Kitchen trash cans aren't cheap. While your best bet for something inexpensive is to get a small one and keep it under the counters, some of us don't have the luxury of having that extra space. If your trash can has to be out where everyone can see it, it makes sense to invest a little in one that looks good. This new 10 gallon trash can from Oxo looks great in white, and has a soft touch opening lid (no more banging around as you step on the foot pedal). It has a narrow footprint so it can easily fit into a tight spot. My favorite feature of all is it is designed so that you don't see the bag hanging out. Available from Oxo for $119.