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Kitchen Maestro Counter Top Stainless Steel Compost Bin : Included “compost” bags are plastic, not compostable

Almost like a work of art but it’s for the garbage you save to compost. . Gorgeous and who would ever think it held garbage for the composter. Almost makes composting sophisticated. And it even came with several charcoal filters to put in the top so the rotting stuff doesn’t smell. And has little compostable bags that fit in it and hold the items you put in it and even rides in the composter with the rotting household items and is compost too.

Nice clean look holds lots of scraps. Have detected no odors at this point. I like that there are no seams in the bucketaddendum: after using the pail for a while i purchased biodegradable bags so i could throw the entire contents into the compost pile. With the new bags the contents tend to sweat a little and moisture collects on the surface of the lid inside the bucket. The filter eliminates all odor even when i don’t empty the bucket of up to 4 days. However the moisture on the inside of the lid caused the steel to get a little rust spots on it. It is stainless steel however all stainless steel is not rust proof so this is not a rust proof stainless steel. So far i have been able to wipe the rust off with a paper towel or a mr.

Not compost bags – recyclable. The item itself is very cute and seems very durable. However, the bags that come with it are not compost – or compostable – bags. They are plastic recyclable, which is a very different thing. Who wants to have to wash out plastic bags just to recycle them?.

If you have lots of compost, this works well. Larger than i expected so it takes up some counter space. Plastic baggie inserts are ok, but sooner or later they need to be disposed of. Filter still effective after 5 months. So far, the finish is still like new, no chips, rust, stains. Oh, the handle “squeaks”, so put a little wax on the pins.

  • Included “compost” bags are plastic, not compostable
  • Nice product, but “Bonus Pack” of compost bags are not biodegradable.
  • Adorable and no smell

Kitchen Maestro Counter Top Stainless Steel Compost Bin with 2 Odor Absorbing Filter Sets and 50 Compost Bags – Green

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  • Organic Recycling Bins in Stunning Urban Colors. Be Green and Stylish at the Same Time.
  • Constructed of Durable Stainless Steel. Built in Handle for Easy Lifting and Emptying.
  • Chemical Free with Airtight Lid, Odor Absorbing Filter Keeps Odors Contained. Extra Replacement Filter Set Included.
  • Small Enough for Countertops but Large Enough for 1.2 Gallons of Storage
  • BONUS 50 Free Compost Bags Included

So convenient to have a small, but large enough, container for our waste. No flies or gnats, no smell, cleans well and i use larger plastic bags than it comes with, and it will hold a ton of stuff.

Nice enough to sit by my sink. I havent had any problems with smells or flies. And i feel great that i am able to compost all that food instead of just throwing it away. Only criticism is that i was unable to find any information on where to buy more of the bio-degradable bags. I eventually ordered 6-litre bags for norpro and love them. They are a bit bigger than the ones sent with the bin and make it really easy to fill and tie.

Very sturdy and looks beautiful on the counter. The filters do a great job at containing the smell. We dump about once a week and never have a smell in out kitchen. Would definitely recommend buying biodegradable bags in addition as the ones that come with it do not break down in the compost.

I bought the pastel green compost bin that fits nicely under my sink and i love it. I bought the pastel green compost bin that fits nicely under my sink and i love it. The extra carbon filters are a great bonus to buying this kitchen compost kit. I was not happy to discover the included bags are plastic, therefore they are not biodegradable compost bags. I went and bought some real compost biodegradable bags on ebay for a great deal. 3″ or slightly larger compost bags work best with this bin.

Would be better if the bags were compostable too. Would be better if the bags were compostable too, as my husband was a bit miffed when he found out they weren’t. The bucket is very cool and well made.

Nice product, but “bonus pack” of compost bags are not biodegradable. . We just received this today. I ordered it in white for our 5-person office. The design aesthetic and quality are as advertised. I like how it looks in our space. The only disappointment was that the “bonus pack” of compost bags was not as hoped. I had thought these would be biodegradable and therefore make taking out the compost easy. In fact, the bags are recyclable, so you are left with the dirty task of emptying them, rinsing them, and bundling them for recycle. That is not very convenient. I will have to order biodegradable bags online separately.

Almost like a work of art but it’s for the garbage you save to compost. . Gorgeous and who would ever think it held garbage for the composter. Almost makes composting sophisticated. And it even came with several charcoal filters to put in the top so the rotting stuff doesn’t smell. And has little compostable bags that fit in it and hold the items you put in it and even rides in the composter with the rotting household items and is compost too.

