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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.

Gold Star Kitchens Compost Bin – Premium Quality SAE304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel Pail – 1, EXCELLENT product, very sturdy and clean appearance

Im in love with my compost bin. I’ve had it a few months and it works great. It’s attractive in my kitchen and a good size and most importantly it never smells. I also found some nifty compost degradable bags to line it with so i just remove the bag when full and place it in my compost bin. I’m glad i read the reviews as i was trying to select the right bin. Very happy with this and will order another one as well.

Keeps compost smells and bugs from overtaking our kitchen. Should’ve purchased this years ago.

Composer been not only looks great it is the perfect size. My likes it so much, primarily how it looks, that she doesn’t want to even mess it up by putting scraps in it.

Key specs for Gold Star Kitchens Compost Bin – Premium Quality SAE304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel Pail – 1.3 Gal – Double Carbon Filters Eliminate Odors – Deluxe Silicone Handle – Includes 2 Bonus Filters:

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  • SURGICAL GRADE SAE304 STAINLESS STEEL: Beautiful brushed satin finish for a perfect compliment to any kitchen decor. No vertical ribs or “trash can” look, no ceramic to break, but this seamless material is extra thick and strong. Fits any kitchen counter top for convenience when cooking. The custom metal alloy and precision fit lid were specified by a Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • PREMIUM COMPOST BIN: TWICE THE CORROSION RESISTANCE (superior 18/10 chromium/nickle alloy) compared to other brands for peak performance — no rusting, pitting, or leaking. No need for expensive and wasteful pail liners or bags. No clumsy plastic insert buckets with floppy loose-fitting lids. All natural in-home composting convenience
  • DUAL CARBON FILTERS: TWO FILTERS IN THE LID (not just 1 like the leading brand). That means TWICE the air filtration of the major brands. RESULT: No odors or fruit flies. If flies can’t smell the bin, they’re not attracted to it
  • DELUXE SILICONE HANDLE: Our engineers didn’t want a “cheap bent metal rod” handle for our premium bin, but a deluxe thermofused silicone handle for extra durability and a comfortable grip — not to mention protection of the luxurious satin finish. This product is exclusive to the Gold Star Kitchens brand as we hold the USPTO REGISTERED TRADEMARK for this product
  • BONUS FILTERS: TWO EXTRA FILTERS in every box for worry-free use. Genuine Gold Star Kitchens replacement filters are ready and available now online — search Amazon above for stock No. B073DK96QT. The bin, lid, and 4 filters come complete with a clearly written Care & Instructions Guide all securely packed inside a beautiful, full-color, 4-sides glossy-photo box suitable for the PERFECT GIFT. Products and packaging are designed & specified in the USA. Bin is approx 7″ diameter and 11″ high

Comments from buyers

“GREAT BIN NO SMELL WHATSOEVER!, Great quality, looks good, no odor or flies, a great counter top size”

Excellent product, very sturdy and clean appearance. And it seems to not have any problems with rust or corrosion like some of our others have. The customer service is absolutely great. Answered all my questions and even sent me a set of filters. Great experience and product.

Item as advertised and delivered on time.

I looked at many compost bins before settling on this one as it had everything i wanted and great reviews. Looks great on my kitchen counter and is extremely convenient to use.

I’ve been using it for over a month. It is durable, the lid opens freely, the filters block out smell and bugs and i like the rubber padding on the handle. The deliver was quick as well.

Absolutely no odor love this composter.

Well made, attractive, a great counter top size, and comes with excellent customer support. Just what i was looking for.

Solid container and works and looks good on the counter.

Do not smell anything with the lid on.

It is easy to clean and smells fresh. It is large enough to handle the compost from chicken piccata dinner. No plastic bin to harbor smells. It has two filters in the lid and an extra set of filters.

I love how much it can hold. We use this to hold our kitchen compost before adding it to our larger compost outside. There is absolutely no odor (even with banana peels). We can use it for a full week before emptying it into the larger compost bin. I would definitely recommend this product for those who want a clean and easy way to compost.

Good quality, we added the disposable bags to make cleaning easier.

The bin and other orders came right on time and i really like this bin. We have just gotten a new cat who is 6 1/2 months old and the bin keeps her out of the garbage. I would tell anyone that they can and should use this.

Prompt deliveryattractive kitchen compost binextra filters.

Love this, it is the perfect size, easy to empty and clean and looks good on the kitchen counter.

Exactly as stated really nice addition.

Looks great on the counter next to the sink. The cushioning material on the handle protects the bin and does away with bothersome clangs if the handle is accidentally allowed to dropped. Filters are easy to replace.

Perfect size for the counter, looks great and no smell at all with all the peelings etc. In there for several daysi would recommend this product for sure.

It arrived quickly and i love the big size plus the silcon grip on the handle is an extra nice touch in additionto the extra filters.

Compared to our ceramic one that broke this is real good so far. Empties easily and cleans up well. Time will tell if the durability is there.

Wish i found this years ago.

Hoop The Ultimate Compost Bin Alternative & Compostable Bags : Pretty cheap. Plastic insert doesn’t hold the bag very

After our town switched to composting, i spent an embarrassingly long time researching various compost bin options. This is great, keeps the trash from smelling, and is easy to adjust and change. The screws on the top make it easy to adjust and take out, and it’s never felt gross or slimy like some of the other options.

Great solution for composting in a household with a small kitchen. We don’t have much room for additional bins and the countertop option would take up too much valuable counterspace. This clips right to the side of your current bin, and the bags are easy to load and unload.

It’s been a great bin so far. The close feature is my favorite part.

My city just started collecting compost and i was looking for a way to collect organic rubbish. My kitchen is tight on counter and cabinet space so that was why i purchased the hoop. It has performed its function perfectly. After reading other reviews that said it broke, i have handled it carefully but it hasn’t shown any signs of stress even when supporting a fully loaded bag. The only issue i have had is that the screws that are meant to tighten the hanging brackets to the garbage can don’t stay tight so i occasionally have to adjust them. I just ordered a second hoop for my guest house.

  • Excellent idea, but time will tell if it is built well enough
  • Great concept, iffy quality–good service, though.
  • This works great in my small kitchen!

The Ultimate Compost Bin Alternative & Compostable Bags, For Kitchen Organic Waste Collection, By Hoop Compost (White)

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  • Simplifies in-home organic waste collection for compost
  • Out of the way & less visible in kitchen (alternative to a traditional compost bin)
  • Improves cleanliness, reduces odor & limits fruit flies
  • Fits existing trash can and is easy to install & clean
  • Includes 3 month supply of certified compostable bags (25 count)

I love that it doesn’t take up much room and fits off to the side in the kitchen trash can.

Not big enough or sturdy enough. Only ended up using it once and then going back to my old under counter canister. I was really hoping it would work.

This handy little gadget does its job collecting scraps for my worm bin. One of the plastic tabs broke and the seller provided replacement parts free of charge and was very responsive.

I really love this idea, but i fight with the bag every day to stay in.

Simple solution to having a smelly compost can in the kitchen taking up spacei just wish the ring that holds the bag in place were a bit boot rugged. My kids throw stuff in there and sometimes it becomes a little jostled. Overall, a great user-friendly solution.

This product is great, but instead of putting it on the trashcan, i put it on the outside of my kitchen cabinet right under the sink. I fill it up and after a few days i toss it in my compost bin. I have not noticed any odd smells, so it seems to do a great job at containing odors. The fastener/click-to-close ring is a bit on the light side as far as construction is concerned, so be aware that it will probably wear and tear and not want to close. In the case that this does happen, i can imagine it is nothing that a little moldable plastic (sugre??) cannot fix.

Plastic insert doesn’t hold the bag very well. Plus it falls off the trash can a lot.

Allowed me to get the compost bucket off my small counter top. Would be great if the opening was a bit larger. Hard to bang out the sink drain with food scraps through the opening.

