The Best Kitchen Bins 2016

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

We've combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco and created a Top 5 for you to consider.

We discovered around 600 different models for sale at these trusted shops.

This report will show you established and reliable kitchen bins, performing as expected. All based on owner rating scores.

The Best Kitchen Bins 2016

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

Ratings in the Top 5 begin at 4.8 stars

Prices range from £24 to £100

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of kitchen bins with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We can see how they've actually performed over time, according to owners.

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

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Kitchen Bins 2016

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Simplehuman Butterfly Bin2814.9£££John Lewis
Simplehuman Rectangular Bin2454.9££Amazon
Simplehuman Touch Bar Bin2104.8£££Argos
Simplehuman Semi-Round Bin1914.8£Amazon
Habitat Alto Bin1594.8£Argos

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on 7th July 2016. View rating scores from each shop here. Our report criteria only considers products with more than 50 owner reviews with rating scores above 4 stars.

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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

The Simplehuman Butterfly Kitchen Bin

  • 30 Litre Kitchen Bin
  • Fingerprint-Proof Finish
  • Narrow Footprint
  • Great for Under Low Counter Tops
  • Silent Soft Close Mechanism
  • A bin really shouldn’t look this good.”
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The Simplehuman Rectangular Kitchen Bin

  • 38 Litre Kitchen Bin
  • Silent Close Lid
  • Space-Efficient Shape
  • “Self closing lid … means that you never have to handle the outside.”
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The 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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 The Simplehuman Semi-Round Kitchen Bin

  • 10 Litre Kitchen Bin
  • Silent Close Lid
  • Fingerprint-Proof Finish
  • Available in Three Different Sizes
  • Very well made. The mechanism and soft close lid is excellent and the shape lets it sit very close to the wall.
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The Habitat Alto Steel Kitchen 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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Market Insight

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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