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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.

Norpro 92 Super Stuffer, Silly but absolutely practical

Definitely a ‘super stuffer’. This is an item i have had in both kitchens for many years as it does exactly what it says ‘mainly that it prevents silverware from getting into the disposer and keeps the splatters in the disposal, not back into the sink. ‘ however, this is a replacement b/c it becomes stained and unsightly after a few years. Also, i had one that took on water while being washed in the dishwasher, unsanitary.

My mother-in-law liked it so much i purchased one for her. . It is a simple device, no assembly required. It does what it is designed for – stuffing garbage down the disposal. It doesn’t handle very small pieces, but i just use the sink sprayer after pushing the larger chunks down with the norpro. It is designed so that one cannot push it too far to get caught in the disposal blades. It stops right before contacting the blades. I would recommend this unit if you don’t feel comfortable using your hands or a knife to push down the debris. It is a much safer way to handle debris down the disposal. I spoke with my mother-in-law to get her opinion.

While i like it and it works well at keeping fingers out. I’ve had two of these and, while i like it and it works well at keeping fingers out of the disposer and allows water to drain, both have always filled with water almost immediately; not being a good thing, i have pushed two pin holes into the bottom so the water drains out. I put it into the dishwasher each time i do a load so i’m hoping that keeps bacteria at bay somewhat. . I will probably not buy another one.

Key specs for Norpro 92 Super Stuffer:

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  • Store in sink drain to keep utensils and small objects from falling into your garbage disposal.
  • Keeps hands away from garbage disposal
  • Easy, safe and handy to use
  • Dispose-All Stuffer safely pushes garbage and kitchen waste down the garbage disposal
  • Safe and handy to use

Comments from buyers

“Does the job. My mother-in-law liked it so much I purchased one for her., Works and Looks great!, Finally, a way to get kids to put their plate scrapes down the disposal”

I’ve had one of these for more than 10 years, and have appreciated how it keeps the spoons out of the garbage disposal. It eventually cracked, but worked well anyway. The crack caused it to retain water, which actually did help it to stay in the drain. I had forgotten that it is light weight, and floats up out of the drain when using the sink. Now that i have the new one, l have been reminded. Nevertheless, i am glad that i got a new one. Perhaps they will make it a bit heavier after reading my review?.

My mother-in-law liked it so much i purchased one for her. . It is a simple device, no assembly required. It does what it is designed for – stuffing garbage down the disposal. It doesn’t handle very small pieces, but i just use the sink sprayer after pushing the larger chunks down with the norpro. It is designed so that one cannot push it too far to get caught in the disposal blades. It stops right before contacting the blades. I would recommend this unit if you don’t feel comfortable using your hands or a knife to push down the debris. It is a much safer way to handle debris down the disposal. I spoke with my mother-in-law to get her opinion.

Definitely a ‘super stuffer’. This is an item i have had in both kitchens for many years as it does exactly what it says ‘mainly that it prevents silverware from getting into the disposer and keeps the splatters in the disposal, not back into the sink. ‘ however, this is a replacement b/c it becomes stained and unsightly after a few years. Also, i had one that took on water while being washed in the dishwasher, unsanitary.

Both my wife and i have mixed feelings about this product. It does work well for poking scraps down the drain. However, because it protrudes significant up from the drain it must frequently be removed to use a drainer or to set a pot in the sink for soaking or washing. Additionally, we discovered the hard way that a teaspoon can easily slide by into the disposer and out of sight.

While i like it and it works well at keeping fingers out. I’ve had two of these and, while i like it and it works well at keeping fingers out of the disposer and allows water to drain, both have always filled with water almost immediately; not being a good thing, i have pushed two pin holes into the bottom so the water drains out. I put it into the dishwasher each time i do a load so i’m hoping that keeps bacteria at bay somewhat. . I will probably not buy another one.

Silly but absolutely practical. This was such a silly purchase. I bought it to stuff garbage down my disposal. It really does do a better job than my fingers and it is definitely safer. Now i keep it in my disposal opening and it keeps things from falling in by accident.

This is a fantastic little product that keeps hands safe when shoving food into the disposer. With the quieter disposer models, the rubber drain baffles are not as flexible this helps get food into the drain safely.

Had one of these many years ago and i’ve searched for another one for ages, and nobody seemed to carry them (even bb&b). Keeps silverware and most other small parts from going into the disposal, and you can use it to push vegetable clippings, etc. Into the disposal instead of using your hands or other utensil. It sits up quite high in the sink, so if you tend to set pots or plates in the sink, they won’t sit flat. It’s hollow and sealed, so if you pour a lot of water into the sink at one time (for example, dumping out a pan of pasta water) the super stuffer bobs up.