But my only suggestion is the part you add bag to the clip to the hanging part secured better fall off . I hang it on my sink faucet. My garbage pail it fell off to much .

This product is great in theory but the black piece doesn’t stay put very well and the bag gets buried under the other trash- i have attached it so it faces the outside of the can so it’s a bit easier to fill.

Update: after i posted my first review, the manufacturer contacted me directly and offered a replacement. While the current version of this product isn’t right for our needs–i appreciate their commitment to service. The idea behind this composter is great–it keeps the bag inside your main garbage pail, it isolates the compost in the bag (no bin to rinse or clean), and it shuts tight to reduce smells/bugs. But the quality is not good–within two weeks of regular use one of the “clips” snapped in two. Fine–i rigged up another from an old shelf bracket. A week after that, the entire “hoop” assembly snapped off. The plastic used is simply too thin and brittle for something that is supposed to support wet food garbage and open/close several times a day.

Bought this to start composting. I actually put it on the front and outside of my garbage bin as apposed to the inside as i didn’t want it touching our other trash. Clamps hold well but it’s also secured under the trash bag so it’s even more. Really like the design so far and hope it all holds up.

It’s been about a month of using the product and i love it. I’ve used compost bins before and it was such a smelly hassle that took up more space. I think this solution is perfect for someone who is composting through a city wide program wants to do the right thing, but doesn’t want to have to clean or deal with a smelly compost bin. I like how it’s an easy reminder of how many things that go in the trash are actually compostable. The only thing that would make it better if it was made out of metal to be more sturdy. The only issue i had was when someone accidentally threw away in inner ring when taking out the trash. Luckily, i reached out to the company and they sent replacement parts right away.

I am really pleased with the hoop. I have very limited counter and floor space in my kitchen, so this solution appealed to me. I actually sometimes just take the whole thing off to remove a full bag because reattaching it is so easy. But lifting just the hoop part up and leaving the frame attached works as advertised. The only ‘con’ i have personally experienced is that sometimes i wish the hoop were a little rounder or larger to let me dump awkward stuff in it more easily. But for most things it’s just perfect. If you are looking for a solution that doesn’t take up space on your counter or floor, or even in a cabinet, this is definitely worth trying.

This is an inexpensive and convenient way to keep composting materials out of sight in the kitchen. I agree with other reviewers that a steel frame would have been a great idea, but this concept is smart and the unit is easy to set up. Time will tell about durability.

I recently started composting with my trash service and i was really worried about having my food scraps just out in my kitchen. The hoop is a great item to help mitigate that. I really like that it fits in my existing trashcan under the sink, even though it isn’t rock solid – sometimes it falls off because of the rim of my trashcan. I also love that i can close it when i’m not using it – i haven’t noticed a smell yet. The only thing that is a little awkward for me is the ring for the bag – it is hard to get it on the first try, and it doesn’t really ‘snap’ in, which would make me feel much more secure that it won’t just fall into my trash can. Overall, though, it is a great product.

I think that this product works really well. -saving space on the countertop-hold tight-enables me to prep and drop the food directly in it (and if it falls around it, it is in the trash anyway)-and it comes with compostable bags.

Our city just started bundling compost service in with our trash’s monthly price. So i started looking at options to reduce our trash can size and divert organics to compost. I like the hoop’s solution of putting compost in your regular trash can. I don’t know who came up with the idea of storing rotting food in a counter top composter, right next to food prep areas that should be clean. This is a much better idea, the inventor of hoop gets an a+ from me on the idea itself. I do have a couple issues with this implementation. First, quality wise, i agree with a previous reviewer and i wish they used metal instead of plastic. The plastic seems flimsy and fragile, particularly the clasps on the inner hoop that holds the bag. I’ve used it for about a week and it’s been fine, but you can just tell it’s a matter of time before it will break. Second, it is not a great fit for my simplehuman trash can. I have the 55l rectangular can and the lid doesn’t completely close with it on. Also, keep in mind that it’s inherent to this design that regular trash will build up around the compostable bag. Once this happens, you have to pick up the hoop and lay the bag on top of the trash in the can. This is one of the tradeoffs of the design, but not a big deal, imo.

Joseph Joseph 30002 Intelligent Waste Totem Kitchen Trash Can and Recycle Bin Unit, I was looking for a garbage can for easy sorting for recycling vs

I was looking for a garbage can for easy sorting for recycling vs. This does it, and so stylishly. Most other units for sorting are way too large in terms of space it takes in a kitchen. This unit is pretty compact yet holds quite a bit. Already i’m noticing that i recycle most items that i was previously just throwing in the trash. I also love the little basket and place it on the counter during food prep. At first i was like – the cost of this can is ridiculous. But after looking around, it’s actually about the same price as many of the stainless steel brands that are more stylish- like- simple human. The extra cost compared to other brands i think is worth it.

This trash can is everything i was looking for in terms of making trash sorting easier and all in one unit. Good luck training your family not to screw up your new sorting procedure though. I put cans and bottles in the bottom drawer. It’s easily lined with paper bags from the grocery store, i just trim the top couple of inches off. Then i can throw the entire thing into the big recycling bin for trash day. The larger trash section works just great with my usual kitchen bags. The compost bin fits the compost bags i had already been using, so you don’t have to buy theirs. At first it seemed like i was going to have to empty this thing constantly because the trash section is smaller than my old can. It turns out i actually only have to empty it once a week now since we are composting , most paper and cardboard and produce trash gets composted. So there’s not much actual waste left when everything else gets sorted out.

Lid lock is broken (see pic). I bought this unit through amazon in september, 2016 so i’m aware it’s already out of guarantee. I am willing to pay for the replacement part but my request on the manufacturer’s website has gone unanswered for 3 months. I like the unit very much but there’s no need to buy a new one just to fix its smallest/weakest part.

Key specs for Joseph Joseph 30002 Intelligent Waste Totem Kitchen Trash Can and Recycle Bin Unit with Compost Bin, 16 gallon/60 liter, Graphite:

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  • Totem 60 combines all your waste and recycling requirements in one stylish unit, whilst taking up the same amount of space as a conventional kitchen bin. Dimensions of Totem unit with lid closed (inches): 15.7 L x 11.8 W x 31.5 H
  • 9.5-gallon general waste compartment at the top of the unit is removable and has liner-retaining holes and breather vents that make bag removal easier
  • 6.3-gallon multi-purpose drawer at the base of the unit includes a removable drawer bin with hooks for securing trash liners and a removable divider for separating different types of recycling
  • 1-gallon removable food compost bin can be stored in the general waste compartment, the multi-purpose drawer, or on a kitchen counter
  • Carbon filter inside the lid helps eliminate odors. 10-year guarantee included.

Comments from buyers

“But as I was researching trashcans turns out they are all pretty pricy. I was stuffing all my recycling into , Good compact waste solution; has shipping and manufacturing issues, Item damaged multiple times”

This trashcan had to satisfy three adults (my mother, my husband, and me). And it did the impossible: it made everyone happy. Initially, i thought the little compost bin would be an annoyance but it’s become my favorite kitchen helper and sits neatly on the countertop awaiting prep and table scraps. My only complaints are that the stainless steel lid fingerprints and the compost bags are difficult to find. Other than that, it’s perfect.

I don’t always read product descriptions carefully and thought this was a hard high quality plastic version, even if a bit pricey but i had a gift card. So i was shocked when the very heavy box arrived. The entire thing is a heavy graphite colored metal. I didn’t buy the special garbage bags they recommend and my standard 13 gallon glad force flex drawstring garbage bags fit fine and is snug at the top so it won’t slip or show when the lid is closed. The interior compost feature i use for ‘wet garbage’ (food remnants or anything smelly) and i keep it on my countertop while cooking (instead of rachael ray’s famous garbage bowl). I can use a grocery bag to line it and it fits well though not perfect. You don’t need a bag because it washes easy, but i prefer a bag. The recycling part is about the size of a file drawer. It won’t hold as much as a standard recycling tote but it does hold a fair bit. It is vey tall – almost as high as my countertop (which are rather high).

