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Cook N Home 1 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bin – A big improvement

I had a plastic bin for 30 years. I cut down a gallon sized vinegar bottle to fit inside, then put in a biodegradable bag and load it up. Easy to take outside to the compost bin.

I’ve tried out numerous compost kitchen counter buckets/containers and this is by far my favorite so far. It actually has two filters and they work really well. I’ve had it for a couple of months and there is no sign of rusting. I like the handle and that it has a rubber wrap in part of it. I have nothing negative to say about it so far.

It looks great and has no smell. I put my coffee grinds, paper towels and all my veggie and fruit scraps. Then i throw it into my compost. This holds just enough you don’t have empty everyday. I keep it on my counter next to my cutting board, it’s stainless so it goes with everything.

Exactly what i wanted, my last bucket was ceramic, looked nice but chipped and then busted. I maybe able to dent this one, but it will still be usable.

The charcoal filter in the top and the biodegradeable bags i purchased separately make for an odorless kitchen counter compost.

I really like this because the filter is really good which i realize because normally i have a really strong sense of smell and i can’t smell anything with this.

I put it under the sink and fill or pull it out as needed. When the lid is on, i don’t smell a thing. It really holds a lot so that i don’t have to empty it daily like i was with a smaller one i had.

Seems like nice quality, and arrived very quickly. I have been using it for about a month, right on my kitchen counter with no odor, and the unit is very attractive. The only reason i didn’t give it 5 stars is that it didn’t come with any instructions or paperwork,which being new to composting would have been helpful.

It looks good, and it is easy to clean. I prefer it to ceramic bins i have used in the past.

I have been using this bin for 2 1/2 months at the time of this review. I purchased it because i wanted a stainless steel bin with fluted sides, and this was the best deal i could find for this style at the time. It is easy to clean, lives up to its description, looks nice in my kitchen, and washes clean without residual odors (it gets emptied at least once a week). This product comes with two filters that are barely 1mm thick, which is very thin. I did not remove a star from my review since the filters should be replaced regularly anyway. I simply recommend buying extra, thicker filters at the time you purchase this item so you can replace the cheap ones included with this product as soon as you need (or right away).

This looks like a good option for a counter top compost bin. Comfortable grip on the handle which is a nice feature.

Came looking just like picture and as described in advertisement. Controls smell with charcoal filters that work exceptionally well. Very decorative and easy to use and to clean up.

Before we had bugs and fruit flys all the time. Not to mention the smell of rotting food. Nastywith this and the filter attached to the top, good to goi feel much better about composting now. Remember to pick up replacement filters. Here are the specifications for the Cook N Home 1 Gallon Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bin:

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  • Made with brushed stainless steel to match any kitchen design and is neutral/non-reactive
  • Natural charcoal filter under the lid minimizes odor and is best changed every 6 months
  • Lid fits securely for sealing off smell; Metal handle with a soft silicone wrap for comfort
  • 1 gallon size holds plenty of vegetable and fruit waste and fits easily on most countertops
  • Measures: 8 by 11 by 8 inches, 2 lb; Rust/stain resistant; Remove filter and wipe to clean

Look just fine on the counter and holds by coffee grounds and egg shells to be disbursed in the garden.

No, i can’t say that i love an object.

I love it, nice size, great look, much better than the ceramic one. I kept hitting it and getting hairline cracks, not a good idea for a compost bin on the counter. This is bigger and i like the stainless steel look, cleans up well.

I love the stainless steel look, goes well in my kitchen. The tall and slender container fits nicely on my counter without taking up much space. Easy to grab and go to the compost pile. I never smell anything, nice filter at the top.

What an upgrade from a plastic slimy bucket. Lightweight, grip handle, still gets air from the holes, but no smell because of filters. Good price and overall great buy.

I was worried that saving egg shells, veggie leftovers would start to smell if not emptied very regularly. I use a very small (xtra, xtra small) trash can liner in it because the compost bin liner available through amazon is not biodegradable anyway. I can sometimes get a couple uses out of the same bag. The handle ‘foam’ is also a dark blue and not black, just in case it matters to you.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Buy Replacement Filters
  • Doesn’t Smell At All – Out of the Box Review
  • Love it! I had a plastic bin for 30

I love that my composting habit is no longer stinking up my kitchen. This sturdy, high-quality and well-made bucket is my new favorite kitchen tool. I compost kitchen scraps on a daily basis but do not always get out to the compost bin. My kitchen scraps can rot away happily in this can for almost a week (heaven forbid) and there is still absolutely no smell. Even on hot days when i’m not running the a/c in the house. The double charcoal filters are the key here. I am really impressed, and quite frankly when first purchasing, i didn’t think it would work as well as advertised. It’s been four months, let’s cook n home stainless steel kitchen compost bin, 1-gallonsee how those filters hold up at 6 months and i’ll write an update.

I’d never composted prior to getting this bin, so i can’t really compare it to any other product. That being said, i’ve been using this bin for about four months now, and it’s still working like a champ. I use it straight-up as it came with no liner, and i haven’t seen any signs of leaking or rusting. It’s easy to clean, and it really does keep the smell contained. I have noticed that my kitchen scraps tend to get moldy pretty quickly in it, but i think that’s to be expected to some extent. As long as you empty the bin out frequently, it shouldn’t be an issue.

It’s durable, and it has a thick filter on the cover, which i really like. I was worried it would smell in the kitchen, but it doesn’t. I wish it were a little bigger, but at the same time, i like that it doesn’t take up too much room – it’s a good balance, i guess.

I’d recommend getting the can liners though, the can will rust at the bottom without them.

Excellent storage for food scraps before trip to compost bin. Thicker gauge stainless steel with nice rubberized handle. Sides are slightly corrugated for stiffness – smart design. Filter holds out nicely, so far (two months of use). Nothing to rust, nothing to scratch.

I like everything about this product from it looks to its function.

I love this compost bin, except during fruit fly season. I have always used some sort of repurposed plastic pail for compost, but the plastic ends up cracking and fruit flies begin to breed. I bought this pail to overcome that issue only to discover that the holes in the top allow the fruit flies in just the same. It cleans up easily and is a good size to put under my kitchen sink, saving space on my small counter. Hope to find a solution for the fruit flies when summer rolls back around.

Lid fits perfectly, nice quality and solid construction. Recommend using a plastic bag it makes it easier to keep clean on inside.

Cook n home stainless steel kitchen compost bin, 1-gallonfirst, i was not given anything to write this reviewthis little guy works perfect for our counter top composting. I got the delivery in an acceptable time and it was a basic box with the container wrapped in plastic, one bag for the lid and another for the can. Nothing fancy but i wasn’t expecting that either. So i open it up and out comes a shiny, bright bin and lid for collecting all the table scraps that aren’t meat for use in the compost bin outside. My first thoughts were of skepticism: i was worried about smell, i was worried about bugs. But, i started filling it up, coffee grounds, banana skins, left over amounts that were too small to save and too odd to add with any other food item left, and crossed my fingers. After a few days i noticed there weren’t any smells coming from it. The charcoal filter inside the lid of the compost bin, no install necessary, seems to be working to keep down the odor. I have had it go for about two weeks straight now and can’t smell it at all. Even when opening it to put more in to it i don’t get overwhelmed by any smells that i would normally think would stink up a regular garbage can or bag in a couple days.

I keep this on my counter in my kitchen and put all of my kitchen scraps in it. I have put lots of onion and garlic and coffee grounds inside and never been able to smell any of it.

Container ieems to holding up very well to be used as a green bin. Great thing is there’s a handle. So far no bugs have swarm around the bin. I think its because of the carbon filter. 6 months from now i will need to order refills on that. But other than that i like it very much. I have used different alternatives and ants have always endeded up invading it. So kudos to this compost bin.

I read the reviews and explored about 20 options before purchasing this. Can be lifted with one hand while the other hand has food scraps ready to deposit. Two people using it and no smells or bugs so far. Very pleased with this purchase.

I use this for collating scraps in the kitchen for my compost. It’s great, looks nice, and cleans well (does not rust).

Provides small plastic bins for compost, but this little container is far easier to use and to clean. The lid pops off easily, no hinges or annoying latches. And it’s very small, which suits my needs.

I asked for one of these for like, 10 years, and never got one from my family,so i decided to buy my ownself oneit is nice looking, large enough to accommodate my compost from the kitchen,it arrived safely, and i love it.

This is so handsome and actually compliments my kitchen decor.

I’ve been storing food scraps and coffee grounds in plastic bags. This is a much better solution for recycling these scraps.

This is a great product if you save your scrapes for composting. Very true that there is no smell given off and beats the heck out of all the other containers we’ve tried.

Urban Worm Bag Worm Composting Bin Version 2 – Breathable Worm Farm is Perfect – Just be patient

This is the second urban worm bag i have purchased. I am really impressed with how much surface area this bag has. I was hesitant at first about the zippers, but they are easy to zip and unzip, and there is a lifetime guarantee on them, so you can’t go wrong. I like the sturdy metal frame and sturdy connectors. And i put it together in less than 10 minutes. Very responsive seller, too.

This is a great bin for composting kitchen scraps, if done correctly, you won’t have any odors.

I started out with the stack-able worm condo, i had a population explosion so i went to this one. The brand that i formerly used did not drain well and often times worms would get into the bottom ‘liquid reservoir’ and that usually did not end well, required constant checking. This one seems well made and should last a while. East to harvest compost from bottom, i feared that opening the bottom would empty the whole bin but it is quite manageable. I also was surprised that it seems to somehow maintain moisture at the proper level.

Overall, i really like this composting bin– no smell, can produce more compost, easy to set up, good price. Also, my worms seem happier (more room, growing bigger and fatter). I mainly got this composting bin because the company seemed to have found a way to get the compost without having to sort through the worms. Unfortunately, when i unzipped the bottom for the first time, i had the hardest time zipping it back. Lots of sweat, cursing, etc. I really wonder how others are able to do this. If i was able to easily open and close the bottom, this product would get 5 stars.

After much trial and error with stackable bins and similar flow through systems. I found this product to be the easiest and most promising. Especially if your new to vermicomposting. I order 2 and had them both put together and in their designated area in less than 10 min. The bag is incredibly durable and most issues i’ve found with similar products have been addressed. The frame is strong, structurally sturdy and assembly is a breeze. I have had some fruit fly issues with stackable and similar bins, escapee worms, and always needed extra space to store the unused bins. Well no more it’s virtually impossible for worms to escape and i have no fruit fly issues around these bags. So if you want a great, simple, easy to use and set up worm bin with a small foot print, but larg capacity, that won’t break the bank trust me make this product a first on your list. I guarantee you’ll be very happy.

You could say that i have been interested in raising worms my entire life. Starting out in my adolescence, i gathered earthworms and a salamander from nature and put them in a fish tank only to find the tank empty of worms after a couple weeks. Needless to say, i murdered them in a pit of lions, but the salamander always had a smile, whoops. On to my high school years, i tried again with a homemade approach of composting straw and dried hog pin manure. This was probably my worst attempt. The worms (1lb red wigglers) fled for the hills. The (dry) straw and (dry) manure were poorly moistened and in such vast quantities they really had no chance. If i recall, they lasted 3 days. Shortly after college and my last failed attempt, i purchased 1lb of red wigglers and followed some instructions for a compost bin for totes. If you’ve made it this far into the review section you’ve also thought about using the totes and drilling holes in them.