Finally, a way to get kids to put their plate scrapes down the disposal. This stuffer solved two problems in our household: 1) kids dropping silverware down the disposal; and 2) kids refusing to push their plate scraps down the disposal. Saving your silverware by using this is a no-brainer. And now kids scrape their plates correctly—since they can use the stuffer to push the ‘gross’ scraps down without touching them or wasting 30 gallons of water from the sprayer. I haven’t had any issues where any water gets trapped inside the stuffer. My only complaint is that the plastic does show some staining. I toss it in the dishwasher or give it a quick scrub with cleanser and it’s good as new. I wish it didn’t stick up quite so far, but it’s designed that way so there is room for smaller food to flow around the fins and down the disposal without removing it entirely.

Hi allsince the topic is about garbage, i’ll try not to write a too glowing review?. Well just love that all white color considering the topic (such a bright and clean look) really helps cheer up this unpleasant task. I use it often, never touches anything (the garbage dispenser blades and very easy to rinse clean; nothing much or anything seems to cling to it). Also, it has that big top handle for a comfortable and strong grip; it quickly and securely moves the way i direct it (no problems, everything is easily and thoroughly completed (no mess)). Tip: i have a preserve blue drinking cup and a leftover glad small container in which i put the drinking cup and then the white stuffer. I just prefer that it stay vertical (easy to grasp) and not lie around in some small tray. Also, ziploc has it’s (ziploc twist n loc – medium size tall container) which has a nice fit. Buy amazonians——————————–.

Had one of these many years ago and i’ve searched for another one for ages, and nobody seemed to carry them (even bb&b). Keeps silverware and most other small parts from going into the disposal, and you can use it to push vegetable clippings, etc. Into the disposal instead of using your hands or other utensil. It sits up quite high in the sink, so if you tend to set pots or plates in the sink, they won’t sit flat. It’s hollow and sealed, so if you pour a lot of water into the sink at one time (for example, dumping out a pan of pasta water) the super stuffer bobs up.

I’ve had one of these for more than 10 years, and have appreciated how it keeps the spoons out of the garbage disposal. It eventually cracked, but worked well anyway. The crack caused it to retain water, which actually did help it to stay in the drain. I had forgotten that it is light weight, and floats up out of the drain when using the sink. Now that i have the new one, l have been reminded. Nevertheless, i am glad that i got a new one. Perhaps they will make it a bit heavier after reading my review?.

I first saw this item (or one very much like it) over 20 years ago and i’ve been searching for it ever since. I bought something similar not too long ago that had a scraper on the end, but it wasn’t good at pushing food scraps down and was very uncomfortable to hold by a little knob at the top. While the purpose of this device is to stuff food into the disposal, i like to leave it in the drain because it’s also great at preventing silverware and other small items from falling in. Unfortunately, though, when i run water in the sink, the super stuffer floats out of the drain, defeating the purpose of keeping it in there. I’m considering drilling holes in the bottom and top to let air pass through, but then i worry that food bits will get in there and stink it up.

This is identical to a previous item that we had for 5 – 6 years and which was beginning to deteriorate. You can push stuff into the disposal without getting your hands covered with crud or risking your fingers. Leave it in the sink to keep items that could be ruined if they fall into the disposal or for that matter could wreck the disposal. It isn’t a stopper so water will drain from the sink while it is in place so you can run the disposal with it in place. It has certainly stopped me from dumping cutlery into a running disposal. This is an inexpensive useful gadget.

But it actually fits and works fine. This product seemed almost too large for the opening in my disposal, but it actually fits and works fine. From time to time we have put it in the dishwasher because it tends to get soiled, but it comes out sparkling clean.

I first saw this item (or one very much like it) over 20 years ago and i’ve been searching for it ever since. I bought something similar not too long ago that had a scraper on the end, but it wasn’t good at pushing food scraps down and was very uncomfortable to hold by a little knob at the top. While the purpose of this device is to stuff food into the disposal, i like to leave it in the drain because it’s also great at preventing silverware and other small items from falling in. Unfortunately, though, when i run water in the sink, the super stuffer floats out of the drain, defeating the purpose of keeping it in there. I’m considering drilling holes in the bottom and top to let air pass through, but then i worry that food bits will get in there and stink it up.

This is a fantastic little product that keeps hands safe when shoving food into the disposer. With the quieter disposer models, the rubber drain baffles are not as flexible this helps get food into the drain safely.