While this three compartment trash can is perfect for what we need, it did arrive with a dent on the side. Unfortunately for us, it is on the side that is visible. Since we need more space for recycling and less for trash, we decided to use the bottom drawer for trash and the top for recycling. If you are ok with the can possibly being dented (and at this price point, most people aren’t) then i would recommend it.

Never thought i would use love and trash can in the same sentence, however i have to. It is so nice to have it all in one clean space. I was really on the fence since i have never spent this on a trash can before but i’m glad i did it.

I have limited space in my kitchen to fit both a recycling bin and reg trash and this fit perfect. Plus the composting bin is a fabulous lil feature.

Absolutely love this garbage / recycle can. . With the exception that the filter in the lid keeps falling out and i keep finding it mixed in with the garbage.

I really wanted to like this item. There were a few things i didn’t like about it, however. Everything worked as described, and there were no real problems with it. But i didn’t like having to use two hands to throw something away every time–one to open and close the lid, the other to hold the trash and throw it away. I also simply don’t like touching the trash can lid–too germy while i’m cooking. I really liked the composting compartment and that you can lift it out and set it on the counter while you’re cooking, but while nesting in the trash can it did choke off the opening for the place where you throw the trash. I loved the built in recycle bin–this is the main reason i wanted it. But i throw so many bits and pieces of recycling away throughout the day, stooping over to roll the recycle bin in and out each time was too much of a chore. Finally, i had a problem with the smell. When you open the trash can it stinks 🙁 for people living in an apartment where it is more of a hassle to take the trash out, this would probably be a great solution.

Arrived brokent but my husband said he could fix it.

The first one arrived with large denting in the front, due to both amazon’s poor packaging but also the manufacturer packaging, which is utterly lacking on the sides. It’s probably not intended for individual shipping but rather purchases at a bricks & mortar retailer. Ship-back was easy and the replacement arrived quickly, but after two weeks of normal use, the large press-button that opens the lid simply fell off. It’s stainless steel that is (poorly) glued to plastic underneath. It would not be hard to glue back on, but then again, i paid $240 () for this trash can and i expect more for the money i spent. I applaud the industrial design of this product: it functions well and looks good. I’m going to try a third replacement, and it’s nice that there is a 10 year warranty. But overall, this product feels overpriced given the construction. If you’re expecting a handcrafted, artisan, made-in-small-batches-with-love trash solution, looks elsewhere; this is just another thing made in china. If there were other options on the market — and i suspect there will be more soon — i would look at those instead.

This has been the best purchase we have made in a long time. The garbage part hold more then our regular kitchen garbage can. The recluciling part is also good sized. We just love the look and it completes our kitchen. Will defiantly recommend this to anyone 😊 we are so happy.

Bottom drawer does not line up perfectly. Other than that, it is a great trash can.

Never thought i would love a trash can, but i do. For a city apartment, this is a dream. Holds a lot of trash and recycling in a compact package and truly smudge/fingerprint proof.

Was embarrassed to spend this much ona trash receptacle, it is perfect for my needs. We seaoarate yard waste+ food, recycling, compost and just plain trash. Well constructed, easy to clean. Standard kitchen trash bags fit in upper trash compartment.

I love how this trash bin allows me to organize everything. The bins are spacious & i love the color. The bottom drawer doesn’t lineup perfectly but it is a minor flaw.

Looks great but it came with a dent. Not sure it’s worth the price but once i figure out where it will go will probably change my mind.

It holds everything and logically sorts four ways perfectly. In my community we have to keep the paper separated from the plastic. And we keep compost and garbage too. So this is the perfect solution for the way we need to keep our trash. Sorting it as we toss it, prevents the need to stand and sort on trash night. I love the colors and the style of the waste totem. I had intended on putting it in my pantry but it is so cool looking that i have it at the end of the kitchen counter.

This is a fantastic all-in-1 trash unit that makes great use of space. I got the biggest one, and wish there was one just a tad larger so i don’t have to empty the recycling so often. The body is nice gray-painted metal, the top is stainless steel, and a bit of green and gray plastic round it out. The recycled bin at the bottom is on wheels and easily comes out/in of the unit. The best part (compared to my old trash can) is that you can leave the top open while preparing meals and put things into either the compost bucket or regular trash easily without opening the can again and again. It comes with some specially sized bags which, which they hope you’ll reorder, which is why i gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I’ll surely substituted more reasonably prices bags.

Expensive yes but if you are composting and recycling it a charm to get it alltogether and out of site. Trash area isn’t big but the can would be huge if it were larger.

It was heavier and sturdier than i thought. All metal outside and the plastic inside is very sturdy, thicker than my current plastic kitchen garbage can. I was disappointed that amazon shipped the wrong color, but i understood why. I finally found the color on the very bottom of the joseph joseph box along with a bar code. I’m still deciding whether to keep it or exchange it. The stone color is not bad, just not what i ordered. I’m really looking forward to using this. I currently have three containers: garbage, compost (to go out to pile) and recycle.

Was skeptical about the cost/design value of this trash can – but after 6 months+ of using it i have to say it was a great purchase. Having the top a foot higher than our last trash can, it’s just easier to deal with loading and pulling out the garbage. The recycling bin on the bottom holds more than i expected, and the wheels on the bottom make it easier to pull and and carry the can to our household recycle cans outside. Love the design and functionality of this product and would recommend it to all – it’s worth the $$.

I wasn’t sure i wanted to spent $200+ on a kitchen garbage can, but i’ve had this a year now and it is really great. Works perfectly for the amount of trash and recyclables that we have in our household. We usually put a paper towel down in the compost bin which prevents stuff from sticking to the bottom. That works well so we don’t need to buy compost bin liners.

Estilo Stainless Steel Compost Pail, Great for the kitchen.

I have needed something like this for a long long time. It looks nice sitting on the counter too. No my little fruit flies is a huge plus.

Handy in the kitchen and takes up little counter space.

Updated review: i took a chance and ordered a replacement since the first one was damaged on delivery. The replacement arrived next day (thank you amazon) and was undamaged. On this one, the lid could be properly & easily used. Both the charcoal filter and the bonus spare filter were stored inside the filter holder, although it seems odd (and a bit cheap) that while the filter is round and matches the circumference of the lid, the spare filter was just a small square shape. Having both filters the full round size would’ve earned 5 stars. I’ve used the container now for a couple of weeks and love it. The size is much larger than my old one which means fewer trips to the outside compost to empty it. What i like most about this container is the filtered ventilation. My old container was just a stainless bin with a tight fitting lid. The vegetable trimmings that went in would start anaerobic decomposition, getting slimy, moldy and smelly after just a few days.

Key specs for Estilo Stainless Steel Compost Pail, 1 Gallon Compost Bin, 2 Free Odor Absorbing Filters Included:

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  • A stylish environmental solution for recycling your kitchen waste for composting
  • Convenient size and sleek stainless steel design for everyday counter-top use
  • Charcoal filters prevent odors from escaping (2 included). Smooth interior walls prevent foods and liquids from building up. Won’t leach chemicals into your compost
  • Rotating handle for easy carrying and emptying
  • Holds approximately 1 gallon of waste. Dimensions: 7.2 inch diameter x 11 inch high. Body height: 8.6 Inch. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning (remove filters). Use the following ASIN for purchasing a new replacement filters: B00X6FPVCS

Comments from buyers

“Absolutely love this, I’m pretty terrible about taking my compost out when I should, Kind of disappointed, but it is a huge compost pail and “

I have been impressed with this quality is top notch. I can go a week or more before taking it to the flower bed. No odor and looks great on the cabinet.

