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    • ripplyuk
    • By ripplyuk 1st Apr 17, 11:07 AM
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    Kitchen bins - Expensive!
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    • 1st Apr 17, 11:07 AM
    Kitchen bins - Expensive! 1st Apr 17 at 11:07 AM
    I've had a basic plastic bin for years but the lid has broke so I've been looking online for a new one. The old one was too big for the kitchen anyway, since I moved house. I'm looking for a round shiny metal type one this time.

    Brabantia keeps coming up, and they have the sizes I'd prefer, either 20L or 30L, but the prices are astronomical! They're about £45-50. Is it worth that amount of money? It seems crazy for something that just holds rubbish but the reviews keep saying how good they are and I can't find anything suitable locally.


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    • Brambleberry
    • By Brambleberry 12th Apr 17, 9:40 PM
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    I went shopping for an extra classroom bin and was horrified at the cost of the basic plastic bins in most places near me, all over a tenner and flimsy. I'm usually happy to buy a few odds and ends for work, but not that much for a bin!

    I have a "posh" bin at home from my less MSE days and it is fortunately holding up well. Simple Human are, like Brabantia, quite pricey. We've had ours for about 6 years now and it polishes up nicely with a bit of pledge. The two inner containers are easy to clean and the internal mechanism doesn't really get dirty. I was lucky to get mine a lot cheaper when I was going to buy it in JL, they only had the demo model left, with a tiny scratch on the side - which knocked the price down considerably.
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    • guineapig
    • By guineapig 13th Apr 17, 12:38 PM
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    Shredders!
    I have been using the "bin" part of a broken shredder for years, its fab! It doesn't have a lid of course but fits into a very small space because it is narrow. So it goes under the kitchen sink and I wouldn't swop it for anything!!


    In fact I like it so much I have another in my bathroom!


    So ask around if anyone has a shredder that they are replacing/sounds like its on it's last legs etc & off you go.
    (plus I use the very cheap pedal bin bags to line it so it is very cost effective.)
    • Witless
    • By Witless 13th Apr 17, 1:58 PM
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    I'm in the process of updating/replacing the kitchen: by changing the layout from 2 large under counter units to 2 slightly smaller with an added 300m wide pull out single drawer unit I saved about £200 on the cost of their 'waste storage unit' - rectangular units of weird dimensions with replacements only available from them at crazy prices) - the unit will hold a 'bargain' shop 50l swing bin (about £6) for rubbish and a bit of space storing bin liners etc or 2 x 30l swing bins 1 for waste, 1 for recycling (about £4 each).

    Being a tad 'funny' about bin type things I wanted something I can scald out and replace at low cost after a couple of years - I couldn't imagine keeping a bin for the length of time I intend this kitchen to last.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 13th Apr 17, 3:38 PM
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    With thanks to earlier post on here - and me realising I could get a replacement bin clip for the one that has broken =

    I've duly rung Brabantia and a new lid is en route to me - price covered by my guarantee
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    • charliechops14
    • By charliechops14 13th Apr 17, 6:43 PM
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    The good thing about Brabantaria is that they are solidly made AND have a life time guarantee. We've had ours for about 14 years and only once did we have a problem with the lid. Quick phone call to them and they sent a replacement completely free of charge.
    You don't have to use the expensive bin liners either, we just use standard black bags.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 15th Apr 17, 12:42 AM
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    John Lewis have own brand bins similar to brabantia, Lidl have bin liners similar to brabantia.
    If you need to move your bin around a bit you could get a house plant mover and put it on that.
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    • DeeMM
    • By DeeMM 20th Apr 17, 5:44 PM
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    I've been looking for a set of 'decent' recycling bins for the kitchen and some of them are around the £200 mark! Yikes ........
    • chanie
    • By chanie 20th Apr 17, 9:34 PM
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    Fir about 7 years, we had those plastic bins with a flip lid, but although they were practical, they were cheap looking. When we needed to replace it, we looked at Simple Human, Brabantia etc.

    We ended up buying one from Costco for £40 which has a sensor activated lid, filter to stop smells and can hold 90 litres of rubbish. It was over half the price cheaper than the other bins we were looking at, so it was a great bargain.
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