Let’s get this out of way: $300 is still a lot of money to spend on a trash can, and you’re right to be skeptical. But Simplehuman makes what can only be described as the Tesla of trash cans. From voice control to motion sensors, these stainless steel cans have a silver ion coating that keeps them sanitary and finger print-free. Ranging in price from $30 to $300, Simplehuman's high-tech trash receptacles rarely go on sale — but today's your lucky day. From now until October 3, members can get up to $35 off one of the brand's select large cans, and you'll get a 4.5-liter step can (worth $30) thrown in for free. And don't be fooled by the word "membership." It's free to sign up for an account, which will give you access to the sale, exclusive products and free shipping.
The most affordable buy of the sale is Simplehuman's 45-liter rectangular step can, which is going for $180 down from $210 in the white and brushed finishes. The 58-liter dual-compartment sensor can you see above is the most expensive and goes for $300 or $325 depending on the colorway.
Simpleuman's step cans boast a pedal that is engineered to last 150,000 steps (about 20 years of normal use). The trash cans features patented technology that dampens the noise from opening and closing the lid, and the internal hinge is designed in such a way that you can place it against the wall without scratching it. Perhaps most importantly, the trash cans are airtight and keep foul odors at bay. And you can even buy refill cartridges for the odor-absorbing pod that comes with the can. Plus, Simplehuman designs its own liners, so your trash bag will fit like a glove. And if that's not enough, some of the cans come with sensors — both motion- and voice-operated — that allow you to open the can hands-free, making it much more sanitary than most other lidded cans.
Although dropping a couple hundred dollars on a trash can may still seem like a lot, keep in mind that Simplehuman's cans are easy on the eyes and outperform the competition in almost every way. Plus, they almost never go on sale, and the discounts only last until October 3 — so shop wisely.