Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 42
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kazz Composting miracle!
After much reviewing composters on line,I decided to purchase the "Spinning Composter" from Home Depot! I was pleased when it was delivered in a timely manner and the way it was packaged. It was easy to assemble once I lined up all the holes in the tubuler base! I promptly added kitchen scraps, shredded paper and some leaves and weeds, watered my concoction, spun it many times and in 4 days it started heating up. I have been composting for many years,heaping, turning and hoping for the best and this was the easiest, cleanest and less backing breaking way to recycle and produce garden soil.
May 11, 2009
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ProfR Welcome Gift
My family is new to composting, but after much research, we decided that this model seemed perfect for novices. Then one arrived on our doorstep as an Earth Day present from my mother. (We live pretty far north; the frost didn't melt until late April.) We made use of it immediately. It was relatively straightforward to assemble (no thanks to the directions and the unlabeled parts). It spins easily when full, and the spinning mixes the contents thoroughly. Our only complaint is that it fills up very quickly, but we realize that if it were any larger, it would no longer be as easy to spin. We know that we have a limited season in which to use it; we have yet to see how the metal parts fare through the winter.
May 1, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by InOrlando Easily Constructed; No Compost--Yet
I reserve 5 stars for products of proven performance. The spinning composter hasn't produced any compost yet; it's still in-process. The composter arrived very quickly, and it was easily constructed with clear guidelines and all necessary components in place. I loaded it with the compost materials I had already started in a ventilated trash can. The process has been slowed somewhat by what I believe is the composter's lack of adequate ventilation: the compost stays WET continuously. Not damp, but downright wet. Next time I'll put less water on it in the first place. But I think I'll have to create additional holes in the bin for it to achieve the ideal dampness for good compost--which, like I said, has yet to develop.
September 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Davison1231 Great Starter Composter
I am a novice composter so this spinning composter was ideal for me as a beginner. I was able to mix everything in the correct stages easily. The composter itself was delivered quickly and was relatively easy to put together. After dumping everything into the composter though, keep in mind that it may be difficult to spin it without digging your heels in. I am in the process of making my first batch so I can't vouch for the results yet but am excited to see the results.
It would certainly be easier to mix everything as well,if there was actually a lock to keep the sliding entrance in place while trying to add components. It was a little difficult to keep the composter from spinning while trying to add more ingredients.
March 14, 2010
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 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