Larger than expect but perfect. We have been composting for a number of years and we were using old plastic coffee containers. This looks great on my kitchen counter and holds enough so we are running back and forth to the compost. The only improvement i would like to see made, is an easy way of putting in the charcoal filters. We haven’t had to change them yet, but i have read the other reviews and the questions about the product and it seems a little weird. I am sure i will figure it out.

I like it, can’t say i am crazy about it, for the simple reason that i can’t see the need for the holes, it isn’t that big that you won’t have to empty it almost daily, so there is no smell developing. Eventually you need to buy new filters to block out those holes and that’s just another thing to think about and buy.

Very happy with this purchase. The container is a great size and doesn’t look out of place on a kitchen counter. The lid fits well and the shape of the container makes removing the contents easy. We use compostable bags with the container and could’t be happier.

Got a for a little less than the other identical bins out there. Looks good and matched the kitchen decor. A little bigger than i thought but i found a good spot for it nonetheless.

This is exactly what i was looking for as a counter top composter. Large enough to hold quite a bit of refuse, but not so large as to overwhelm the kitchen counter. The in-lid carbon filter is great, too.

I’m impressed with how nice this compost bucket is. Good quality stainless steel, fairly heavy. Matches stainless kitchen appliances well. Very pleased, highly recommend this.

A great addition to your kitchen that blends in with sinks and appliances.

Came with scratches and only one filter. Kind of disappointed, but it is a huge compost pail and is in fact stainless steel. If it came new (not scratched) with two filters as described, i’d say five stars.

Attractive sitting on my counter; big enough to hold a lot of scraps but not so big as to be obtrusive. Contains all odors very well.

Way easy to clean, holds a lot. Keeps the smell out of the kitchen. Handle is stable and long enough for carrying to the outside compost pile.

This is a very nice product. The steel is a good weight and it is nice looking. It is a good size for me because i don’t have to empty it a lot since it’s just me. I am curious how well the filters will work in the heat of the summer, though.This year, the fruit flies were crazy in my kitchen without the compost.

Have had this for a few weeks now, so far, so good. I had a ceramic one previously with an i smooth interior which would catch food constantly and became a breeding ground for fruit flies no matter how many times i washed it. Thankfully this looks like it will avoid that problem. Nice color, doesn’t get fingerprints.

This temp mulch container is exactly what we were looking for. It is handy and good looking to find its place on the kitchen counter. The lid with charcoal filters eliminate the smell of the mulch that hasn’t been transferred to the large mulch pile/container and the gnats are gone.

Although i do not use it for composting, i absolutely love this item because i do not normally put out a large amount of waste so the larger trash cans do not work for the household. This is a great addition to the kitchen.

My compsting wife could not be happier. Looks much better on our counter, too, than the old plastic one. Charcoal filter really works well, too.

Hey, it’s a stainless steel bucket. Actually, the odor filter does work — it sits in the counter til it’s full and then it’s carried out, no issues with odor.

Fits on counter and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

I’ve been using this for almost 2 years and still love it – cute, clean, handy & sturdy.

Beautiful addition to kitchen. The charcoal feature which i really didn’t want actually seems to work.

Natural Home Set of 2 Replacement Composter Filters – good product and fits but still have trouble with fruit flies

Perfect for my compost pail. After reading reviews about various ill fitting compost pail filters, i was a little apprehensive about ordering these. However, they fit the pail (natural home stainless steel compost bin) perfectly and seem to reduce odor quite well.

Fit well with my stainless steel composter. No odor and unlike others i had no problems with fruit flies,just make sure you don’t wait until your waste is all the way to the top to get rid of it. And try to keep the filters dry from food so it doesnt mold.

Great product at a great price. The filters are exactly what i need. The price i paid for them was lower than i thought it would be.

  • good product and fits but still have trouble with fruit flies
  • Perfect fit for Natural Home composter
  • Super fit. Very happy

Takes the pain out of composting. Probably the only reason i agreed to try composting was that natural home made it clean, not smelly and easy.

I had to cut one down to fit the small kitchen one, but it worked.

Features of Natural Home Set of 2 Replacement Composter Filters, 36-Pack (72 Filters in Total)

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  • 36-Pack: Order contains 72 filters in total.
  • LASTS UP TO SIX MONTHS: This provides freshness for up to six months before requiring replacement.
  • MADE OF CHARCOAL: The odor-eliminating power comes from the charcoal in the filter.
  • ADJUSTABLE: Even if the 18cm filter is too big for your composter, the soft material is pliable enough to cut down to the correct size while leaving a 1cm margin around the edge.
  • DESIGNED FOR SPECIFIC COMPOST BINS: This filter is meant for use with the Natural Home Ceramic Compost Bin, Natural Home Stainless Steel Compost Bin, or the Natural Home Red Moboo® Compost Bin.

Bought these to go with the natural home stainless steel compost bin, they fit fine and i will be all set for a year, since it says they are good for 6 months. Just started using it, so not sure if that is accurate, but will see.

We love our little ‘green bin’ for recycling household vegetable clippings, but could not find replacement filters (these prevent the funky smell from escaping). We were happy to find these filters online, and they fit the bill perfectly.

Fit well with my stainless steel composter. No odor and unlike others i had no problems with fruit flies,just make sure you don’t wait until your waste is all the way to the top to get rid of it. And try to keep the filters dry from food so it doesnt mold.

A bit large, but not really a problem. These filters are good, but they are about 3/4′ diameter too large for our compost pail lid. Nevertheless, they are useable and doing the job they were designed to do. For that reason, i give them a four-star rating.

Right product, right price, right time with right packaging.

Fits in our composter and priced at the time i bought it economically.

Perfect fit for natural home composter. I bought the composter in the spring of 2012, and was unable to find replacement filters all this time. Finally i went on amazon and found them. They are a perfect fit for the stainless steel composter. Despite the fact that i had the same filter in for almost a year, there was no odor and unlike others i had no problems with fruit flies as long as the composter was kept closed. I also took care not to get food or moisture directly on the filter. I would recommend this product.

Exactly the size i needed for my compost pile.

Work well, fit well, but expensive. Apparently my composter is sort of a weird size, and these are the only filters i can find that fit them. They’re thick and work quite well — they last several weeks at least, and i’ve never had trouble with flies or smells. But why are they so expensive?.A much cheaper option is to buy a big roll of the charcoal filters they make for aquariums and cut out circles of the right size. If you double them up you’ll get the same thickness as these filters and they seem to last just as long. Anyway, these are great if you want exactly the right size and are a little lazy (which i sometimes am 🙂 and don’t want to deal with the diy solution.

They hold up well and definitely hold the odors in.

Item was the same diameter as specified in the description; however, it was not as thick as the ones i have ordered in the past. I will wait and see if i have to replace the filter quicker because of the thickness.

Cut them to fit and they’re fine.

Finally filters that fit my canister. I’ve had trouble finding these in stores (usually they are too small). You would think if you buy what appears to be a standard sized canister at a store that they at least would carry the correct filters for replacement. These keep odors in the canister and not stinking up the kitchen when the can is filled with kitchen scraps. In the winter, i tend to not want to schlep out to the compost bin as often so i let it get up to the top before i dump it. These charcoal filters keep that from becoming a stinky problem.

Right product, right price, right time with right packaging.

Received the carbon filters as promised??????????.

Good product and fits but still have trouble with fruit flies. This product fits and there is no odor, i am happy with that. But after a few days, even with emptying daily, fruit flies breed and lay eggs in this filter. Then there are tons of fruit fly larvae. I have not been able to solve the fruit fly problem yet even with apple cider vinegar and soap mix traps etc. It solves the problem of odor well and it did fit the compost container, just wish i could get rid of these fruit flies.

