The under sink area in our kitchen and especially in vanity base cabinets, can be one of the most used areas. It can also be difficult to find a trash pull out solution to fit in such a tight space..
From my years of experience speaking with custom cabinet makers and installers, it’s ideal to have a trash pull out that’s easy to install, made of quality materials and fits a good price range.
After compiling various resources and using the knowledge from my own hands-on experience, the under sink trash pull out that I would recommend is the Rev-A-Shelf RV814PB. There’s lots of other ideas though.
In this article we’ll compare some differences of what’s to like, what’s not to like and the need-to-know dimensions for each of the products.
Let’s kick it off with the top three…
Best Trash Pull Outs That Fit Under a Sink
What Size Trash Can Fits Under A Sink?
In order to figure out what size trash can pull out will work under your sink, we need to know the inner cabinet dimensions. Of course, not all cabinets are alike. You may have a vanity cabinet or a standard sink base kitchen cabinet. These two types of cabinets can vary in size.
Sink Base Kitchen Cabinet Sizes:
- Widths of 30″, 33″, 36″
- Depth of 24″
- Height of (minus countertops) 34.5″
Vanity Cabinet Sizes:
- Widths of 24″, 30″, 36″, etc.
- Depths of 20″, 21″
- Heights of 30″-32″, etc.
To be certain of your cabinet type dimensions, measure the inner opening width, depth and height. Be sure to account for any protruding plumbing or an existing sink. You’ll need to find a pull out trash product that can work with those dimensions.
For an example: if you have a 30″ width, a 24″ depth and a 34.5″ height, you can fit a number of great pull out trash products like the 5SBWC from Rev-A-Shelf or the SimpleHuman pull out trash can too.
How Do You Install A Trash Can Under A Sink?
- First things first…gather your cabinet dimensions. You’ll need to know the width, depth and height of the inner cabinet space.
- Account for any protruding hinges on the side walls.
- Most under sink pull out trash cans will mount directly to the floor of the cabinet.
- Align your assembled pull out trash frame towards the front frame of the cabinet to allow easy access.
- You may need shims or spacers to give your pull out trash slide assembly clearance to slide out over a cabinet frame lip.
- If not mounting to an existing cabinet door, make sure your cabinet door is not hitting the pull out trash can when closing.
- Once installed and mounted to the cabinet, cycle the pull out trash can several times and adjust accordingly.
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