Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redphantom21 Good Quality - Easy Assembly
I bought this composter based on the pictures provided on the Home Depot website. It looked sturdy and durable, thus it was appealing to me.
This unit came in five main parts. Four identical sides and the top lid. Little parts like lock-pieces or soil-anchor-plates were included, too, of course.
The identical side walls make the composter easy to assemble, meaning you don't have to think twice where to put which part. After assembling and locking the sides you just click and lock the lid and your composter is ready to go.
I was caught by surprise though that this composter does not have a base plate. I had composters like that before and all of them provided a base which kept the compost from direct contact with the soil and prevented critters from possibly digging their way into the compost. That's the only reason why I gave 4/5 stars.
The design feature of creating all sidewalls identically is very smart, though leaving you with a redundancy: "Who needs a bottom access lid on every side of a composter?". Saying that, it is not a downside, because the lids are sturdy enough to hold the dirt, that's why I call it a feature, not a flaw.
This composter is a german product made out of recycled plastic. In my opinion this origin still resembles good quality products - like "made in the U.S.A.".
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Grainau Good Size, but Poor Design
I had one of these for four years and left it after I moved and will not buy another one. It has a large capacity, so is good for yard waste. The problem is that when you assemble it you slide the sides together at the corners to lock it into place. If the composter is on uneven ground the corners will pop out of place quickly. If you put in grass clippings or other heavy types of waste and need to turn it, a corner will eventually fail. I was still able to use it with 3 corners connected and one partially, but it became a pain to try to keep the fourth corner connected so all the waste didn't come out and the thing just fall apart.
December 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JeNous Disappointing purchase
The first one we received was broken, but we went ahead and ordered a replacement. The replacement was intact when we receieved it. However, one of the feet broke as we were assembling it. We are using it, but it was more difficult to assemble than I had anticipated and I am worried that it will not hold together for very long.
April 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeComposter Good Value
I had been scouring the classifieds for a used compost bin to no avail. Why are squares of plastic so stinking expensive?!?! After reading the reviews I was hesitant to order the Termoquick as I have two much more expensive compost bins. Admittedly the design is not the greatest for assembly but obviously works for packaging and shipping. Install can be a challenge but once you figure out one side the next three go pretty quickly. I set up the compost bin by myself. It helped to be on a stable surface like concrete rather than dirt or lawn. I love the large capacity. I expect that it will perform like a compost bin should. I'm an avid home composter. For the price, this is a good option.
December 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marmara Very disappointed
The material is flimsy and flops around when you try to put it together. The instructions are not written in English, but are translated from another language, so they don't make sense.
When I tried to install the clips, one of them broke and the lid cracked. On the plus side, customer service is very responsive, although she doesn't speak English well. They sent new clips and a new lid, but I still cannot figure out how to use the clips.
I would have returned it, but I had already filled it with the contents of the older composter and I had nowhere to put the stuff. Don't buy this product.
May 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LatinLance Cheap Materials, Poor Desgn
Following the printed instructions, I found assembly quite difficult. The composter is made of flimsy light-weight plastic that will simply not hold up, unlike the one it replaced that was sturdier and lasted 15 years. Both hinge brackets broke in my hand as I tried to install them; the lid is, therefore, unsecured and sure to blow away. Installation of the top corner brackets required the use of a utility knife to trim the sides. One top corner bracket broke as I tried to install it. One foot bracket arrived in the box already broken.
April 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by obiwan Little disappointed
My compost tumbler was stolen, so went with this less expensive model. Was easy to assemble, but continues to come apart at the sides. It is only half full, so can't believe it is the weight. Trying to secure the sides with ratcheting tie downs. Wouldn't suggest this model
November 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jmpsmith better looking compost situation
I just got this less than 2 weeks ago so don't know yet how well and how long for a finished product. I moved my old compost pile into this one. This is better than just a pile on the ground...it's contained and hidden, looks nice next to my raised beds. I was able to add other elements like dirt, leaves and grass clippings in layers. The air slots on the sides are going to make it all work better.
About the assembly, I did it alone in about 15 min. as it was starting to rain...another hand would have been helpful. The instructions are slim, but it's not rocket science.
May 29, 2010