Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CLEJack82 Better Quality than Other Composters
I researched composters for a few weeks before deciding to buy this one. The price was a bit more than I wanted to pay initially, but after reading the bad reviews the cheaper models recived I decided to spend a little more money upfront to avoid having to buy a new compactor in a year because the cheap one broke. Overall this product is nice. It's not too big and it's not as big of an eye sore as a traditional compost pile. The dog cannot get into this one and the batches bake quicker producing more compost. The only complaint I have is that the barrel gets pretty heavy when it's full and liquid residue leaks from the opening when in the down position, but overall I would buy this product again.
May 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2dahlnz Its` doing a good job,
the only hard part about putting it together was the barrell unto the stand. Thats the only thing my husband had to help me do. I loaded er up and its doing well. No smell noted.Its hot inside,lots of gnats Easy to turn,glad I bought it.
June 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PamS easy to put together for a non diy
it was easy to put together for a non diy it is hard to get the door open but i guess that is good that it is securely shut...does leak some....have only had a couple of weeks so no compost created yet but spins easily...gets very hot in the sun so watch out when you touch it to spin it....they do recommend spinning with your feet now I know why...but it is easy to spin with your hands as long as it is in shade when you do it. Can't recommend for compost breakdown as that takes awhile and have not had it that long...
June 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MSpad the achilla composter meets all my needs
I did a lot of research before purchasing a composter, so I was fairly confident i would be happy with this one. It was pretty easy to assemble, and works perfectly. It spins easily, holds alot of weight, and even survived hurricane Irene! The only thing that would make it better is if it had a hole to drain out the juices from the compost (at first I put in too much wet stuff and it got really sloppy) But I drilled a hole easily and it works just fine.
September 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dagiolio spinning composter
My search for a good quality spinning composter began and, ultimately ended, with Home Depot. This was the first unit I investigated. I checked online with a number of sites that featured different models, but, interestingly, many had the very same unit at a minimum price of $50.00 more plus shipping. Needless to say, I ordered this composter from Home Depot.
This composter has lived up to my expectations. It was easy to assemble. The instructions say that two people are necessary but I found that, because of it's lightweight composition, it was easy to handle. It's a simple unit to work with, it's sturdy and the capacity is extraordinary. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in creating a better environment for their garden.
January 9, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GavinL Not quite what I expected.
Firstly be aware this is a "batch" composter. You really need to create a pile of compost material and then fill the unit completely. Then let it process it for a few weeks. If you'd rather just keep adding to a composter on a daily basis then I would recommend getting a tower unit.
Personally I think the bin is well constructed but the frame does not appear very rigid. I wish it had some extra bracing. I am considering building a wooden frame to hold it further off the ground so that I can get a wheelbarrow underneath.
With hindsight I think I should have purchased a tower composter, although I think that once I get a few batches together I may be happier with this unit.
August 18, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SalidaBodhi Easy to use, hard to put together
I love this compost bin because it is elevated off of the ground and clean. However, it was hard to get the screws to fit into the poles when we first put it together, so be prepared for a struggle. Now that it's functioning, we love it and for the money, it's worth it.
May 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Omasoozin Manageable composter
Quick delivery, easy to assemble, great to use. Looking forward to the results in a month or so. Much, much easier to use than the tower-type composter which we also have. Cannot easily rotate the contents of the tower-type, so this rolling one is ideal.
May 24, 2010