The can seems to be well constructed and aesthetic pleasing. The opening to the can is narrow. The auto open feature works about 85% of the time. The performance was even poorer while operating on batteries only. Having guests over the holidays, several of them found the can hard to open. The "open" and "close" buttons are very small. So in summary, its a nice can that doesnt work perfectly every time. Our initial review was 3 stars is there a negative star rating? 2/21/2014 update my wife and I now feel that if it were possible to put this P.O.S. into itself that is where it belongs. Almost never opens with a wave of the hand the open button almost never works. It high dollar junk.