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5 Gal. Smart Control Gas Can

  • Squeeze spout design for easy and controlled fuel pouring
  • SmartControl® Spout enables fast fuel flow without spilling
  • EPA, CARB and ASTM compliant to ensure safety and reliability
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Product Overview

The Scepter SmartControl fuel containers are the next generation of rugged gas cans that provide you with a fast and hassle-free experience. This 5 Gal. can features a simple spout and flame mitigation device, this product eliminates frustration with an easy-to-use, hard-to-break design with an added layer of protection. The Scepter SmartControl gasoline container also has a squeeze controlled flow rate which makes filling everything from lawnmowers to recreational vehicles a simpler, cleaner, safer experience.
  • Easy to Pour - A simple squeeze starts the gas flowing
  • Flows fast, up to 3 Gal. per minute, with an integrated air vent in spout
  • Controllable flow rate means no spilling. Squeeze less for a little, squeeze more for a lot
  • Great for lawnmowers and other large equipment such as generators and recreational vehicles
  • EPA / CARB & Child Safety Compliant



Product Depth (in.)
11.53 in
Product Height (in.)
16.75 in
Product Width (in.)
9.91 in


Accessory Type
Gas Can
5 gal (US)
Fire retardant
Gas Can Accessory Type
Gas Can Material

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ASTM Compliant,CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 2 year

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.2
    out of 1,521 reviews
  • 56%recommend this product
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Needs strainer removed
The can is great once you get gas in it. Could not pump gas into it due to the strainer, pump kept clicking off. Removed strainer with a screwdriver, pried it out.
Response from ScepterCustomerServiceMay 7, 2021
Hello - The screen (strainer) you describe is a flame mitigation device (FMD) for consumer protection. Their inclusion in fuel containers is about to become law. Unfortunately there are people who misuse fuel and can end up severely injured. Our goal is the safety of our customers, so we’ve added one ahead of the pending regulations. We understand that filling the containers can take a bit longer, but this does add an extra layer of protection for consumers who don’t handle fuel responsibly. The FMD should NEVER be removed from the container and if it is removed we recommend that the container be disposed of. Gas and diesel pumps are different. The FMD contains two internal ledges that the pump must rest on when filling depending on your fuel type. Diesel pumps rest on the first ledge, and gasoline pumps must be inserted to reach the second ledge. We have posted both fill and pour instructions online at www.scepter.com/starthere/ which should help. If you require any additional troubleshooting, please contact our customer care team at 1-855-857-3252 Scepter
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    Leaks A LOT!
    I was really impressed with how much these fuel cans leaked. I opened them up to find wadded up rubber gaskets on three of the 4 I bought and no gasket on the 4th. Shouldn’t have to replace parts on some new, and so simple as a fuel can. I wouldn’t buy these again or recommend them unless it’s your ONLY option.
    Response from ScepterCustomerServiceMar 13, 2021
    Hi MGilmore - We apologize for your experience, please contact our customer care team at 1-855-857-3252 or email customerservice@scepter.com so we can resolve this for you. We can send out replacement spouts if need be. Thank you Scepter
      6 people found this helpful
      Just ok.
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Living in a farm, we always need gas and gas containers of various sizes and especially 5 gallon. Whereas this one definitely fits the bill I found the nozzle faulty in design. You have to use both hands to release the gas and fill while keeping stabilized. It was a but more difficult to use for me. Hubby wasn't impressed either. I'm not sure I'd recommend.
        Great quality gas can!
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am very happy with the Scepter 5 gallon smart control gasoline container. It's so easy to fill and pour. I have definitely noticed less spills versus a standard gas can. The nozzle is excellent and easy to control. This is perfect for filling lawn mowers with gasoline and just to have on hand for any gasoline needs. I highly recommend it!
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          Sturdy can
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This 5 gallon gas can took me a few minutes to figure out, even after thoroughly reading the instructions. Removing the cap was slightly difficult, mostly because I find hard to get a good grip near the "teeth" of the spout. Once open, I did have to fill the can a bit more slowly due to the flame mitigation device. I do wish the can had a handle on the side opposite the nozzle, but I am able to prop it against my leg while pouring. The buttons were not difficult for me to push or to hold, but it took me a while to figure out what exactly I needed to do to get the fuel to be dispensed. For a large can like this, I wish it were easier to maneuver. On the other hand, I appreciate the safety features on a can that will have more fuel in it while in storage.
            • Recommended
            Lots of safety features!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This fuel tanks lets me control the flow amount of fuel I need and has lots of safety features. It has a flame mitigation in the opening of the can which helps reduce the chance of a fire or explosion. Inside the tank it looks like a white mesh plastic item. To prevent spills it has a press down tab which removes the fuel tanks cap and it has a fuel tank lid at the tip of the nozzle.
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              Nice Concept
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was very excited to get this gas can in hopes that it was going to be one of the best gas cans I have ever owned. Unfortunately this is not the case with this one, the concept is awesome; however, the design is awful. there are so many steps to try to get the gas to pour out and I have yet to find a way to not have it spill. The lever you have to pull and push is so hard to actually move and it doesn't have a vent so the flow is super slow; which makes this can almost impossible to use if you are not superman and have three hands. This gas can is actually more work than the normal gas cans. I honestly would not recommend this gas can, unless you are purchasing one for its looks and not functionality.
                Wonderful Safety Features!!
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Gas cans always make me a bit uncomfortable. When I first got the Scepter SmartControl gas container, I had no idea how to use it. Thankfully, they supply several videos on their website to help answer all questions, so you can use the gas container safely! I feel completely safe using this gas container. After watching the supplied videos I am totally confident. The container is a great size, easy to use handle. The nozzle works great, and the flame mitigation device is the absolute best part! Great gas container, I will never use another brand, Scepter is the way to go!
                  • Recommended
                  Safety and convenience
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Scepter not only brought convenience, but also added safety with this gasoline container. First of all, the large 5 gallon volume is super convenient. Secondly, the child-safety and fire mitigating features are an added bonus. Takes a few minutes to get accustomed to the safety features, but well worth it! It is made of a durable plastic which allows for an easy lightweight grip and mess-free filling. This SmartControl gas container is perfect for equipment such as lawn-mowers, tractors, etc.
                    • Recommended
                    Very heavy and durable gas can
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This scepter red 5 gallon smart control gas can is a heavy duty very durable plastic gas can. Easy to open easy to use. The spout is spill proof. No gas leaks out of this can. Also there is a little flip up lever that allows you to push up the button to release the gas great feature
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