The Best Diaper Pail - Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail has been chosen as a Wirecutter ‘Pick’

February 07, 2019

The Best Diaper Pail

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail - The best diaper pail

"After eight hours of research, considering 15 pails, and testing nine finalists over several weeks as three families logged nearly 250 diaper changes among them, we found that the Ubbi Steel DiaperPail offers the best balance between odor control and ease of use. The Ubbi stands apart with a straightforward, effective, less complicated design that’s easier to load and empty than its competitors. Unlike most other pails, the Ubbi can use regular trash bags—not proprietary refills—an advantage that simplifies everything, from changing the bags to buying replacements and also costs you literally hundreds of dollars less over a few years of ownership. Its powder-coated steel shell is tougher than other pails’ plastic bodies, and it was one of the few we found that also works well for cloth diapers. Its small footprint fills efficiently, and it’s easier to tell when the Ubbi is full than it is with others we tried. Stink suppression is the main reason people buy a diaper pail, but we found those smell-containing features make lots of pails less convenient to use—that’s a main reason we thought the Ubbi’s many advantages made up for it not being the best all-around odor controller."