Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 79
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJ0213 Great Addition to the Back Yard!
I was unsure about purchasing such a large composter, but now that it is assembled and in place, I'm glad I went with this product! It serves to hide (somewhat) a large and ugly green electrical box in my back yard and I suspect I will have no trouble filling one of the barrels quickly. This composter was not difficult to assemble, but the process was tedious and time consuming. I am a 5' 5" tall, 145 pound woman and I had no trouble assembling this by myself. The instructions are pretty straightforward as long as your keep track of all the parts. The assembly process took me about 2 1/2 hours. I recommend having a full socket set, a variety of wrenches (or a vice grip), and a rubber mallet on hand to make assembly easier. If you don't have someone to help you move the composter into place, I recommend moving the it to where you want it before you attach the lids to the barrel. I can't wait for my first batch of compost!
April 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LReissig Poor Construction Ruins Excellent Design
I really LOVED this composter...UNTIL the hinge mechanism holding the lid on to one of the containers rusted through and the lid fell off. Without a lid, the Dual Compost Tumbler does not tumble! We purchased the composter during the summer of 2013, so it was only two years old. The hinge mechanism appears to have rusted through. The composter was not exposed to water often, as Texas is drought-stricken. Nor was the lid stressed excessively, as it rested on a fence when it was opened. Now, the lid on the remaining container is almost impossible to open, I'm guessing due to rust. This is a product that has great features and that should be getting uniform five star reviews, but I cannot give it anything but a one-star because cheap parts were used in the most critical places.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hollyjo great product design and easy to open and spin (turn).
It's easy to use, the hatch opens easily, the bin spins/turns very easily, great to have in the city (small yard) since it's off the ground. It's fun to use and my 14 yr old son loves it, encouraging him to compost. My son and husband put it together- it's best with 2 people to put this together- one helps hold parts while the other fastens things together. I was hoping to spend less money, but wanted an extra bin so that one bin could "cook" and I could start the next bin of compost- this fits that perfectly, and seems to be worth the cost. It doesn't take up as much room in the yard as I thought it would, and has a sleek look.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Sturdy, well BUilt
I was impressed at how well built it is The legs and supporting structure are heavy gauge steel. The instruction manual is excellent. Of particular note: the hardware for each stage of assemble was blister-packed and clearly parked as to the assembly stage it is used in. At the beginning of east step the hardware needed for that step is called out pictorially.
The only assembly difficulty is that all the surfaces of the containers are rounded, so that it wants to roll around when you are trying to assemble it. My suggestion is to back the partially assembled container into a corner to limit its tendency to move around when you are trying to assemble it.
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by meme Sturdy and holds a lot
This double bin holds all the compostable waste we can generate (household varies from 2-5 people). Our old method was a wire 'cage' that was difficult to stir and even worse to get the good stuff from the bottom. Being able to 'brew' one batch while adding new waste to the other bin, turn them independently, and dump the good soil out into a wheelbarrow when it's ready is really great. It's very stable and seems quite sturdy so far. It took 2 of us to line up the parts for assembly, but otherwise it wasn't too hard.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Midge For the serious gardener.
Took a few hours to assemble, but the finished product is awesome. Holds a large amount of green waste. Wide openings make it easy to access. Started heating up the waste right away. My husband loves it!
October 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hunter sandy nightmare to put together
you need to partially or completely put this item together before selling it or include a specific installation video. it's a nightmare. we are ready to return it to costco.
if you value your time this is not worth what you think you're saving buying it at
costco. I'm sure if we ever get it together we will love the product but I would not recommend it to my friends, due to the time spent putting it together.
May 13, 2015