Finally filters that fit my canister. I’ve had trouble finding these in stores (usually they are too small). You would think if you buy what appears to be a standard sized canister at a store that they at least would carry the correct filters for replacement. These keep odors in the canister and not stinking up the kitchen when the can is filled with kitchen scraps. In the winter, i tend to not want to schlep out to the compost bin as often so i let it get up to the top before i dump it. These charcoal filters keep that from becoming a stinky problem.

Norpro 1.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Compost Keeper : no smells with lid on!

Ok, our last collection container was a plastic bag so we had nowhere to go but up but i’m just so happy with this. No matter how smelly it gets inside the can, i’ve never had a whiff of it come out of the can unless i open it. It’s attractive enough that i don’t mind leaving it on the counter (which is where it needs to be) and it’s easy to empty. Our fruit fly problem has dropped exponentially since we stopped using the plastic bags as well. The size of this is perfect for us. We’re a family of three and we prepare veggies or fruit at least once a day. We end up having to empty this about once every week or so. Maybe more if we have a big job (like thanksgiving).

I’m a member of a csa so i produce a large amount of compost. This keeper holds a large amount, fits nicely on my counter and looks attractive (as apposed to many other keepers you’d rather not see on your counter every day). But the best part about it is the charcoal filter. I’ve had food waste in it for up to two weeks and no smell. The filter allows it to gas off, so when you open the lid you don’t feel like choking.

Norpro 1.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Compost Keeper

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  • Holds 1.5 gallons/6 quarts
  • Made of attractive stainless steel with a brush finish and a sturdy stainless steel handle.
  • Includes an odor preventing charcoal filter set – do not rinse the charcoal filter – replacement filter set 84F are available
  • Offers a stylish way to recycle food scraps
  • Hand wash with warm, soapy water

I recently moved and can no longer have a compost pill in my back yard, but when i did this was perfect to take the compost out. Even thou i cannot compost anymore, i still use it to collect that type of material. The only problem i have had with it is that the filter falls out into the compost every once in a while.

The bin is great with one exception. The washer inside the bin that connects the handle to the bin is not stainless steel. It is rusting and bleeding now only after about a month of use. I’m planning to buy a replacement washer and that will make the bin perfect. I juice and cook a lot, so i have to empty it pretty much every day. Still this one of the largest on the market that i’ve seen for the countertops.

We previously kept a small pail near the stove for cooking scraps, coffee grounds, etc. It got filled too soon, often several times a day. This pail solved that problem, but it is so large it gets hard to lift when it’s full (we often include liquids, like unused coffee because our compost needs them in our dry climate). It takes a lot of space on the counter, so much that it looks out of place, but we prefer keeping it on the counter to bending over several times a day to retrieve it from a cabinet. It is well made, stylish in a utilitarian way that is in keeping with our new stainless kitchen, easy to keep clean, and the odor filter still works after several months of use. We have not replaced the filter, partly because of reviews on amazon about the media offered not fitting this pail. Hope that doesn’t become a problem.

Norpro 1.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Compost Keeper : I bought this product several weeks ago from amazon to replace a plastic bin that had cracked. Although i think it is expensive, it is sturdy and a good value. It has no parts to break or wear out and should last forever (or very close). It is well made with a good-fitting lid. Being stainless steel, it does not retain odors and it holds a lot so you do not have to empty it often. We have a septic system so i use my garbage disposal sparingly. All of our food wastes go into this pail (i cook family meals daily), and i only empty it a couple of times per week into a recycle trash bin. I use 3-gallon compostable bags (biobag) to line the pail and they fit perfectly inside.

Meh, but it’s big – that’s nice. . This looks pretty, and functions ok, but there’s a few flaws. Pro’s:-stainless steel – smooth outside means easy cleaning. -big – house of 4 people and we only have to dump compost every few days. -the charcoal filter thing allows moisture to escapecon’s:-the inside has ridges that make it hard to clean. Just make the inside smooth like the outside. -the charcoal filter ring-holder doesn’t stay in place very well – almost but not really. When it falls out it’s loud and surprising. -fruit flies lay eggs under the charcoal filter, and get in through the air vents, as well as the loose fitting lid.

Before buying this product, i had been saving kitchen compost in a bowl on my counter. I had to dump it in my outdoor compost bin daily because of the smell and the fact that it was unsightly. With the norpro compost keeper, i make less trips to the outdoor compost pile. It looks good on my counter, and doesn’t smell at all.

Big, cleans easy, empties easy, the lid fits. I previously had a ceramic compost jar. This may be slightly less stylin’ but only a little and it performs 10x better. I didn’t have any of the lid fit issues i read in another comment. It cleans easier, it empties into the big composter easier, it’s markedly bigger. Nothing more to say, i mean, it’s a compost bucket.

I recently moved and can no longer have a compost pill in my back yard, but when i did this was perfect to take the compost out. Even thou i cannot compost anymore, i still use it to collect that type of material. The only problem i have had with it is that the filter falls out into the compost every once in a while.

This is great for keeping in your kitchen, on the counter, for composting. There is a liner in the lid that keeps it from smelling bad and gnats can’t buzz around it. It’s handy to drop composting ingredients into in the kitchen and you don’t have to take it out to the yard until you’re ready to.

Was using a plastic bucket for many years that smelled and had flies growing in it and was quite unsightly. Finally had enough and bought this. Holds quite a bit and the smell is gone. The ‘other half’ wanted to know why the bucket was not good enough anymore and was told to get out of my kitchen. Also, it looks much better than an open bucket.

We have had this compost pail for a little over a year and it is rusting around the lid pretty bad. I am contacting norpro to see what their warranty is and i will update this comment pending there actions. I do love my pail and use it daily. I just think for the money it cost, it shouldn’t be rusting.

This is a wonderful compost keeper. It is large, so if you do not do much in the way of cooking with eggs, fresh veggies, etc, you may not need something quite so large. The first week i wanted it to be completely full before i took it to the pile (with the biodegradeable bags you just toss the whole mess in the pile), but found that it took a long time to fill. So i could smell it when i took the lid off to add scraps. So now i just empty it more frequently. When i use my juicer i have way more veggie debris so it fills up more quickly. So do consider the volume of food scraps you generate, and consider perhaps a smaller size if you don’t need this large one. It is lovely, however, and i like the way it looks on my counter.

We use this for table scraps for our chickens. We have used various types of these for years. Never a nice stainless one like this though. So easy to handle and clean.

Bought replacement carbon filters at the pet store. Bought replacement carbon filters at the pet store. Cut up a tyvec paint suit from lowes to make a prefilter. This thing will last forever.

This is a great little pail. 5 gallon size is perfect for me and i only have to empty it once a week, or close to it. It was actually bigger than i thought it would be. I needed to empty one gallon containers every night or two. No smell, no nats and the handle is attached well and is good and strong. The stainless steel cleans easily and does not hold any odors; one quick rinse under the facuet and it is ready for the next load. It looks ok sitting on the counter which makes it very convenient to use. It is not what i would call ‘pretty,’ but it is much better looking than an old coffee can 🙂 it is nice enough that the wife ‘allows’ it on the counter and big enough to keep me happy.

Almost perfect compost container. My score should really be 4. 5 stars but amazon won’t let me. The container does everything you bought it for:goodstore food waste in the house with no smell. Store food waste while passing my wife’s ‘looks ok in the kitchen’ test. Provide a good handle so when it’s time to make the trip to the compost pile, nothing falls apart or breaks. Okcleaning is good but not perfect. If you make frequent trips a quick wash with the hose cleans it out fast with no residue. (negates size)if you actually wait till it’s filled, and depending upon the fluid level of the waste product, you will need to do some hand washing. Negativeit’s not air tight, so you will get fruit flies.

Before buying this product, i had been saving kitchen compost in a bowl on my counter. I had to dump it in my outdoor compost bin daily because of the smell and the fact that it was unsightly. With the norpro compost keeper, i make less trips to the outdoor compost pile. It looks good on my counter, and doesn’t smell at all.

