About three months ago I purchase a new diaper champ as I was about to have my 2nd child. I already owned a Diaper Champ and really loved it. This was a new model and I expected it to be as useful as the original. I was disappointed.
The key benefits of using the diaper champ are:
easy disposal of dirty diapers
minimal oders between bag changes
you may use any trash bag with the diaper champ and are not commited to purchase special bags from the company. (you have to do this with the diaper genie)
The original diaper champ had a more narrow opening than the new one. This seemed to keep oders down considerably. The new model sadly does not do as well in this category. Additionally the new diaper champ with it's new wider opening does not seem able to handle smaller items that may be loose in the disposal opening. For example, if you have a full diaper alongside a baby wipe and you attempt to turn the handle over to dispose of the item into the trash cabin beneath, you 9 times out of 10 fail to dispose of the wipe and the diaper. Only the diaper will go. The wipe tends to get jammed in the mechanism.
Overall this item is okay. I would still use is rather than a diaper genie because I am opposed to being locked into using one companies disposal bags. I would however recommend anyone needing a diaper can search out the original Diaper Champ if at all possible.