We've been using the same Diaper Dekor Plus pail for the past three years. I love the functionality of this pail, so much simpler than the Diaper Genie and contains smells better than other pails. The refills last a long time, or you could put in a trash bag. After three years and two kids worth of use, the spring holding the inner trap door closed seems to be wearing out so the inner trap door doesn't close as tightly as it once did. That said, the only time we notice a smell is when the trap door is fully open. We empty the pail once a week. It's not perfect, but it is the best option out there that I've seen!
I used a Diaper Dekor for my first child all the way through potty training and also with my second for the first year (before the Dekor Plus existed). The lid finally broke after 3.5 years of use. Before just buying another, I decided to do online research, trying to decide between the Diaper Dekor Plus and the Diaper Genie Elite II. I found some kind of 'baby research site' with videos and everything that swore the Diaper Genie was the hands down best at containing smell, even though the Dekor was easier to use. I have owned the Diaper Genie Elite II for about two weeks and HATE it. The Dekor used to contain the stink much better. The Diaper Genie is huge, unattractive and yet only works to contain about 4 diapers before the smell starts escaping, so essentially you have to change the liner all the time. Expensive. Also, in one refill bag cartridge, I only got three diaper pail changes out of it. The Diaper Dekor used to last through at least 4 or 5 diaper pail changes and used to hold A LOT more diapers in each. The Dekor is also a much more attractive,much more economic,and a more quality-looking product. The Genie is far inferior to the Dekor product. I don't know what I was thinking trying out another brand. Stick with what you know works. This does. Buying my Diaper Dekor Plus now...going to donate the Genie.
Diaper Dekor Plus Diaper Pail - White
You love the convenience of your Diaper Dekor Plus. This life-saving diaper pail allows you to conveniently and discreetly hide away diapers until trash day. For Mother Earth, though, convenience can often be a problem – especially when it comes to refills for trash cans.
The Diaper Genie Elite earned the high score of 8 of 10 in this metric with the closet competitor, the Diaper Dekor Plus Kolor coming in with a 7. The hardest for ease of disposal is the Munchkin; we experienced an increased need for putting our hands in the pail to shove diapers down so the bag could twist and the lid could close.