Simplehuman Semi-Round Step Trash Can, Black Plastic, 50 L / 13 Gal Reviews

Simplehuman Semi-Round Step Trash Can

Trash can offers from Simplehuman are plentiful and varied; they come in different sizes, shapes, and materials so as to suit the likes of the many different kinds of people.

This particular trash can -the Simplehuman Semi-Round Step Trash Can, is, as evident from its name, semi-round in shape, made of plastic and has a large holding capacity that of 50 liters or 13 gallons. This is a manual trash can and can be opened or closed with a strong foot pedal which is made of steel.

Being semi-circular or D-shaped, this trash can be placed against walls and is especially suitable where there is a large amount of waste generation like in large families or canteens, food stalls or public washrooms. Like all other products of Simplehuman, this product also has all the functional as well as aesthetic elements built into it.


  • Large Holding Capacity (50l/13 Gal)
  • Strong foot pedal made of steel
  • No inner bucket
  • Any standard sized liner can be fitted in
  • Custom sized liners from Simplehuman also available
  • Lid Shox technology
  • Secure slide lock
  • Five-year warranty


  • Holds large quantities of wastes.
  • Lid closes silently.
  • No escape of odors.
  • When locked is difficult to open by children and pets.
  • Can be opened and closed with ease.
  • Lightweight
  • Can be cleaned easily.


  • Available in somber colors (black/gray).
  • Properly attaching the lid can sometimes be problematic.
  • Non-metal


A direct comparison can be made with the Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black Trash Can. This trash can costs less than the Simplehuman trash can and has the same capacity. It has a foot step to open and close the lid, and the lid can be made to stay open without continuously pressing down the foot pedal.

Though it seems similar to the Simplehuman product, some customers have reported issues with its lid movements, operations, improper trash bag fitting and its overall.

Another close comparison can also be made with the Rubbermaid step-on trash can wastebasket, 8.3 gallon. Here the capacity is less, only 8.3 gallons, yet this Rubbermaid product costs a little more than the 13 gallon model. It can be noted here that while the earlier Rubbermaid product is made of metal (not steel), this one is made of plastic.

Maybe plastic has some advantage over this particular metal. The features of this one are almost the same as that larger model, and same issues have been reported in regards to the functioning of the pedal and lid and fixation of the garbage bag inside the bin.

Also, these products from Rubbermaid do not have a lockable lid and the warranty needs to be ascertained.


Products may look the same and people are often prompted to buy online, and their decisions might be solely based on product looks, enlisted features and prices. For many products, online purchasing system works fine as people can save a lot of time through online purchases.

More and more companies are assuring customers regarding online purchases and some firms even claim that they can replace or take back the product and return the money, should the product not meet customer expectations.

Such products may look similar to other products on offer, but the difference can only be felt upon using them.

In the case of trash cans, many varieties are now available online as well as in store. Waste bins are very common and ubiquitous items, and we know from our experience that after some time many trash cans problems can start occurring with the pedal functioning and proper opening and closing of the lid.

Often a well made or well-engineered product can be recognized by its superior finish and design, and just one trial can immediately register the difference from other comparable products in the minds of the customers.

Simplehuman products are becoming popular and are getting good reviews from customers. The customers who have bought Simplehuman products mainly praise its engineering and make. The products operate smoothly as claimed.

This particular product from Superhuman, the Simplehuman Semi-Round Step Trash Can, has a lot of space and its manual operation and lockable lid makes it safe for kids/pets.

Being made of plastic, this semi-circular trash can is likely to draw comparisons with other similar products made of metal (steel). Many people may prefer trash cans made of steel as these certainly look more durable and stylish as well, but a 50 liter or 13 gallon steel trash bin might prove to be quite expensive. Also, steel trash cans can get tarnished and may require regular polishing for their maintenance.

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