Most base cabinets in the kitchen can have room for a single bin trash pull out or a double bin trash pull out.
We highlighted some double trash pull-outs within our best trash pull outs for kitchens post, but in this post the double bin options are what I’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.
To get right into it, here’s my top three…
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.
Single bin versus double bin trash storage is as simple as having just one bin versus two bins within the slide out frame.
The double 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.
With heavily used products like waste containers, it’s important to at least consider the benefits and features of modern day solutions from great brands like Rev-A-Shelf and SimpleHuman.
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 and What Size Will Fit?
Trash pull outs usually fit in standard 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”.
Be sure to know the fully assembled dimensions of the pull out trash can as it will need to fit in the interior of the cabinet with room to slide in and out.
An example would be…a 12” wide pull out trash can would work within a standard 15” cabinet opening width.
More Dimensions to Be Aware of
This is the most crucial part when looking for a pull out trash 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.
Again, as an example: a 12” wide waste bin would work within a 15” cabinet opening width and so on.
Best Double Pull Out Trash Cans
1. Rev-A-Shelf - RV18KD Double Trash Pull Out
Drop this in your base cabinets in no-time and get the instant functionality of having an in-cabinet trash storage pull out.
This particular trash pull out option comes as a knock-down unit, so the chrome wire frame will need to be assembled. It is offered with a single 35qt., double 27qt., and double 35qt. waste bin options.
The full-extension slides of the RV-18KD-17C S mount to the bottom of the cabinet with just a few screws. *If a back lid is used, it may not open properly due to the face frame of the cabinet.
2. Rev-A-Shelf - 5349 Series Double Trash Pull Out
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.
It is offered in various sizes including single 35qt., single 50qt., double 35qt., and double 50qt. can options. The 50qt. versions need a full height cabinet without a drawer above to function.
3. SimpleHuman - Under Counter Trash Pull Out
SimpleHuman is known for there full-line of step trash can options, but their trash 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.
4. Rev-A-Shelf - 4WCBM Wood Box Trash Pull Out
If you have a heavy traffic kitchen and are constantly using your trash pull-out, the Rev-A-Shelf 4WCBM pull out 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.
5. Rev-A-Shelf - 53WC Series Double 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.
Don’t get too worried though, there are just three main components – the base frame and the two right and left slide skirts. Once those are put together and mounted onto the main frame you are good to go.
The 53WC pull out features soft-close slides and also a door mounting kit (which can allow you to mount to an existing cabinet door). The cans can rattle a bit within the frame, but other than that, it’s an extremely solid product.
Comes with a cabinet door mounting kit, bin(s), frame assembly and all mounting hardware for the install.
6. Knape & Vogt - USC15 Double Trash Pull Outs
Among many, there are two notable features on the USC15 Knape & Vogt trash pull out.
One is the back rear wall – this helps to eliminate any items from falling in the back of the cabinet. The second is the high side frame rails – this helps the bins stay secure and adds to the overall look of the frame.
It features nice soft-closing slides which help to eliminate slamming. It can also mount to your existing cabinet door which is super helpful when operating a heavy duty product like this.
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?
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