Was using a plastic bucket for many years that smelled and had flies growing in it and was quite unsightly. Finally had enough and bought this. Holds quite a bit and the smell is gone. The ‘other half’ wanted to know why the bucket was not good enough anymore and was told to get out of my kitchen. Also, it looks much better than an open bucket.

This canister looks great on the counter, holds quite a lot of table scraps, and best of all – no odor. The carbon filter in the lid does what it says – i haven’t smelled a thing. I line the pail with a small plastic bag for easy clean up, and empty it into my composter every few days. I think this is a great little item.

It’s not too small and not too big. We never smell anything coming from it. The filters are doing their job.

VonShef Compost Bin Stainless Steel – Includes Odor Absorbing Filter, Really like the filter in the lid

Top of ceramic container from a different company broke. Was looking to replace it and found this. It is light, metal and the handles don’t fall off as did the ceramic one. Great product and great price. Highly recommend this container.

One of the best compost bins i’ve used. Looks great, keeps smells in. But i prefer to use compost bags to make disposal easier, and it doesn’t do a good job of holding the bags. The other problem is that with bags, the lid becomes too tight, which makes it harder to use (and also tears the bags). If you don’t use bags, then there’s no much to fault with this item.

After many years of using a plastic folgers coffee container that i dug out of the trash at work, i finally broke down and purchased this wonderful compost container. I only wish i had gone this route sooner. I still keep it under the sink, even though it’s lovely enough to be sitting on the counter top. Even more than its good looks, the things i really love about this container are: 1. ) the inside is smooth, so not much (if anything) sticks to it, and rinsing it out is a breeze; 2. ) it’s large enough to hold a lot of food scraps, but small enough to fit in limited space; 3. ) the lid fits nicely, keeping the mice from thinking we run an under-the-sink smorgasbord, and the charcoal filter prevents any nasty smells from taking over the kitchen; and 4. ) the handle allows for an easy trip to the compost pile when the container finally needs to be dumped. Add to all of that an incredibly good price, and all i can say is: buy it– it’s worth it.

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  • Organic recycling made stylish and easy
  • A stylish environmental solution for recycling your kitchen waste
  • Features an airtight seal lid plus free replacement odor reducing filter to help prevent nasty smells
  • Made from Stainless Steel with a handle to provide easy lifting and emptying
  • Capacity: 1.2 Gallon

Comments from buyers

“Makes composting easy and attractive!, Save compostables in your kitchen with no bad odors!, The answer to my dreams. well almost.”

Compost a lot for my gardens so this was nice to have. I compost a lot for my gardens so this was nice to have. The lid is easy to grab with your hand or tips of fingers if you are working in the kitchen and most of your hand is dirty. The holes are nice to so that it doesn’t get too gross and wet in there but the filter keeps the fruit flies out to prevent breeding. Or hey if your a genetics lab it can keep the fruit flies in for breeding to collect later.

I purchased this to replace a plastic container. This is a nice product for a fair price. In my city we have to compost. This looks far better than our previous plastic compost container. My only complaint is the lid fits too tightly. If i could pull off the lid easier with one hand it would be perfect.

Didn’t think this would be much of a step up from a coffee can under the counter, but i was profoundly wrong. We’ve been using this for months, and we can throw all manner of vegetable residue in the can, and leave it for weeks under the counter (a blessing considering our compost bin is well away from the house, and through a couple feet of snow this winter). No smell, no mess, easy to clean up. Wish i had purchased this years ago.

Size is appropriate for my counter. I like the black color cause it doesn’t show stains or grease from food. So far the filter seems to work however i do empty every couple of days. The price was wonderful because i’ve seen these for $50 and i received mine for less than $20. Awesome addition to my kitchen.

I love the larger size of this compost bin. I love the larger size of this compost bin. It’s lightweight and sturdy. My last compost bin was made out of a ceramic material and with one drop would crack and fall apart. It was much harder to carry around. My only wish would be a tighter lid seal. It does keep the smell out, but the lid comes off easy.

This is the handiest product for the kitchen. I had been using old coffee containers for my food waste and then i looked at several bins before settling on this vonshef. I usually fill it about twice every week, then carry it out to the compost barrel. I use the nopro recyclable bags and the bin stays clean and the charcoal filter also keeps any odors from escaping.

I love the larger size of this compost bin. I love the larger size of this compost bin. It’s lightweight and sturdy. My last compost bin was made out of a ceramic material and with one drop would crack and fall apart. It was much harder to carry around. My only wish would be a tighter lid seal. It does keep the smell out, but the lid comes off easy.

Compost a lot for my gardens so this was nice to have. I compost a lot for my gardens so this was nice to have. The lid is easy to grab with your hand or tips of fingers if you are working in the kitchen and most of your hand is dirty. The holes are nice to so that it doesn’t get too gross and wet in there but the filter keeps the fruit flies out to prevent breeding. Or hey if your a genetics lab it can keep the fruit flies in for breeding to collect later.

The vonshef countertop compost bin is absolutely wonderful and i cannot recommend it enough. It is sturdy and beautifully designed and the filter is so very strong that odors are completely eliminated. I bought this compost bin for my parents and was worried about how picky they can be. Well, after opening the box and using the bin, my parents were so delighted and satisfied. I’ll be ordering more filters and will certainly keep vonshef in mind for future needs and recommendations to friends.

Got this as a replacement for a world market bin we had for about 2 years. It finally rusted through the bottom and started to leak. Once i got this one i could easily tell it was a much better made product. Heavier, thicker metal, better hardware, better coating, etc. I have only had it a little while now but it is a great size, bigger than many others and looks nice on our counter, easy to clean. I anticipate having this one a lot longer than 2 years.

Only doing 4 stars because it’s new. I am pleased with the size, it’s generous, looks like it’ll hold approximately a weeks worth. So far (4 days) no odor or issues. The ‘cast iron’ base seems to be a cast iron paint over steel lending to some of the complaints written. But it seems very durable and will be easy to clean. Be careful when you order extra filters, the ‘bundle’ actually gives the wrong kind. Will post update later on performance.

Official filters offer top quality. These are the official filters for the vonshef compost bin. Then slide right in very easily, and do a fantastic job of controlling the smell of the bin while it is closed. It’s been about a month and a half since i replaced it, and it will probably last me another month or so before i need a new set, but that still remains to be seen.

It’s my first time with an in-house unit and it does very well. Large enough to handle our needs. Since we like to keep our planting soil in good shape this is an excellent way to go. We have a larger outdoor unit which we frequently dump the in-house into. And the vonshef meets our needs very nicely.

After using a fruit cake tin for years for my compost garbage, this is absolutely great. I thought it would be heavy but it is not. I also know that the charcoal filter works great to keep down odors (in fact, it worked too well. Without the smell i forgot to empty it. Still didn’t smell but lots and lots of mold).

Great for the counter, not composting people. Slightly larger that our ceramic countertop composter it replaced, i am already much happier with it. Cleans easier, smells less, looks better – what’s not to like?and if you’re looking for something to read while your kitchen scraps are slowly turning into excellent soil, i recommend trickster’s thunder trickster’s thunder (trickster chronicles book 1), a near-future police novel who sequel, i have it on good authority, will involve the active composting of people.

Top of ceramic container from a different company broke. Was looking to replace it and found this. It is light, metal and the handles don’t fall off as did the ceramic one. Great product and great price. Highly recommend this container.

Didn’t think this would be much of a step up from a coffee can under the counter, but i was profoundly wrong. We’ve been using this for months, and we can throw all manner of vegetable residue in the can, and leave it for weeks under the counter (a blessing considering our compost bin is well away from the house, and through a couple feet of snow this winter). No smell, no mess, easy to clean up. Wish i had purchased this years ago.