Odor free compost and nice looking. I make raw dog and cat food and after rinsing food dishes in the sink, i have to remove the waste from the sink strainer so the food doesn’t go into our septic system. I was scraping the waste into a plastic bag on the counter previously, but oh my gosh the stench was horrible.There is never a large amount of waste, so i didn’t want to waste plastic bags by throwing it in the trash every day–but it still smelled really bad. I have been using the compost bin for awhile now and it’s wonderful. With the included bags and filters, there is no smell whatsoever. I think this compost bin is mainly for vegetable matter for the compost pile–not raw meat–so i was thinking it might not work for my needs. I am really happy that this works. And it looks nice on the counter, too.

Included “compost” bags are plastic, not compostable. The selling feature of this item and the reason i went with it over all the other options was the 50 compost bags included with the item. Guess i fell for the trick because i assumed they were compostable bags and not plastic “compost” bags. Why would anyone who is removing food scrapes from the landfill put their scraps in a plastic bag?.

Wasn’t sure i would like having this on my counter, but since i eat lots of fruit and veggies it is awesome. I just empty the bag outside in my compost pile when it is about 1/2 full or so and use the bag several times. Comes with a roll of 50 bags to line the inside. When i use those up i plan to try using the bags i get my produce in from the grocery store to see if they work.

It’s a nice looking, well made can, but the enclosed “bonus” plastic bags are not biodegradable as described in the promotional description on amazon. They are labeled “recyclable”, as all plastic bags are. In this case, you have to take the filthy smelly bags out of the can and carefully empty the contents into an outdoor composting container, then rinsing out the bags to recycle somewhere, or else throw everything into the trash defeating the purpose of a recycling can. The can is too small to turn your bio material into compost on the kitchen counter. Also, there are no instructions at all, not one word on the box or in a pamphlet about how to use the can or insert the filters. They don’t fit flush in the lid. I did the best i could, just guessing. However, i discovered fruit flies were able to get into the container, even though i tried to put in the filters in such a way as to block the holes on the lid. The round filter should fit snugly into the top but doesn’t, the the square one in a round can??.

Works good, filters don’t last long, bags not biodegradable. I like the plastic bags, other than they are not really biodegradable, so i do end up dumping them instead of throwing them in the compost bin. The filters work ok, but do not last long.

Absolutely love itperfect combination of being beautiful and utilitarianit’s heavy and solid enough that my kitties can’t push it over. The lid sits perfect and can be removed with one hand – which is pretty important when you are already holding a messy bits in your other hand.

Excellent and well made product. Excellent and well made product. It has been on my counter top for 4 days, and i cannot smell any of its connects. . I would have rated it 5 stars, however the color is a bit pale, a slightly milky red. It dose not match ‘kitchenaid red’.

This is just as cute as it looks, so if you are debating on this one, just go ahead and get it. I recently purchased a garden tower 2 which has a built in compost in the middle. I wanted to start using the tube but i didn’t want to, either, constantly have to run outside to dump scraps, or have compost stinking up the house. I am completely shocked that there is no zero smell. I put vegetable scraps, egg shells and coffee grounds. I know the picture looks gross, but it’s full and it doesn’t stink. My kitchen maestro is just too cute.

Excellent and well made product. Excellent and well made product. It has been on my counter top for 4 days, and i cannot smell any of its connects. . I would have rated it 5 stars, however the color is a bit pale, a slightly milky red. It dose not match ‘kitchenaid red’.

Super cute and does what it says, just needs better bags. I will start off by saying that this product is exactly what it says it is. It’s perfect and it does keep the smells at bay. It’s fantastic for sitting on the counter and holds everything you would need it to hold for a family of 3 that eats tons of fruits and veggies, and has lots of coffee or egg shells to add each week. I will also say that i would have given it 5 stars if the bonus bags were actually compostable instead of just recyclable. I knew what i was buying, yes, but that shouldn’t change the fact that the people who put this package together need to know that the recyclable (and it even says reusable as if i would reuse a bag that has had rotting material in it for a week or maybe more that i just dumped into my compost barrel outside) bags just aren’t going to cut it. They need to be compostable bags so that i can just throw the bag and the contents into my barrel and move on. Instead i then have to figure out what i am going to do with the bag once i’ve emptied it out. I’m certainly not bringing it back in the house to put in the recycle bin or put it in the garage for an animal to find. So, i’m actually using these bags as trash bags for the bathroom cans until they run out.

Included bags are worthless. I love this pail and everything about it, however it only received 4 stars because the included ‘freebie’ bags are not like long enough to protect the inside of the pail once food scraps are added. Also hilariously, the word recyclable is misspelled on the wrapper of the bags. I cannot comment on whether the included bags are even compostable, as there hasn’t been enough time in the compost pile to make that determination.