Top 5 Stainless Steel Trash Cans In USA

If you are searching for a good quality stainless steel trash can, the below list will help you make a decision. All stainless steel trash cans listed below are of different capacity, so it is difficult to draw a true comparison. However, I think it might help you choose one.The stainless steel trash cans listed below feature among the top 5 in U.S market.

5.Simple Human CW1852 

Capacity: 4.5 Liter

Simple human CW1852 stainless steel trash can is more suited to bathroom than kitchen.


  • Clean look
  • Foot pedal lasts long
  • Fingerprint proof
  • Removable inner bin makes cleaning easy


  • Not totally rust proof
  • Closing lid is not soft

4. Simple Human CW1950

Capacity: 38 Liter

This is a perfect trash can for kitchen.


  • Fingerprint proof (It really is)
  • Strong pedal
  • Closing lid is extremely quiet (can’t get better)
  • Step feature is really convenient
  • Contains odor quite well


  • Slight gap between lid and top of inner bucket lets roaches in

3. Nine Stars DZT-50-9 

Capacity: 13.2 Gallon

This is ideal for office and kitchen. However, you need batteries to operate this trash can. This stainless steel trash can has an infrared sensor which automatically opens the lid when your hand cuts the infrared beam. You need to buy 3 C size batteries separately. Nine Stars say that the power will last for 6 months. This is one of the  two best touchless trash cans you can get in U.S market right now. We can talk about the other one later.


  • Touchless operation
  • Contains odor well


  • Issues with sensor after couple of years use

2. Simple Human CW1897 Butterfly Bin

Capacity: 45 Liters/12.5 Gallons

CW1897 is the most expensive of all 5 trash cans listed. With price, comes quality. It really is long lasting. If you are looking for a stainless steel trash can with great aesthetic feel and quality performance, I recommend CW1897. Its main disadvantage is its price tag, but surely this one is the best trash can money can buy.


  • Durable
  • Silent closing lid
  • Butterfly lid for maximum clearance
  • Fingerprint proof


  • Expensive

1. iTouchless DZT13/IT13CB

Capacity: 13 Gallons

This iTouchless product tops the list of best stainless steel trash cans available in USA, because it has quality and is priced well. This one uses infrared sensing technology for opening and closing lid, manual switches are also provided. It comes with carbon filter gate technology to eliminate odor. The technology works really well to be honest. It is not priced high as well. Unlike Nine Stars one, you can operate this trash can on battery (4 D size batteries) and ac power. However, batteries and ac adapter are sold separately.


  • Deodorizer
  • Easy trash bag removal
  • Silent closing lid
  • Better priced product


  • Slight sensor issues after long use

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