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simplehuman simplehuman 45 Liter/12 Gallon Slim Kitchen Step Can, White Steel

20 Reviews
  • Slim, space-saving shape – designed to make the most of tight spaces
  • Neat and secure – stainless steel liner rim flips up for a quick and easy liner change, then closes over the liner to hold it tightly in place and keep it hidden from sight
  • Strong steel pedal – the strong steel pedal is engineered to last over 150,000 steps — that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years


The simplehuman stainless steel slim step can has a space-efficient shape that fits perfectly in tight spots, like between cabinets. The liner rim lifts up for easy access to the liner, then closes to grip and keep it neatly out of sight. The strong steel pedal is built to last, and lid shox technology ensures a smooth, silent close every time.
  • Slim, space-saving shape – designed to make the most of tight spaces
  • Neat and secure – stainless steel liner rim flips up for a quick and easy liner change, then closes over the liner to hold it tightly in place and keep it hidden from sight
  • Strong steel pedal – the strong steel pedal is engineered to last over 150,000 steps — that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years
  • Silent close lid – the patented lid shox® technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent close
  • Custom fit liners – the code N liners are designed to fit this can perfectly so they don’t slip, and they stay completely hidden; extra-thick plastic and double-seam construction prevent rips and tears
Weight 11.7 lbs
Dimensions 21.5 × 10.2 × 24.4 in

Latest reviews

  1. Anonymous

    The Simple Human trash cans are the only ones I use. I have 5 of them. This 45L slim step can was to replace the one in the kitchen. Mu husband backed into our other one (my 2019 Christmas present) with his wheel chair and placed a rather large dent in the side of it. He immediately said “Order another one” so I did. They are very attractive, wee made, and clean looking, We just couldn’t keep looking at the big dent. The lid prevents any odor from leaking out and keeps our puppy out of the smaller ones. Simple Human’s Customer Service is exceptional. They definitely stand behind their products and make every effort to keep their customers satisfied.

    By the way, our daughter said “I’ll take the dented one!! I’ll just turn it around so the dent faces the cabinet.” Since I couldn’t do that because it sat at the end of my cabinet and could only face one way, I was happy for her to have it.


    I spent hours looking for just the right can because if there’s one thing I can’t handle, it’s members of my household throwing wet garbage in a can with no liner. So I had to make sure my decision made it as easy as possible for everyone to put in a trash can liner. I love the stainless steel look. It doesn’t take up a lot of space. It’s very well constructed, and the liners fit perfectly and never fall in, or come off the sides of the can because of the design. I couldn’t be happier. My only suggestion, and this is no fault of the can itself…buy a charcoal filter. It really does reduce and almost eliminate the smell when you open the lid.

  3. Anonymous

    This is a very nice, high quality product – especially considering we’re talking about a trash can. I was reluctant to go to a foot pedal, but it was the only one in the size I need. I’ve only had it for a few weeks, and so far I am quite pleased with it. I like the smooth, silent operation. It’s also easy to change the bag inside. I use store bought bags, not being willing to pay the price for the simplehuman ones. The generic ones fit fine – you just have to be careful that the bag doesn’t show when you close the lid. Not a big problem if it does, but it would spoil the sleek look. I would recommend this product to my friends.

  4. Maya

    We decided to get this trash can instead of a designated diaper pail so that we could use it elsewhere when we no longer need it in the nursery. I am so happy with our decision. This trash can matches our decor and looks sleek with the color options and hidden trash bag. It also fits perfectly in the narrow space between our changing table and closet. It is larger than I expected and can hold a good bit more than a weeks worth of diapers for a newborn. I’m a fairly small person, but it’s very easy for me to lift out the full and heavy bags. I haven’t had any issues with fingerprints or smells so far. Overall, it’s a 10/10!

  5. Anonymous

    My trash can arrived in less than 3 days in perfect condition. It fits into my small kitchen perfectly. It operates easily and quietly. My wife does have one minor complaint….the lid does not stay up on its’ own and when she’s cooking, she makes constant and frequent trips to dispose of waste.
    I did show her that you can raise the whole top of the can (as if you were changing the bag) and she is now content with it.
    The bags included with my order fit tightly and are basically ‘invisible’ when the lid is closed.
    I am very happy with my new trash container. It looks great, it functions quite well and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a 5 star product!

  6. Liz F.

    You’d think “a trashcan is a trashcan…” but oh no, not this one, and probably any Simple Human trashcan for the matter. The plastic inside of the lid was one thing that drew me since our previous tc was all metal and the lid became exceedingly rusty over time. Another thing was the claim of the longevity of the step pedal; previous tc’s had recently broken. The last thing that did it was the fact that it has a 10 year warranty…for a trashcan. Also, it’s beautiful, super easy bag changing, space saving, and easy to clean if dirty, and the lid comes down so softly and silently. Yes, it’s the best.

  7. Laurie

    This is my second Simple Human step trash can. I bought the small butterfly can for my bathroom and loved it so much after seeing how nice the dark bronze was and how well made it was that I decided to finally get a step can for the kitchen. I bought the slim dark bronze step can and I could not be happier. I love that you can’t see any part of the trash bag, love the quiet close, love the slim design , and that the step lever is in the thin side of the can and not the wide front. How odd to be so happy about the trash can. But I am and I’d bet you will feel the same with yours.

