My wife wanted to start a garden so of course we needed a composter. She researched and found this product. I didn’t really get involved until it arrived on our doorstep a couple of days later. My son and I hauled it into the kitchen to assemble it. Assembly was fairly easy. As with any owner-assembled project that we undertake in my house, I actually take a moment to review the instructions. NOTE: If you don’t read the instructions, please don’t come on here and post about how hard this was to put together! Also, if you have a teenage son that can’t read your mind, don’t bother asking him to help you assemble this bad boy. So frustrating! The kid not the composter.
It arrived in a pretty big box and had very clear assembly instructions. It took me and my non-mindreading son about 30 minutes or so to put together. The hardest part was holding the panels that made up the outer form while balancing the inner dividers. (You’ll understand if you buy this and start assembling.) But once we got a system going, it went together pretty fast. I’m not a mechanical genius, but I know what to do with my hands when the time comes (if you know what I mean!), but I’m not really comfortable sharing my personal life with you. Besides, I think it would break policy were I to entertain your questions. Moreover, it would be ungentlemanly of me to elaborate. So, get your head out of the gutter and back into the composter!
We’ve been utilizing this thing for over a year as of this review and it has help up very well. It has nice markings on the sliding door to help keep track of which side to feed the food scraps into along with the weekly junk mail that the USPS makes so much money on. Wait, actually, I don’t think you’re supposed to put glossy paper in compost. I just throw that stuff over the fence into my neighbor’s yard. Let his kids take the wrap for it!
I will say that it’s kinda flimsy if you move it around a lot as the legs aren’t the sturdiest of designs, but if you just leave it alone and let it do its job, there should be no issues. We haven’t had any! The other thing that is a slight pain is that there is no handle or something to give you leverage to turn the compost. Guess it wouldn’t really be an issue as long as your wife didn’t decide to dump five watermelon rinds into the bin at once. Kinda gets a little heavy and makes for a tough turn. It feels like some people look when they spin The Big Wheel on The Price is Right. Watch out or you could get sucked in!
I’d recommend this composter, but I should also note that we are not hard-core gardners. Not to tell tales out of school, but my wife’s garden didn’t make it through this first year. I feel bad for sharing it, but it’s true. All that yardage wasted. Got a really nice harvest of big ol’ weeds and some kind of vine thing that I think started out as watermelons, but has advanced into an Audrey II. I stay away from it just in case!
But, the composter has held a year’s worth of rotting spoilage, but there’s no smell! I’m not sure what kind of sorcery this company used in the manufacturing process, but when you are expecting the bright aroma of hot trash and vomit in your back yard and all you smell is the crisp stench of fire ants and freshly cut grass, I think you’ve got something there.
Good product. Does what it’s supposed to!