I ordered this countertop compost bin from vonshef because my stepson is interested in composting and i couldn’t stand having just a baggie to hold the scraps. It looks nice on the countertop and is big enough to hold a weeks worth of compost material for our family (family of 9) so i’m very pleased with it. Five stars for a nice looking solutioni love to save money and get great deals on amazon and i depend heavily on reviews when choosing a product, so i hope my review is helpful to someone else :).

It holds a lot,the carbon filters didn’t work too great but i did let it still long time.

Size is appropriate for my counter. I like the black color cause it doesn’t show stains or grease from food. So far the filter seems to work however i do empty every couple of days. The price was wonderful because i’ve seen these for $50 and i received mine for less than $20. Awesome addition to my kitchen.

Great compost bucket with no smells. This little compost tin is just tremendous. It’s a little larger than i’m use to but i️ can fill it up in a couple of days with no smell escaping. I️ compost almost everything and this guy can handle it.

Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet : who needs a septic in the country

It’s light weight, quick and easy to use, and composts well in my art studio. I didn’t want to go inside the house to use the facilities when i covered in my art process. This is a perfect alternative out in my studio.

Installed it this week at our farm. Installed it this week at our farm. Eliminated the need for a septic system or a ‘homey wagon’ for our small ‘week-ender’ travel trailer.

Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet with Standard Crank Handle

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  • Hand crank agitator in base for fast composting
  • User friendly
  • Easy installation
  • Features a molded design
  • Includes 5′ vent hose, bottle cap, 12v power plug

While all the previous reviews are covering everything i would like to give some additional info. If you live in a rural, really cold part of the country without a septic system your ‘relief’ choices are pretty much limited. It’s either an outhouse or a honey bucket and both of them are more or less unpleasant. The readers who have to use them know what i mean. Now with colder temps there is not much of composting/dehydrating going on and therefore the nature’s head ‘compost bin’ has to be emptied sooner. For two full time users likely within a week at temps between minus 20f and plus 20f. However, it will look and smell like potting soil and can just be dumped into the fire barrel with the other burnable garbage. It won’t smell during burning either. I don’t compost so i can’t comment on the duration for that option.

This product had so many good reviews that i was really looking forward to having it as a spare toilet ( for emergency use) for road trips. When it arrived, i noticed the top of it is really heavy and is not detachable. I tried to turn it over to see what it would be like to empty it and it was really awkward to control the heavy swinging lid/seat combo. It would be so much harder to handle when loaded. Emptying it would be definitely a man’s job. The hinges on mine were defective( it looked as though someone had tried to remove the lid/seat combo). Otherwise the plastic structure was sturdy. My fan did not have any plug in, just wires. I would need my husband(who has taken a basic electrical course, to install it. I did not use so i cannot describe anything else about it. It seems expensive for what you get. I returned it and had to pay a lot of money for sending it back.

Excellent product, highly recommended. I installed this product in a sailboat to replace a holding tank system that had a chronic odor problem. I could not be more happy with the purchase. Recently i had two back to back multiple day sails with 7 men aboard each time. That’s a lot of ‘material’ to process in a short period of time. On heavy use mornings there would be some odor that would linger but it would mostly disapate in a few hours. Two days later i opened the head up to check out the composting process and even when i got my nose up close and personal, all i could smell was the earthy odor of a forest floor. There was no trace of the original ‘deposits’ other than a few traces of composting toilet paper. What i find remarkable is the speed of the composting process.

Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet with Standard Crank Handle : So far so good-no odor, easy to use.

Well made and although i haven’t had a chance to use it very much seems to be working properly. It is far superior to the fiberglass versions i have purchased in the past. Only complaint was that i had ordered it with the spider handle and it was shipped with the standard one.

No smell as of yet, so it is working as advertised, if you follow the directions.

Who needs a septic in the country. I was gonna put in a septic system then found out what it would cost,i will be getting a second one for our cabin this year,way better than spending 10 grand,plus we don`t have running water anyway,that would be another 5 grand for a well.

I have bought 2 for my 2 guest spots. They are amazing and good for the environmenti highly recommend these toilets. They are pricey but they will pay for themselves.

Fan is getting juice but refuses to spin. Haven’t located where to contact seller so trying the review to reach them. After replacement of fan, will update this reviewupdate:nature’s head sent me two replacement fans right after the previous review. I have a couple full reviews on youtube under ‘texas tramper’ for anyone that wants the real nitty gritty of this toilet. But, suffice it to say, after using it for a couple months, my parents (72 & 73) have now decided to purchase a nature’s head for their 5th wheel.

Fan is getting juice but refuses to spin. Haven’t located where to contact seller so trying the review to reach them. After replacement of fan, will update this reviewupdate:nature’s head sent me two replacement fans right after the previous review. I have a couple full reviews on youtube under ‘texas tramper’ for anyone that wants the real nitty gritty of this toilet. But, suffice it to say, after using it for a couple months, my parents (72 & 73) have now decided to purchase a nature’s head for their 5th wheel.

We’ve had this in our rental cabin for over 5 years and never a problem.

Highly recommended by my whole family. My family recently decided to live ‘off grid’ and this dry composting toilet by nature’s head has been great.Cannot say enough to promote this. We use it full time and it works amazingly.

By the time the run was over i hated the thing. I lived with a sunmar ne for nearly two decades. By the time the run was over i hated the thing. This one is great as i live alone. Cleaning is easy enough (ten days to two weeks for one person using it constantly) and the urine collection system needs only a hand grip at the bottom of the bottle to aid in draining it – which happens every other day. Cleaning is a matter of a simple removal of the seat unit and the urine bottle (part of the design, it’s easy) and placing a garbage bag over the top, inverting the box into the bag and shaking slightly. Turning it right side up, replacing the box, seat unit and bottle, adding more sphagnum or coir. The smell is slightly musty like soil. Urine doesn’t smell if there is white vinegar added to the bottle after rinsing.

I really like it, haven’t hat it long but it works. I really like it, haven’t hat it long but it works as advertised and best of all there is no odor.

We replaced our rv toilet with the nature’s head composting toilet. By doing this, we eliminated the need for using our black-water holding tanks. With a family of 2 adults and 6 children, we need to change the urine probably daily, and the solid matter every week.

Great toilet and great service. I purchased this toilet 5 years ago (1/22/2012), it has worked great in our cabin in the mountains since day one. A quick and easy install, easy to operate and maintain. We run the exhaust fan 24/7 off a set of 12 volt batteries, that also powers our 12 volt water pump, there is a 50 watt solar panel attached to keep the batteries charged. After almost 5 years of use, the fan stopped working, not expecting much i contacted the seller about getting a part number for another fan, jim requested my address to send me a new fan. Expecting that it might take awhile or he would just drop a fan in an envelope i was surprised when i came home 3 days later and found a priority box in the mail box with 2 new fans in it. The customer service before the sale, he answered every question we had, and the customer service after all this time has been excellent. Visitors to our cabin always ask about the toilet and we always tell them where to get it.

This product had so many good reviews that i was really looking forward to having it as a spare toilet ( for emergency use) for road trips. When it arrived, i noticed the top of it is really heavy and is not detachable. I tried to turn it over to see what it would be like to empty it and it was really awkward to control the heavy swinging lid/seat combo. It would be so much harder to handle when loaded. Emptying it would be definitely a man’s job. The hinges on mine were defective( it looked as though someone had tried to remove the lid/seat combo). Otherwise the plastic structure was sturdy. My fan did not have any plug in, just wires. I would need my husband(who has taken a basic electrical course, to install it. I did not use so i cannot describe anything else about it. It seems expensive for what you get. I returned it and had to pay a lot of money for sending it back.

