Top 10 Automatic Trash Cans with Odor-Absorbing Filters
for February 2024

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Trash cans aren't just for trash anymore. Many modern trash cans now have odor-absorbing filters that trap odors before they escape. These trash cans, also known as odor eaters, come in all shapes and sizes, including compact bins, undercounter bins, and full-size trash cans.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, we test trash cans for odor-absorbing filter performance. We evaluate how well the trash can traps odors, how well the odor-absorbing filter works, and how easy the trash can is to clean. We also score how easy the trash can is to open, close, and empty, as well as how easy it is to load the trash can.

We test odor-absorbing filters for how well they trap odors. We measure odor absorption in parts per million (ppm). We also test odor filters for how well they work. We evaluate how well the odor filter traps smells, how long it traps odors, and how easy it is to clean.

These are the best odor-eating trash cans you can buy in 2022:

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iTouchless 13 Gallon Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter and Lid Lock, Power by Batteries (not included) or Optional AC Adapter (sold separately), Black/Stainless Steel

iTouchless 13 Gallon Automatic Trash Can Odor-Absorbing with Filter and Lid Lock

by iTouchless

BEAUTIFUL STAINLESS STEEL Fingerprint-proof surface is easy to clean. Modern design is perfect for any kitchen or office dcor

The iTouchless 13 Gallon Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter and Lid Lock is a solid, reliable trashcan that works well in small spaces and with common trash bags. It has 4 D-size batteries that will last up to 1.5 years, and it uses those batteries only when needed, so power consumption is minimal. It has an odor-absorption filter, which can help neutralize certain types of trash odors, and it has a lid lock, which keeps the lid from falling into the trash. The can has 12-inch-wide openings, so it's able to accommodate bulky items like diapers and paper towels. The iTouchless is automatic, so all you have to do is open the lid and add your bag, and the trashcan takes care of the rest. The lid has a manual open/close button, and there's a retainer ring to prevent the bag from falling in. The iTouchless is well-built, and it's available in several colors and finishes, including black and stainless steel. It comes with a 1-year warranty, and it's covered by a 15-day money-back guarantee.

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Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter, Smart Touchless Infrared Motion Sensor Trash Can Waste Bin Garbage Bin for Kitchen, Home, Office (35L Blue)

LBLWJD Automatic Trash with Can Odor-Absorbing Filter

by LBLWJD

BEAUTIFUL STAINLESS STEEL - Fingerprint-proof surface is easy to clean. Modern design is perfect for any kitchen or office dcor

The Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter is sleek, quiet, and well-designed. It has a smooth, matte finish and an attractive blue-and-black color scheme. The trash can's large size (35 gallons) and relatively thin profile (11.6 inches) make it easy to store. The trash can has a generous 35-liter capacity, so it's able to accommodate large kitchen trash bags, and it's spacious enough that it can hold several bags at once. The trash can's lid opens and closes smoothly, and its lid lock and automatic lid close buttons are easy to use. The trash can's lid also locks securely in place. The trash can's simple, automatic lid open/close mechanism is convenient, but we liked having the option to open the lid manually. The trash can's automatic infrared motion sensor is reliable, and the lid opens or closes when you approach it. The trash can has a non-removable carbon filter, which absorbs trash odors and neutralizes them. The trash can's odor filter is removable and washable, so it's easy to change. The trash can's odor filter is reusable and lasts for about six months. The trash can's carbon filter is easy to clean. The trash can's air vents are designed to improve air flow, so bag removal is easy. The trash can's air vents are unobtrusive, so they don't interfere with the look of the trash can. The trash can's large, nonskid base helps keep the trash can steady. The trash can's manual open/close buttons are conveniently located on the side of the trash can. The trash can's manual open/close buttons are convenient and easy to use. The trash can's manual open/close buttons are comfortable to press.

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Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter and Lid Lock, Sensor Kitchen Garbage Bin, USB Charging Power,A,12L

LXVY Automatic Trash Can with Filter Odor-Absorbing and Lid Lock

by LXVY

Built-in LED light, which can be turned on at any time at night, Double barrel design inside and outside, clean and easy to store

This trash can has a smart lid that opens and closes silently and senses your movements. It has a 0.3-second open time, and when you step away, the lid closes quietly. The sensor only opens the lid when you present your hands or an object below it, so you won't be bothered by the trash can opening unexpectedly. The trash can's lid is also equipped with a lock, so nobody will be able to sneak in and open the lid while you're away. The trash can is fairly large, so it holds a good amount of garbage and is easy to empty. It has a 12-liter capacity and comes with a charging cable, so you can charge it using your computer's USB port (the trash can doesn't include a power adapter). It also has a 4-liter capacity, so it can be used as a small trash bin. The trash can is not wall mountable, and its size is too large to fit in most apartments.

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iTouchless 2.5 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with Odor Filter and Fragrance, Touchless Automatic Stainless Steel Waste Bin, Perfect for Office and Bathroom, Pearl White

iTouchless 2.5 Gallon Sensor Trash with Can Odor Filter and Fragrance

by iTouchless Housewares & Products, Inc.