Finally, a way to get kids to put their plate scrapes down the disposal. This stuffer solved two problems in our household: 1) kids dropping silverware down the disposal; and 2) kids refusing to push their plate scraps down the disposal. Saving your silverware by using this is a no-brainer. And now kids scrape their plates correctly—since they can use the stuffer to push the ‘gross’ scraps down without touching them or wasting 30 gallons of water from the sprayer. I haven’t had any issues where any water gets trapped inside the stuffer. My only complaint is that the plastic does show some staining. I toss it in the dishwasher or give it a quick scrub with cleanser and it’s good as new. I wish it didn’t stick up quite so far, but it’s designed that way so there is room for smaller food to flow around the fins and down the disposal without removing it entirely.

I first saw this item (or one very much like it) over 20 years ago and i’ve been searching for it ever since. I bought something similar not too long ago that had a scraper on the end, but it wasn’t good at pushing food scraps down and was very uncomfortable to hold by a little knob at the top. While the purpose of this device is to stuff food into the disposal, i like to leave it in the drain because it’s also great at preventing silverware and other small items from falling in. Unfortunately, though, when i run water in the sink, the super stuffer floats out of the drain, defeating the purpose of keeping it in there. I’m considering drilling holes in the bottom and top to let air pass through, but then i worry that food bits will get in there and stink it up.

Silly but absolutely practical. This was such a silly purchase. I bought it to stuff garbage down my disposal. It really does do a better job than my fingers and it is definitely safer. Now i keep it in my disposal opening and it keeps things from falling in by accident.

Hi allsince the topic is about garbage, i’ll try not to write a too glowing review?. Well just love that all white color considering the topic (such a bright and clean look) really helps cheer up this unpleasant task. I use it often, never touches anything (the garbage dispenser blades and very easy to rinse clean; nothing much or anything seems to cling to it). Also, it has that big top handle for a comfortable and strong grip; it quickly and securely moves the way i direct it (no problems, everything is easily and thoroughly completed (no mess)). Tip: i have a preserve blue drinking cup and a leftover glad small container in which i put the drinking cup and then the white stuffer. I just prefer that it stay vertical (easy to grasp) and not lie around in some small tray. Also, ziploc has it’s (ziploc twist n loc – medium size tall container) which has a nice fit. Buy amazonians——————————–.

Norpro 1 Gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper : If you dump your compost keeper every day or two, this is a nice product.

The perfect complement to my outdoor composter. I bought this ceramic compost keeper, because i was not willing to pay for the stainless steel version. The only disadvantage i can see about this one is the possibility of chipping it; however, it’s just a matter of handling it with care. I initially selected red, because i wanted to buy it directly from amazon. At that point they weren’t selling the white one that i could find. It turns out i love the red one; it adds a little bright spot to my kitchen that is probably good feng shui. I am finally using the outdoor compost bin that i paid quite a bit of $$ for. I could not get in the habit of using the outdoor bin without something to ‘catch the scraps’ in the kitchen. This is the perfect motivator. I got the book, let it rot, to help me learn how to do things ‘properly’.

Attractive but not funtiona. Compost looks good on my black counter top. Wish it was larger as we eat a lot of vegetables and fill it every day. The handle is not functional. The hooks always slip off and are useless. We do not have room under the sink for a larger container. Looking for a better compost keeper.

Norpro 1 Gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper, White

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  • Stylish 1 Gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper in White
  • Stores vegetable peelings, egg shells, coffee grinds and more until ready for transfer to outdoor composter
  • Includes odor preventing filter in the lid that will last up to 6 months
  • Use replacement filters #93F.
  • Easily clean with warm soapy water

I purchased this and another compost keeper. If you aren’t planning on carrying out the container to your composter and/or use a liner then this will work just fine. However, sometimes, the bio bags start composting by the end of the day or leak and you need to take the container out and this just isn’t one for that. So, if this is only staying on your counter and you have a routine that works with that, this is awesome. For me, i keep the addable french inspired painted steel one to use on a daily basis and this as a back up (plan on rinsing and airing them in the sun occasionally).

Clean, simple lines for useful crock. This black compost crock is beautiful in my newly remodeled kitchen. I had to put felt pads on the bottom as it left scratch marks on the new countertop (also black). Works as well as the old crock but just prettier.

Clean, simple lines for useful crock. This black compost crock is beautiful in my newly remodeled kitchen. I had to put felt pads on the bottom as it left scratch marks on the new countertop (also black). Works as well as the old crock but just prettier.

