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Love that it has two split cans inside, nice quality. But you can't lift open the top lids without pushing on the foot pedal, the lids are recessed, meaning if the pedal gets stuck you have to use a tool to pop it open.
4.0 out of 5 starsBathroom Bins Have Finally Arrived In The 21st Century!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2018
I must say, I've been wondering what to do about bathroom rubbish for some time. It seems the rest of our households have embraced recycling, but until recently, bathroom bins have been stuck in a one-bin landfill time warp. Congrats to Joseph and Joseph then, for plugging the gap with this stylish pedal bin.
The product images make this bin look rather large, and I worried slightly about the size before I ordered it, but I needn't have. It's the same height as a standard bathroom bin (around 30cm high) but just a little wider, due to it having two compartments instead of one. It sits in my bathroom just fine and looks very neat. I like the stainless and white finish of it, which goes very well with the standard chrome bathroom fittings and white sanitary wear. This bin would be good for use in bedrooms too.
Two lids are raised, butterfly wing fashion, by pressing your foot on the pedal. It exposes two plastic bins inside - one for waste that can be recycled and one for the rest that can't. They have a clever system for retaining polythene bin liners in place but I'm not a fan of those so use my bin unlined and feel good about saving marine life.
Both bins are black, and the only improvement suggestion I might make for the product might be for different colour bins, to aid sorting. Green for recycling items perhaps? I might just add a green sticker to mine.
This is a well made and attractive looking bin, and it hails from a company well known for their attention to ergonomics and design. You pay a premium for this, and should expect to. However, the list price of fifty pounds does feel a tad high, so four stars from me but still recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 September 2018
Immediately looking at this, it doesn't look like your typical J&J item. They often use really nice plastics with soft looking colours and features. Luckily all of that is still here with this item. The item arrives fully assembled so there is nothing to put together thankfully!
The stainless steel is striking but its nice to know that it's actually sealed with clear coat plastic type coating. This should help it last longer as even stainless steel can rust at the joining sections in a damp bathroom. The design is classic J&J. Split sections for rubbish and recycling, they are of a decent size and designed to hold an inner liner hole in the removable inner buckets. The pedal is well weighted without lifting the item off the ground. The lids soft close. Of course.
The only thing I don't like is the white colour personally, as it will pick up dirt and dust easily. The size however is great for under or beside a sink.
It's actually compact enough that it could potentially be used as a table-top bin on a large counter/sink if it didn't have the pedal. If this were replaced with soft open lids you could open with a press, that would make for a great multi-function purpose bin.
4.0 out of 5 starsJoseph Joseph Bathroom Split 6L - Recycling Bin
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2018
At the end of the day, its a waste but this Joseph Joseph Bathroom Split 6L Recycling Bin does look very nice and it the right size for a bathroom. Not that I can get the kids to follow the basic principle of recyclables in one bin and non-recyclables in the others. Why is it so hard, you would have thought with a 50/50 choice they would occasionally get it right??
4.0 out of 5 starsClean Looks - Useful Recycle Bin
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2018
Lovely compact bathroom bin.
The pedal lift lid mechanism is an absolute joy with it's gentle rising and soft close. The individual bins lift out easily and the little holes keep the bin bag in place, but also out of view from the exterior.
With recycling becoming more and more important these types of bins make it that little bit easier and this one thankfully looks good too.
This trash/recycling combo is the PERFECT size for a small bathroom, fitting perfectly between the toilet and sink despite being very little room there. It can be tricky finding a liner that's snug enough on the sides for the lid to close fully, so you may want to use vegetable bags from the grocery store or cut/fold your own out of newspaper.