t best kitchen trash bag options, according to industry experts.
“Trashbags are one of the most effective ways to collect kitchen trash,” said Josh Brown, founder and editor in chief of The Sweethome Magazine. “There’s nothing worse than having your trash bag stuck in the corner of your kitchen and then find the bag’s opening and its contents have been forgotten with the rest of your kitchen.”
Trashbags also help to hold your trash bags in place during spills, because they prevent your trash bags from sticking to the wall or floor.
“Trashbags are better than plastic bags,” said Brown. “They’re not strong enough to hold your trash bags in place. Plastic bags can easily break down or snap around the lids, whereas trash bags hold their own and are stronger. Plastic bags are easy to spot in a spill.”
Trashbags can also help keep your trash bags away from your food. “Trashbags can hold out waste for long,” Brown said. “They’re a great way to protect food and non-food items that are on the bottom of the bag.”
Trashbags also protect your kitchen counters and cutlery from spills or cuts. “Trashbags are a great way to keep your kitchen clean.”
How we picked
We tested the largest, best-selling trays of 20 different models. Our pick was the OXO Good Grips D-Bag, a durable and large trash can. For the smaller trays, we chose the OXO Good Grips Dime Bag, which has an eight-inch diameter.
The bins were labeled with a wide variety of designs and colors (from bright neon to bright pastel colors), and each was also labeled with a space to store your trash bags. Many bins had a large opening for larger trash bags or a zipper for storing smaller pieces, and each had a place to hold some type of utensil or container.
We also tested the can liners on the other side of the bins. Some bins had holes that let liquid out and drips out, and some bins had a zipper so you could separate your trash bag from a large can liner.
The Leek Kitchen Dishwasher is a better option for smaller trash bags than the OXO Good Grips Dime Bag. This trash can has a large opening for bigger trash bags, but it can’t hold your trash bags.
The can liner on the OXO Good Grips Dime Bag is too small because of its shape. We had to use our trash bags to tear into the liner, and it’s difficult to get a knot. This can also make it tough to get a knot off the liner.
You can’t throw a trash bag into the garbage, but you can use it to hold your trash bags. (Or put a small trash bag in one of the bottom bins.)
The garbage bags are made of flexible plastic. They make good at holding trash bags in place in a small space.
The trash bags are designed to fit the can lids of most cans.
The trash bags are labeled with a wide variety of designs and colors (from bright neon to bright pastel colors), and each was also labeled with a space to store your trash bags.