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    Published on July 11th, 2012 | by Kira


    Simplehuman: A Clean and Organized Way To Run A Kitchen

    Okay, I am just go­ing to come out and say it: I am a germa­phobe. I have ac­cept­ed this, moved on, and found ways to make my life eas­i­er. It doesn’t help that I use to work in a lab that con­stant­ly re­mind­ed me of con­tam­i­nants. The up­side of this is that, in day-to-day life, I am very care­ful about what I touch. I love it when pub­lic wash­rooms have au­to­mat­ed faucets and tow­el dis­pensers.

    So, any prod­uct that can help me keep my space clean and germ free is def­i­nite­ly ap­peal­ing. The sim­ple­hu­man ST2002 rect­an­gu­lar sen­sor re­cy­cler (48L, steel lid) is a great prod­uct for this rea­son, among oth­ers. The rect­an­gu­lar sen­sor re­cy­cler is a com­bi­na­tion be­tween a trash­can and a re­cy­cling bin. As a wom­an with a small kitchen and for any­one with a Man­hat­tan apart­ment, try­ing to fig­ure out the best way to dis­pose of trash and re­cy­cling with­out tak­ing up heaps of space is a chal­lenge. This bin can hold up to a week of my trash and re­cy­cling, and it has a built-in ‘odor­sorb’ fil­ter to help with any smells.

    The cool part about this bin is that the lid opens au­to­mat­i­cal­ly with­out re­quir­ing you to touch any­thing or mess with a foot ped­al. Few­er germs! Un­like most au­to­mat­ic trash cans, this one is built with a smart sen­sor (the mul­ti-sense), which makes the can more in­tel­li­gent­ly re­spon­sive to its users. You have to place your hand above the lid to ac­ti­vate it. This is nice be­cause your trash bin will not be open­ing and clos­ing ev­ery time some­one walks by, which can get old very quick­ly in a busy kitchen. It does mean that you have to take the ex­tra ef­fort of putting your hand above the can for a mo­ment though. The lid is al­so smart enough to know if you are us­ing the can for more than just a quick drop off and switch­es to be­ing open for 30 sec­onds, which is nice for a big­ger clean up and chang­ing out the bags.

    Over­all, very smart, but pret­ty ex­pen­sive, at $250. This is clear­ly a lux­u­ry item, well-made and in­cred­i­bly durable. It’s al­so easy to clean, un­like some com­peti­tors with sur­faces which start look­ing a bit dingy al­most im­me­di­ate­ly. sim­ple­hu­man al­so of­fers a com­plete line of oth­er prod­ucts, for bath­room and home, and they are avail­able wide­ly. There aren’t a lot of col­or op­tions, but they cov­er just about ev­ery area in your house.

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    Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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