When it comes to baby gear, I am usually pretty picky. I look for something that is not only well made and durable, but also easy to use! That's why I was very excited when asked to participate in the Diaper Pail Test Drive Program with Mom Central. Having a little one in diapers, I am always looking for the best way to control odor and an easy way to dispose of them.

As part of the Diaper Pail Test Drive Program, I have been given the opportunity to test two different diaper pails and compare their functionality, ease of use, odor control and more! I was sent the Diaper Genie II Elite Advanced Disposal System to review first.

The Diaper Genie II Elite diaper pail is not only the #1 selling diaper disposal system in protecting against unwanted germs and odors, but it's also the Winner of American Baby's 'Best of the Year' Award for 10 years!

  • Ergonomic - no need to bend, easy to hold baby and dispose of diaper
  • Hygienic - diapers touch the film, not the pail, for mess-free disposal
  • Twist-free - eliminates twisting to make disposal easier
  • Easy to use- foot pedal
When the Diaper Genie II Elite diaper pail arrived, I couldn't wait to put it to the test! As I pulled it out of the box I was happy to see that that there were only two parts to assemble. The shorter the 'set up' time, the better in my opinion. In just one easy step, I had the diaper pail snapped together and ready for the refill.

For those who have used the Diaper Genie, you are probably familiar with their refills. The refill for the Diaper Genie Elite has a 5 layer odor-barrier technology that is made to lock in smells and minimizes cleanup. The refill simply sits in the top of the diaper pail. In no time at all, I had the disposal system set up and ready to use!

Now came the real test! Could the Diaper Genie II Elite really control odor and be that easy to use?! So far we have used the Diaper Genie II Elite for just over a week and have gone through many diapers in that time. Overall, we have found this particular disposal system to be very easy to use.

One of my favorite features would have to be the foot pedal. Having a hands-free way to dispose of diapers so that I can hold Kaden at the same time has been great! The diaper drops in without touching the actual pail at all...meaning mess-free disposal! YAY! Between the foot pedal and the height of the pail, I have also noticed that I am not required to bend down at all while using it. This is something I greatly appreciate. Our two year old daughter loves to help throw diapers in...the foot pedal is her favorite feature as well I think! :)

Odor control is something that is VERY important to me. I do not want people coming into our home smelling dirty diapers. With the Diaper Genie II Elite we have not noticed any smell when the lid is closed. This is definitely a positive, as the lid is closed more than it is open. However, when we go to dispose of a diaper and open the lid...we can smell the soiled diapers inside. I think the double lock design inside and the 5 layer refill helps to eliminate some of the odor, but not completely. Overall though, I do appreciate that for the most part we are not smelling dirty diapers throughout the house.

We have emptied the diaper pail once since receiving it and have found it to be very simple. Using the cutting device on the inside, we just cut the bag, pull it out and tie the bottom of the next bag for continued use of the refill. The pail opens at the center by the push of a button so you can lift it up and get the bag out easily.

The Diaper Genie II Elite is very easy and convenient to use. It's definitely made with the busy parent in mind and one I would recommend to parents looking for a high quality diaper pail. Overall, we're very happy with it and look forward to being able to compare it to the second diaper pail we'll be testing this week....stay tuned!

**I am a member of the Mom Central community and I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central, sponsored by Diaper Genie, and received a free Diaper Genie diaper pail to facilitate my review.**

  1. My New Life As Mom June 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

    Oh... I'm jealous! I want one but can't justify buying one after going 7m without one.

  2. My New Life As Mom June 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
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  3. Xenia June 8, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

    Awesome review! And I love the picture of Kaelyn being impressed with the foot pedal - that's going on around here too! :)

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