Product review: “I squealed with delight when my new Brabantia Union Jack bin arrived!”

Jo Given To Distracting OthersAt Brabantialife we are counting down the days until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, and we want to hear how mums and domestic goddesses are getting prepared too!  It’s always great to hear their feedback on our products, so in true sportsman style we challenged none other than blogger Jo from Given To Distracting Others to let us know her views on our brand new limited edition Union Jack bin.  Here are her thoughts:


“I actually squealed with delight when my new Brabantia Retro Union Jack bin arrived. Sad I know, but for weeks I have been cursing my current bin, bought for its retro style and touch open lid, its been the bane of my life.

The touch feature packed up after just over a month, the bin is no longer sold and has a 28 day guarantee only.

What looks nice on the outside, when opened to empty and clean has been a pain. The inside pail and bin itself has lots of nooks and crannies, why, I don’t know, but I have had to try and clean with a toothbrush, tipping the bin upside down to try and get crumbs out and avoid the shower.Union Jack bin

Out with the old and impractical, in with the new and very well made Brabantia bin.

Firstly it’s a Union Jack design, I feel very patriotic with my bin in the corner, I did feel a tad uncomfortable emptying teabags into a royal looking bin, but soon overcame this as needs must!

It brightens the corner of the kitchen and is unmissable.

Conor walked in to the kitchen and on the way out nodded and said “Cool bin.” High praise indeed from a teen who nowadays takes a lot of impressing. Paige’s eyes lit up and she said “Wow,” that’s the bin I want when I get a house.”

Chris immediately started to open and close the bin and fiddle with it, I resisted the urge to slap his hands after all, I do get him to empty the bin.

Union Jack bin It’s a joy to use, a pedal opening which means no touching the nice shiny dome top, which I keep polishing. Bags made especially for the bucket came with it and they are strong and also feat neatly so there is no unsightly overhang.

The slow close 30 litre bin features a MotionControl Whisper lid where the lid opens with just a light pedal tap and closes smooth and quietly, so is easy on the ears and nerves if I have had one of those days!

The bucket fits neatly inside and what is much more satisfying is the inside rim is smooth and easy to clean. There are no little ridges for food to say in so I feel its a lot more hygienic.

You may think I am a bit daft for raving about a bin, but it truly is a thing of clever design and beauty. Its really brightened the kitchen and has done away with me muttering about the other has bin!

What’s more its covered by a 10 year guarantee and here’s to hoping our Queen is still about so we can celebrate her long reign and see lots more patriotic goodies!”


Why not check out  Jo’s blog to find out more of her views?

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Product review: “I squealed with delight when my new Brabantia Union Jack bin arrived!” was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by Aime