My worms are happy and eating like crazy in there and the zip top lid makes feeding the worms so easy. I’ve had my system set up for about a month and i couldn’t be happier. My worms have also started growing mushrooms, which i’ve learned (as someone new to vermicomposting) is great.

In short this is the most efficient and easy-to-manage vermicomposting bin available on amazon. I have had two of the worm tower 360’s and they not only lack the capacity of this but they require multiples hours a week to manage. The two major features that set this apart are ways in which you can add compostable material and the way in which you can remove worm castings; the former being better than the latter but still leaps and bounds above the competition. With this urban worm bag you can simply unzip the top and toss in compostable material then zip it up and you’re done. With the worm tower you have to take each tray off one by one, add the compostable material, and then restack everything in a very specific order or you’ll throw off the worms and drastically slow down your vermicomposting process. Harvesting the castings with the urban worm bag requires you to unzip the bottom and the castings just fall out into whatever receptable you want. Personally i have a 5 gallon bucket that catches the drippings and the castings when i open it. I then swith it with a new 5 gallon bucket and aerate the filled bucket to make some amazing compost tea. Compared to the worm tower 360 this is again such a time saver that it pays for itself in time and saved and frustration avoided. The worm tower requires you to unstack the tower and set the tray you want to harvest on top then shine a light on the tray overnight to try and get the remaining worms to migrate out of the tray.

Revised review – i initially gave it 5 stars because i loved the look and functionality for the price. Unfortunately the stand in version 1. The plastic couplings will give way if you end up moving the bin around (which i did when i would move the uwb inside during days when temps hit 100f plus) and now my uwb is on a tilting stand that any day now will completely fall apart. I’m going to have to end up building my own stand or see if the company will sell me one of their newer ones. I heard the newer version is going to have either a better stand or instructions on how to build one. Also read quite a few complaints people are having with the zipper on the bottom getting stuck because the worm castings clog up the tracks. I haven’t yet tried to harvest any castings so i guess i’ll deal with that problem when the time comes. Overall, this is still one of my favorite worm bin designs but you think they would have really product tested it before they mass produced them. When i received it, i had reservations about the cheap plastic couplings used to put the stand together and i was right.

Bag worm composting is so much easier than worm trays. The bag holds a lot of compost and bedding and my worms are happily eating and multiplying. If you are using this for an indoor setup you will probably love this. The problem for my outdoor setup was the frame. I only need worm composters during the growing season to break down garden weeds so i keep mine outside. After a few days of on-and-off heavy rain, the whole thing got too heavy and the frame started leaning. There was also worm ‘juice’ dripping out of the bottom and the frame was too short for me to get a tubtrug underneath to catch it. My husband replaced the frame with steel pipes and fittings (8 – 3/4′ × 24′ for the top and bottom and 4 – 3/4′ × 36′ for the sides so i could fit my tubtrug underneath to catch the ‘juice’). We used the 90 degree steel pipe fitting elbows with the allen wrench adjustments so we can dismantle it and protect the bag in the winter. I still highly recommend this after years of looking for a better solution than worm trays.

Awesome system for composting with worms. I use this in combination with my worm tower and it works flawlessly. The only thing is, at $80 this thing is fairly priced and worth it but for $30 more these guys are pushing it. I would of purchased a second one if they were still reasonably priced. So 5 stars for the product and 1 star for the company and their efforts to price gouge people who are doing their part, doing the right thing. It’s companies like this and these types of practices that make going organic a lot more expensive than it should be. I mean we’re recycling garbage, doing our part just to keep this planet on life support and the thanks we get is a 30 dollar up charge. Rich people and corporations can afford the increased cost of living thanks to climate change, so they could care less.

I wanted to upgrade my diy 5 gallon buckets and did a ton or research on what to get (flow through, stacked, outdoor etc). I ultimately decided on this for multiple reasons, but mainly for the ease of harvesting the castings. The bin has been in my basement for about 5 months and i love it. There is no smell, i had castings within the first two months, and most importantly, the worms are happyi recently had a question about the bin and sent an email to the owner of the company. He got back to me right away and was incredibly helpful. Not only is his product great, but he’s a really fantastic person, too.

This continuous flow through vermicomposter has exceeded my expectations. Assembly was extremely easy and took between five and ten minutes. The poles are metal, and the plastic connectors are robust and fit tight. The fabric used helps keep moisture in while allowing air flow. I have been using mine in a hot garage with relative humidity in single digits. When i add scraps i spritz the surface with a spray bottle, which has been all the added moisture needed in this challenging environment. I was a little shocked reading other reviews that claim this composter bows under weight. To be clear, you add material over time, shredded paper, shredded cardboard, leaf litter, veggie scraps, banana peels, etc. Add them and let the worms do their job, in a few months time you will have finished vermicompost to harvest from the bottom, you harvest until you get to some that unfinished, then zip the bottom back up and continue adding to the top until you suspect some more might be finished. To start out and load this thing completely full of heavy dense material shows a general lack of understanding in how a continuous flow through bin functions. Even still, i cannot imagine that these iron bars would bend under the weight of compost. Here are the specifications for the Urban Worm Bag Worm Composting Bin Version 2 – Breathable Worm Farm is Perfect:

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  • Easily turn your organic waste into fertile worm castings for your plants and garden with no odor.
  • Feed through top and collect castings from bottom. No separating worms from trays. It’s that simple.
  • Breathable 900D oxford fabric construction. Keep bottom zipper open or closed to control moisture.
  • Worms stay happy & reproducing with continuous flow design. No need to disturb them during harvest.
  • 100% Lifetime warranty on material defects and workmanship guaranteed by Urban Worm Company owner.

My second urban worm bag has arrived and i am thrilled. I consider it the cadillac of worm bins for producing castings and for breeding a huge amount of worms. Not only that, i love that it is about one third the price of the touted hungry bin, and it produces probably four times as much castings as the same-priced worm factory 360. There is just no bin that compares to this uwbag. I will tell you that it is even nicer than the photos make it look. The bag itself is durable and handsome, and the easy-to-assemble metal stand is extremely sturdy. However, due to the weight of the bag when it is full, i would recommend the stand be positioned on a prepared level surface for the best stability. Now to get my bin up and going and producing more black gold.

Delivery was fast, company was instantly responsive, and set-up was very simple and quick (100% assembled in less than 10 minutes). Most importantly, it’s a great product. I’ve been vermicomposting for many years and this is the best worm bin/bag that i’ve used (comparing to the worm inn, worm factory 360, and oodles of diy rubbermaid totes). It’s simple enough for beginners; the breathable mesh sides all but eliminate the problem of over-wetness, which is what dooms many first-timers. I have used a worm inn for years, and despite getting good production out of it, i always thought it required too much ‘maintenance’ – i. , constantly having to flush water to keep it moist, adding a barrier (garbage bag) over the top to reduce evaporation, etc. The urban worm bag does a much better job of retaining just-enough-but-not-too-much moisture so it doesn’t need all that extra attention. I haven’t harvested from it yet, but the zipper mechanism at the bottom seems like a vast improvement over the worm inn too. Very excited to get more experience with this product and strongly recommend that you give it a try too.

I just received my urban worm bag less than 15 minutes ago and it is already assembled and ready to go. I’ve been using other setups so i’m excited to get started. This is the second one i’ve ordered. Unfortunately, the first was stolen from my yard minutes after it was delivered. Thankfully amazon refunded me and i placed another order. I’m a cup half full person so i hope whoever took the first one uses it.

I was looking for vermicomposting bin larger than the worm factory 360 but something cheaper than the hungry bin. And this hit the spot at nearly 1/3 the cost of the hungry bin. I’ve been using this bin for a few months and not only is it processing my kitchen waste very quickly, my worm population is exploding. Setup was ridiculously easy and i find that moisture control is much easier in the urban worm bag than it was with my worm inn. It breathes, but not so much that it dries out my vermicompost. Harvesting is simple but it’s important not to overfeed the bag because excess moisture will make the bottom zipper a little difficult to open and close if it gets too caked. My zipper got a little bit bound up, but i used a coarse brush to clean out the teeth of the zipper and it closes just fine. One unexpected benefit of this bin is that it’s great with keeping fruit flies in. When i overfed the bin, i came back a few days later and found that i had some fruit flies in there. They don’t live too long, so i just added some dry bedding, closed up the bag and came back and few days later and they were all gone.

Red wigglers are happy so far. Heat & humidity are something to watch every day.

Great so far, but no harvest for a couple more months. The zippers seem really great, the setup was dead simple, my compost stays a great moisture level (in my finished basement) and my rws are doing great. I still have my 18 gallon tote going for kicks, but i expect to move worms and materials over to this uwb gradually to avoid loading the bag too quickly and having unprocessed stuff buried deeper than the worms tend to hang out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • So happy with this bin!
  • Easiest, cleanist, and most efficient way to produce your own high quality worm castings and worm tea.
  • The best value in vermicomposting!

This is an outstanding system. I am so excited, the system exceeded my expectations. As a woman who is not very handy, i love the fact that the stand to hang the bag came with it. Similar systems require you to get materials and build your own base. I could probably figure it out, but i honestly think i would have needed to use a relative to cut pvc pipe for me at the very least. The uwb has a sturdy steel frame which looks like it will definitely be able to handle the weight which will inevitably be 100 pounds plus when full. Oh, and set-up took me less than 15 minutes. Super-simple and the instruction pamphlet had a great breakdown. The capacity on this bin is by far the largest i have at the moment. I have used the worm factory with 8 trays working and it was still much smaller than what this is going to be able to handle.

The product is very sturdy and well made. The company answers all your questions.

‘i’ve had the bin for about 2 months now. Its well made, quite sturdy, easy to set up and use. Also, i have a big plastic tub underneath it in case of drips, but so far not a drop has leaked out the bottom. I would definitely recommend it to first time worm composters, and i may go ahead and get another one soon. ‘above was my five star review 2 months after purchasing the worm bin. I’ve had the bin for 4 months now, and i’m adjusting my stars a bit since i’ve run into a few complications. First of all, the base of the stand started (and continues) to separate as the bag grows heavier. The bag was perhaps 3/4 full and it was 3 months since i started it, so i decided to see if i could harvest any compost and that’s where the rest of the complications came in. First the heavy bag was impossible to open by myself. Ideally, you should have two people, one to lift the weight of the bag and one to unzip the zipper.

Works great, zipper stays function even covered in crud.

I am absolutely in love with this product. First impression: very attractive packaging and the assembly was very easy, taking me less than 10-15 minutes. I filled with bedding first and then a few days later, i put about 2 lbs of worms in the urban worm bag and they appear to be doing very well so far. I don’t have that much room, and the bin doesn’t take up that much space. But the volume is huge – much bigger than the stackable bins i’ve seen. I’m kind of new to worm composting and have heard horror stories other people tell about plastic systems. Well i followed the instructions to a t and i’m pretty sure i have a happy, healthy worm bini highly recommend. I will update this review after my first harvest.

The urban worm bag arrived about two weeks ago and so far i’m loving it. The box was awesome (i still can’t throw it out), and the instructions were super simple and easy to follow. It’s a really attractive design and one heck of a conversation starteras the directions suggested, i started with some existing compost rather than just tossing in some wet paper and wishing for the best. This is really important because worms don’t just eat paper or food. What they really like are microbes, so starting with compost or vermicompost ensures you’ll get off to a great start. The manufacturer (urban worm company) has a really helpful blog for beginners and they really stress simulating this natural environment for the worms rather than just putting them in a sterile bin. . I have a worm factory 360 and i was surprised to see how much larger this bin is. There’s more surface area and greater capacity. I also don’t have to bend over to feed the bin as the top of it is about counter level.

