I have previously compared simplehuman vs itouchless dog proof trash cans and highlighted their strengths and weakness. Specifically, I compared against the following dimensions: lid closing mechanism, power source, durability and price. In this’s article, I will be comparing against slightly different dimensions as both models are manual and do not have things like power source.
The brabantia brand is well known for its durable products such as the ironing board and this is no exception. Many reviewers online have commented that a brabantia trash can can easily last you 10 years and more. For simplehuman trash cans, I have not seen reviewers claiming a 10 year usage period. Instead, I saw a number of them saying more than 5 years. This is probably because the model is newer relative to brabantia and it haven’t past its 10th birthday yet. On the whole, both models of trash cans seem to be very durable.
#2: Dog proof
Since we are mainly concerned with whether the trash cans are dog proof on this blog, this is an important consideration. Unfortunately, only simplehuman passed the test because of their lockable lid. Brabantia trash can has a heavy base and a high opening so that will help in some extend. However, when you are facing a determined dog which is large in size, nothing less than a lockable lid can prevent them from reaching into the trash and dragging them out everywhere! In this case, I will stay simplehuman is a better choice if you are looking for the best dog proof trash can.
Both simplehuman and brabantia are not cheap when compared to normal trash can prices. They average around USD130 to USD150 for a large capacity trash can. However, given that they are very durable, the prices are actually value for money even though they may seems expensive at first.
Due to the unique design of the brabantia trash cans, it is better to buy their trash bags for ease of changing. problem is their trash bags are more expensive than the normal versions. This can be a costly affair to some as it is a recurring expense. Simplehuman trash cans, in contrast, do not have this requirement so any trash bags will be sufficient.
#5: Fingerprint proof
Since both have metallic surfaces, it is important for the surfaces to be finger print proof. Indeed, that is the case for both trash cans. You can easily wipe the finger print off with a swipe of a normal cloth or cleaning tissue. That is how easy it is to make the trash cans look as good as new.
If you are looking for a dog proof trash can, then simplehome has the better features to keep your dog at bay. If you don’t need such a dog proof garbage can, then brabantia is a good alternative as it is proven to be a durable item.