Norpro 1 Gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper, White : I purchased this and another compost keeper. If you aren’t planning on carrying out the container to your composter and/or use a liner then this will work just fine. However, sometimes, the bio bags start composting by the end of the day or leak and you need to take the container out and this just isn’t one for that. So, if this is only staying on your counter and you have a routine that works with that, this is awesome. For me, i keep the addable french inspired painted steel one to use on a daily basis and this as a back up (plan on rinsing and airing them in the sun occasionally).

Attractive but not funtiona. Compost looks good on my black counter top. Wish it was larger as we eat a lot of vegetables and fill it every day. The handle is not functional. The hooks always slip off and are useless. We do not have room under the sink for a larger container. Looking for a better compost keeper.

Works great if you can keep the lid off. When we first decided to start vermicomposting, we knew we needed something to contain our kitchen scraps for the week so as not to disturb our worm community too much. We decided on this compost keeper because the price was right, the reviews were pretty good and the color went well with our decor. It ended up being perfect for our needs but we don’t use it exactly as it is intended. The design fit right in with my lineup of white porcelain bowls and cake stands. It looks like it was meant to be displayed with them, just as i’d hoped. The size is perfect for about a week of scraps from two people. We eat a good amount of vegetables, though. If you are more than two people and eat a ton of veggies, you’d be emptying this pretty frequently, so i might consider a larger size. Lastly, the handle makes it easy to pick up and bring out to the composter. Even though it’s just a thick wire bent around two nubs, the handle on our piece seems to be fitted well. It doesn’t look like it’ll slip off unless we really force it, and the handle itself is thick enough that we wont bend it on accident. Now for what i didn’t care for. I believe the intent of this compost keeper was to hide your kitchen scraps while still allowing them to breathe through the little holes in the lid.

Bought it for my folks – the color is perfect for their kitchen. They are just starting the compost journey – and are thrilled with how easy it is to use. They filled it up in 2 days. Super durable, easy to clean. Looks beautiful on the counter top – i have a white one on my counter.

Cute and practical little pot. . We recently purchased a house with a huge garden and a compost bin so i really wanted to compost all my vegetable scraps. This works perfectly for that. I fill it up and then take it out and dump it. For as small as it is it holds a lot of scraps. My only complaint is that it stains. I have had this for a few months and the inside is stained from coffee and tea grounds. I never let my scraps sit for more than a day and always wash it with warm soapy water and can’t seem to get rid of the stains. Oh well at least it is just the inside stained.

Lid lasted for about 16 months. I really wanted a black compost counter bin because our counters and backsplash are very dark and i didn’t want this to be a prominent part of our decor. I was warned by some friends (just after i placed the order) that the lid would break. Sure enough, a piece about 1 inch across chipped off the lid within about 6 months. I glued it back in place, and the rubber gasket helped keep it in place (it also acts as a little bit of a shock-absorber too). But now, 16 months later, the lid’s rim has chipped again and the whole lid has cracked in half so i am going to have to get another one. I’m going to get a black metal one that will come to almost $50 with shipping, but i know it won’t break after less than a year and a half.

Lid lasted for about 16 months. I really wanted a black compost counter bin because our counters and backsplash are very dark and i didn’t want this to be a prominent part of our decor. I was warned by some friends (just after i placed the order) that the lid would break. Sure enough, a piece about 1 inch across chipped off the lid within about 6 months. I glued it back in place, and the rubber gasket helped keep it in place (it also acts as a little bit of a shock-absorber too). But now, 16 months later, the lid’s rim has chipped again and the whole lid has cracked in half so i am going to have to get another one. I’m going to get a black metal one that will come to almost $50 with shipping, but i know it won’t break after less than a year and a half.

If you dump your compost keeper every day or two, this is a nice product. . This is a good compost keeper for use on your counter top. What i like most is the attractive, bright red design. The size is also perfect for use next to the kitchen sink. Also, the cost for this keeper is $10-15 less than only slightly better products i had found. However, the vented top with ‘filter’ is not as nice as i had hoped. The filter is not very substantial and it is held in place by pressing the filter into the slightly smaller sized top. The filter has stayed in place, so far, but i keep expecting it to fall out when i open the lid. The filter does not keep the compost from smelling after more than a couple days. Also, the handle is held to the side by simply twisting around the post (see product photo).

