Although the Playtex Diaper Genie Elite came in second place, it was edged out by its brother, the Diaper Genie Essentials in almost every metric. We found the Elite was stinkier than the Essentials when disposing of a dirty diaper, despite its double-clamp AirLock design and new carbon filter. However, the Elite does offer a more ergonomic design with increased height and a foot pedal for hands-free operation, and we also like the built-in antimicrobial protection in the pail's plastic. Overall though, these perks weren't enough to earn it an award in our review and with a high initial cost and the highest lifetime investment, this product is one we do not recommend.
The Diaper Genie Elite has been replaced by the new Diaper Genie Complete. Because the Elite is not readily available for retail, we are now linking to the Complete in this review. We haven't gotten our hands on it to do a full review, but you can read on below to learn about some of the differences.