The iTouchless Fully Automatic Trashcan lets you avoid touching dirty trash cans in the course of cleaning up.
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
When I'm in the middle of cooking, I don't like throwing anything away. It's not because I don't have stuff to throw away; instead, I just don't want to have to stop and wash my hands after touching the dirty lid of the trash can. The iTouchless Fully Automatic Trashcan opens up the lid without requiring you to actually touch it, letting you keep your hands clean as you work with food. It closes tightly in order to minimize odors. The trash can's lid will open instantly when trash or a hand is within 5 inches of its sensor. The trash can is battery-powered, requiring four D batteries, although there's an optional AC adapter that lets you plug it into the wall.
The iTouchless Fully Automatic Trashcan holds 13 gallons and can fit any 13- or 18-gallon trash bag, making it big enough for most kitchens. The trash can is stainless steel, in case you want to set it out. It's also designed so the lid can open in tight spaces, as well. The lid slides open, rather than opening upwards or downwards like some other trash cans. The iTouchless Fully Automatic Trashcan is available for about $80.