2 Stars By Archer42 on 2011-10-19
The dimensions for the canister are way off for this product. Although it says it is 6.1 inches it is not. The important measurement is the internal dimension of the canister both at the top and bottom. The innocuous description which should warn you says the "tapered chrome base" but that doesn't really give it justice.
The real dimensions are: INSIDE at TOP of canister: 5 1/2"; INSIDE at BOTTOM of canister: 5"; that's a full 1/2" loss. If you use "Mega-Rolls" like I do, they stop fitting half-way down the canister. Thus, you can only fit 2 rolls in, not 3 and they are halfway up and that looks ridiculous.
BTW, it's difficult to get the roll in the middle out because it's stuck. The good news is that I bought it from BTA-MALL. I am returning it and they are giving me a full refund and I don't have to ship it back. Now I have to figure out where to give it away or donate it. Because I really cannot use it.
The good side: It does look as good as the picture. It arrived quickly and packaged well. The labels on the side came off cleanly so it looks good.
Living in a NYC apartment with cats, I was hoping to keep vermin and cat claws off the TP while having some within arms reach. The product still looks like it will do the job. Just wish it would hold the TP size we use.
4 Stars By sally-ruth on 2014-12-17
Fills the bill!
For years I had a toilet roll container that was stainless steel. It always looked spattered from the accumulated moisture condensation in the bathroom; and it picked up rust at the base. Also, even though I don't think this ever happened, I always was a little nervous that a guest might mistake it for a trash can and deposit something unpleasant inside, in error. So I threw it out and bought the Aria. I like it!
The surface of this holder won't be hard to keep clean, although the jury is still out concerning the shiny metal base. The translucent quality of the item should help allay my (probably unfounded) fears that someone could think it's a trash can, because you can look right through the cylinder and see that there's TP inside. Also, there is a finger hole in the lid that allows a glimpse into the contents.
This hole kind of bothers me from a design perspective. I wish there were a knob instead. But it's fine. Really, it's fine.
5 Stars By SEM on 2015-02-25
What a deal on a great holder!
I really like the clean minimalistic design of this tissue holder. It is sturdy enough to not fall over and easy to get into, and best of all, it just fades into the background. That wasn't the case with the metal holder I had previously which exposed to sight and dust a haphazard stack. (Who's going to take the time to carefully line up the rolls evenly?) I agree with previous reviewers that the hole on top lines up over the hole in the roll so if dust enters, it hits the cardboard roller, not the tissue. I pondered over whether to go with this slightly translucent option or a more opaque cylinder. I'm so glad that I got this one because it looks more attractive than a solid shiny type would look....somewhat resembles frosted glass. Plus, it's dense enough that it looks fairly solid, but you can still see how many rolls you have left.
5 Stars By ZAR on 2014-10-08
Exactly what I've been looking for!
I love that this TP container has a lid!
As the only woman in this household of boys (which includes toddlers still potty training to adults you think needs potty training) having a TP reserve with a lid (for obvious reasons: splash, misfire/bad aim, etc.) in the actual bathroom is important for me because I'm always the one finding an empty TP roll sitting on the dispenser (I've learned to look first now). When I ask the others why they didn't put a new roll up, their answer would be "I don't know where the spare TPs are kept".
Well now they can't use that excuse anymore!
Spare TP within arms reach. Enclosed container with lid, to keep them still usable/clean & not in plain sight for the curious toddlers to play with. Enough said! (Most TP reserves sold in retail stores are open basket-like concepts...not what I wanted.)
I liked this so much that I ordered another one for the guest bathroom!
5 Stars By Ray Harrell on 2013-08-23
Some reviews say it doesn't hold double-rolls, but it does. I was disappointed that it didn't have a handle, but I made one from hardware products from my home improvement store (see pictures). NOW it's a great product!
4 Stars By Benjamin Szweda on 2014-11-03
Simply design for a simple purpose
It is basically self-explanatory by looking it at it. I will note that the silver circle on the lid is an open hole. There is no knob on the lid to grab onto - you stick your finger through the hole to pull open the lid. There is no bottom to the finger hold so it is possible for dust/spilled items to enter this container. Easy to open even if you do not stick your finger through the hole - the lid does not span on. The silver on the top and bottom of mine was very shiny though and the frosted tube/lid was in great condition. The frosted aspect of it will prevent it from appearing dirty fast I believe. I am happy with this purchase.
3 Stars By Rotaka on 2015-04-11
I liked its' style on the website and bought it to pair with the Orb Toilet Paper Holder canister. I had thought that the top lid which is attached to the handle would fit into the bowl high enough to keep the brush bristles off the bottom. That was an error on my part - in fact, there is about 1/4" space all around the lid to the sides of the bowl. I believe this will allow dirt to settle into the container and the brush bristles do sit on the bottom of the bowl.
2 Stars By JBINDC on 2013-01-04
Usually love InterDesign products but this holder just looked cheap
Purchased two of these for both of the guest bathrooms in the house and they look great in the pictures of the listing, but when we got them out of the box, the chrome looks cheap and the frosted plastic is thin and overall this holder just did not live up to our other InterDesign items in our bathrooms. So we returned them to BTA-MALL without taking them out of the wrapper. Although I thought the lid would look great and keep dust and water from getting on the rolls, the lid has a hole in the center of it for easy on and off, so it kind of defeats the purpose of protecting the TP and again the lid has the ultra shiny chrome ring around the middle and the thin frosted plastic, so it just looks cheap and not well made.
5 Stars By Trish on 2014-01-03
I was a bit hesitant at first about buying this product since some of the reviews were less than favorable and I recalled seeing a warning about the product being defective a few months back. Anyway, I'm glad I bought it, I was never a fan of the the 'open' bath tissue holders, they never made sense to me because dust and germs would get all over the unused rolls as they sat in the open, uncovered holder but with this one, I feel like some of the dust and germs are kept off my unused rolls of bath tissue.
I recommend this product.
5 Stars By azdeanna on 2015-07-05
Sleek Yet Utilitarian; Works Well
Mine arrived as pictured and described, and I can use it with 3 rolls of regular or mega rolls of tp. I purchased this one because it was not expensive, works with my decor, can easily be cleaned off (dust or splashes), and the tp is enclosed storage (I don't like the open wire ones). I don't know that there's anything more to write really, except maybe that if I had a 2nd bathroom, I'd buy a second one.