Very high quality stainless steel compost pail. The gallon size is just enough space for a couple of days. The lid has multiple filters in it and there are replacement filters included in the box. I would say it is more a ‘lifetime’ product than a throwaway in two or three years type product.
So you’ve got flies and dog feces smell. You searched for bug zappers and found they’re great for mosquitoes, but the flies bask in the light, dancing and laughing in your face. Your wife says you can’t dispose of the dogs and you love them anyway, so it was really just a joke. You’ve come to terms with the fact that you’re just gonna have to actually be proactive about picking up after your dogs. Now you’re asking what in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks am i gonna use?. You don’t wanna walk a pile to the dumpster every single time, and you don’t want a 13 gallon bag full of poop that starts to breed even more flies and stench. So here it is, i promise you. The can for human and dog backyard harmony. This holds standard plastic grocery bags so you can reuse them for a good purpose. The dirt and leaves scooped up with the poo create nice little bio-bombs so i feel like it’ll eventually make up for that plastic you’re throwing out.
Chef’s Star Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1 Gallon
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- CONTROL ALL ODORS: With the airtight lid and replaceable activated-charcoal filter working together, they trap and control odors naturally. This makes it so your kitchen compost bin can just sit right on your countertop or wherever you need it. Say goodbye to the smell!
- TRUE QUALITY: The stainless steel bin is molded in one piece. This prevents rust and leaks. Many other bins are welded, and prone to rust and leakage at the weld points as time goes on. No need to worry about nasty bacteria while handling your bin.
- PLACE IT ANYWHERE: The bin is 1 gallon in size. This is easily big enough to hold several days worth of your compostable organic kitchen waste. This includes vegetable peels, eggshells, fruits, coffee grounds, and much more. It is still small enough to fit on countertops, without looking out of place.
- DURABLE STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION: Made of premium, rust-resistant 304 grade stainless steel. Your bin Won’t scratch, crack, or chip. It will also never leach any toxic chemicals into your compost.
- REPLACEABLE CHARCOAL FILTER INCLUDED: Your bin comes complete with a specially designed activated-charcoal filter. This is the key to an odorless indoor compost bin. Just like your bin, the filter can be cleaned with soap and water. It Will easily last more than 6 months with careful handling.
Had it two weeks and it works perfectly. Easy to take off lid with one hand and put scraps in with the other, my average household fills it up in about a week. The hardest part is trudging through 3 ft. Of snow to get to compost pile.
I’ve had this compost bin for just over a year now. I really like it, however it is showing signs of rust. I just take a scrubber and most of them come off, but now there’s a dime-size rust spot that can’t be removed. I keep this in the kitchen, but it’s far from the sink. So i don’t know how to prevent it from rusting more.
I am brand new to composting. I started out with a coffee can for my kitchen scraps which you learn in a hurry just isn’t going to cut it long term. I ordered this and it arrived quickly. It’s ready to go out of the box, which includes an extra filter. The build quality is excellent and it looks good, too. I have no room under counter to store this pail so it sits top-side. I’ve now had it long enough to make my first deposit in the compost pile. The only time i smell the muck inside is when i put more scraps in. The lid comes off easily and its wide enough to scrape into without any of the scraps falling outside the pail. The lid doesn’t lock but the pail is such that it won’t tip on its own.
Chef’s Star Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1 Gallon : I like everything about this compost bin. It is good and sturdy and has a large capacity. The handle is strong and the filters are relatively easy to swap out. It is just what i needed to collect the vegetable scraps and eggshells, and there is no smell.
This has holes in the lid and a built in filter under the holes so you don’t smell your kitchen scraps. The perfect size to collect your daily composting in the kitchen until you empty it outside.
This is exactly what i was looking for. We use it to collect compostable waste in the kitchen to transport to the composter out back. The size is perfect to collect material for a few days before transporting it out to the composter. This reduces the trips out nicely. The filter lid is a nice touch and does the job. We have this can under the kitchen sink so it is closed up in the cabinet. I have not smelled any hint of the waste under the sink except when i open the lid. The finish and style is nice enough to use counter top but that is not what we had in mind.
This product is really a must for anyone who dislikes throwing away food. Plus, my garden has benefited from coffee grounds, egg shells, banana peels, vegetable waste, etc. I always feel so good when i see how healthy my plants are from the addition of organic material from my kitchen. I have two of these pails–one at my lake home and one in my city home. Both of them are put to good use because i cook a variety of vegetables and love coffee. I’ve actually rooted squash varieties, potatoes, and other plants from my compost pails. Fruit peels and egg shells are also so good for roses.
I’ve had this for over a year. I love that it doesn’t smell and it’s very easy to clean. I throw mine in the dishwasher. Because its odder less i keep it near my sink and use it daily. Other products i’ve tried eventually smell so i put them someplace less noticeable and thus used them less frequently. I also love the look as it matches my appliances which is nice when i leave it sitting out.
