If you are looking for a large capacity bin, but find that some of the 50L bins on the market are rather too bulky, especially in a smaller kitchen, then it might be worth taking a look at the Vida Sensor Bin. Tall and slim, it’s kind of surprising to know that this 30.5 x 86.5cm bin is a 50L size. If you also balk at paying some of the prices for a decent sized bin, the Vida sensor bin is much more reasonably priced than most.
It has sleek good looks too and is motion sensitive, opening it’s lid through infra-red technology when your hand is 15-20cm away. This is obviously a bonus in terms of hygiene, as you don’t need to touch the bin’s lid. It then closes automatically after a 5 second interval of inactivity.
With a removable inner bucket, it is easy to tuck a bin bag inside and keep it concealed for a neater appearance, compared to some bins where you can’t help the bag showing.
I chose the black finish as I thought it may show less fingermarks than our previous stainless steel bin. It does also come in a chrome finish.
It’s very contemporary looking, with a stainless steel body and a shiny chrome lid which, although it looks like metal, is actually plastic so I wonder how durable this will be in the longer term.
But for the current special price of £29.99 on the Vida website, I don’t think you can quibble at all.
One word of caution would be not to overfill your bin bag, as we have a tendancy to do! If you stuff too much rubbish down into the bin bag it makes it quite difficult to remove the bag from the inner bin, with it being a deep and slim container – but if you empty the bag regularly you shouldn’t have a problem.
The lid requires 4 x D type batteries that are not included. I think this is a good, stylish bin for the money and the sensor feature is useful – children love using it too, which can only be a good thing, getting them into the habit of throwing their rubbish away! It would look smart in the corner of any kitchen.