kitchens are also one of the hardest working areas of our homes and one of the most important and often overlooked items in our kitchens is the humble kitchen bin. It doesn't just sit there waiting to be filled with waste it has far more important tasks to do.
A kitchen bin doesn't just store waste until its time to be collected by the bin man or garbage collector, just imagine how revolting our kitchens would smell if the waste we threw away sat their open all week?
A good kitchen bin has to look the part too, whatever the design or aesthetics of kitchen you have the kitchen bin needs to fit in. They also have to be practical. Nobody wants to have to handle a bin if it's covered in old food scraps so many kitchen bins use pedals or have swing tops that allow you to place the kitchen waste in them without having to handle the kitchen bin itself.
So when you are looking for a kitchen bin there is quite a few things to think about. Here is a simple checklist to help choose the correct kitchen bin for you and your kitchen.
o Aesthetics: A bin for the kitchen has to blend in with your kitchen so choose a bin that will blend in, in a non-descriptive way.
o The lid: Make sure the bin has a good lid. Remember the bin has to hold all sorts of smelly things from fish heads to tins of cat food. If the lid isn't a good fit then your kitchen could end up with a permanent underlying nasty whiff.
o Practicality: Make sure the bin is easy to use. Check the pedal or swing top arrangement is it easy to open or will you end up throwing more waste on the floor than in the bin?
o Quality: Kitchen bins need to be durable and should last for years. Check the quality of the manufacturing; remember it may go through some punishment in your kitchen so make sure it can withstand it.