SimpleHuman Round Step Trash Can Reviews 

 December 29, 2020

By  Jacqui Cheng

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When you’re planning out the look of your kitchen, you probably pay attention to every detail. You make sure the backsplash compliments the countertops, the color of the cabinets pop against the color of the floor.

Why, you may even fret whether the sink faucet is the right finish and matches the stainless steel appliances you’ve just installed. Although you have planned every aspect of your kitchen, did you consider what your garbage can would look like?


If not, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised by how many people simply overlook the garbage can and it’s just an afterthought in the overall design scheme.

With the Simple Human Round Step Trash Can, the can isn’t so much an afterthought now, but it can be part of the overall design. Who said garbage cans had to be ugly, plastic monstrosities that you try to hide under the kitchen sink?

If you’re in the market for a new, stylish garbage can, you may want to consider this particular can. In this article, we are going to talk about the finer points of the Simple Human Round Step Trash Can and its features.

We then are going to share some reviews left by people who have had time to use the can and how they liked it. Finally, we’re going to give you our recommendation whether this can is something you’d want to have in your home!

About The Trash Can

The Simple Human Round Step Trash Can is a trash can that combines function with style. Notable features of the Simple Human Round Step Trash Can include:

  • Steel pedal
  • Affordable
  • 20+ Year longevity
  • Dent-proof lid
  • Fingerprint-proofed
  • Lid Shox technology
  • Quiet operation
  • Minimal design
  • Beautiful construction
  • Oversized slip-resistant rim

Although other cans have pedals to lift the lid, the pedal on the Simple Human Round Step Trash Can is estimated to last 150,000 steps before it stops working. Needless to say, that’s an impressive amount of use!

The dent-proof lid is a great feature, especially if you tend to be heavy footed when stepping on the pedal and it crash against the counter. You never have to worry about having an unsightly dent, thus messing up the overall aesthetic of the trash can.

Of course, we should mention that the lid crashing onto the counter isn’t going to be much of a problem, thanks to the Lid Shox technology. With this technology, you can be sure the lid opens and closes smoothly and quietly. So if you have guests over, you can discreetly throw things away without disrupting the conversation.

Keep in mind that this garbage can is smaller than others on the market. It uses 8 gallon bags, so you may be changing the garbage a little more frequently. However, on the plus side, your garbage isn’t going to create too much odor since it will be removed more frequently.

Perhaps the best feature of the trash can is a 5-year warranty. This means if your trash can ever stops working for whatever reason, you can get a replacement or your money back within that time frame.

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What Others Say

When you’re looking at a garbage can, you want to know if it is worth the money you’re going to be paying for it. According to the people who left 4 or 5-star reviews, this can is worth your money.

Of these reviews, people feel that it is beautifully designed and it is a great quality can. Customers say the pedal works fabulously and it creates a good seal when the lid is closed. Some people have even said that it is the “perfect” trash can.

Of course, to be fair, we have to discuss the issues the other customers who left 3-star or below reviews had to say. Of these comments, people were most annoyed by the fact they had to purchase the special Simple Human 10-gallon garbage bags to go with it.

Although, one customer said they were able to find generic 10-gallon bags that fit the can as well. Other customers point out that the can was stained by water that dripped down the side. They said they’ve tried everything to get rid of the water stain, but their efforts only makes it look worse. Others said the lid stopped working about a month after using it.

Our Recommendation

For those who are looking for a small garbage can for the nursery or an office, this may be exactly what you’re looking for. At around  [amazon fields="B0000E2OAS" value="price"], the Simple Human Round Step Trash Can isn’t going to break the bank by any means necessary—although the garbage bags that you have to buy (100 bags for around $25) can be a bit expensive over time.

However, if you know where to look, you can find other 10-gallon trash bags that will fit in the can beautifully and be less expensive.

If you want this trash can for the kitchen, we would advise against it, only because it is a smaller can. If you don’t mind taking out the garbage relatively frequently, this is a great option.

However, if you have a large family, that garbage can fill up relatively quickly. Then again, on the plus side of a smaller trash can is that your home will be odor free because the garbage is being taken out regularly.


Although this trash can doesn’t have a whole of bells and whistles to it, it is still a beautiful trash can that provides elegance and function in one package.

If ever you do have problems with this trash can, you always have the option of contacting the manufacturer to make use of that 5-year warranty and get your money back or get a whole new trash can. For that reason alone we recommend picking up this trash can!

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Jacqui Cheng

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