The Diaper Genie Essentials diaper pail was discontinued by Playtex in 2017.
The Playtex Diaper Genie Essentials (formerly known as the Diaper Genie II) has been a long-time favorite in the diaper pail category. In our sniff tests it contained odor better than all the other diaper pails that we reviewed. While some of the other pails are slightly easier in disposing of a dirty diaper, they do so at the cost of escaping odor. The proprietary refill cartridges add a larger lifetime cost to this pail you'll want to consider, but the system contains odors better and is easier to change when full than much of the competition. Since your pail will likely be in baby's room, we consider odor control to be the single most important factor in choosing a pail. The Diaper Genie's unmatched odor control earns it our Editors' Choice winner for the second time in a row.