The Best Kitchen Bins 2019

Are you looking to buy a kitchen bin in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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£15 - £130

This report shows you five established, reliable kitchen bins, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Kitchen Bins 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of kitchen bins with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the kitchen bins with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Kitchen Bins 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Habitat Alto Bin1054.9£Argos
Brabantia New Icon1484.8£John Lewis
Simplehuman Rectangular Recycler4294.7£££Amazon
Simplehuman Touch-Bar Kitchen Bin3364.7££John Lewis
Wham Plastic Waste Bin1374.7£Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on 16th January 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated kitchen bins. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Habitat Alto Bin

  • 32 Litre Kitchen Bin
  • Traditional Styling
  • Available in Red, White, Cream and Steel
  • “Easy to empty, easy cleaned, looks nice.”
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Brabantia New Icon

  • 30 Litre Kitchen Pedal Bin
  • Soft Close Sealing Lid
  • 6 Colour Options
  • Manufacturer 10 Year Warranty
  • “I particularly like the 'slow close' on the lid, and the ease of changing bags. Brabantia bins have a kind of 'bin within a bin' that can be removed easily for cleaning.”
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Simplehuman Rectangular Recycler

  • 46 Litre Recycling Bin
  • Quiet Close Design
  • Fingerprint-Proof Lid
  • 30 Litre and 16 Litre Compartments
  • “I like the fact that the lid can be held up while emptying the bin and adding a new bag without having your foot on the pedal all the time. I've had mine for two years now and reckon it'll last a lifetime.”
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Simplehuman Touch-Bar Kitchen Bin

  • 30 Litre Bin
  • Tap Bar to Open
  • Two Styles, Black Top and Steel Top
  • “Haven’t got much room in my kitchen so this shape’s ideal.”
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Wham Plastic Waste Bin

  • Large 50 Litre Kitchen Bin
  • Colour Options for Recycle Versions
  • Very Strong Construction
  • “Our recycling bags fit neatly inside and the lid locks into place to stop anything getting into them.”
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Our Notes on this Market

This is the 2016 update for our best kitchen bins page, first created in April 2015.

We have only included free standing bins in this report, not built-in bins. Or bins with many compartments.

This is a busy product sector, with all four shops selling many kitchen bins. It is a well reviewed market.

Yet it is not the easiest market to navigate. We saw models that looked the same, but had different finishes and colours. These differences are often subtle. We have linked to the basic version of each bin where possible.

As you can see from our Top 5, Simplehuman bins stood out as high quality kitchen bins. This is not much of a change from our 2015 report, where they also scored really well according to owners.


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