I had originally bought the 1. 0 version of the urban worm bag. To this point my efforts to keep worms alive had failed miserably, usually due to an accumulation of moisture and a lack of air. The urban worm bag allowed me to overcome all of those problems. When i had an issue with the frame, i reached out to the company on a sunday morning, not expecting a response for a day or so. I got a response within an hour from steve. 0 system, and its going well so far. I did my first harvest a few weeks ago and it was exactly what i hoped for. Great product and great service.

I’ll start off by saying this is my first step into vermicompsting. I’ve adored my friends worm bins for years and finally decided to take the plunge. So far it’s been super easy, set up was a breeze and the quality of the zippers is great. The only problem i had was my bag came with a little hole in the fabric but i just patched it and moved along. Other than that minor hiccup it’s been smooth sailing. . I’d def buy another if i had the room for it.

I have yet stil to figure out how to best feed the worms as i think we overfed at first. But now we’re allowing them to chew through what they have. We’re about 8 weeks into this so have not harvested any castings yet but i turn over whats in the bin frequently and see lots of healthy worms. The worm bag is sturdy, there is no bending of the bars at all. I have moved it 2x full of soil and its pretty sturdy. Seems like a far better solution to the tiered plastic rack systems i looked at before.

Beacozofu 12 Pack Charcoal Filters – Check for fit when it arrives, Don’t wait like I did.

Just what i needed for kitchen compost bin pail. The large quantity should last for a long time.

These charcoal filters are amazing. Can’t smell the countertop composting jar.

Have only used 1 and it seems to keep the odor at bay.

It’s the correct size but it’s very thin. I had problems with the filter regularly falling into the compost container. I solved the problem with a small strip of tin to hold it in place. I will likely purchase the oem filters when these are used up.

They’re thinner than previous ones we’ve used, and also too small for our bin. Check the size you need before ordering.

I bought a hand-thrown ceramic compost crock, and while these filters are slightly too large for the unusually-sized lid, they are flexible and bend into the sides of the lid perfectly after i wet them. They keep the grody rotty smells in, too.

  • Could fit a bit more snugly
  • Doesn’t fit my composter, very thin.
  • Keep out the stink, but a bit larger than expected

These work well at keeping the rot smell out of my kitchen, except they are a bit too big for my compost bin lid, so i have to trim them with scissors to fit.

Though there are a bit smaller than the lid on my compost bucket, they’re exactly what i wanted and a great deal for the quantity. My only suggestion is to make sure you measure the lid to your compost bucket before purchasing.

I had been looking for a bulk supply of filters for my compost pail.

They fit in the lid of my compost pail and get the job done.

I had previously only found the 2 packs. Now i don’t have to buy any for some time. They are effective at keeping odors from our compost pail from stinking up our kitchen and there does not seem to be the build-up of fruit flies that one might expect from having fruit and vegetable scraps around.

Features of 12 Pack Charcoal Filters for Kitchen Compost Bin Pail Replacement Filter Countertop Home Bucket Refill Sets, Round

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  • Adequate, Set of 12pcs Round Carbon Compost Filters: 6.7″ Diameter.
  • Effective, Made of Activated-Charcoal Material, 5mm In Thickness.
  • Refresh Yourself, Absorbs and Traps Food Odor Inside the Composter Bins, Brings you fresh & clean indoor air.
  • Compatible, Fits with Most Domed Lids Standard-Sized Recycle bins, Cut-to-fit DIY is also so simple.
  • Replacements, Replace Your Stainless Steel Compost Bin Filters Regularly, Do Not Rinse.

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Bought this item for the wife as a christmas present. She wanted one as she used one at her daughters house and found it to be very convenient and easy to use. Haven’t really had it long enough for durability testing, but so far so good. Long enough to take outside without thee odor.

I love the capacity and the size of the filters. Perhaps i did not empty it soon enough, but it is attracting gnats.

. Way better than putting the green scrubby ones in.

They do what they are supposed to do.

Perfect for my countertop compost bin. I change it every 2-3 weeks and no smells at all.

Works perfect for composter but be sure and measure to get the right size.

Adequate, Set of 12pcs Round Carbon Compost Filters: 6.7″ Diameter.

Had to double up because fruit flies were getting innot sure if ordered wrong or sent wrong – once doubled it seem to solve issue.

Keeps compost canister odorless on kitchen counter.

I cannot recall the brand, but i have a standard stainless steel composter and these filters do not fit in the lid. They are too small, so they fall out. Also, the filters are so thin you can see through them. There does appear to be at least a minimal amount of carbon in them. I will be unable to use them and too lazy to send them back. I will spend more for better quality next time.

If you use a compost bin with a lid you need this. They really reduce fruit flies in august.

They fit and keep things smelling nice in the kitchen.

I like that they come in a resealable bag so i can store the spares under my sink.

Effective, Made of Activated-Charcoal Material, 5mm In Thickness.

We bought this 12 pack to replace the filters for our linkyo kitchen composter since those are way more expensive. I thought at first they would work fine but they are just too small after all. We’ll retrofit them with some tape for now but won’t order again for linkyo.

This review is for the compost bin i purchased with the filters. I can’t figure out how to get to the bin to review it and not the filters. But, as for the bin i am completely satisfied with the purchase. It is small enough to sit on a countertop but i don’t have it there, i don’t like the clutter. It fits nicely in the pantry. No smells or moisture escape.

Doesn’t fit and return window closed 8 days ago. Make sure you test it right away. I didn’t check until i needed to replace it.

Suppose it’s good for trash/ compost but right now i use it for my indoor grow tent. I have a few 6” vents and theses sit in there well. Aslo use for my cat liter as there is a top vent that this guy sits inside. My filters have only been in use for about a month. Most likely buy these again when i need some.

Refresh Yourself, Absorbs and Traps Food Odor Inside the Composter Bins, Brings you fresh & clean indoor air.

Compatible, Fits with Most Domed Lids Standard-Sized Recycle bins, Cut-to-fit DIY is also so simple.

Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1 : Super functional

It wipes clean so easily that i have never had the need to put it in the dishwasher, scrub it, or even use soap. Just hot water and a towel to dry, and there is never a smell left behind. There are a lot of questions about how airtight the container is, and here is my two cents:the lid already fits very well; however, i took the advice of the people who suggest a paper towel barrier between the liner (if you use one, and i do) and the pail. I take a segment of two [connected] paper towels and cut it lengthwise. I arrange those pieces in the pail so that either end of each piece of towel comes up the side of the pail and ends at the top – it’s a perfect fit and covers the inside of the pail completely. Then i add the liner, and with the layer of paper towel and the liner hanging over the lip, the lid now has an extra-snug fit. It’s a little more effort but it’s worth noting that i had a bad case of fruit flies last year. It took me about a month to get rid of them, and during that time i never had a single fruit fly in the compost pail. The lid was tight and i presume the charcoal filter is an effective deterrent.

The lid of this product appears to be comprised of two parts, which are permanently joined by spot welds or by some other means. The product would be five stars if two changes were made to the lid. We should be able to separate the top/exterior part of the lid, from the bottom/interior part of the lid. If we were able to easily separate the lid into its two parts, we would be able to replace/inspect the filters more easily and the filters could be made a little larger so that they would fit more snugly. As the lid is now designed, the main filter cannot be inspected/replaced without damaging/deforming it–and causing a situation where even more fruit flies are able to enter the main bin. Of course, the potential for customers having problem with fruit flies while using this bin would be greatly reduced if the inside of the lid incorporated a fine-mesh metal screen, covering the large holes at the top of the lid. A fine-mesh screen would prevent fruit flies from entering through the large holes at the top of the lid and making their way down into the bin. So, i’m suggesting that the manufacturer: 1. Install a fine mesh screen on the inside of the lid, covering the large holes at the top of the lid. Redesign the lid slightly so that the lid may be separated into its two component parts, so that the filters may be removed/replaced/inspected more easily. I am updating this review after using the epica compost bin for a few months. Fruit flies are a serious problem with this product. They are able to enter the large ventilation holes at the top of the lid and easily navigate around the filters, and into the composting materials below. This product desperately needs a fine-mesh screen, on the inside of the lid, to cover the holes at the top of the lid.

While this bin is perfectly well made – solid construction, no seams, lid that fits relatively well. The lid is supposed to open up to allow you to replace the charcoal filters inside. I know this because the description of the product says “comes with replaceable charcoal filter” (note the use of the word “replacable”). Alas, the lid is welded shut. There’s no way to open it up to get the filter out. So it’s a great compost bin for 2 to 4 months. And then it’s useless as a compost bin. :-((oh, i ordered a second bin just in case this was an anomaly but the second one is exactly the same. )update: so i got an email from the seller.

We’ve had this compost pail for a little over a week and it’s worked out great. We use compost bags inside the pail to keep it from getting nasty. We’ve also been pretty consistent about emptying out the pail nearly every day; we have a 90 gallon compost bin that gets picked up every week so it works best to keep as much of the compost outside in the 90 gallon bin as possible. It also works best to give the pail a quick cleaning before putting a new bag in the pail and begin using it again. The compost pail sits on our counter top and it looks good, the top is super easy to remove so you can throw your food scraps in with one hand while removing the top with the other.

I have zero complaints about this compost bin, for which reason i am giving it five stars, because that’s how amazon reviews work. However, based a couple of reviews that i’m reading now, i’m guessing that the main reason i’m pleased with this bin (apart from the fact that it performs its intended function perfectly well) is that i actually understand what a compost bin is and what composting involves. Here are some pointers, in case you are new to this:1. A compost bin is basically just a pot with a lid on it. If you are going to order this thing and then find yourself shocked when you receive what is basically just a pot with a lid on it in the mail (despite the numerous images on this page that clearly show what is basically a pot with a lid on it), then please just go buy a pot and save yourself the trouble of posting a really stupid review on amazon that blames the product for the fact that you didn’t realize what a compost bin was. Composting involves taking your food scraps that would *otherwise be trash* and keeping them in a bucket (or a pot with a lid on it) in your kitchen. For this reason, it will *get dirty*, just like the rest of the items in your kitchen that come in contact with food. You will often have to *wipe it down* to remove the residue of whatever you put in it, *just like everything else in your kitchen*. Don’t let the term ‘compost bin’ fool you into thinking that this product has the magical ability to self-clean.

I have been looking for some time. I have been using those used ice cream pails, (not the most attractive look) but hey it worked. The size 1 gallon is perfect for our needs. Husband dumps coffee grounds his egg every morning & i use at least once a day. It arrived on the 19th of dec. & i didn’t need to dump until the 26th. The matte finish was great, it blended in with my other stainless. There were a few scuff marks on the top of lid but it didn’t bother us & i figure that there will be a few more by the time were done with it. The lid with the filter has to be working (no smells) & better yet no fruit flies. We have been experiencing warmer weather for this time of year & before this baby arrived guess what, yep, fruit flies. Last but not least & actually my favorite thing.

I am a veteran composter, and it has long been a seriously stinky and messy dilemma. I finally went online and actually researched various kitchentop composters. This one won out, and i got it. I eat primarily raw fruits & vegetables, and for me, it holds about three days’ worth of scraps. For most people, it will hold more. I’ve had it about a month now. It doesn’t smell, and the fruit flies are not able to access the scraps–hooray.It’s super easy to clean, and it looks quite nice on the kitchen counter, next to the cutting board.

