Best Touchless Trash Cans 2019 Shopping Guide & Reviews

A touchless, automatic, or motion sensor trashcan is any trash can with a sensor-driven lid. These bins come with a proximity sensor that opens the lid through an internal motor activated by a waving or sometimes approaching human hand.

Touchless trashcans are hygienic because you would not need to touch them at all. Besides being hygienic, touchless kitchen trash cans are also convenient to use than their manual counterparts since you would only need one hand to make use of them.

There are many different touchless trashcans for kitchen available so it would be prudent to know, which would serve you the best. That is why I have taken it upon myself to compile a comprehensive list of the best touchless trash cans that can serve you well after some thorough research and testing.

Touchless Trash Cans Reviews

iTouchless DZT13 Touchless Trash Can

itouchless 13 gallon stainless steel trash can

The iTouchless DZT13 is one of the best rated touchless trash cans in the current market because it comes with a Carbon Filter Gauge (CFG). This feature utilizes activated carbon, which works well in removing odors. The CFG mechanism covers a three-dimensional surface area to make full use of its entire deodorizer smell absorption capacity. This deodorizer is environmentally friendly and non-scented meaning it is safe for use even in households with children and pets. The carbon filter lasts for about three months and will need replacement after this period.

Besides not having to worry about smelly garbage, this product is also large enough to handle large volumes of trash standing at 13 gallons. The mouth of the DZT13 is extra wide with a diagonal measurement of 11.75 inches to allow disposing of large debris in one go. iTouchless’ lid opens automatically by sensing you from within six inches and closes as soon as you start walking away. This product comprises a stainless steel exterior, which is not only durable but also adds an ultra-modern look and feels to your kitchen.

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Odor control
  • Elegant design
  • Wide opening

Cons

  • Requires regular carbon filter replacement

BestOffice 007 13-Gallon Touch-Free Trash Can

bestoffice trash can kitchen trash can

This product features a stainless steel material that promises to enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, office, living room. The commercial grade steel material is also fingerprint meaning you do not have to worry about any smudges compromising its elegance. This 13-gallon trash can is large enough to take care of large volumes of rubbish and has an impressive capability of sealing in odors to keep your dining or cooking areas fresh smelling at all times.

Engineered with energy-saving technology, The BestOffice 007 promises an extend the battery life of up to 20 percent longer than standard automatic trash cans. Its sophisticated design, as well as operational intelligence, makes it a great addition to your kitchen as both a trash can and a decorative feature. Besides its On and Off button – this product also has an Open and Close button that comes in handy whenever you want to keep the trash can open and the sensor off.

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Seals odor in
  • Elegant design
  • Extended battery life

Cons

  • Does not have a carbon filter to get rid of odor entirely

iTouchless Deodorizer Sensor Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Cans

itouchless deodorizer sensor touchless stainless steel trash cans

These products are an odd entry into this list because they come as a pair. The main player in this coupling is the larger 13-gallon trash can that happens to be the manufacturer’s bestseller. It also happens to be the same product that we had a look at first in this list. I am not going to dwell much on it other than mentioning its impressive energy efficiency. This means it will run for a long time without requiring a battery change – the manufacturer puts it at around 18 months of normal usage.

The smaller unit that accompanies the iTouchless Trash Can has a capacity of 2.5 gallons. It also has its own carbon filter to manage odor and easily fits into tight places. This unit is also fingerprint-proof and has a stainless steel exterior that quite easy to clean. It is basically a miniature version of the 13-gallon unit and its batteries can run for up to a year before needing replacement.

Pros

  • Free smaller unit
  • Extended battery life
  • Odor control
  • Smaller unit fits into tight places

Cons

  • The carbon filter needs regular replacement

GiniHome Trash Can

ginihome small trash can

At a glance, the GiniHome Trash Can gives the impression of emphasis on simplicity and user-friendliness. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and this product, without a doubt proves this point. It comes in a cylindrical and beautiful design that packs all the features that you would require from a good trash can. Unlike the above-mentioned trash cans, the GiniHome does have touchless technology but of a simpler form. You use it by stepping on a special found at its base and the lid mechanically opens up for you to deposit your trash.

