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FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 16:24:23

Oh yes, this is the next DM column hmmgrin.

My bin drives me mad. Size wise it is fine but I constantly have to take the lid off to get stuff in as the swing lid is either too small or I spill food all down it. I also think the lid could have become misshapen from going in the dishwasher.

I don't want a foot-pedal-to-open-the-lid bin. It needs to be able a metre tall. Prefer it to be very long lasting. Doesn't have to make my tea but does need a decent size mouth to take the rubbish without having to remove the lid.

Help! TIA.

MrsBoo Mon 14-Sep-09 16:28:15

Never thought I would comment on a bin thread!
We invested in a Brabantia round 30L bin last year. It has a sort of touch bin lid which pops up. It is fab, and actually comes with a guarantee in case I break it.

You can get bigger ones, and different shapes - but we do so much recycling that this one is fine for us.

stealthsquiggle Mon 14-Sep-09 16:30:48

I agree - the brabantia touch bins are great. I have broken ours and had both catch and subsequently whole lid replace free of charge.

Now I need to find one which fits into the pull-out unit in our kitchen, as the bin it came with is the only rubbish thing (ha ha) in the whole kitchen and is now completely broken.

MissisBoot Mon 14-Sep-09 16:30:53

I have a brabantia touch top one which is great think it is 30l - keeps the smells out etc - but dirt can get trapped on the lid which is a pita to the clean out.

We only have one binbag per week as the rest is all recycling - need more bins for that - but that is a whole other thread

Montifer Mon 14-Sep-09 16:30:55

Watching with (mild) interest.
I am really sick of our pedal bin lid clanging against the tiled wall.

Like the sound of one that makes the tea.

I anticipate an expensive shopping event to follow....why are bins so ridiculously expensive?

MissisBoot Mon 14-Sep-09 16:31:32

sorry should be keeps the smells in

MitchyInge Mon 14-Sep-09 16:31:53

what about a nice cream coloured enamel one, with a lift off lid, you know, like a traditional metal bin?

like this?

Deux Mon 14-Sep-09 16:32:06

I got a simple inexpensive bin from Ikea - it has a lift up lid and the lid will stay up until you flip it down. Off white plastic.

It has been terrific and was only something like £8. I think it was called Fibbe.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 16:35:35

I love that MI but I would still have to take the lid off and have it on the floor. Thank you though. I want something where the bin can stay in situ.

MitchyInge Mon 14-Sep-09 16:38:53

oh yes, I completely missed the part about the lid blush


MimieD Mon 14-Sep-09 17:09:05

Another Brabantia fan here...the touch lid is great, can just open it using your elbow if your hands are full of rubbish

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:35:27

Any ideas for stockists as I know they are expensive.

stealthsquiggle Mon 14-Sep-09 17:36:38

Our local B&Q had some in their sale - might be worth a try?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 14-Sep-09 17:44:04

Will check out their website, ta.

frostyfingers Tue 15-Sep-09 12:19:17

Not much help, but I have a fab bin - fitted in kitchen unit. You pull knob out at top, it's hinged on the bottom and has ordinary plastic bin in which you can take out and wash. You can scoop stuff off worktop, and animals can't get in (we had cats that used to jump onto swing bin and fall in), and smells can't get out. When it's away it just looks like ordinary kitchen unit.

Whenever someone says "where's your bin", I show them smugly and all are amazed! Not much good to you unless you are embarking on a new kitchen, but brilliant none the less!

Montifer Tue 15-Sep-09 21:26:57

How's the bin hunt going FBGB?

I like the look of these

pushmepullyou Tue 15-Sep-09 21:31:54

My DH is extremely proud of his Simple Human recycling bin. It is about 1m tall and semi circular with a foot pedal. It has two 30 l compartments, one for general rubbish and one for recycling.

We got ours from Costco for about £60

movingnow Tue 15-Sep-09 21:35:13

I have a Curver Bullet Bin which I like and doesn't cost the earth.

movingnow Tue 15-Sep-09 21:37:49

Or this

pluto Tue 15-Sep-09 21:41:33

We have the Brabantia bin described in previous posts. It is FAB. I used my Nectar points at Argos which helped towards the extortionate cost.

RipMacWinkle Tue 15-Sep-09 21:41:40

Echo what MimieD said. Have the Brabantia flat back one and can open with elbow when hands are full. Even DS finds it easy to open and close. Bonus. d=1500505665&langId=-1&engine=froogle&keyword=Brabantia+40+Litre+Matt+Black+Touch+Top+Bin&_${ja}=tsid: 11527%7Ccc:%7Cprd:8422769%7Ccat:Kitchen+Bins

kittycatty Wed 16-Sep-09 09:35:09

how do you get brabantia bins mended?
Mine is in the shed because the catch on the lid broke.
Could i get a new catch free?

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:38:36

I have a Brabantia touch bin, the recycling version which is semi-circular and has two compartments.

I love the fact that you can take the lid off and wash it with kitchen cleaner and hot running water. It is so much more hygienic than a pedal-bin.

WowOoo Wed 16-Sep-09 09:38:56

You send whatever you need off and they replace it. Free? Can't remember if it needs to be within guarantee period or not. Do you know where the receipt and info is?

We love our Brabantia. We waited until it was sale time to get 30% off (fenwicks)

stealthsquiggle Wed 16-Sep-09 20:51:08

kittycatty just call or email them - tell them what model and they will send you a new catch with fitting instructions (they sent me 3 for good measure)

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