I bought this counter-top compost bin for my girlfriend as her old one had started leaking. Delivery was prompt, and i took it over to her place one beautiful sunday afternoon in the spring. We sat on the veranda and sipped chardonnay in what i then incorrectly interpreted as a comfortable silence. After a while i mentioned that i had a small surprise for her, and pulled the compost bin out of the box. It was elegant in its simplicity. The stainless steel finish shone in the sun, and the lid was cocked rakishly to one side as if to say hello. She slapped the bin from my hands and shouted that she didn’t want this new compost bin. She wanted the compost bin that she’d had for years prior, the one that was spontaneous and made her feel alive, the one that she actually loved. I was heartbroken as my hopes and dreams of our life together shattered and fell around me. Gone were the thoughts of using the bin as an impromptu ice bucket for the champagne we would share on the night of our engagement; as too were the thoughts of our future children placing orange rinds and banana peels in this bin.

  • This bin is great, unlike some of the reviewers here.
  • Great pail for composting

Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter

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  • CONTROL ODORS NATURALLY: The airtight lid and replaceable activated-charcoal filter work together to trap and control odors naturally, so your kitchen compost bin can sit conveniently on your countertop or wherever you need it. The chic modern design also complements any decor.
  • SIMPLE CLEANING PROCESS: The stylish stainless steel bin is molded in one piece and resists rust and leaks, unlike other bins that are welded and prone to rust and leakage at the weld points over time. Eco-friendly convenience is always at your fingertips, while nasty bacteria is not. v
  • PUT IT ANYWHERE: The 1.3 gallon size is big enough to hold several days’ worth of compostable organic kitchen waste like vegetable peels, fruits, and coffee grounds yet still small enough to fit on countertops. Measures 7.16” in diameter x 11” high.
  • DURABLE STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION TO LAST A LIFETIME: Molded in a single piece for strength and durability that won’t scratch, crack or chip. Made of premium, rust-resistant stainless steel — will never leach toxic chemicals into your compost.
  • COMES WITH REPLACEABLE CHARCOAL FILTER: The specially designed activated-charcoal filter is the key to an odorless indoor compost bin. The filter can be cleaned with soap and water, like the bin. Will last more than 6 months with careful handling.

YukChuk Under-Counter Indoor Kitchen Food Waste 1 – I’m happy with it.

Big enough for our household of 5 to get a couple of days of compost space, but not so big that it encourages waiting for ‘compost soup’. It really is amazing at blocking smells and keeping insects out (did a great job of cutting down our fruit fly population :-), and installed quickly and easily in our under-sink kitchen cabinet without getting in the way of the door closing, or necessitating a massive overhaul of the bottles and bags and etc. Down there – its slim profile means that it doesn’t get in the way as i initially feared. The rectangular body is designed just right for putting next to the kitchen counter to scoop scraps into, and it’s wide enough that it prevents spills effectively, which had been a problem with our previous square countertop bin. One handed operation is a literal snap, both to open the bin and to get it off the bracket. Re-hanging it is a bit more of a pain, but not too bad. Long story short, this little wonder has cleared up a bunch of counter space, keeping the nasty bits away from our utensils and cookware, and also made composting an easier, simpler process overall.

Really does seal in odors and prevent fruit flies. Maybe not a whole watermelon’s rind, but it fits a lot more than i expected. I use it without bags so i just carry it to outdoor compost to dump it and then rinse it out. It is not mold resistant but probably if it were that would mean it’d been treated with some kind of chemical, so that’s ok by me. Again, because it locks in odors it won’t make your kitchen smell moldy if mold does grow in it. It’s also very quick and easy to open and close the lid. I do not have mine mounted to the door it simply sits on the base of the lower cabinet. Narrow enough to sit in front of my cleaning supplies and not interfere with door closing.

This kitchen compost bin is pretty much exactly what i was looking for. We just started composting and it was a real pain to have to carry my scraps out each time i was finished in the kitchen. Because of the slim design, i was able to hang it on the inside of the cabinet under the sink without loosing much cabinet space. This keeps it out of sight and reach of the dogs.It’s super easy to open and close with one hand. It doesn’t smell and it’s really easy to clean. I usually just hose it out whenever i carry waste out to the compost pile.

I don’t like to keep a lot of things on the countertop and the old plastic paint can i had in the sink not only was ugly and got in the way, i kept getting fruit flies with the plastic can because it was too inconvenient to re-seal several times a day. Because of the placement of the sink & garbage disposal, i have very limited space under the sink, but this fit and works perfectly for me. I mounted it as high as possible under the sink so i don’t have to bend over. I like the fact that it seals tight enough to keep the fruit flies out and also that i do not need to worry about replacing or cleaning a filter. I just throw everything directly in the bucket, dump the contents into the compost pile once or twice a week and rinse it out using the faucet outdoors. When needed, i use the sprayer in my kitchen sink and/or an old sponge to wipe out any remaining gunk. The smooth plastic cleans right up.

Growing up we used a plain rubbermaid container under the sink for our edible waste before disposal into the compost pile and it was stinky and cumbersome and hard to clean. This little pail is awesome, it was installed easily to the inside of the cabinet, fits neatly under the sink, the latch is secure and there is even a rubber seal. I have not had any issues with oders or spills. Not to mention this is the perfect size for my small family to accumulate our food waste- it usually fills in 2-3 days and makes us empty into the compost at appropriate intervals.

Easy to use, like the bags so i don’t have to wash out the container after emptying. Can was easy to mount on the inside of the door under the sink. Bags fit securely over little hooks and don’t sink down in the bin. Have already emptied once, no problems. Container is smaller than the one i had before so i have to empty it more often but that’s ok. I always had problems with the compost smelling before the can was full.

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  • Keeps compostable debris outta site

I preferred the green ones as they blended in with the compost better. We do not attach our bin to the cabinet door so the front for us is the part where it would be hanging on the door, and the back is the side where the lid is attached. When i attach the bag, i hook it onto one spike first, stretch it around the back (part where the lid is attached), hook it onto the other spike, and then gather all the excess and tie a knot in the center which i stuff under the lip. This holds the bag so securely that it frequently doesn’t come out when we empty the bin and if it isn’t too gunky i can get a second use out of it. Even when it takes me 2 weeks or more to fill the bag, it has never leaked, but at the same time the bags we tossed last fall have not yet decomposed and it’s been over 6 months. Granted, it’s been winter, and i don’t know if that slows down decomposition or not. Most of the time, i carry the bin to the pile and empty the contents, then remove the bag so that at least the veggies are composting even if the bag isn’t. On occasion, when it’s been too wet or too cold to make the trek to the bin, i’ll tie the top and leave the bag in the garage for a day or two. Edited to add: i contacted the company about the white bags and they say they are going back to green.

   how many yucks could a yuk chuck, chuck, if a yuk chuck could chuck yuck?. Well this yukchuck has been chucking all of our yuck for nearly two years without complaint. Chuckyuk has created a clever yet simple latch design that makes for easy one handed chucking. Surprisingly, no odors escape the closed bin, even when food scraps are stored for up to a week, or longer. About once a week we empty the bin into our compost heap. It feels good to chuck things in, knowing that all of our organic food scraps are going back into the soil, and are not going into a landfill; to be preserved for hundreds of years for future archeologists to ponder confusedly on. I just wish our community would have mandatory separation of food scraps for the town’s yard compost site. There are so many soil nutrients being lost to landfills across the country. Thank you yukchuck for doing your part to help us do ours, in helping to preserve this world. Be sure to check out the related video and turn up the volume loud, to marvel at the thunderous sound of stale christmas cookies sailing into the yuk chuck.

This thing fits well in a cabinet, locks securely and we never smell it regardless of what is in it.

My wife and i just completed a remodel and debated whether to have a nice looking countertop waste holder, or a hidden one. Went for this bin to hide it away. Smart design to have the lid open away from the cabinet door. Keeps the whole bin from lifting up. Takes a little practice to open it with the hooks that hold it closed. I hold the handle with my thumb and index finger to ‘assist’ the release of the lid. We only hook it on the one side, which is plenty to keep it sealed. We use compost waste bags in it. When it’s time to take out to our outdoor compost bin for pickup, we just lift out the bag. When it does need to be cleaned, very easy to lift the bin off the plate attached to the inside cabinet door.

I think that some of the 1 star reviewers have valid points but are a bit harsh. The plastic appears to be a cheaper plastic which may be more prone cracking if mishandled which makes this a little over priced. If you do have weak/cheap cabinet hardware, it may not properly support the bucket when full or opening. I drilled small pilot holes and screwed it on in a few minutes time. I do like the bag anchors which hold the bag up and in place. They’re sharp but face the cabinet but one needs to take care while dumping the compost not to scratch themselves. I do like the fully closing lid to keep fruit flies out along with containing the odors. Why table top compost bins have holes in them, i’ll never quite understand. The locking top is a trade off. It’s kind of clunky to open but i’m getting used to it. Off hand, i’m not sure how i would improve it. There is a training curve on the user part to become proficient at opening the top while it hangs on the door. I was very clumsy at it, at first but after a few tries, i figured out the correct way to do it.

Features of Under-Counter Indoor Kitchen Food Waste 1.5 gal Compost Container/Bin System by YukChuk

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  • UPGRADE to a YUKCHUK under counter food scraps bin and ‘presto ’NO odors, No fruit flies. No charcoal filter replacement costs, NO need. Made from high-density polypropylene, (HDPP), the same material used in milk containers and other food containers. HDPP is known for its non-leaching characteristics.
  • FREE up your valuable COUNTER SPACE with a behind the cabinet door YukChuk. Our design is specifically functional for ease of filling and storing food waste. Little effort was made to produce a kitchen decoration when function was deemed the most critical need.
  • Mounts behind kitchen sink cabinet door for easy out of sight access, easy one-handed use for loading and just lift to carry. Bracket and stainless steel screws included. And the bracket serves as a liner bag hold down at the back.
  • HOT wash and HOT cycle Dishwasher safe, not like the other guys who’s material will withstand Cold in dishwasher. Great fit for YukChuk BIO-BAG Liners.

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Perfect for our household of 2 adults who cook and eat most meals at home. We live in an apartment and this keeps smell away and helps to keep our counters clutter free.

There aren’t a lot of non-vented compost buckets on the market but if i did’t vent my trash (before i composted) and tried to seal it up tight, why would i want to vent my compost?. This is meant to be used with compostable bags and i won’t vouch for use without them. This is small enough to mount inside a cabinet and easily removes for cleaning. It is small enough to fit in my dishwasher when inevitably it gets dirty (usually the top from opening/closing it. ) unless you have a huge family you don’t want a larger size because it will get gross before it is full. Also, the compostable bags a size up are gigantic and expensive. We had a minor issue with ours but customer service was great, really great. My only issue with it is that the bags don’t stay up well. I wish they had one of those pull-through-and-pinch things that some commercial trash cans have to prevent the bags from falling down.

My husband is not to sure about this whole composting thing. So it’s been my job to pull the bag full of veggie scraps and throw this into our outdoor composting bin. But i can tell you it keeps sealed, there is no odor and funny even throughout the week when you open and close it, it doesn’t stink. . But when i go to empty it into the compost bin. Wow, those veggies are for sure composting and stink with alot of liquid in the bottom of the bag. So you do need to use the composting bags and empty into an outdoor compost pile or bin each week. Saves a ton of scraps from going into the trash or garbage disposal.

