Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roy2 very good but capacity limited
Overall this is a good buy. It handles pretty much any amount of kitchen food scraps and turns it all into steamy dark compost within a couple weeks. But the capcity is limited to just food scrapings only. I don't know why it is called a 150 pound composter, because it only weights about 10 pounds and it only takes a few pounds per day it definitely can not handle all the yard leaves and grass clippings because the thing is only the size of a small trash bag. Other than the size I have nothing but good things to say about it. I called customer service twice - once before my purchase and once shortly after - and they were very good both times.
August 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by uraniumguy mega mulch maker
It's good. I have one. It's been mulching my food into fertilizer for about two years. It works well for kitchen scraps (leftovers, peels, rinds, coffee grinds) and the occasional cut flowers. It is definitely geared toward kitchen use and not for outdoor use like with leaves because it is just too small for that. If you have a lot of leaves and branches outside you will need a regular tumbler or pile (we just heap up the leaves and magically they are 90% gone within 6 months). Even still, you save the walk out every week with your food and no flies or worms to baby sit.
April 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jackal148 Poor Workmanship
I am on my second Naturemill in less than one year. The side seams on the first began to open after less than one week of operation. The company replaced it. Two months later the "latches" bent and the contents would not transfer. The company would not honor its warranty and I had to pay for new latches. Now 10 months into operation, the heating elements don't work resulting in not enough heat to keep insects at bay. It is a good concept unfortunately the quality of the machine isn't as good. Will not buy again nor recommend to anyone.
October 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stanley it works well and very solid
The product works well. Make compost, feed your plants, save the environment, all in one fully assembled self contained little black box. It holds up well so far (better than my first marriage anyway). I use it non-stop. The case is like something you would make a bullet proof vest out of. Also very hot inside which is how the compost process happens. Impressive. Only complaint is the price. So hard to justify. I took the plunge and don't regret it, but their prices have come down a bit and I wished I had waited and not be one of those early suckers.
February 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andy2 the easiest way
This has got to be the easiest way to make compost. I tried a fermentation bin and that didn't really work. It just say there. That's how most of the compost systems work and I just don't get it. This one is different because it actively spins the compost around and grind it and then you see it getting very hot. Definitely makes the best compost around.
Usually takes about 2 weeks each tray and you can keep adding food stuffs into the mixing area on the top while it composts down on the bottom. It is clean and easy to use. I love it.
March 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KarlK very good after three years!
This is the king of composters. I did a lot of research before buying it. All the others are basically bins or buckets with or without worms, and the food just gets stagnant and stink in those. But this machine has a motorized mixer and air pump and filter and you can see that it gets very hot inside and actually makes compost, rather than just storing it until you dump it outside. I have not had any technical difficulties with mine although I can see that if you overload it that could cause problems.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by victorhoulin overall excellent compost
Overall this is an excellent way to make compost. You put the food scrapings in from dinner, and by breakfast it looks and smells like dirt. I put everything in there including coffee grounds and potato peels and cut flowers after they are dead. The one complaint I have is that the buttons are sticky and sometimes difficult to press. But it is a minor problem since I only press the button to transfer once or twice per month. That's how long it takes to fill it up because I don't add scraps of food every day.
August 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by william too early to tell for sure but good so far
I am only giving this four stars for now because I have not had it long enough to know for sure. But so far it has lived up to it's expectations. Turns food into dirt. Less trash, no mess, and somehow no odors either. I'm not sure if that is due to the filter or just it turning into organic cultures before it has time to smell bad. It's been running more or less continuously for almost one year and just keeps on huming away eating up whatever we throw into it. Recently we pushed our luck and started giving it meats and dairy and amazingly it takes those with no problem. I was expecting a bad reaction with meats but so far nothing different has happened. It's all stainless steel inside so hopefully it will continue for many years without any maintenance. I got the extended warranty just in case.
August 19, 2011