I recommend this which is fab, cheap AND Brabantia.

ladyintheradiator Thu 24-Nov-11 20:09:10

Just re-read - oh my god do not get a bin as a Christmas present. That's the most depressing thing I've read on here today.

Hulababy Thu 24-Nov-11 20:11:04

Ah - just seen the present bit. Hmmm, not sure I'd want a bin for my Christmas present tbh!

StopRainingPlease Thu 24-Nov-11 20:13:32

Yes, we bought a Brabantia bin some years ago too (maybe 8-12 years ago, didn't have the receipt). They supposed have a 10-year guarantee, but I'd heard they basically cover them for life so when the lid broke recently I contacted them and got a free one smile

beachholiday Thu 24-Nov-11 20:25:27

v good at sealing in odours

frasersmummy Thu 24-Nov-11 20:28:20

I like the fact our brabantia has 2 parts making recyling so much eaier

OnlyWantsOne Thu 24-Nov-11 20:28:28

My stainless steel one got crushed when we moved and I managed to replace it with a silver non shiney metal brabantia one from hell asda for £30 on offer (40ltr one)

AngelDog Thu 24-Nov-11 21:40:51

Great - thanks for the replies. I think I'll go for it then.

Unfortunately it's a present or not at all - we're a very low income household (I'm a SAHM and DH is a student) so anything which isn't strictly essential has to come out of birthday / Christmas money. Thankfully our families are generous with that. smile (Mind you, we lived a bit like that even when we did have money!)

Also on my Christmas list are nappy wet bags, tupperware pots and oven gloves. The bin would be the luxury item. grin

PigletJohn Thu 24-Nov-11 21:55:24

I had a chrome brabantia and the pedal mechanism broke fairly quickly. I didn't realise you could get the parts to mend them.

BTW I would go for stainless not chrome. The chrome one went slightly rusty where someone kept washing it down with household cleaner.

dexter73 Thu 24-Nov-11 22:32:16

I only empty ours once a week. It doesn't smell as all the food waste goes in the food bin so it is mostly plastic bags, eg. salad bags, that can't go in the recycling that get put in there.

AngelDog Thu 24-Nov-11 22:59:37

Yes, I only empty ours between once a week and once a fortnight - whenever it gets full.

We don't put any food waste in it though as that goes in the recycling.

I'm definitely going for a solid colour one - we're not diligent enough with cleaning for anything either stainless steel or chrome!

fifegirl75 Mon 28-Nov-11 07:52:18

www.achica.com/promotions.aspx have a brabantia promotion on today, dont know how the prices compare to other offers out there? If it is any good you can also get money back if you go through topcashback.co.uk

madmomma Tue 29-Nov-11 20:51:36

Angel if it helps, DH and I are getting a piece of glass for our stove as our only xmas present. At least we've got each other grin, and it's better than the funeral wreath which my Mum bought me one year...

PersevareDiabolicum Tue 29-Nov-11 21:07:09

I am with ladyintheradiator on this: if you do not need a big bin, you might as well maximise your kitchen space by getting a smaller one.

I got my Brabantia bin 20 years ago and I have had no issue with it. It looks like this, except mine is cream.

The supermarket bags are a perfect fit for it too!

PigletJohn Tue 29-Nov-11 22:28:04

that looks like the one I had that went rusty.

PersevareDiabolicum Wed 30-Nov-11 10:49:01

Mine has been fine but I think the cream paint has somehow 'protected' it.

Having said that, my sister's Brabantia bin got rusty inside: the cause of it seems to be the tea bags and coffee grains being thrown in the bin whilst still hot.

I love my Brabantia - I have a black one with a press lid.

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