Our city collects ‘organic material’ along with our recyclables and trash. They provided a countertop bin but it was no good. We have been using the yukchuk for about a year and really like it. We use bio bag liners and experience no smell and no bugs. The only thing, and this could be user error, is that it seems like the little ‘thorns’ should be on the other side. On the side they are on, the bag is already secured by the hanging mechanism. On the other side, the hinge side, the bags sometimes slip down into the bin, causing a mess. Putting the thorns on the hinge side would alleviate this. As i said, this could be user error but since both of us are pretty intelligent, i would then have to say that it is not very intuitive.

Great to hold compost, convenient mounting on cabinet door under sink, no smell even when it’s full. 4 stars because it’s a pain in the neck to attach the bags so they don’t sink into the binupdate 10/19/15this worked great until the handle broke. Now the lid separated from the body. We’re also getting some fruit flies, perhaps because the replacement handle was not sealing the lid well. Company is sending out a whole new replacement unit. It’s nice that they have a lifetime warranty. I looked into stainless, ceramic, and other plastic bins but every one had some reviews that complained of fruit flies. The ‘yukman’ i just spoke with was very nice and very responsive. Hope the replacement until seals well.

This has been a great addition to my apartment. My roommates and i were constantly battling smelly garbage cans that we’d have to empty prematurely just because of smell and not because its full. Now i mounted this under our sink in the cabinet (just barely fits in our setup) and its so convenient. I line it with a bag and with 3 of us we fill this up in about 7-10 days. And we really over stuff this thing to be honest, but as long as we get the top locked down it stays odor and fruit fly free in our apartment. Good for the environment, save money by avoiding throwing away half full smell normal trash bags, and my kitchen smells normal now too. May not be as fancy looking as counter top ones, but i don’t want my compost on my counter, i want something practical and hidden.

UPGRADE to a YUKCHUK under counter food scraps bin and ‘presto ’NO odors, No fruit flies. No charcoal filter replacement costs, NO need. Made from high-density polypropylene, (HDPP), the same material used in milk containers and other food containers.

. Just kiddingif we must have a business man as president, i nominate gordon newman of the yukchuk party – king of kustomer satisfaktionwe have been using our yukchuk steadily for several months and must agree with all the positive comments you’ll find in other reviews. No insects, odor stays in the bucket, sized right for our family of 3 ( we empty it daily, no need to let that stuff ripen in the bucket. Get it to the composter ), handy mounting for ease of access back of the under sink door. (our old ceramic cookie jar used to work well, but nice having less counter clutter and it was a pain to empty and clean). Just the right size to place in the sink so we can slide scraps right in. Rinses easily, easy to open and close and empty. We’re very happy with our choice – highly recommended.

At first the locking lid was a little off-putting. I was used to containers with a simple lit to place on top. However, the absence of any odour made me love this little bucket. I use old newspaper to line mine so there’s almost no cleaning.

I have two diabetic cats and three litter boxes. I needed something to hold scooped litter while i went from litter box to litter box, and to hold it until i filled a bag. This has done the job extremely well. The one-handed open/close/carry design makes it easy to move between litter boxes with this in one hand and the scooper in the other. The lid fits tightly so there’s no odor escape between scoops. I use grocery bags to line it. Even though there’s nothing to ‘hook’ the bag on, if the bag is well situated when i first put the bag in, i haven’t had any problems with the bag slipping. Not it’s intended purpose, but it works very well for this.

It hangs on the inner door beneath our kitchen sink– its slim frame allows for a plethora of other things to be stored alongside it. The hinged lid forms a complete seal; no odor has ever escaped from the bin. The handle is comfortable to hold, and due to its unique design, the yukchuk always remains securely closed as i deliver the compost to our outside bin. The yukchuk is the perfect size for a 3-person family’s weekly load of egg shells, coffee grounds and various vegetable peels. After using it daily since 2014 the lid became damaged; customer service was quick to respond with a replacement. I can’t imagine a better compost container.

I waited a while to write this review to see how this worked out. We’ve been using this for over a year now and we have a lot of compostables (we can and freeze a lot of our own produce) and this is still working like a champ. The lid fits tightly so we have had no problems with odor or flies. It is a little tall for my sink, and since i don’t use bags in it i do have to wash it regularly. Luckily i have a sprayer, so it being so tall isn’t really a problem. We mounted it inside the cupboard door beneath the sink, and i remove it if i’m using it a lot. I also remove it when it gets 2/3 full and just set it on the counter because i don’t want the weight of the full bin to pull the hinges out of alignment–it does hold a lot.

I had a little trouble figuring out where to put it because my sink is extra deep and hangs down further than i wanted to mount the bin, and my cabinet doors are shaker style, so i needed to attach it to the top brace or i’d have had to put another board across to attach the bin to. I was able to put it in my trash cabinet – which works better anyhow since it is higher ( less bending over) i am reminded when i toss the trash to put the compost in the bin instead. I’ve loaded over a week’s worth of garbage in it several times and it never leaks any smell. It is easy to carry out to my compost dump and everything slips out easily, even the bottom corners. I don’t use bags, just rinse it when needed. I’m trying to reduce waste and it seems a little ridiculous to spend money on bags. I have run it through the dishwasher a couple times and it came out great. I kept it on the kitchen counter for the first week, though, and that worked very well too.

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I like it and it works very well. It’s well made sturdy and closes tight keep smells in and bugs out. As a single guy it is a good size to hold a weeks worth of food scraps generated from food prep while cooking. The only negative i can give it is i wish there was some way to secure the trash bag on the back by the hing. When tossing in say carrot peals and such you have to be careful to avoid it falling behind the bag and into the bin. Not a big deal but it would be nice and far more convenient.

The best compost bucket yet. The lid snaps shut very well. I have no fruit flies with this product. I use my kitchen compost bucket every day and then transfer it to my worm bin when the yukchuk gets full enough. I admit there is a smell that builds up if i don’t either transfer to the worm bin when it’s about 1/4 full or if i put some citrus fruit of some kind in there with the other kitchen scraps. The smell is a small price to pay for no fruit flies. I don’t use a plastic bag insert at all as i don’t want to dump more plastic into the environment. I just wash it with soap and water every time i transfer it to the worm bin and it cleans up like a charm. I’m thinking of giving several away to friends. I highly recommend this product.

Great design for a food waste container. 1) i like how easily it attaches / detaches from the wall mount2) i like that the lid securely locks down, to prevent fruit flies from getting in — yet the top can also be removed very easily at the same time3) the mounting hardware that was included was great, and i appreciated the warning about making sure the screws were not too long for the under-sink cabinet door (lest they poke through and/or destroy the cabinet door in the process of putting them in). After reading the warning, and checking, i decided to mount it to my wall instead.

I bought the yuk chuk, which by the way is wonderful, it’s hidden in a cabinet instead of a bucket on my countertop. Bought these bags to try and they are wonderful. They are way better than the bio bags, they are a bit thicker and don’t leak or smell. The bio bags leak and i sometimes have to double or triple the bag but not these yuk chuk bags they work like they are suppose to,.

This addresses our two main requirements for our next compost bin (first completely exclude fruit flies from our kitchen compost bin and second free up our counter space currently occupied by the compost bin. )our old compost bin was a cut ceramic counter top bin that we had been using for years, despite the fact it had been broken and glued back together multiple times. It had served us well through 5 different homes, but the most recent location has a fruit fly issue and so we decided to upgrade. If you are considering this and already have a compost bin i recommend upgrading to this (it is not as cute, but it keeps the flies out and hold more.

Its slim design allows it to fit easily under my sink. I ended up deciding not to hang it on the door but i’m sure it would work well that way, too. When the bucket is closed, there is absolutely no odor. I may buy a second one for those snowy days when i don’t want to truck out to the compost pit every day or two. Update: i am soooo disappointed because this has been my favorite in-kitchen compost bucket, yet i’m going to have to switch to something else. It’s slim design allows it to easily sit under my sink. There’s no filter to replace, yet it keeps odors away as if it had one. And, the lid design allows easy one-handed opening and closing. Yet it’s the lid that’s the problem.

My compost process is three step and was getting short shift until i found this great gadget. It has several advantages for me over my previous efforts. First is that it’s easy and intuitive to open and close tightly so there is no odor or mess. The bin has little hooks on the sides that hold a biodegradable bag securely which makes transferring the contents to my larger deck compost holder much nicer and leaves me with a clean container for my next load. This unit a good size and not in my way in the kitchen. I have little counter space so i’m happy that this can sit inobtrusively next to my trash can on the floor. I can bring it up to the counter to load if i’m prepping salad ingredients, peeling apples or shucking corn and i can hold it under the countertop lip to scoot in smaller amounts of scraps. When the bin is closed the handle is really nice for moving it and tipping the handle forward unlocks the sealed closure and opens the container. The bin comes with mounting hardware if you want to put it inside a cabinet door, but i didn’t use that and am happy with it on the floor or counter as my work dictates. I did have a big bowl i was using for kitchen scraps since i could easily empty that into the larger closed bucket on my deck, but the bowl not only took up too much counter space, it was a pain to use if i only had a few scraps at a time since it was open.

Mounts behind kitchen sink cabinet door for easy out of sight access, easy one-handed use for loading and just lift to carry. Bracket and stainless steel screws included.

Upon receiving our yukchuk nine months ago, i poured water into it and upended it. Distressed that it leaked, i contacted gordon newman at [email protected] He promptly responded, explaining that water is heavier than air and that odors would not leak when the yukchuk is closed (of course they waft out when its open). He requested we try it and stated that we could return it if not fully satisfied. So here i am, nine months later, finally getting around to writing my first ever-review. We love the yukchukodors do not leak from our closed yukchuk and after years of having various kitchen food waste containers sitting on the counter, it is wonderful to have it hang discretely on the inside of a cabinet door (the bracket was very easy to install). The sturdy container is easy to open and close with one hand. The only warning we have is that during the summer, we have to be more vigilant about emptying the yukchuk because of fruit flies.

After having this thing for over a year, i have mixed feelings. It stores our compost and keeps the stink in. It cleans up reasonably easily. Our first problem was with the mounting bracket, there was no way that it could mount on the thin wood of our cabinet door under our sink. Not a big deal since there was an available space next to our recycle bin. The second problem was with the little plastic tab that holds the lid closed. One of them snapped off very soon after we bought the thing. Customer service was great and sent us a new handle very promptly. About a year later, the same plastic piece broke again and i replaced it by drilling a small hole in the handle and inserting a small wood screw. While this may have voided any sort of warranty, the screw is much more durable than the twice-broken plastic pivot.

HOT wash and HOT cycle Dishwasher safe, not like the other guys who’s material will withstand Cold in dishwasher.

Zero Waste Together Mountable Kitchen Compost Bin by – 2 Gal – Great for hiding your compost

Great idea, and useful for collecting for the compost heap, without collecting bugs at the same time.

Needed a larger size as my steel canister was filling up too quickly. This still looks fine on the counter. Use with green bags also bought on amazon.

We had one for years that hung on the wall, off the counter. We don’t have much counter space, so the hanging feature was important, but are hard to find. The only comment i would make is that it is deeper than our last one, and so it is harder to wash in our sink – doesn’t quite fit. As for durability, it’s hard to judge yet as we’ve only had it about a month. But so far, we like it a lot.

Mounts on cabinet door, lid stays up on its own for hands-free use / plate scraping. Detaches from mount so it can be used on counter during food prep. Has a handle so it can be carried outside to compost bin and dumped easily. No smell at all (and it’s summer where i live). I wish i had bought one sooner. Purchased with the recommended unni biodegradable green liners.