BEAUTIFUL and DURABLE Elegant matte white steel can body and high-quality, silver-colored ABS plastic lid, fingerprint-resistant and easy to clean

The Touchless 2.5 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with Odor Filter and Fragrance is the best trash can for most people. It has a large capacity, it costs less than the competition, and it does a great job of keeping smells under control. The Touchless 2.5 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with Odor Filter and Fragrance has a convenient lid sensor that automatically opens when you approach the trash can, and its electronic sensor is more sensitive than the motion sensors on the bins we tested. When the trash can lid is opened, the sensor sends a signal to a small circuit board inside the trash can. This circuit turns on a relay, which activates a circuit that sends electricity to the unit's internal ionisation chamber. The ionisation chamber releases millions of negative ions that attach to any odour particles, neutralising them. The ionisation chamber also releases a lemon-scented fragrance that is released when the trash can is opened. The ionisation chamber is efficient enough to handle human waste, but we've tested it with dog waste and it didn't do a great job of removing all odours; it works best with small amounts of waste. The trash can doesn't collect any waste, so you'll need to empty it regularly. The trash can also has a convenient built-in 30 minute timer that shuts the trash can off automatically, which is a great feature for a trash can that doesn't have its own built-in sensor. The Touchless 2.5 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with Odor Filter and Fragrance is a sturdy, well-made product, and it's an attractive trash can. The trash can is heavy, so it's best for hard-floor environments. The trash can is also a bit on the expensive side, but it's well worth the money.

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iTouchless 4 Gallon Fragrance Trash Cans with AbsorbX Odor Filter, 04 Gal Sensor Pearl White

iTouchless 4 Gallon Fragrance Trash with Cans AbsorbX Odor Filter

by iTouchless Housewares & Products Inc.

Beautiful and Durable Elegant matte white steel can body and high-quality, silver-colored ABS plastic lid. Fingerprint-resistant and easy to clean.

Our pick for the best trash can, the iTouchless 4 Gallon Fragrance Trash Cans with AbsorbX Odor Filter, has a sensor-operated lid that opens when motion is detected. It has a 4-gallon capacity, so you don\'t have to shake it every time you toss something in it, and it has a drain tube that empties the can whenever it's full. The odor control is top-notch, and the lid is watertight, so it will never rust. The iTouchless 4 Gallon Fragrance Trash Cans with AbsorbX Odor Filter is compact and portable, so it\'s perfect for the home or office, and it's a breeze to clean. It drains completely, so it won\'t be a stinky mess when it\'s empty, and it's made of a durable, rust-proof plastic. The iTouchless 4 Gallon Fragrance Trash Cans with AbsorbX Odor Filter is rechargeable and uses a low-wattage battery, so it lasts a long time and is energy efficient. The 4-gallon capacity is big enough to hold a big load, and there's a 2-gallon version, as well.

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iTouchless 13 Gallon Pet-Proof Sensor Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter Kitchen Garbage Bin Prevents Dogs & Cats Getting in, Battery and AC Adapter (Not Included), Stainless Steel and PetGuard

iTouchless 13 Gallon Pet-Proof Sensor Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Kitchen Filter Garbage Bin Prevents Dogs & Cats Getting in

by iTouchless

Beautiful stainless steel fingerprint-proof surface is easy to clean. Modern design is perfect for any kitchen or office dcor

The iTouchless 13 Gallon Pet-Proof Sensor Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter is one of our favorite trash cans, and it's easy to see why. It's highly attractive, with a sleek, modern design that looks great in any kitchen or bathroom. It's incredibly convenient, with a sensor that opens the lid automatically when you approach it, and an option to use batteries or a corded AC adapter. The lid is transparent, so you can see what's inside. The trash can is sturdy, with thick walls and a strong, metal lid; the trash can is also odor-resistant, thanks to a built-in odor filter and a deodorizing gel. The trash can is also easy to clean: just pour cold water on it to clean it up, and wipe it down with a wet cloth. The trash can is also great for dogs or cats, thanks to a large opening that won't trap paws or paws, and a lid that closes securely. The iTouchless 13 Gallon Pet-Proof Sensor Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter is a good choice for pet owners, and it's also a great choice for anyone looking for a trash can that's convenient, attractive, and durable.

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iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter System, Powered by Batteries (not Included) or Optional AC Adapter (Sold Separately)

iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Can Trash with AbsorbX Odor Filter System

by iTouchless

BEAUTIFUL STAINLESS STEEL Fingerprint-proof surface is easy to clean. Modern design is perfect for any kitchen or office dcor

The iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter System offers an excellent way to get a fresh, clean smelling home without putting in a lot of work. The lid opens automatically when you wave your hand underneath it, and it has a retainer ring that keeps the lid from opening on its own. The can has a handle, and it's quite heavy, so it will never tip over. The lid also closes automatically after it's been opened. The can has air vents on the sides, and these help air circulate and remove trash odors. The can is lined with an AbsorbX filter, which absorbs and neutralizes odors. The filter also removes 99% of germs, bacteria, and viruses. The can also comes with two AA batteries, which last about six months. The iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Trash Can with AbsorbX Odor Filter System offers several features that the 10-gallon cans we tested didn't, such as an automatic lid opener and a non-removable odor filter. The 13-gallon size also makes it a good choice for households with pets. The manual lid opening and closing buttons also make it a good option for households with older or disabled residents.

