Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14
Rated 1 out of 5 by NJmom1 Not what I expected
I bought the Ubbi because I was so tired of buying special bags for the diaper genie. I was constantly running out and didn't have any on hand. I was also really drawn by the fact that this wasn't supposed to have any lingering odor and once baby #3 in 4 yrs came along I thought it was time for an upgrade.
Overall, I have to say that I'm really disappointed. The smell when I open the pail is overwhelming and while it's not as bad when closed I can definitely still smell dirty diapers. I'm not sure if we received a bad model or if this is the norm but I really expected more.
I'm trying to find ways to minimize the odor but have a feeling I will purchase another Diaper Genie and give this away.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greasegrouch Great diaper pail
Love this diaper pail. It's perfect for the nursery.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolineN Great diaper pail
This diaper pail looks great and really does trap odors. I liked it so much I ordered a second, in a different color, to put on the first floor.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYCmomma Almost perfect!
What's to love in this diaper pail:
-True odor control (seriously, it works!!)
-No proprietary bag needed (amazing!)
-Great color options (we got the Giggle orange, of course!)
-Perfect size (any bigger and we couldn't lift the heavy bag... any smaller and we'd be taking it out every hour!)
Why it got 4 stars:
Around the inner lip of the pail, the plastic lip itself has unnecessary notches every few inches. They don't appear to do anything, except perhaps they are how the lip snaps or grips the steel body of the pail. The issue here is that every time we pull a really full bag of diapers out, it snags on one of these edges and rips. It's enormously frustrating.
We ran some duck-tape around the inner edge, to cover the notches and make a smooth edge for the bag to glide over as it is removed. It's not pretty, but no one's looking at the inside of our diaper pail and has solved the problem of ripped bags.
Overall, couldn't be happier... and hope Ubbi will fix this simple design flaw in a future edition.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWHW Really doesn't stink!
This is the best pail ever! Once you shut the top, it really doesn't stink! It's amazing!
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 looks good, smells great!
It really doesn't smell.... at all. I hadn't opened it for a few days and when I opened it I got a whiff, it was terrible, but the bright side was that when it was closed there was no indication that there was a pile of poopy diapers in the nursery! And it looks sleek, which I love. And it's super easy to use, and you don't need special bags, I want to buy one for my main floor now too!
January 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The best!
Everyone teased me about needing this diaper pail. But, I read the reviews and knew that it was a good choice. My sister has three kids and she used a basic plastic pail and it was always smelly! Well, we've had our baby for two months now and this thing works! No matter what you put in here, you cannot smell it on the outside. It holds a bunch of dirty diapers and takes any regular garbage bag. Take my word for it and buy this diaper pail!
January 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Well worth it!
We had no idea what to look for in a diaper pail (this being our first baby), but we were really impressed both with the look and function of the ubbi. Bottom line, it's great--I do still smell the diapers when it's opened (well, duh) but it totally contains them when it's closed. I agree with a previous reviewer in that when we're changing bags, it does hold on to a "lingering" smell (good use of words, lol). I thought it was bad until I went to my friend's house and realized I could smell their diaper genie from across the room! ewwww. Ours was still the clear winner in that when it's closed (90% of the time) there is zero smell. zero.
Yes, it costs more, but it evens out with the other ones once you factor in that you are not dependent on the specific type of bag...so there's no panic that we will run out either.
I do wish that ubbi made a stand or platform for it, though...as it is short and non-imposing, but I am a tall lady and I have to bend down sideways to open it (with my hand) and throw the diaper away...not easy with a squirmy baby. I found it to be WAY easier when I placed it on top of our diaper box, but that looks horrible (let's be honest--I paid $70 for a diaper pail and then put it on a cardboard box-ironic).
My only regret? That I didn't buy HOT PINK! how fun is that?!?! But, we figure we will use it for a bathroom garbage can when we don't need it for a diaper pail anymore--it's certainly nice enough for that!
December 13, 2012