I have found these bags to work well in our 13 gallon kitchen trash bin. The smell is one that I like and am very familiar with. It does keep down the odors for a few days. Really smelly items will still overwhelm, but I have found that at minimum I am not having to disinfect and clean the plastic bin as often. The odors don't seem to leave the bag as much as other bags I have used in the past. The force flex works well for us. I like the way it is easy to stretch over the rim of the bin, but also that it stays put. Overall I have been very satisfied with these and will probably keep with them for a while.