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iTouchless 14 Gallon Sliding Lid Automatic Sensor Trash Can with Odor Filter System, 52 Liter White Steel Touchless Kitchen Garbage Bin

iTouchless 14 Gallon Sliding Lid Automatic Trash Sensor Can with Odor Filter System

by iTouchless

PEARL WHITE STEEL This white steel trash can is fingerprint-proof, smudge-resistant, and easy to clean. It has a modern, stylish design that looks great in the kitchen or office

The iTouchless trashcan does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's an automatic trashcan that automatically opens and closes based on the motion of your hand. The trash can opens when you place your hand on the sensor, and closes when you remove your hand from the sensor. It's powered by 4 D batteries (not included) or optional AC adapter (sold separately). It does require batteries, but you don't need to worry about changing them very often, since AAA batteries last about 3 years. The trash can is compact, yet it holds a lot of trash, and its perfect for busy family kitchens or offices. The trash can's sensor is very sensitive, so you can't accidentally open the door when you touch something else. The trash can's motion sensor isn't perfect, however. At times, it takes a few seconds for the trash can to open or close after you've placed your hand on it. The trash can's plastic lid is lightweight and easy to remove, but it's a bit flimsy, so it could break if you drop it. The trash can's odor filter is removable, and it's made of carbon, which absorbs and neutralizes trash odors. The trash can's odor filter lasts about 3 years. The trash can's lid is easy to clean. The trash can's lid has a slot, so you can easily remove trash without opening the trash can. The trash can's lid is tall enough, so it doesn't fit under low cabinets. The trash can's lid doesn't open all the way, so you can't fit large trash bags inside. The trash can's lid doesn't close all the way, so it's a little harder to clean up after using the trash can.

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iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter, Battery-Free Stainless Steel Automatic Bin with Odor Filter, Great for Kitchen and Office

iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Can Trash with AC Adapter

by iTouchless

Extra-Long Battery Life Only draws power as needed. 3X batter life of other sensor garbage cans. 4 D size batteries (not included) can last up to 1.5 years

The iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter is a solid, smart trash can that stores 13 gallons of trash. It's worth considering if safety is your main concern, because the lid closes automatically when your hand enters the can, and it remains closed until your hand leaves and the lid reopens. The iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter is easy to clean, and it features a carbon air filter to remove odor. The iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter is silent, but it doesn't have any sensors that detect when the lid is open or closed, so it won't automatically close if you accidentally leave the lid open. Additionally, the iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter doesn't have a sensor that detects when it's full, so there's no way to know when to stop filling it. The iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter is well-designed, and it makes it easy to toss trash into the can without exposure to your hands. However, the iTouchless 13 Gallon Sensor Trash Can with AC Adapter doesn't help you control trash odors, and it's fairly noisy, so it may not be a good choice for bedrooms or bathrooms.

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SensorCan 13 Gallon Automatic Touchless Sensor Kitchen Trash Can with AC Adapter and Odor Filter Kit, Stainless Steel, Oval Shape, Battery Free Operation with Included AC Adapter

SensorCan 13 Gallon Automatic Touchless Sensor Kitchen Trash with Can AC Adapter and Odor Filter Kit

by iTouchless

BEAUTIFUL STAINLESS STEEL This stainless steel trash can is fingerprint-proof and smudge-resistant. It has a modern, stylish design that looks great in the kitchen or office

The SensorCan 13-gallon automatic touchless trash can is a stylish, well-made trashcan that is perfect for busy kitchens or offices. It automatically opens when you wave your hand over the sensor, making it hygienic and convenient. The SensorCan is stylish, well-built, and roomy enough for trash, recycling, and compostables, and it easily fits under low countertops. Its narrow, rectangular shape takes up less space in your kitchen than other larger cans, and its lid pivots 180 degrees to empty the trash can without tipping the contents over. The SensorCan is quiet when it opens and closes, and its lid automatically closes when it senses that the trash has been emptied, so no hands are needed to touch the trashcan. The SensorCan is easy to clean, too. Its stainless steel body resists odors and stains, and it's dishwasher safe. The SensorCan's AC adapter plugs into the wall, and it includes 4 D size batteries, too. The SensorCan's batteries last for about 3 months, so it's nice to have a spare set of batteries, just in case. The SensorCan's AC adapter plugs into standard wall outlet, so it's convenient to use, there's no batteries to replace, and it's easy to recharge. The SensorCan's AC adapter runs for 2 hours on a full charge, and it will automatically shut off when it's fully charged. The SensorCan's AC adapter is removable, so it's easy to clean. The AC adapter is UL Listed and meets all bathroom safety requirements, so it's safe to use in your kitchen and bathroom. The SensorCan's AC adapter plugs into standard wall outlet, so it's easy to recharge. The SensorCan's AC adapter runs for 2 hours on a full charge, and it will automatically shut off when it's fully charged.

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