  8. Orli D.

    This can is a real 5 stars level.
    It adds the right touch to our new home.
    So happy I have researched enough to get to this item. Also Simple human’ costumer service is a model to how we can all serve others.

  9. Christina S.

    The trash bin is beautiful and I love the super quiet lid closure. The bottom grip isn’t the best as it does move around slightly after couple of steps on my tile floor. I also don’t like that I can’t engage the lid to stay open by simply holding the lid up. Instead this model has it so that I have to essentially take the entire outer rim up until it clicks and have to use force to push the lid back down. I’m afraid it might break within a year. But so far everything else about it is great. It’s beautiful, holds a lot and holds in smells quite well.

  10. Sharon G.

    After having frustrations with my old trash can, I did an online search and discovered the Simplehuman trash can. I needed a slim fit for the space in my kitchen, and the one I ordered was the perfect size. I don’t have anything but positive things to say about it. The appearance and design are top notch! My daughter saw mine and was thrilled with the design and appearance too, so I ordered one for her. I never imagined anyone could be so thrilled over a trash can! Definitely worth the price! We love our new Simplehuman trash cans!

  11. Marc

    I tell ya, that simple human makes some great trash cans and liners, Best on the market. no bamboozles. This model however, has some flaws. I’m thinking about sending it back. The soft release lid gets stuck open more often than not, requiring some extra steps on the foot lever to dislodge it. The slim profile, while a great space saver, doesn’t have enough weight to keep it in place when it’s empty. This results in the first dozen or so openings causing the can to shift around on the floor. I find myself having to realign the can back to its original location on the regular. The lid flipping open just causes the thing to go wild. I purchased this over the butterfly model because I liked the liner rim better, but I think I done goofed. It sure looks great though.

  12. Anonymous

    I had another simplehuman stainless trash can for over 13 years and I’m passing it down to my daughter. I bought this one based on color, slimness, and pedal being on front. My last one was for a different kitchen design and I made it work for many years in my current kitchen but when I saw this model I knew it was time to change. I’m glad I bought this. It has the same inside space (or more) and is more practical. I also bought the bags which are very high quality and I’ll likely continue to buy them.

  13. Steven B.

    Buy it once and buy it right. Beautiful modern and efficient. No more seeing the edge of your bag outside of the barrel that looks sloppy.

    You will wish you bought this sooner it brings a new level of functionality to your kitchen

    I own many simple human products, my two mirrors were my favorites now I actually love throwing my trash away. Buy the big box of N trash bags and you will be good for a long time. The bags are much stronger than all those bags you buy at the supermarket, well worth it.

  14. Gary H.

    After 30 years of dealing with an undersized and inconvenient waste container under the kitchen sink, we discovered the perfect upgrade with the Simplehuman slim step can. Our kitchen is small, but the slim step can fits in well, looks great, and is so easy to operate. We are impressed by the sharp engineering and quality manufacturing that produced this American made product, and expect we’ll enjoy many years of faithful service from it. Our only regret is not discovering this solution years ago.

  15. Anonymous

    We absolutely love this trash can. This was our first simple human can but we’re hooked. It fits perfectly in our kitchen and works just like it should. Its very quiet (thanks to the soft-close feature). As its name suggests, it’s simple – does exactly what you want a trash can to do without lots of bells & whistles that are bound to break. We had a small issue with our original purchase and customer service took care of everything with no hassle. We’ll be loyal customers from now on!

  16. Lisa L.

    My old can died on me when a piece of the lid broke off. I contacted customer service who told me that my particular model was no longer carried. However they would gladly allow me to select a new can for a small upgraded fee. It was marginal and definitely worth it. This can is sleek and the lid is reliable with touchless step lift technology. It repels fingerprints for those occasions when changing bag etc. Bonus, it looks so great in my kitchen where space is at a minimum.

  17. Anonymous

    Yes, the price may be more than I ever thought i’d pay for a trash can, but the extra cash is worth it. When I had to replace my plastic Simple Human can, it only made sense to step up and purchase this one. It’s heavier than plastic, making it less likely to tip over during occasional mishap. The trashbags The store-bought trashbags I already had for the old can also fit this can perfectly. Whatever makes my life easier in the kitchen is worth the cost.

  18. Clemens S.

    Let me save you all some time, just buy Simplehuman!
    I purchased the 45l slim, it’s construction as well as the materials used are of superb quality!!
    My wife really loves the soft close lid and the fact you cannot see the edge’s of the trash bags! It also cleans up very nice, easy to keep looking new.
    I don’t work for this company I’m just a regular guy but I know one thing, I will buy only Simplehuman trash cans!!
    Thanks for the wonderful product!

  19. Nancy O.

    It is pretty and fits perfectly in its space but it doesn’t open 90 degrees and you can’t place the bag over the rim so rim gets dirty. In order for it to stay in the up position you have to lift both pieces of the rim up. My older model you could just click back the lid and it would stay open. Also the pedal is harder to use-it’s wider so takes more effort to push down on it. I’m just comparing it to my older one, which was much better.

  20. Maureen W.

    I was a little concerned that getting a full bag of trash out would be awkward because the top doesn’t open to a full 90 degree angle. But it’s NO PROBLEM at all. Love the color. Love how smooth and quiet the open/close is. Love the shape — space saving. Did I say I love the color?!!!
    I am wondering how scratch, etc. resistant the finish is?
    It seems like a lot to spend for a trash can so I’m really pleased with the quality.

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