Don’t let these pull-outs scare you from attempting an install. They may look like lots of moving parts, but they’re actually simple to add to your cabinetry. Typically, they all install with just four screws and minimal alterations.
We highlighted some double trash pull-outs within our Best Trash Pull-Outs for Kitchens post, but in this guide the double bin options are all we’ll focus on. Most of these options listed are also offered in single pull-outs as well. The version will simply depend on the width, height and depth dimensions of your cabinet.
If you’re limited on space and all you have is a tight area under the faucet, there are also smaller trash pull-outs that fit under a sink. With that said, it’s always helpful to have a tape measure handy and triple check the dimensions of your cabinet and make sure the double trash pull-outs will co-exist.
What is a Double Trash Pull-Out?
A double trash pull-out is a complete pull-out that typically contains dual waste bins within the frame and slide system.
The bins can be various sizes including 27 quart, 30 quart, 35 quart or even 50 quart. This will vary depending on the trash pull out brand.
The trash bins usually sit sideways and are front to back, but occasionally, they will sit longways.
Why Do I Need One?
Sometimes the single trash pull-outs are not utilizing the entire width of the cabinet space and putting two singles side-by-side just won’t work. Or, perhaps you want to move away from a standard step-can and need a completely hidden option that stays inside your base cabinet. Either way, incorporating a trash pull-out within a kitchen is becoming standard practice for many kitchen designers, cabinet makers and even homeowners themselves.
By having a complete out-of-the-box product, pre-assembled trash pull-outs can also save our DIY folks time too. After parts and labor, DIY pull-out trash products can often times end up costing the same.
Types of Cabinetry for Trash Pull-Outs
Do you have a full height cabinet or a cabinet with a drawer above? Either way, depending on the double trash pull-out size, they can accommodate each type of cabinet.
Some other cabinetry aspects to consider are whether or not you have Face Frame, Frameless or Inset cabinetry. These can affect the width and depth measurements when searching for a double trash pull-out, so make sure you are aware of what style you have.
How Wide Are Base Cabinets?
Trash pull outs usually fit in base cabinet widths of 12”, 15”, 18”, 21” or even 24”.
The depth of traditional base cabinets is 24” and a full height base cabinet is 34.5” with a countertop of 1.5” for a total of 36”.
More Dimensions to Be Aware of
This is the most crucial part when looking for a product that will work for your application. There are going to be widths, depths and heights that will make or break your project.
Make sure you verify the exact dimensions of your cabinet opening versus the physical product dimensions of the double trash pull out you are looking for.
For example: a 12” wide waste bin would work within a 15” cabinet opening width and so on.
What we’re looking for in a trash pull-out…
- Quick installation
- Easy to Clean
- Sturdy Slide Systems (soft-close)
- Good Weight Capacity
- Door Mounting Bracket Options
- Included Bins
Best Double Bin Trash Pull-Outs
Rev-A-Shelf RV-18KD Series Trash Pull-Outs
One of the most popular and reliable products in the market is this product from Rev-A-Shelf. If you are looking for a well-made, good price point, double trash pull-out product this is the one to examine a bit further in your research. It features sturdy ball-bearing slides, a four screw install, pull handle, included bins and also has the option to be door mounted too.
- Pull handle
- Quick install time
- Full-extension slides
- 100lb. rated slides
SimpleHuman Under-Counter Recycler Trash Pull-Outs
SimpleHuman is known for there full-line of step trash can options, but their pull-out also has a good reputation. This is another “simple” install that anyone can accomplish. It features smooth gliding slides, both recycling and regular trash bins and an integrated handle pull.
The black front bin is 20 liters and the blue recycler bin in 15 liters. They are a tad small compared to our other options listed, but are certainly suitable for standard usage.
- Trash or recycling option
- Steel frame
- Full-extension slides
- Easy access handle
- Great for smaller cabinets
- No door mount kit
- SimpleHuman Bag liner codes
Rev-A-Shelf 53WC Series Trash Pull-Outs
This is a “knock-down” product, meaning the frame and slide system will have to be assembled before installing into a cabinet. There are just three components though; the base frame, and the two slide skirts. Once those are put together you are good to go. Read our 53WC review for more details.
This does feature soft-close slides and also a door mounting kit. The cans can rattle a bit within the frame, but other than that it is a very solid product.
- Simple installation
- Soft-Close Slides
- Door Mounting Kit
- Full-Extension Slides
- Contemporary Wire Frame
- No middle bin divider rail
- Frame assembly time
- Lids offered separately *Back lid may hit cabinet frame
Knape & Vogt PSW15 Trash Pull-Outs
This is another simple double pull-out that’s more on the economical side of the list. Sometimes simplicity is better though. This one is easy to install, has smooth ball-bearing slides, and a nice secure frame to hold the trash bins. The door mount kit is optional on this, but it’s always a great add-on feature to have.
- Secure bin frame
- Optional door mount kit
- 4-screw install
- Smooth gliding slides
- Smaller bin size
- No lids
Rev-A-Shelf 5349 Series Trash Pull-Outs
This one incorporates all the great features like, full extension soft-close slides, contemporary style, and a detachable frame that makes it easy to clean the back of the cabinet. Since the slides are full-extension the back bin can quickly be taken out and emptied. We listed this as one of our favorites for Best Pull Out Trash Cans for Kitchens
- Easy to clean
- Soft-close slides (no slamming)
- 90lb. rated slides
- Detachable frame
Rev-A-Shelf 4WCBM Series Trash Pull-Outs
If you have a heavy traffic kitchen and are constantly using your trash pull-out, this option is perfect. Its soft-close piston slide system is robust and can take a beating day after day. The piston has a fulcrum point around 8″. It will open assist and close assist at the 8″ point.
The bins are uniquely placed in a length wise fashion which makes it easy to access each can. Keep in mind that the width on this one is a bit wider than others in the category.
- Solid wood frame
- Concealed slides
- Door mount kit included
- Piston activated soft-close
- Back bin storage
- Resistance on opening
- Lids sold separately *Front and back lids open fully
Trash pull-outs are a unique breed of convenience hardware. When we think of trash cans we think of the traditional “step-cans” or of the barrels sitting outside. As you can see, there are some great options for “in-cabinet” solutions that are more permanent. Again, if you are in the market for a double trash pull-out, make sure to check dimensions of both your cabinet and the product before making a purchase.
So, what’s our take on this list? All offer great features and it’s really up to the end user and how they intend to use it, but for us, the Rev-A-Shelf RV-18KD Series is just an all-around great product. We like the ease of install and also the handle pull. This would save us some time from installing the Door Mounting Brackets. So, that’s our pick. What would you use?