This compost bin is very well thought out and designed; i’ve had it for a year and haven’t found anything i don’t like about it. It has lots of useful features built-in that make it one of the best. I design products for a living, i know well thought out design, this is it.

This a well built product, but it does not keep fruit flies out. I placed it under the kitchen sink as suggested. But after several days of not being being used, when it was opened it was full of fruit flies. I had a ton of fruit flies in my kitchen. So this product is going in the garage and will only be opened outside, which is very inconvenient.

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  • This is wide enough that the compost does not go all over the place when I dump it in here from the cutting board.
  • Best compost bin so far!

The zero waste mountable kitchen compost bin was easy to install. It is the perfect size to fit underneath the sink, and holds quite a bit. We only compost plant waste, so there is no smell or insects. It lifts off and returns easily to it’s base. We have limited counter space, so this fits ours needs.

Easy to mount to the cabinet under the sink and incredibly easy to take it off to empty compost. Can’t smell the compost until you open the lid. Pleased with this little bin.

We like the size of this container for capturing compost in the kitchen, and the vented lid is a good touch. We’ve had one of these before, and we were happy with it.

It’s not too small, not too big. Keeps odors in, but also lets fresh air in to avoid immediate decomposition of the scraps. I usually take it to our compost bin to dump it once or twice a week, depending on how full it is. Also don’t need plastic liner bags (trying to be more zero-waste) and it’s super easy to clean.

Great compost bucket, perfect size to mount on cabinet door under our sink. We bought small composting bags to go inside and are very happy with our set up.

Features of Mountable Kitchen Compost Bin by Zero Waste Together – 2 Gal, Under Sink, Countertop, Odor Free, Dishwasher Safe, Bags Ok, Made in Canada

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  • EASY to MOUNT and CONVENIENT SIZE – Mount and screw assembly included! Small and perfect fit for most cabinet doors, pantry doors, under sinks and countertops.
  • EASY to CLEAN – Smooth HDPE and BPA free plastic makes it easy to wash and includes recycled content. UV protected. Dishwasher safe. Compostable bag compatible.
  • INSECT and ODOR FREE – Hinged lid which clicks into place ensures a tight seal. Micro-Perforated lid seals out fruit flies and insects and reduces smell with the process of aeration.
  • EASY to FILL, CARRY and EMPTY – Hinged lid which clicks into place allows lid to stay open. Lightweight with a swinging handle. Lip grip, bottom grip and back grip for emptying.
  • PATENTED AIRFLOW CHANNELS – Promotes healthy, PH balanced compost and a more efficient breakdown of food scraps.

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Nice and simple, easy to use. Will hold a couple of days of veggie scraps from a family of five. There are a couple of hooks on either side that allow you to attach a bio-baggie which helps keeps the bucket from getting gross. I like that it is slightly larger than other compost bins, and that the opening is large enough to scrape the scraps from a chopping board without spills. The lid can be lock up or pushed down behind the bin. The kid that has to empty this bin likes how easy to empty it is and how much less yukky scraps are. Easy to rinse out as no nooks and crannies. Scraps don’t smell, or barely after a few days and straggler fruit flies gather on the lid, longing to get in. Has definitely improved the fruit fly problems in our kitchen. Only downside is that it doesn’t look very cool or slick, but in the battle against fruit flies and stinky food scraps, utility wins out.

This is a really great sized product. I know that some people have a problem with the lid not staying up. However we’ve been using ours for over a year and we’ve had no problems. You have to push up a little bit further and then it holds in place. You can easily wash it out and i have not had problems with thing smelling in it. If anything i wish it were larger but to be honest if it’s the small bags perfectly and if it were any larger it would getting messy. We often times throw things out that are wet. So on rare occasions are based ripped open but the bottom doesn’t have any wholesale collects all this garbage juice.

Purchased this as a gift for my husband as a father’s day gift. We compost so this was the perfect gift to have. It sits on the counter and helps prevent fruit flies in the warmer months. I would recommend this to others as long as they aren’t expecting to have it compost fast on the counter. This should be solely used as a container to hold the scraps until you can empty them, it isn’t large enough to hold until fully composted. Container is made of durable plastic and lid allows the right amount of air in. I accidentally left it outside for about a day during the winter time and there was no damage done. We have had some of the compost mold in the bottom, easy to clean with hot water.

I like the size of this bin. It is very easy to scrape food off dishes into it. It also has a large capacity which i like. I haven’t noticed any odor either. The large handle makes it easy to carry. The lid stays open when lifted up which is also convenient. The mounting bracket looked a little flimsy and i thought the pail might not be secure but i was wrong. Very easy to put on and very easy to remove. This is the third compost pail i’ve owned and this is by far my favorite.

We like this so much better than the yukchuck. Believe it or not, the aeration holes in the lid keep it from smelling. We’ve yet to go through a summer with it in the kitchen, though, so i’m not sure how the holes in the lid will do with any fruit flies. So far, very happy with this purchase.

For us it has been smell free, currently 3/4 full of wide variety of dated veggies, coffee grounds and the not supposed to compost meat products. No smell, no fruit flies in it, some of their buddies already in the kitchen seem to be attracted to area but the aeration holes do not allow them in. Some have complained about the 2 stop arc of the lid opening but no issue in my use. The first lift will not stay open but i am usually holding the lid with one hand and dumping goop into the container with the other. If indeed i need two hands (and why would i?) then keep opening util it clicks, which will require about the same force to push past the ‘click’ and secure the lid. So much better than the improvised kitchen containers i have used for years.

EASY to MOUNT and CONVENIENT SIZE – Mount and screw assembly included!

I love it, at first i was a little frustrated, but after i finally got it installed, it works like a charm. I added a compostable bag, prevents the bucket from getting grimy and stinky. The handle makes it easy to carry out to the compost pile and i don’t have a bunch of plastic containers to deal with. And it eliminated the fruitflies.

So easy to install and it fits perfectly on the inside cabinet door. When you’re ready to empty it out, it lifts off easily from the attached bracket. It’s so nice to have it hidden and not out on the counter. Overall, very pleased with our purchase.

We have been composting for several years and just used an old tupperware container. It sat on the counter and was gross to look at and to open when we added scraps. Easy installation, just enough room under our kitchen sink for it to mount on the cabinet door. Wide bin makes it easy to just take the cutting board and dump scraps in. It’s fairly big and can hold a lot. I am curious to see what the smell factor is like over time.

It looks nice which is an added benefit. We chose to not use bags and simply rinse out after dumping. However, we noticed they also sell bags which is an option to consider. We haven’t had any problems with leaking unlike other bins we tried in the past. Leaking compost is not fun to clean up ha.

Just got around to installing this today, though i’ve had it for awhile. It fits perfectly inside my cabinet under my sink and is very handy in that location.

Did my research, and this is definitely the best bin for our kitchen setup. Had too many problems with bugs from other bins, but this one works. And very little odor if any at all. Perfect dimensions, handy lid that stays open for two free hands, and very sturdy.

EASY to CLEAN – Smooth HDPE and BPA free plastic makes it easy to wash and includes recycled content. UV protected. Dishwasher safe.

This has a larger capacity than many kitchen compost keepers, which is great, especially because unlike some of them, it doesn’t seem to attract gnats/fruitflies. The holes in this one are very small, just enough for ventilation without letting bugs get in. I like that the lid has different ‘stop’ positions, so it will stay open if i’m peeling lots of veggies, for example. It isn’t the prettiest thing in the world, but it is very practical.

As many reviews have stated, this composter is the perfect transition under the sink to before it heads out to the yimby tumbler in the backyard. I absolutely love this composter and have had zero issues with it. It mounted super easily and stays in place very easily. Highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a small composter to keep under your kitchen sink. The holes are so tiny in the lid that they truly do keep all insects out (including those pesky fruit flies).

Easy to clean and it doesn’t take up too much counter space.

I bought an open box version from a 3rd party. It didn’t come with a mounting kit but they will send me one. Good companyi like the style of this bin. The air holes and latch are creative engineering. I was using a standard metal bin before and it’s handle finally came loose. I’m hoping this bin has greater durability and stays cleaner. This bin has 1/2 gallon larger capacity than my old one. I bought this larger format of bin so i can fit compostable paper plates in it.

The winner: zero waste vs sure closeafter much debate and careful consideration this has every feature needed plus more. Measurements:exterior: 11′ wide (side to side) by 9. 5′ tall (top to bottom) by 8. Interior: 10′ width (side to side) by 9′ deep (top to bottom) by 6. While many communities can use the compostable plastic bags, ours doesn’t have the industrial process to handle them (the green liners) – so we do the cheap and easy alternative; wipe the inside with a dab of carnauba wax (it’s plastic friendly and non toxic) to make the inside slippery non stick surface that rinses right off. Easy to use, clean and store. Well constructed and sooo easy to lift on or off the mounting bracket.

Love the size and having it mounted in a useful location but not in the way. Easy to rinse out when the compost bags leak. A little concerned about the hinges and so on holding up, don’t seem very sturdy.

Gets the compost holder off the counter and out of sight. At the same time it holds a lot, remains convenient, and seems to keep odors in fine. Have not tested the long-term durability yet, but if it lasts like i hope it does, i will order another when can no longer be used.

INSECT and ODOR FREE – Hinged lid which clicks into place ensures a tight seal.

Pros: easy to openeasy to uselarge capacityno stink after over a week with food and banana peels ( left it under the sink when we went out of town)cons: fruit flies got in.

My teenage daughter was giving me grief about not composting, and i was an easy mark because i already felt guilty about it. But my new house has very little kitchen counter space, and i didn’t fancy having a big canister taking up what little spare room i had (i needed a bin with a fair volume because i’m mostly vegetarian so generate a lot of compostable scraps. Didn’t want to be dumping this thing once a day). I was concerned that the scraps would smell a bit and so i didn’t want them right on the counter where i prepare and eat food (or become, as my friend’s wife complains, a fruit fly brothel). And most of the ones i saw had a removable lid, so you’d have to use two hands to open, then put the lid somewhere, scrape, then put the lid back on. Finally i just sat down to look at all the offerings available online and decided this looked like the best option. It’s been two months now and i’ve been super pleased. I mounted it to the inside of the cabinet door under my sink and didn’t have to give up any storage under there to fit it in. Lost no space on my counter. Never smell it except once when i left some juicy stuff in there for over a week.

This plastic bin arrived quickly. The bin appears to be good quality. Unfortunately it is slightly too large for my cabinet door under the kitchen sink. My doors are a little wider than the bin but once mounted the door will not close because of the bin’s depth. The mounting hardware (see photo) states that the cabinet door must be a min of 14′ wide. Sad that i will have to send this back. I wish that the mounting hardware info was shown in the original description.

Great size, not to big or small. My previous bin was stainless to match my kitchen appliances but it started to show rust stains inside and it was impossible to clean. I use this on my countertop rather than on the inside of a closet door.

Easy to open as long as you don’t already have your hands full.

This thing is just perfectly designed. Mounts easily under sink, compact enough to sit on counter, fits in my bike basket and has a handle for when i run it to the compost station. Has ledges to grip it in all the right places, like when emptying the bin. It’s summertime (bug season) and so far no bugs inside. One thing i didn’t expect (being an amateur) was that the food waste would start to smell after a few days if i had lots of wet/moist things inside. So i started putting ‘wet compost’ in a container in the fridge and more ‘dry compost’ in this bin, and then just combining them one per week when i take it to the compost station down the street. This has been working perfectly and i don’t get any odors now and only empty it once per week. Very happy with this product.

