* I purchased my first Safco® trash can from a reseller and was provided a replacement trash can by the company, Safco®. All opinions are 100% my own.
Several years ago, I decided it was time to purchase a new kitchen trash can for my family. I looked online at several different options, and after much searching, I found a couple possibilities. My parents even gave me Christmas money to buy a new trash can that year, and for some reason, I never made the purchase. Thinking back, I just wasn’t settled that my options were the best kitchen trash can!
We continued on for probably close to another year using the tiny black kitchen trash can with no lid. It had a lid when we purchased it but was the type that just rested on top. It required constant removal when using, and that doesn’t work well when cooking. I’m the type that washes my hands every time I touch the trash can, so having to remove the lid was a problem. I ended up discarding the lid; hence no lid. A trash can with no lid doesn’t keep odors at bay because it has nothing trapping all the food smells, etc.
Besides the missing lid, the size of the trash can was just not working for our family because it filled up on a daily basis. I wish we had a recycling option in our area, but we do not, so everything goes in the trash, unfortunately.
At some point I decided to begin the search again, and that’s when I found the best kitchen trash can for our family! It is sold by the company, Safco®. They have a variety of products available on their website, and their trash cans are hands-down the BEST!
I ordered my original trash can from a reseller. I chose a plastic step-on, 23 gallon in the color black, but it is also available in tan. When it arrived, we put it together and began using it immediately in the kitchen. I loved it, and it truly was the best kitchen trash can ever! It was big and had a lid that was operated by a foot pedal. Now I could keep my hands clean while cooking! The trash can also had notches at the top to secure the trash bag—a huge plus!
The model I ordered for our kitchen is actually recommended for commercial or industrial use, but it was perfect for our family and definitely wasn’t too large.
Everything was going well in the trash department for over a year. It was easy to find the correct size of trash bags at our local stores, and we were even able to find some scented options to cut down on the smell of trash.
Then one unhappy night, not long before Christmas, I was trying to remove the lid from the trash can and managed to break the lid, which in turn broke the pedal. The best kitchen trash can was suddenly broken, and while it was still big, the lid and pedal were no longer operable.
I was very sad, but we continued using the trash can for a few more weeks. I decided to look up Safco’s website, and I discovered they have a warranty on their products.
Safco® warranty obligation: We pledge to repair or replace, at Safco’s option, any Safco product or component that is defective in material or workmanship for as long as you, the original purchaser, own it.
I used the convenient contact form on the site and explained what had happened to my trash can. My request was forwarded to the appropriate customer service representative, and within eight days, my trash can replacement was in my kitchen!
The customer service representative was extremely kind and wrote me a very professional email in response to my request…
Good Afternoon Kristin,
Thank you so much for your patience.
We’re sorry to hear about the trouble you’re having with your Plastic Step-on Bin. A replacement order has been placed at no charge including a complete unit. Your order should ship within two business days. Please allow 2-3 days for transit. Upon receipt of your new item you may dispose of the broken one.
Let me know if you have questions or if there’s anything else I can assist with.
Safco® not only has the best kitchen trash can on the market, but the company also stands behind its products and operates in a professional manner. What more could a customer ask for in a business?
If your kitchen trash can is less than ideal for your family, I suggest you take a look at the many different options Safco® has to offer. They have a variety of indoor and outdoor trash cans available in various shapes and sizes. You are sure to find the best kitchen trash can for your family!
To wrap up my happy ending trash can story, I want to leave you with four ways to cut down on trash can odors in your home.
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Four Ways to Cut Down on Trash Can Odors in Your Home
1. Buy scented trash bags. This is a no-brainer, and I believe they do cut down on odor but not all odors. Let’s face it, trash stinks!
2. Place dirty diapers, egg shells, and other unpleasant smelling foods in a small, separate bag and take to an outdoor trash can immediately.
3. Drop your favorite essential oils on a cotton ball or a folded paper towel and place in the bottom of the trash can. The oils help mask many unpleasant odors.
4. Clean the inside of your trash can regularly with Thieves Household Cleaner, a non-toxic cleaner with a fantastic smell that is all natural and safe. Plus, it works! You can really get a deep clean as you enjoy the sweet and spicy scent with a hint of lemon. It is truly an all-purpose cleaner.
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