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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.

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Norpro 1.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Compost Keeper
Rating
4.2 of 5 stars, based on reviews
Price
$57.07