If you dump your compost keeper every day or two, this is a nice product. . This is a good compost keeper for use on your counter top. What i like most is the attractive, bright red design. The size is also perfect for use next to the kitchen sink. Also, the cost for this keeper is $10-15 less than only slightly better products i had found. However, the vented top with ‘filter’ is not as nice as i had hoped. The filter is not very substantial and it is held in place by pressing the filter into the slightly smaller sized top. The filter has stayed in place, so far, but i keep expecting it to fall out when i open the lid. The filter does not keep the compost from smelling after more than a couple days. Also, the handle is held to the side by simply twisting around the post (see product photo).

Nice product but if i did it over again – stainless. I purchased this product after already owning the stainless version for a year. I gave the stainless to someone else because this white ceramic pedestal – looking object seemed to fit with my decor better. But what i’ve found is, (1) i am for the first time a bit nervous about breaking it or breaking glass tea pots when i shake the loose tea into this container, (2) it is certainly heavier than the stainless when lugging it (the weight is not a deal breaker), and (3) it does not seem to seal around the edge of the top anywhere as well as its stainless counterpart resulting in fruit flies getting attracted to it and actually inside on a regular basis – something that seemed to happen less with the stainless one. So carbon filter helps a lot but the leaky cover undermines the filter. Still compared to not having either choice and seeing how nicely made this object is, it gets the benefit of just over half credit in my scoring. I’d go back to stainless in a heartbeat when i feel the moment has come.

Like the other reviewer i find the handle comes off all the time, but i didn’t mind the look at all. It is virtually odorless, even when almost overflowing, and i stick the filter right in the dishwasher from time to time. I have only handwashed the crock, but it is easy to care for. I’m happy with it, and am not making hardly any waste since it arrived.

I purchased this and another compost keeper. If you aren’t planning on carrying out the container to your composter and/or use a liner then this will work just fine. However, sometimes, the bio bags start composting by the end of the day or leak and you need to take the container out and this just isn’t one for that. So, if this is only staying on your counter and you have a routine that works with that, this is awesome. For me, i keep the addable french inspired painted steel one to use on a daily basis and this as a back up (plan on rinsing and airing them in the sun occasionally).

Cute and practical little pot. . We recently purchased a house with a huge garden and a compost bin so i really wanted to compost all my vegetable scraps. This works perfectly for that. I fill it up and then take it out and dump it. For as small as it is it holds a lot of scraps. My only complaint is that it stains. I have had this for a few months and the inside is stained from coffee and tea grounds. I never let my scraps sit for more than a day and always wash it with warm soapy water and can’t seem to get rid of the stains. Oh well at least it is just the inside stained.

The perfect complement to my outdoor composter. I bought this ceramic compost keeper, because i was not willing to pay for the stainless steel version. The only disadvantage i can see about this one is the possibility of chipping it; however, it’s just a matter of handling it with care. I initially selected red, because i wanted to buy it directly from amazon. At that point they weren’t selling the white one that i could find. It turns out i love the red one; it adds a little bright spot to my kitchen that is probably good feng shui. I am finally using the outdoor compost bin that i paid quite a bit of $$ for. I could not get in the habit of using the outdoor bin without something to ‘catch the scraps’ in the kitchen. This is the perfect motivator. I got the book, let it rot, to help me learn how to do things ‘properly’.

Lid lasted for about 16 months. I really wanted a black compost counter bin because our counters and backsplash are very dark and i didn’t want this to be a prominent part of our decor. I was warned by some friends (just after i placed the order) that the lid would break. Sure enough, a piece about 1 inch across chipped off the lid within about 6 months. I glued it back in place, and the rubber gasket helped keep it in place (it also acts as a little bit of a shock-absorber too). But now, 16 months later, the lid’s rim has chipped again and the whole lid has cracked in half so i am going to have to get another one. I’m going to get a black metal one that will come to almost $50 with shipping, but i know it won’t break after less than a year and a half.

Lid lasted for about 16 months. I really wanted a black compost counter bin because our counters and backsplash are very dark and i didn’t want this to be a prominent part of our decor. I was warned by some friends (just after i placed the order) that the lid would break. Sure enough, a piece about 1 inch across chipped off the lid within about 6 months. I glued it back in place, and the rubber gasket helped keep it in place (it also acts as a little bit of a shock-absorber too). But now, 16 months later, the lid’s rim has chipped again and the whole lid has cracked in half so i am going to have to get another one. I’m going to get a black metal one that will come to almost $50 with shipping, but i know it won’t break after less than a year and a half.

It looks nice other than one side of it has a lot. I just received this item yesterday (a day earlier than i expected – that was nice). It looks nice other than one side of it has a lot of tiny holes in the porcelain. I was pretty disappointed to see that. I don’t know how the item works yet as i just got it, but wanted to comment on the look of it.