Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 134
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magical So far so good.
The instructions are pictorial so it takes a bit of studying to follow.
Only needed help putting the nuts on the screws down in the bottom. Could have left them off it I did not have a helper.
Nice earthy smell each time I open the lid to add more. That means it is working correctly.
July 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roylan Not pleased with product
This product was hard to put together, had a defective piece that had to be replaced and is VERY difficult to use. An 80 gal "tumbler" composter that cost over a hundred dollars and wont tumble due to the weight is not very practical. I had better luck with the $10.00 composter I previously had. Not happy with the product at all. As soon as I can get it emptied I will be taking it back for a refund.
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gunny1221 Don't listen to them...
Many of the reviews say this is very hard to assemble, and the instructions are the worst they've seen. One guy even said it took 2 mechanically inclined people 4 hours to assemble. I just can't believe it... I found the parts to be very well packaged and marked, and if you spend 5 minutes actually looking at the instructions, it's actually very east to put together. I didn't have even one thing in the instructions that I didn't understand, or wouldn't go together correctly. The only time I needed help was holding some plastic nuts in place for a few seconds each. I had my 10 year old help me for about 3 minutes total. The rest I did on my own and completed it easily in 1-1/2 hours. Quality materials, and I'm happy with my purchase. The only negative would be that for the price paid, I would think that the holes would have been pre-drilled. While it wasn't hard to do, I thought this could have been more easily done at the factory.
Don't be scared off by those writing all the negative reviews. If you can turn a wrench, run a drill, and understand simple drawings, it won't be an issue. You got this!
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Great!
I received this as a birthday gift from family. I have been talking about getting one so I was very happy to get it. It works great and easy and looks good and you would never think it was a compost station!
May 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Duke NOT SURE OF THIS
This composter had very poor instructions. Very hard to assemble per the manual. But once done it seems to work well. At least it turns and the compost is smelling like it should while breaking down. Will know more in a couple of weeks. Holds a nice amount of cut grass and waste material. Purchaser needs to be able to understand and work with tools.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron good product. difficult assembly as in reviews
Difficult assembly, but great product. A lot of mumbling. A one point needed 2 people. Most of the time my wife stayed away from me.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cazsaz great composter
I've had this exact composter for more than 4 years. It's been out in the hot California sun and thru deluges of rain and is still in great shape. Assembly is tedious but not difficult, and once together the composter is easy to use and seems to compost well. My problem has been that, as I am constantly adding garden debris and kitchen scraps it never had a chance to completely compost. So I just bought composter #2 and it's looking to be a great system. I think by the time the second composter is full, the first will be pretty well composted (this is in northern California, so I don't have to contend with periods when it would be frozen). I think this model has been discontinued and the new ones are slightly smaller, but I don't see why they wouldn't work as well as this model.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Freebird Definitely IS rocket science
The unit is very well made, with no cheap plastic or thin metal components. However...the instructions from Hades were the worst thing I have ever seen with an unassembled unit of any type. I am used to reading schematics, wiring and system diagrams, etc. It took me and a very mechanically inclined buddy almost 4 hours to put this together. Most of that time was trying to figure out the symbols, the arrows, and a very strange set of pictorial do-this-first, then do-that-next, all without words. The plastic triangular nuts were the worst to try to get threaded within the V shaped slots. Many unladylike words happened. LOL. I would recommend the product from a design and material point of view, but the manufacturer really needs to make better instructions.
April 23, 2016