The bin could never be mistaken for being anything expensive, it looks cheap, feels cheap but is sturdy and does exactly what you'd want a bin to do. It comes in 2 sections, a solid bin part below an upper, removable top with a lift-up lid and mine, as mentioned, has a 40 litre capacity although other smaller sizes were available at the time but were disregarded as I figured they'd be too small for me. Mine is grey in colour which seems to be the only choice available but is a nice shade of grey (or 'silver' as Asda describe it as being but to me it's grey) that would suit a modern environment if left out where it could be seen although I have mine tucked away in a cupboard so it's not in the way. The top fits squarely in place although can slip from time to time if not positioned correctly although I don't think this a fault as such with the bin as this can be a common problem that other bins can have too and the lid lifts up drops down without issue which is the most important part as it's this function which is used on a regular basis.
It's nicely designed as far as a bins go and holds a swing bin liner with ease although I wouldn't recommend using the cheaper swing bin liners that you can buy in this one as they're prone to stretching and splitting, the dearer liners are the better choice as they seem to fit easily without ripping and are a better size. Because mine isn't out on show I don't bother with swing bin liners and simply add a black bag in mine as I find them to be larger in size and rarely tear and I'm not worried about the excess overhang as I find them easier to tie up once full. When empty the bin is rather lightweight, the plastic construction isn't too heavy that it make it cumbersome so moving the bin around shouldn't be a problem for anyone and again this is down to cheap quality of the plastic used which probably explains its inexpensive pricetag.
It's not a 'status' bin, it lacks the sheen or quality of the ones that cost double or more but for a purely practical thing it's fine for what it is and having used mine daily for over 6 months I have no concerns about its long-term durability or everyday practical use.
When I was in the process of setting up my new home I had a set budget in mind for what I wanted to spend in each of my rooms and a list of essential things that I needed to buy. When it came to the equipment I had to buy for my kitchen I quickly realised that there were savings to be made by buying Supermarket branded items on a fair few things, I'm quite fortunate in that I have a fully fitted kitchen with more storage space than I could ever use and have a long cupboard which I decided would be the ideal place to house my kitchen bin and because it was never going to be on show I didn't have to worry about buying anything too fancy. I saw the plastic bin under review here in Asda when I was out shopping one day and quickly decided to buy it, it was only £7.00, had a 40 litre capacity and seemed ideal for what I needed, so what's it like 6 months on?