Love, love, love this counter-top compost bin. I bought it to replace a ceramic composter which broke, cracked—not practical. But this one is stainless steel. It blends in well with my other ss appliances in my kitchen. Looks great on my counter top and holds lots more than my old one. Fewer trips to the compost pile outside to empty it. Also, the carbon filters eliminate any odors.
This is a great way to collect compost in the kitchen. Perfect size, keeps smells at bay easy lid to remove. I keep it both on my counter and under the sink. A practical gift from my husband i didn’t mind receiving for christmas.
An attractive way to deal with compostable materials in the kitchen. Really does eliminate any smells. I love that you can lift the lid with one hand as i usually don’t have two free hands while cooking.
Not exactly what i had in mind, i guess i was expecting it to be something different. You must empty this everyday. It’s a cute place to put your compost while you are cooking but honestly you could just use a bowl and dump it after your done and have the same effect achieved. The reason you have to dump it every day and not wait is because the gnats and ants waste no time feasting on your gift to them. It is not sealed so tight that they can’t get in. So, really having the charcoal scent remover is nice, but not neccessary bc you need to empty it right away anyways. Perhaps in the winter time you wouldn’t have the bug issue so bad?. I’d rather not attract bugs, it just wasn’t something i thought of when i purchased it, i thought hey this will save me a trip to the compost every night, and maybe i can go every 2 or 3 nights. Wrong don’t do it, i tried and then freaked out when i opened it and there were gnats and ants in there 🙁 i battle ants in my house anyways so perhaps that is not all the compost bins fault lol but, i definitely don’t need to give those pests another source to come after.
Beautiful container for countertop compost storage. We had fruit flies when we used the charcoal filters that came with the bin. Once we put a little duct tape on the inside of the lid to stop air/fly flow through the holes, we’ve not had an issue. We can go 4-5 days before emptying this and get zero odor. I know we’re not using it as advertised anymore (not promoting air/fly flow), but we’re very happy with it and recommend it.
This compost can is better than expected. It comes with spare filters and closes nicely. I keep mine in the frig between dumping.
After years of using repurposed plastic or metal containers, this bin has made our lives so much easier when it comes to composting. The satin steel finish blends nicely with all my kitchen fixtures, and the filtered top seals in all smells. I can even easily wash the entire unit (after removing the carbon lid filters). And, instead of buying expensive replacement carbon filters, i make by own by the dozen just by cutting to fit a carbon pre-filter (honeywell c-6005, 38002 enviracare universal replacement pre-filter made by all-filters, inc. In this way i can inexpensively change the lid’s carbon filter to ensure odor-free composting whenever needed.
+ looks nice+ keeps the smell out really well+ much sturdier than the plastic ones- lid is a little snug so you can’t open one handed. This will probably get better with time. Updateall the above positives still hold. The lid comes off a bit easier. One negative that i have found is that a lot of moisture builds up inside. The filter at the top doesn’t allow for much of the humidity to escape and the result is that the bio-bags start to break down pretty quickly. I’m sure there is a trade off between how smelly and humid it is. It still works great and is worth it, but just a heads up.
About 4 weeks into my ownership. The stainless steel pail improves the looks of our kitchen counter quite a bit2. The depth of the pail allows throwing cut-offs from a distance without bouncing back out3. The size is sufficient, even for a vegetarian4. The odor suppressing charcoal filter works like a charm. I cook with garlic, onions, mushrooms, and tons of herbs and the house smells much better since i have this fancy compost bucket. Straight walls allow quick disposal and easy rinsingnot 5 stars because i believe a compost bucket should be made from recycled materials and i know that i am getting spoiled by the charcoal filter and that i will buy the replacement filter when need arises.
I keep it by my sink and can keep adding to it for about a four days before it starts to smell. I like the unassuming style as well. I even put a used dryer sheet with some essential oils in with the filter, and that helps to stretch its use for a few more days. I love the idea of composting, but am nauseated by the process- this is a great compromise.
Looks as described and is solid. Stores a good amount and is quite attractive on my counter. The reason i took off one star is because gnats can get in to the container. Luckily i visit my composter often enough to not have anything ‘wriggly’ develop in my bin but there is nothing more disturbing than opening up the can and gnats flying out. Never happened when i used my old 5 gallon mayonnaise jar with lid. I wanted something that did not display the refuse and that is what prompted this purchase.
Holds a few days worth of garden scraps, eliminating the need to walk to the big bins in the garden. Stainless steel blends into the kitchen, making it somewhat attractive. Shocked and amazed at the lack of smells when the lid is closed. Filling it up with scraps, i do catch an occasional whiff of leftover vegetables/fruit/eggs/coffee grounds getting ripe, but it’s a small price to pay to not have to walk to the back of our property on a nightly basis to fill the compost up. I would say this is an absolute must for anyone who gardens and composts. They do make compost friendly bags for the inside that i haven’t used but i would imagine would make clean up and smell control easier. Will probably give them a try soon just to see if it makes a difference.