Rated 2 out of 5 by CHRISBROWN Poor-quality construction methods
I was initially impressed with the lack of damage to the components in shipping. All pieces were painted pretty uniformly and seemed to be a quality paint. Color is more "almond" than white, so they look dirty and wrong in my kitchen. None of the seams where components are joined together are painted heavily enough to seal against moisture. MDF and moisture do not mix, so I used a clear caulk to rectify the problem after assembly. The camlock fasteners caused the paint to crack/split upon tightening the fasteners (more caulk). One drawer pull was too long to allow the screw to tighten sufficiently, causing the handle to flop around loosely. These units look like doll house furniture when stacked singly, which I did in my kitchen because of a lack of wall space. When they are used two-abreast, they lose that look. The MDF is too porous and coarse for screws that are less than 3/4" long. You will find many of the screws that are meant to attach the back panel, will strip the MDF. Longer screws in these locations should help.
December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gardengrammie Eureka! I found a basket!
Purchased 4 different 13 gal. wastebaskets and had to return all of them, too large for the bin. I finally found a rectangular 7.5 gal. wastebasket, measures 13 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 17 1/4 inches without the cover. It's a good fit for the bin, which is about 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 when you allow for the retaining pins. I can use the 13 gal. bags. Leave about 2 inches over the edges of the basket and the bag won't fall in or catch on the pins. I was very disappointed that this model did not include a bag holder and would not accommodate a 13 gal. basket. The units are not difficult to put together, just go slow and follow the instructions. White glue is recommended for the wooden dowels, but not included with the product. The off-white color is more of a pale yellow. I will paint mine white soon. I also would have preferred brass hardware. Unfortunately, the cabinet pulls are not a style easily found. These units are imported and there is no manufacturer information included. I put this beside the cabinet/drawer unit and used the double top. I left out the shelf in the drawer unit so I could put in a small basket for recycle items. It really looks nice, except for the color. I do wish the store still carried the trash bin model which was available in 2003. That one included a bag holder for 13 gal. bags.
March 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lipsavon Not like it used to be
Modular Kitchen Trash Bin. I have ordered a bin from you in the past. The last one was much better, I had it for many years and it is what I am replacing now. This new one is okay, but I don't like that it doesn't have a top drawer like my old one. (Like to put my new trash bags there, perfect size) It doesn't fit as large of trash can. My other one fit a 13 gallon can, but not this one. Also I had to buy the top separately, really!?!?! That was kind of annoying. So it will fit my purpose, but the old one you used to sell is a much better choice.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mischesh Surprisingly Good
I bought this not knowing what to expect, but I'm very happy. It has given my kitchen a secret home for trash and recyclables. It made the kitchen look much cleaner. The color really is off white. Would be better if it had a more sophisticated close on the cabinet. But that isn't a dealbreaker. Worst is that it doesn't come with the bins and it took me three trips to the store to find the right size.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by relaxinginFL item is practical and good quality
for anybody looking for a trash can - I used a pop-up hamper which works perfect, had to line with a 30 gal. trash bag which folds over the side and gives enough trash space. Pop-up hamper measurements are 21" H x 13" D x 13" W - can not get a better fit.
May 8, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Katb22 Perfect size
Love it. Very easy to put together. I don't like the color so I will paint it white. It is the perfect size for empty spot I have in the kitchen.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justashopper2010 Great for Price
Great overall!!! very cute, and solid. I bought two. One for recycle one for trash. A breeze to put together. The only challenge now is: finding a garbage bin to fit!
July 15, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by clayc Poor
I bought one several years ago that I loved. This one is cheap, small, poorly constructed. Will never buy another one from you.
July 11, 2013