Many of the bins we have traditionally used in our homes are operated with a pedal that has to be pressed down with the foot in order to open the lid. When these bins first appeared on the market, they were a great way of keeping the bin and the area around it cleaner. There was no need to touch the lid of the bin with the hands which meant that both hands could be used to dispose of more waste. The hands stayed cleaner too – all in all, these pedal bins seemed like a good innovation. So, let’s have a look at sensor vs pedal bins.

However, as many of you reading this will know from experience, the pedal bin doesn’t work as well once it has been used for a while. Quite quickly, the pedal mechanism that opens the bin starts to get looser and less efficient. Soon, you have to step harder on the pedal each time you need to open the bin, and in time, the pedal mechanism becomes so loose that the pedal, pressed down to its fullest extent, doesn’t open the lid enough to allow you to get waste inside. The pedal bin can be noisy and as the mechanism stretches and becomes less effective, the bin also gets noisier. In comparison, the sensor bin operates noiselessly. The most important difference when it comes to sensor vs. pedal bins is the fact that the sensor bin does not lose its efficiency – the sensor opens the lid fully every time, working like new even when you have had it for years. The ten year guarantee offers you the ultimate in reassurance that the sensor bin will last. We have yet to come across a pedal bin that has stood the test of time after ten years! The sensor bin has a range of other benefits that the pedal bin lacks – it has a bag retaining ring that stops the bin liner from slipping down into the bin, keeping it clean. It also has a unique stay-clean finish that resists fingerprints so it looks as good as it works, time after time.


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  • 793mm (H open) x 290mm (deep) x 412mm (w)
  • Weight: 4.50kg
  • Gross Weight: 4.90kg
  • Advanced infra-red sensor using the New A1 Smart-Chip ™
  • Dust and dirt resistant quiet lid using the New Silenx Technology ™
  • Motion sensor using New "Eagle Eye" Technology ™
  • Water Resistant Sensor Protection
  • 100% "Hands-Free" operation
  • "Germ-Free" - Prevents cross-contamination
  • Durable brushed Stainless Steel body ensures long lifetime usage
  • Sensor active at 20 degrees angle - activated by hand motion
  • Lid opens automatically when close users hand motion is detected – within 0.5 secs
  • Lid will close 3 seconds after users hand moves away
  • Manual over-ride buttons -"open" and "close" allows users to dispose larger waste
  • Easy access & Loss proof battery compartment cover
  • Removable hard ABS plastic head for easy cleaning
  • Tapered design for easy bag removal
  • Accommodates all standard swing 50 Litre bin liners
  • Bag retaining ring (included) - prevents bags from dropping into the bin
  • Takes 3 x C batteries
  • Low energy-consumption
  • Battery Life: Up to 24 months dependant on use
  • New 10 Year Warranty
  • 100% Premium Grade Stainless Steel