Like with many other mechanical lids, you would expect this trash can to be noisy during operation but it is exactly the opposite. It features a special mechanism that allows it to close gently and quietly. The GiniHome has a 1.3-gallon capacity meaning it is designed for small trashes around your office, kitchen, or bedroom. Cleaning this trash can is quite simple – just take out the plastic interior, empty it and clean if necessary then put it back into the main unit.

Pros

  • Does not need battery replacement
  • Easy to clean
  • Beautiful design
  • Noiseless

Cons

  • Small capacity

Fortune Candy Step Trash Can

fortune candy step trash can

The Fortune Candy Step Trash Can is a rectangular, stainless steel trash can with a plastic lid. It does not require any batteries to operate since it has a foot table making it a simple yet touchless trash can. The pedal is made of steel and has a rubber surface so that it does not slip during use. This pedal can last for more than 3,000 steps meaning you will not be thinking about a replacement for quite a long time.

This product also features a removable inner bucket, which means cleaning the trash can will be an easy process. Besides the dent-proof hinged lid, you also get a handle that makes moving the trash can across rooms easy. The rectangular shape and internal hinge design help in seamlessly fitting into tight spaces. It is ideal for bathrooms or anywhere where space is limited since its small enough considering its 2.1-gallon capacity.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Does not require batteries
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Small capacity

EKO 92615-1 Neo Cube Step Trash Can

eko 92615-1 neo cube 13.2 gallon trash can

Being another mechanical touchless trash can that makes into this list, the EKO 92615-1 Neo Cube comes with the advantage of not needing batteries for operation. It also utilizes a foot pedal that sets the lid open for you to disposes of your trash. It is almost perfectly rectangular and has a large capacity of 13.2 gallons. Its stainless steel body ensures durability and ease of cleaning besides adding to the beauty of your home or office.

As much as this product utilized a mechanical foot pedal, it is surprisingly quiet during closing. You do not have to worry about it banging once you lift your foot off the pedal. Additional features include a removable liner, deodorizer to deal with odors, and a built-in bag secure.

Pros

  • Does not require batteries
  • Odor control
  • Easy to clean
  • Large capacity

Cons

  • This might be the best touchless trash can without a sensor

My personal best pick from this list is the EKO 92615-1 Neo Cube because it seems to tick all the right boxes including not requiring batteries. The other picks are also great and worth considering – take your time and look for one that ticks all your boxes. Nevertheless, any of these touchless trash cans would serve you well.

Is a Touchless Trash Can Necessary?

Yes. Because they are hygienic and will definitely keep your kitchen trash locked up just as you would a kitchen composter. If you are on a budget, you can also get simpler versions of touchless trash cans with a step or pedal activated by stepping on the pedal. Before deciding whether it is necessary to have these trash cans, here are some of the benefits that they come with.

  • Touchless trash cans are hygienic since you do not have to touch them
  • They save time since you only open and close in one step
  • Easier to use since you do not have to crouch or bend
  • They take up less space in your kitchen given their streamlined designs
  • Touchless trash cans come with wider openings making it easier to dump large items
  • They are lockable to keep away pets

Things to Consider Before Purchasing

Material: You can decide on either metal or plastic depending on your taste. However, you should understand that metallic cans are more durable and are less likely to retain odor, unlike plastic ones. Stainless steel touchless trash cans are a great choice if aesthetics is your priority.

Size and Shape: Depending on the volume of trash that your kitchen generates, there many different sizes to choose from ranging from 4 – 20 gallons. They also come in rectangular, oval, square, or round shapes. Rectangular and square trash cans are the best for conserving space as they can fit into corners.

Other important factors to consider include:

  • Ease of use
  • The position of the motion sensor
  • The position of pedal step
  • Presence of a carbon filter for odor management
  • Source of power (if sensor powered)
  • Lockability

Which of these trash cans did you love the most? Tell us in the comments section below.

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