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Wanted to like it, but what I got was subpar quality
Reviewed in Australia on 3 February 2021
Was excited to receive this bin, after months of thinking about it. 10 year warranty, with raving reviews (with some exceptions) and pretty design. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered it.
It looked great from a distance, but upon closer inspection, the plastic base has plastic mould injection issues, being warped and discoloured, not at eye level and still stable so could ignore that. Theres an outward dent at the front, not so noticeable, could ignore that too. But the scratches on the lid are glaringly obvious with my downlights, thought maybe was just some dirt, but with a soft damp clean microfibre cloth I tried to wipe it off, but instead made the scratches bigger, with very little effort. My $85 Officeworks recycler bin has a way better stainless steel finish. The foot pedal was a bit stiff too and probably could've got used to that compared to my previous bin. I aborted proceeding with using this bin after seeing the cosmetic issues so never actually tried using it as a bin.
I don't know if I received a dud. But have lost all confidence with this bin, and it's on its way back. For $360 one would expect a well made bin. I did like the design, and if it were made correctly with better quality materials it certainly be a winner. But what I got was rubbish.