Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Kitchen Trash Can
You don’t like it to be seen, but you cannot spend one day without it. It helps you to keep your home clean, but it doesn’t clean itself. You may love your cutlery sets, but whether you love it or not, removing it from your kitchen is normally not an option.
Yes, I’m talking about the kitchen trash can. It’s an integrated part of your kitchen and your everyday cooking. Whenever you’re cutting something, like fish, meat, chicken, vegetables, or even shrimp before cooking them, leftovers/wastages are impossible to avoid. So if you don’t keep a trash can near you, your kitchen will start to get dirty in no time. It’s possible to not use your microwave oven or pressure cooker for one day. But you and your family will use a kitchen trash can every day, over and over.
Is there an alternative to a trash can? I’d say NO. But is it all beneficial, without any hassle? Again, the answer is, NO. While a kitchen trash can is an essential part of your kitchen, there are some disadvantages along with the advantages of using it.
Let me discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using kitchen trash can.
Advantages Of Using Kitchen Trash Can
1.Keeps Your Home Clean
That’s the main reason to use it, isn’t that? If you didn’t have a trash can, your home would have been turned into a messy and dirty place. And let’s not forget about the smell. If the wastage foods and vegetables didn’t have any place to dispose of, your life would have been a distress by the bad smell. A kitchen trash can is an easy and frequent solution to any kind of wastage or garbage.
2. Keeps Your Home Safe
It helps to keep your home safe. How? You may leave dangerous and sharp things (like a razor blade), around the house. Your kids can hurt themselves when they find something like this and try to play, or simply step on it. Just dispose these things into your trash can after using, and any unwanted circumstances can be avoided.
3. It Keeps You And Your Family Healthy
Garbage and wastages have a close relation with germs and pests (That’s not new information, right?). If you want to keep the air of your house pollution (and smell) free, a trash can is your most useful assistant. Just make sure that you’re taking your every day’s garbage out of your house.
Disadvantages Of Using Kitchen Trash Can
1.Using The Wrong Size Can Give You Headache
You need to determine the size of your kitchen trash can before you buy. It should be based on your usage and your kitchen size. If your trash can is very small, the frequent need of emptying will bother you. If your trash can is large, and take some days to become full, the smell from the garbage and pest attack are unavoidable. Also, if your kitchen is small, a trash can should not be so big that it occupies a large space.
To avoid that headache, spend some time evaluating your options. Different sizes of a house trash can are available from 7 gallons to 13 gallons. I suggest you buy a size which will be appropriate for daily use. Daily garbage will make it almost full, but not overflow. You can dispose of your trash outside of the house every evening.
2. There Are Some Dangers
Those who have little children, know how it is when they target a trash bin. Two possible scenarios can happen. Your toddler will open it and spread trash through the whole house. Or accidentally, your baby can fall into it.
The solution is making sure your children stay away from the kitchen when you’re not around. Also, you can keep the trash can in a cabinet or a hidden place when not using.
3. It Can Be Expensive
Here’s the dilemma. A solid trash can with long lasting capability can be expensive. Obviously, there are cheaper options. But as it is used on daily basis, a trash can with cheap materials may not last long.
You should find a balance between the two. Do not go for saving a few bucks only to increase sufferings later.
That’s all. I have gone through the advantages and disadvantages of using kitchen trash can. The advantages are huge, making your life easy. As for the disadvantages, they are not something that cannot be avoided. A kitchen trash can keeps the sorrows of your kitchen to itself and leaves to you all the happiness of having a spotless, clean kitchen.
Today’s author: Paul G Cesar.