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# 205864 30-Nov-2016 10:18
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Just bought a 14 litre Hafele swing-out bin to fit in a kitchen cupboard.


But after examining and testing it, it seems to be way more complicated than necessary. (It was also damned expensive at $89 from M10)


What are you guys using?


I had a good one around 20 years back. It was basically a support frame of white painted 6mm steel rod, that screwed onto the wall or door. It had a removable stainless outer cover that hooked over the frame. The frame had hinged stainless lid. You just lifted off the cover, inserted a plastic shopping bag, hooked the bag handles over part of the rod frame, replaced the cover and you were good to go. 30 second job.


Dunno what happened to this product but it was brilliant. Didn't take up much room either.


Any suggestions where I might find something similar?


Seems to me that retailers have all jumped on the bandwagon of selling overpriced, over-complicated gizmos for disposing of bagged kitchen waste, instead of simpler and cheaper methods.









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  # 1679982 30-Nov-2016 10:27
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Hate them. We don't use any kitchen waste storage at all, it goes straight into the compost bin or the waste/recycling  bins outside. They smell, hold bacteria and attract vermin and flies.

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  # 1679985 30-Nov-2016 10:41
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We have a double 20-liter bin, they do fill up fairly quickly, so I can't imagine how well 14 litres would go tbh.  Given they need to be emptied every couple of days and are inside of a closed cupboard, we don't have any issues with smell/flies etc.


The door is basically on drawer rails with the bins mounted behind it on a steel frame.  I can't find them for sale anymore unfortunately.  


It was a bit of a pain to install (had to put a shelf at the correct height in half of the cupboard) but works well enough.


edit: here is something *similar* but not sure if you can just mount the cupboard door in place of the handle at the front




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  # 1679986 30-Nov-2016 10:48
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Just put in a new kitchen and was advised that door bins are always I opted for a standalone bin...

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  # 1680035 30-Nov-2016 12:38
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Just put in a new kitchen and was advised that door bins are always I opted for a standalone bin...



Same, we just moved into an apartment.  Have gone for a standalone bin and use odour suppressing rubbish bags.  Empty once a week and no smells so far.


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  # 1680085 30-Nov-2016 13:47
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We used to have one, it kept on breaking.


Replaced it with one of these:


It screws into the base of the cabinet with 4x screws so placement and installation is easy.


It used to take Countdown plastic bags until they downsized (they still just fit at a stretch), New World bags are fine. There is a double bin model too.

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  # 1680226 30-Nov-2016 18:34
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Ours is something like that slide out bin but there are two, one behind the other in a drawer that slides out. The front one we put a council required rubbish bag in and the back one we use for compostables. Any recycling goes into a new world bag and out the door to a plastic bin just for that. We store bones in a bag in the freezer until rubbish day. Dogs get meat scraps if any.

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  # 1680548 1-Dec-2016 09:48
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 I made mine from drawer rails and a plastic rubbish bin. Supermarket bags fit, too!




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