EASY to FILL, CARRY and EMPTY – Hinged lid which clicks into place allows lid to stay open. Lightweight with a swinging handle.

Pros: i have not seen a fruit fly coming from it yet. However, in winter, i do not have a problem with them. I can dump scraps in without dropping them getting everywhere on the sink. I have an old-fashioned sink cast iron sink with a built in drainboard on both sides. I keep my bin on the one drainboard. The handle makes it easy for carrying and dumping the debris in the outside compost bin. Con: not really a con, but i have nothing else negative to say. You have to push in on the white part and pull out with the green. But i have trouble opening it with my one hand at a certain angle-i think it is just me. I have no trouble with the other hand.

Larger than i expected, which makes it great for a lazy apartment dweller like me who doesn’t want to hike to the outdoor compost bin too often. I stuck it under the sink, and haven’t had any problems with odors or insects. It’s easy to carry, easy to dump, and generally just rinses clean; anything that sticks is easily removed by soaking in hot soapy water.

Vremi Kitchen Compost Bin – Worth every penny!

Varying angles to choose from, little arms to hold the pages open, nice stylish wood material. As a nursing student who constantly has her nose in a book, this is a life-saver. I wish i had gotten one of these a year ago.

It holds a lot, i but vegetable peels and coffee grounds in it for my compost. It is cute the handle works carrying it to and fro the compost bin. Oh and i saw one at bed bath and beyond for nearly twice the price last week.

What an attractive compost bin. Nicely constructed, built to last. Very pleased with my purchase.

Our county started collecting scraps for compost, so we needed a way to gather things that didn’t make the place smell. This little can is unobtrusive and does the trick. The carbon filter makes sure that even if it takes us a couple of days to fill it that we don’t smell anything. It does come with one replacement filter. I probably should have gotten the white color, but the black is also fine.

I would love more instructions. Might have missed that, the package was beautiful and the bit is a great construction. My kiddos have helped us learn the dos and don’ts of compost for our garden.

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  • I choose glossy black and i am very happy with this product
  • Not as great as it could be

Perfect fit in my medium sized kitchen.

I bought one of these bins for me and one as a gift. The bin is really sturdy and pretty. I strongly recommend using a bag as a liner, it will make it easier when handling the fruit peels and other stuff. In order to avoid fruit flies and other pests you must keep the filters on (the ones included with the bin) and understand that this bin is only to collect your compostable rubbish before you take it to the actual compost pile or bin outside.

I have been without one for a while and am so glad i got this one. It’s perfect for my countertop and easy to keep clean.

We brought this to keep used coffee grounds in right next to the coffee pot. It holds quite a few basketfuls and then we can just take it right out to the garden.

We had used a rectangular container about the same size with a locking lid prior. I like that this has a smaller foot print, but still seems to hold about as much compost. I actually prefer the non-locking lid on this, as i’ve often got dirty hands when i’m trying to get at this. The charcoal filter has done an awesome job of containing any smells so far (going on a month now). All in all, it’s easy to clean, easy to access, made of quality parts, and does what it’s made for.

Features of Vremi Kitchen Compost Bin for Counter or Under Sink – 1.2 Gallon Small Metal Indoor Home Apartment Eco Compost Pail for Biodegradable Organic Food Waste with Charcoal Filter – Stainless Steel – White

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  • COMPOST BIN FOR KITCHEN COUNTER – Perfectly-sized indoor compost bin for kitchen countertop also fits under sink so you can easily store biodegradable food waste for garden fertilizer right from your home or apartment
  • CHARCOAL FILTER FOR NATURAL ODOR CONTROL – Organic activated charcoal filter traps odors naturally so kitchen compost bin has no smell – reusable eco filter can be cleaned with soap and water to last up to 6 months, and purchase also includes 1 filter refill
  • LEAK PROOF STAINLESS STEEL – Metal compost bin bucket is constructed with one piece of durable, rust-resistant stainless steel to prevent leakage and protect against bacteria for lasting quality and convenience
  • FITS UP TO 1 WEEK OF WASTE – Small compost bin is big enough to collect up to a week’s worth of vegetable skins, fruit peels or pits, coffee grounds and other compostable kitchen waste and features a handle on body for easy hanging storage
  • EASY CLEAN 1.2 GALLON CAPACITY – Composting bin measures 6.5 x 11 inches. Stainless steel lid and bin bucket are dishwasher safe (remove charcoal filter from lid before cleaning in dishwasher)

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This item holds a good amount of kitchen scraps and is attractive and lightweight.

We had been using an empty plastic ice cream container to hold our food scraps and kept it under the sink. The house we moved into doesn’t have much under sink storage. I searched for a container to keep on the counter that was stylish and affordable. I like that it’s stainless steel and lightweight. So you don’t have to make numerous trips to the compost bin to empty it. Just an fyi: it came in a box so it could be given as a gift.

Blends in well – great compost bin.

This bin is really nicely made and very pretty too. Comes with an extra set of filters as well.

Been through several over the years, this one is perfect. Large capacity, attractive for kitchen countertop, stainless steel so no odors like the ones with plastic inserts. Best of all the lid keeps all odors in but only takes one hand to remove.

I wish i would have bought this years ago.


Extremely satisfied with this item. Well made stronge stainless steel. Not the cheap metal kind, also comes with an extra set of filters. I purchased compost bags for it and they fit perfectly inside. I tried plastic compost bins and i hated it. This also fits great under the sink.

I choose glossy black and i am very happy with this product. The lid forms a tight seal and has several layers of filters to stop the odors from escaping. Kit comes with spare filters. Bugs do not seem to find the bin either. The depth of the container is impressive. See the photo i have attached. Hope this review is helpful.

I’m really excited to start composting with this product. When it arrived, i was very impressed by the quality of the compost bin itself. It was also really nice that it came with extra filters. I’ve started adding waste to it this week and so far i haven’t noticed any smell at all. Love that it fits right under my kitchen sink too.

Have had many types of compost and this is the best. No fruit flies and a carbon filter with enough weight not to slip or tilt. Bought this when we redid the kitchen and we’ll worth it.

This vremi compost bin is perfect for a kitchen. We keep ours under the sink. It has a small footprint and isn’t too tall. The bottom of the bin is made of thick metal. The top is easy to get on and off. I love the handle because it makes the bin easy to pick up and carry. It has been very warm out lately and the charcoal filter keeps the smell inside the can. The filter is washable and it came with a replacement filter. This will hold over a week worth of food scraps. The added bonus is the ability to put the bottom in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

We always compost our kitchen waste. For years, we have used a small trash can, a bucket, a bowl as counter compost bin. Since we go through a lot of veggies that the compost need to be bring out pretty often. That we never really have to deal with the odor problem. First, this bin is very sturdy. The coating is beautiful and shinning. Which would save you the counter space.

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Does not smell even if i don’t empty it for 2 weeks. I bought the compost-able liners and rarely have to clean to container but when i do, it cleans up beautifully.

I’m in love with this countertop trash bin convenient when cooking in the kitchen i avoid having to walk back and forth to my big trash can i recommend this.

I never thought i would be composting in the house. The first thought that came to my head was, that’s going to smell. Well, this little bin has me completely surprised. It’s perfect for the indoors, i keep it under my kitchen sink. Doesn’t take much room and doesn’t smell at all.

I have tried 3 other compost bins for my kitchen and they were awful. There are no fruit flies 9r bad smells coming from this compost bin. It is sturdy and looks good on the counter.

A few years ago we lived with my in laws, my father in law is quite the gardener, he was always composting, i learned quite a bit. We purchased a house and it had a compost all the way at the edge of our property, at first we had a bucket next to the sink but then we had ants. We gave up a lot of composting last year because we couldn’t figure out a system that worked for us. When we found this i was super excited, it doesn’t smell, i only have to head to the compost outside once a week, it works for us, also its adorable.

Cute little bin that doesn’t stink. I wanted to test it so i’ve thrown in a bunch of scraps (tea bags, coffee grounds, veggie scraps) and left it on the counter for a week. So far i don’t smell it and my husband hasn’t thrown it away yet so it must be working.

My boyfriend was raised with using compost bins but i never was. So he took this clear container we had sitting in storage and was using it to collect his compost. Well personally i do not like looking at his leftover veggies, egg shells, banana peels, etc. So when i found this compost i knew i had to get it. I am so glad i did and so was my boyfriend. This is a much neater and sleeker look and keeps any smells inside. It’s also go the handle which makes it more simple to carry outside and empty into the compost bin he’s started outside. He couldn’t be happier with his new compost bin and i couldn’t be happier with the nice cleaner look.


This is a great looking little compost bin. The charcoal filter works really well. I have had scraps sitting in there for multiple days without any smell. It doesn’t look out of place on my counter and is easy to dump when needed.

This compost bin was very sleek and decorative where it would not be an eyesore sitting in your kitchen collecting those items you were throwing out. I like the handle for easy transportation to the outside site that dump it out into. It saves having to find that empty butter bowl or ice cream container to hold the scraps and looks a mess sitting out on the counter. This tidies it all up and has the lid to keep the smells inside.

Orig comment: within a couple weeks the seam on the lip of the lid split so the lid doesn’t close tightly any more. Would love a replacement but no idea how to contact seller. Otherwise it’s a good compost bin. Updated 11/23/2018: i submitted a request for help due to the above comment, many months after returns were closed. They sent me a new one at no cost. Appreciate the customer service.

After years of using random uncovered bowls and bins, i finally broke down and bought this sweet little compost bin. What in the heck was i thinking waiting so long?. This thing is awesome, holds a bunch, and eliminated bugs and smells. It’s had many admirers when people visit us and would make a great gift for anyone who saves their food scraps.

My husband didn’t want me to have a composter in the kitchen because he was worried about smell and bugs. The man is a freak about bugs in the kitchen. We have been using this for about 2 months now, and there has been absolutely no smell at all. I only empty it about once a week into our outdoor composter, so it does get pretty smelly. But with the lid on, there is no external smell at all. And absolutely no fruit flies around it at all. I have not heard one complaint from him about it. The only reason it didn’t get a 5 star rating from me is that the lid is difficult to clean. There is a rim in the lid for the carbon filter, and dirt and mold accumulates in there, and it is very difficult to get in and clean it. A small issue, but it bothers me regardless of that.

Looks nice enough to keep on your counter if you use it a lot. Love the charcoal filter so it doesn’t stink up the house.


There is zero smell that gets through the filters. It came with an extra filter set, too.

I’m absolutely in love with all my vremi products. It’s great to have a bin in the house that a can compost in with no issues.

Perfect to hold small amounts before i dump into my large composted outside.

I use this bin for composting food waste, my previous ceramic one (loved it) needed replaced. This one is a great size, but the lid does not have a gasket to ensure the closure is air tight. This allows fruit flys and smells to get in and out. Trying to find a gasket to fit and improved charcoal filters. Cleaning the lid is a problem at times especially getting it dry. There is a area where the square filter is inserted and the lip is so deep it is hard to clean inside of it.

