Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 96
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TrinityS Liked it while it lasted
I have had my composter for 4+ years. It did take a long time to assemble. My pins to hold the barrels in place broke pretty shortly after we purchased it. All of the metal inside of the barrels began rusting shortly after we started using it. When it rains water gets inside of the lid, so when you tumble it you can hear water sloshing around inside of it. The closing mechanism has always been stiff but has been functional and served it's purpose, until today. One of the bars of the latch snapped off when I tried to turn it. It has composted a lot of soil over the last few years, but I don't think I will purchase this model again.
July 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by YocoYak Makes compost
We have the newer model of this composter. It looks like barrels. It was a terrible pain to assemble, but once put together, it is sturdy, good looking, easy to turn and fill. The only other minor negative thing is that the red tab that indicates the barrel in use faded in just a few months. We've already had two batches come out since February.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JamesP product rusted out
The product rusted out before i could get 1lbs of usable compost. Really a shame they used such cheap metal
August 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MattL Worked great at first, but didn't last
When it was shiny and new, this was great. But in about 2 years of use, the clips that control rotation no longer locked into place, the bin leaks gross compost juice from almost every seam, cracks have developed in the joints, and mice (or something) chewed a sizable hole straight through the plastic on one side. Pretty much no longer usable. We didn't use it heavily, and it was in a fairly urban, clean environment.
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amyhall Good quality
Good quality, seems to hold up well to continued use and the weather outside. No stink by the house. It's easy to use.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Great Product
I have been using the Composter for about a month. The Compost is developing and I am still adding to the first batch. The second composter is still empty. The unit has small flies (normal) but has little oder and is very easy to add material, rotate to mix and will be easy to empty. I really love the dual composter concept. When if finally get to the second composter/batch I'll have plenty of time for the first batch to cook and complete the final conversion to compost. I even through a chicken in there 3 weeks ago and currently don't see any remains.
Assemply was somewhat easy. I did some assembly after sunset and had to disassemble and reassembly the composter drum, but it only resulted in a little extra time.
June 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nomechanic I am not a mechanic!
This product is actually awesome. The problem I had was waiting for almost 8 weeks to receive it. It showed up in a terribly ruined box. Long story short, it sat in pieces on my floor for another month because I was intimidated by the prospect of putting it together. What a chore! Luckily I am pretty good with assembling things. Two days and 6 hours later....we finally got it finished. Works great but GEESH! For something that expensive, it should have better directions and not so much assembly.
That being said, it seems to work fine. Adding our first items to the bin now. Will know how well the bins work in a few months.
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyB Falls Apart
After a little more than a year, both composters started falling apart with the corner locking pieces falling out and the slide bars that lock the sides together creep out of position spilling compost all over your feet. After a few re-insertions of the corner pieces they eventually break apart.
I had to place a small kiddy pool underneath them to collect all the compost leaking through the corners.
I bought a bag of 16 bolts, 16 nuts and 32 fender washers so I can bolt the beast back together once I empty the current batch of compost. If that works I'll buy another bag of nuts, bolts and washers to fix the other one.
August 28, 2015