We decided on this nature’s head unit and are very happy with our purchase. We purchased this toilet for use camping and living in the country without power or water for a period of time during a recent move. After doing extensive compost toilet research, we decided on this nature’s head unit and are very happy with our purchase. The toilet is well thought out, is heavy duty and does not feel like it will tip over easily once secured correctly in its place of use. The best thing about this toilet is the fact that the smell is minimal if the liquid waste is truly kept separate from the solid waste. The liquid waste container comes out of the unit easily for disposal and is heavy duty and easy to wash out. Our first emptying experience for the solid waste was stinky, but we were able to clean out the waste easily – we buried our waste in a deep hole we dug on our property outdoors – and set the unit back up with fresh peat moss, ready to use again promptly. Yes, you probably can simply empty the solid waste into a plastic garbage bag and dispose of it in your regular trash but we preferred to dispose of the waste as true compost, which will not harm the soil if disposed of properly. It is not advisable, however, to dispose of the solid waste in any area where food for human consumption is being raised, such as a vegetable garden, etc. The solid waste consistency is best maintained by using the right proportion of peat moss to the amount of liquid in the waste.

This is the second toilet ive purchased the first on my bruce roberts 38ft offshore, the second on a 30ft pearson p30. I sold the pearson and the person i sold it to also loves it no more pump out.

While all the previous reviews are covering everything i would like to give some additional info. If you live in a rural, really cold part of the country without a septic system your ‘relief’ choices are pretty much limited. It’s either an outhouse or a honey bucket and both of them are more or less unpleasant. The readers who have to use them know what i mean. Now with colder temps there is not much of composting/dehydrating going on and therefore the nature’s head ‘compost bin’ has to be emptied sooner. For two full time users likely within a week at temps between minus 20f and plus 20f. However, it will look and smell like potting soil and can just be dumped into the fire barrel with the other burnable garbage. It won’t smell during burning either. I don’t compost so i can’t comment on the duration for that option.

Oversized 1 – Great Compost Bin

Larger than i expected but fits where i wanted to use it. Came very promptly without any damage. Waiting for fruit fly season to see if there are issues with flies but, so far, it’s great. Love being able to remove the inner bucket to empty and wash.

Great size, quality and easy to clean. Love that you can pick bucket out to remove.

Great size, quality and easy to clean. Love that you can pick bucket out to remove.

  • Great Design and Functionality!!!!
  • and looks good, too
  • Great for small spaces (like mine)

I like that there is an inner bucket that is easy to handle and empty. I wish the lid fit more securely. I worry that since it is so loose it will let the odor out.

The compost bin is excellent, not too big not too small. The compost bin is excellent, not too big not too small. The inner plastic bucket quite sturdy and washable. I am very happy with the purchase.

Features of Oversized 1.3 Gallon Kitchen Compost Bin with Plastic Liner & Charcoal Filters In White/Black – Sturdy Construction & Odor-Free Seal To Prevent Bugs And Smell. Dishwasher Safe with No Assembly

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  • ODOR BLOCKING AND FRUIT FLY FREE – Our Compost Bin comes with two thick activated-charcoal filters to trap and absorb odors, leaving your kitchen smelling fresh and clean. The lid effectively blocks smell from escaping and keeps fruit flies away. EASY TO OPEN – The light-lock lid seals out odors and keeps out pests, without creating an obstacle to opening the compost bin. Very convenient for using multiple times while preparing a meal!
  • HIGH QUALITY AND SO EASY TO ASSEMBLE – We love our compost bin’s classic look and sturdy construction. Our bin is made of high quality carbon steel that will not rust, stain, or retain odors like other plastic or stainless steel bins. The only assembly requited is to simply insert the filter into the lid! Our compost bin will last you forever and won’t break even with frequent wear- it’s so easy, you’ll want to use it all the time!
  • LARGE CONVENIENT SIZE– Our compost bin is about 75% bigger than most other bins on Amazon, saving you from having to make extra trips to dispose of waste, while also being small enough to fit right on your counter. Our compost bin can EASILY hold several days of compost material from a busy home kitchen. DESIGN IS COMPATIBLE with standard 6 liter compost bag liners and 4″ diameter charcoal filters.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE – Cleaning other compost bins can be an unpleasant drag! Thankfully, ours is DISHWASHER SAFE! Just remove the filter and stick it in your dishwasher!
  • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – We think you will love this compost bin! If for any reason you do not, rest assured that you are covered by our Cooler Kitchen 45-day Money Back Guarantee!

Super clean design, love how it looks and that its extra large to hold more compost.

I’m only giving 4 out of 5 because i haven’t had it very long. I’m anticipating a fruit fly problem when the weather gets warmer. I don’t see the possibility of it rusting shut like the last two compost pails i bought, so i’m feeling pretty happy right now. Love the slightly larger size.

I really like this compost bin. I really like this compost bin. I love the way you can fit a compostable bag in the inner bin and tuck it almost out of sight. I love the size, it is much easier to get food into without getting it all over the bin than my old (broken) ceramic one and it needs emptying less often.

Make sure you buy the compostable bags that go with it. We are really enjoying this.

Clean, not fancy, but will work perfectly for. Clean, not fancy, but will work perfectly for us to use on a day to day basis, and not have to leave scraps in a bowl and run out to the compost bin.

The compost bin is excellent, not too big not too small. The compost bin is excellent, not too big not too small. The inner plastic bucket quite sturdy and washable. I am very happy with the purchase.

Large enough that i don’t have to empty it twice a day, or even every day. Larger than most kitchen bins, and looks good, too. I do wish the lid fit tighter, but haven’t had any problems, yet. Still cold weather, so i am withholding judgement on the filters ability to reduce smell / keep fruit flies at bay until warmer weather comes around.

I really like this compost bin. I really like this compost bin. I love the way you can fit a compostable bag in the inner bin and tuck it almost out of sight. I love the size, it is much easier to get food into without getting it all over the bin than my old (broken) ceramic one and it needs emptying less often.

Larger than i expected but fits where i wanted to use it. Came very promptly without any damage. Waiting for fruit fly season to see if there are issues with flies but, so far, it’s great. Love being able to remove the inner bucket to empty and wash.

There is no odor at all and i’ve been using it for more than a month now.

But great for cooking for a large party – takes up. Larger than expected, but great for cooking for a large party – takes up a lot of space on the counter for every day use. I should of paid more attention to the size. Other than that, great product.

I feel good knowing that i can use my kitchen scraps in. I feel good knowing that i can use my kitchen scraps in my flower bed and yard. Very happy with my purchase.

Clean, not fancy, but will work perfectly for. Clean, not fancy, but will work perfectly for us to use on a day to day basis, and not have to leave scraps in a bowl and run out to the compost bin.

But great for cooking for a large party – takes up. Larger than expected, but great for cooking for a large party – takes up a lot of space on the counter for every day use. I should of paid more attention to the size. Other than that, great product.

Great design and functionality. This compost bucket is the best i have ever had. I recently bought a white ceramic bucket that i also like but it is small and heavy to transport to my composter. I love the inner plastic insert that i can lift out and take to my composter. And then i can put it in the dishwasher. The white exterior is very attractive and seems like it will hold up for years. It is a great size and will hold a a lot before it has to emptied.

Large enough that i don’t have to empty it twice a day, or even every day. Larger than most kitchen bins, and looks good, too. I do wish the lid fit tighter, but haven’t had any problems, yet. Still cold weather, so i am withholding judgement on the filters ability to reduce smell / keep fruit flies at bay until warmer weather comes around.

Sturdy, great quality, so useful. It’s a bit larger than i thought it would. All the better to encourage me.

Great design and functionality. This compost bucket is the best i have ever had. I recently bought a white ceramic bucket that i also like but it is small and heavy to transport to my composter. I love the inner plastic insert that i can lift out and take to my composter. And then i can put it in the dishwasher. The white exterior is very attractive and seems like it will hold up for years. It is a great size and will hold a a lot before it has to emptied.