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  • OPEN WITH ONE HAND! If you have been looking for a compost bin with a lid that you can open with one hand, then your search is over! Our unique design means that you will be able to open the lid with one hand. This is great for you because it makes adding scraps to your bin quick and easy!
  • LEAK PROOF! The problem with other composting bins is that they are made of stainless steel. When acidic foods are added directly to the metal bin, over time they can eat through the metal and cause rust and leaks. Our bin solves that problem. It has a plastic liner bucket which means that food does not touch the powder-coated steel outer bin and prevents it from rusting and leaking. Never suffer from your bin leaking on your kitchen counter again!
  • NO SMELLS! Unlike other bins that need two filters to control odors, our bin needs only one. We include two carbon filters with each bin. Each filter can last up to 6 months with proper care. This means that you get up to 1 years worth of filters when you purchase your bin making this bin a great value. Replacement filters are available on Amazon.
  • PERFECT FIT! Our bin is compact in size allowing it to fit under most upper kitchen cabinets which means that it does not take up too much of your valuable countertop workspace. And the neutral cream color looks great in most kitchens. The bin is 9.5 inches high with lid. Inner bucket is 6 inches in diameter. 0.8 Gallon Capacity (3 Liter)
  • MADE BY GARDENERS FOR GARDENERS! So this makes the perfect gift for the gardeners on your list. And it’s 100% Guaranteed. If you ( or your favorite gardener) aren’t happy, we don’t want your money!

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OPEN WITH ONE HAND! If you have been looking for a compost bin with a lid that you can open with one hand, then your search is over! Our unique design means that you will be able to open the lid with one hand.

LEAK PROOF! The problem with other composting bins is that they are made of stainless steel. When acidic foods are added directly to the metal bin, over time they can eat through the metal and cause rust and leaks. Our bin solves that problem. It has a plastic liner bucket which means that food does not touch the powder-coated steel outer bin and prevents it from rusting and leaking.

NO SMELLS! Unlike other bins that need two filters to control odors, our bin needs only one. We include two carbon filters with each bin. Each filter can last up to 6 months with proper care. This means that you get up to 1 years worth of filters when you purchase your bin making this bin a great value.

PERFECT FIT! Our bin is compact in size allowing it to fit under most upper kitchen cabinets which means that it does not take up too much of your valuable countertop workspace. And the neutral cream color looks great in most kitchens. The bin is 9.5 inches high with lid. Inner bucket is 6 inches in diameter.

Silky Road Compost Bin : Excited with product

This is a nice little bin that i keep in my kitchen for scrapes that i will later use as compost in my garden. It is large enough to hold a few days of kitchen scraps before i move them outside to a bigger bin, but small enough and attractive enough to sit on the kitchen counter. I like that it came with additional filters.

This bin looks great on the counter. We haven’t noticed any odor, and we empty it every 2-3 days.

This compost bin looks great sitting on the counter and the quality is very good. There is no smell at all thanks to the filter in the lid. I have noticed tiny fruit flys when i open the lid to add more scraps. I think a silicone gasket would eliminate this issue. All in all i love it and would buy it again.

I have friends that have this most concern was that it was going to smell and advice would be attracted to it this is not the case at all. No flies no bugs no nats no smell.

After reviewing all the compost bins available, this ingot chosen because of the great reviews & the fact that it would look really nice on my counter. It arrived within the last week, shipped very promptly & very well packaged. Looks great on my counter next to the sink, the compost bags i usually buy fit very nicely and the top fits tightly & securely. It looks so much better on my counter than the plastic bin given out by denver’s composting program.

This bin is well made and super cute. Looks great on my kitchen counter and fits my style perfectly.

Compost Bin with 7 FREE Charcoal Filters by Silky Road | 1.3-Gallon / 5-Liter | Vintage Cream Powder-Coated Carbon Steel | Kitchen Pail with Lid, Trash Keeper Container Bucket, Recycling Caddy

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  • BEAUTIFUL AESTHETIC: Do you love composting and want your kitchen to look good while doing it? Then look no further! This stylish, rustic, vintage cream-colored composter will look awesome in your home, countertop, office or anywhere! Any guests, friends or family will be sure to compliment you on this luxurious looking indoor compost can: Who knew a compost bin could be so enviable and actually look good in your kitchen!? This compost container looks even better in real life! You will love it!
  • CONVENIENT SIZE: 8.25″ Tall (9″ tall with stainless steel lid-handle). 9″ Wide/Deep. 1.3-Gallon. Large enough to fit a few days worth of food-scraps – but small enough not to get in the way! Will fit just about anywhere: on counter, under sink cabinet or any corner of your kitchen – while enhancing any decor.
  • CONVENIENT and STURDY BOLTED HANDLES in Lid and Pail: Easy to transport to your garden or take outside to empty out into larger composting bin. Made of the highest quality, sturdy, rust-proof powder-coating solid single piece of carbon steel. Quality and craftsmanship you could rely on. Guaranteed!!!
  • FUNCTION AND FASHION: Close fitting lid with bolted-in handle and tight-fitting charcoal filter will keep in smell, prevent bacteria and detract flies. INTERIOR COATING prevents corrosion or rusting and is easy to wipe clean with soap and water. SOLID Carbon STEEL construction: This bin will last for ages! EASY! Simply put fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grinds, filters and tea bags into the composter and dump into outside compost when full.
  • 7 FREE WASHABLE CHARCOAL REPLACEMENT FILTERS and 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Filters will keep you composting for at least a year before you need to buy more. And, for peace of mind, you have a 30-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee if you don’t absolutely love this compost bin.

It’s super cute but we needed to cut a cardboard ring to put under the charcoal filter because it wasn’t a tight fit and fruit flies were coming in and out.

Painted steel compost bin is perfect for counter availability. It is not easily tipped and will not leave rust marks on the counter. Very happy with this purchase.

This compost bin is the perfect size, big enough for larger clippings and not too big that it overhelms the space. The efficient packaging allowed no dings or scratches. The lid fits snuggly and the handle makes transporting it to the outside compost very easy and spill proof. The filters fit securely in the lid. With a compostable bag (2 gallon is a generous size), you are all set to start filling up this country kitchen bucket.

Its all enameled so its easy to clean, but the metal is a little thin and be flexed out of shape. This can cause small openings that ants and gnats can fit through.

Excellent product, exactly what we needed in a kitchen for two people. Lid fits tight, no smells, handle is perfect for carrying out to the garden. I’ve included a picture with a coffee can for comparison.

We are a family that is big on recycle and composting this is perfect. Small compost bags fit perfect and no odors.

Love the look of this compost bin. Fits in my kitchen counter, contains any smells with the filter and i can easily empty and rinse out every few days.

It fits nicely on the counter, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and looks good. The charcoal filter absorbs the odor well so it doesn’t knock you over when you pick up the lid to add something for the compost pile. Easy to take out and dump and cleans well with soap and water. Wish we had had this sooner.

The bin is really attractive on our kitchen counter and the perfect size. I’m not sure if we are not doing something right with the filter, but once food has been in the bin for over 3 days, there is a smell when you open the lid and add more items. Also, we did get baby fruit flies during that time. We emptied the compost bin, washed it out, and sprinkled a tad of diatomaceous earth on top of some crushed egg shells. Since then, no smell and no fruit flies.

I looked for a long time for a counter-top container for compost, and this is the closest i found. It’s far more attractive than the plastic ice cream buckets i’ve been using. My primary complaint is the size. Unless you’re really generating compost in your kitchen, there’s no way you’d fill this before it needs emptying for smell alone. A smaller bucket would take up less counter space as well. I always put an unbleached coffee filter in the bottom as it makes emptying into the outside compost much easier (nothing sticks to the bottom), but this bin is too large a diameter to fully cover with one. A smaller one would solve both problems. Other than size, it seems well made. Will update my review after i’ve used it a year.

I’ve just begun to use the compost holder, but it’s working as i expected it to. It holds a few days scraps; my composting bags fit it very well; easy to clean. I really wanted a red one, but none of those were of the same quality as this one. Perhaps more colors could be a future consideration.

Compost Bin with 7 FREE Charcoal Filters by Silky Road | 1.3-Gallon / 5-Liter | Vintage Cream Powder-Coated Carbon Steel | Kitchen Pail with Lid, Trash Keeper Container Bucket, Recycling Caddy : Before purchasing this, we had a large unsightly bowl on the kitchen counter that items for the compost bin got dumped in, it was ugly and occasionally smelled bad. This bin solved that issue, not only is it a nice looking bin, its covered, and the charcoal filters eliminate odor (even from onions). The capacity is sufficient for our family of four to go 3-5 days between trips to the outside bin.

Charcoal filter literally traps 100% of the decomposing food smell. We are a family of 8 and this container holds up to 5days worth of our scraps, zero smell. My mother came in to town and liked it so much she ordered one. Compostable bags make cleanup/transport easy (bought separately on amazon). Cape cod white tray also bought on amazon.

. I empty my veggie peelings and coffee grounds in mine and empty in my composite pile at the end of the week. The filters are great at keeping the smell down. Thinking of purchasing for my kids for christmas presents.

Outstanding product in appearance and usefulness. It is perfect for our use–no need to change a thing.

This is so nice, great weight, size, and structure. I bought the biodegradable compost bags so i don’t have to touch anything slimy or smelly.

Instead of daily trips to the compost pile, we just keep adding to this beauty.

This bin is such a cute and functional addition to my kitchen. We compost for our garden and the bin has made it so much easier and less messy. It is larger than i expected but that’s my fault for not checking the dimensions. My only complaint is that when it arrived there was a big dent on the bottom and the paint is chipping.

I’m giving it a 3 because it could be user error but we got a horrific fruit fly infestation from this thing, yuck.

The filters work great – no odor.

The compost bin works extremely well. The charcoal filters that came with it do an excellent job of keeping orders in the can and not in the kitchen.

I like that it is light weight, easy to clean and has no smell. I dislike that it does not keep out the fruit flies.

Perfect size for my apartment, and it looks super cute. It is small enough to fit comfortably in the corner of my kitchen counter but large enough to hold our food scraps (primarily fruit, veg, and egg shells so far), coffee grounds, and shredded paper & newspaper. There are 3 of us in the house and we have been composting in it over the last 12 days yet it’s only about 1/3 full. Every household is different, of course, but i hope that gives you an idea of how much it can hold. I also like that it came with extra filters – they will last us years and work perfectly. So far there has been no smell at all while the lid is closed. For anyone wondering about packaging, it shipped in mostly cardboard with one piece of styrofoam at the top. The extra filters are wrapped in plastic.

This product got rave reviews, so i’m just adding my voice to the chorus. It’s sturdy and extremely cute. I’m purposefully letting it sit with scraps in it, to see how well the charcoal filter works. It’s been 3 days and no smells. I resisted buying a specific compost bin for years, because i figured a bowl next to the sink would work just as well. After dropping the bowl down into the compost bin twice, i decided to spend the money and get something with a handle. This little ceramic pot is attractive and useful and will definitely prevent having to scuffle around in the big compost for a dropped bowl.

The lid does not have a perfect fit. It’s a tiny little bit imperfect so it doesn’t really do that snap tight firm fit. The 6l oggi composting liners fit perfectly and help close the tiny lid fit gap. Not perfect but nowhere near ineffective.

Bought this as a gift and it was packaged beautifully and perfectly. Product is just as advertised and looks great. Has extra filters and you don’t even need them, just rinse with soap and water when it smells and let air dry.

I have owned 2 other stainless compost canisters. One developed a pin hole leak and the other rusted on the outside. I bought this one specifically because of the coated surfaces. In addition it is wider than the previous one making it easier to add scraps without making a mess. The 7 carbon filters were a bonus. The styling is cute and i leave it out on the counter next to the sink.

Chef’s Star Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1 Gallon : Hide yo scraps, hide yo peels

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.