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.5 Gal Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50

  • Reducing food waste with a press of a button
  • Carbon filtration system is perfect for indoor use
  • Easy clean up with the dishwasher safe bucket
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Product Overview

Our compact food recycler fits your life (and your living space). All you need is one cubic foot of space and a power outlet to get started-it's that easy. The carbon filter lid eliminates odors, so you can keep the removable waste bucket under your sink or on your countertop and conveniently fill it with food scraps after every meal. Fruit cores, vegetable peels, dairy, chicken bones, and more-the FoodCycler transforms food scraps into fertilizer and reduces your family's food waste. From morning to night, Vitamix FoodCycler make it easy to take care of yourself (and the planet). Simply toss your food scraps into the bucket, press the button, and relax.The Foodcycler breaks down food waste to a fraction of its original volume and creates a nutrient-rich fertilizer you can add to your soil. And the best part, The carbon filtration system eliminates odors, making it perfect for indoor use.
  • 2 l capacity for most table and refrigerator scraps including chicken bones cuts down volume of food waste by up to 90%
  • Flexible home placement and stores anywhere with power multiple daily uses
  • Easy to operate with 4-8 hour processing time energy conscious
  • Virtually odorless and includes odor eliminating carbon filters power/pause button plus LED lights indicate stages of processing
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
12.6 in
Assembled Height (in.)
14.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
11 in
Product Depth (in.)
12.6
Product Height (in.)
14.2 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Assembly Required
No
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
0.07062933 cu ft
Capacity (gallons)
0.5283441
Color Family
Black
Composter Type
Carousel
Covered
Yes
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Landscape Supply Type
Composter
Low Odor
Yes
Odorless
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
27 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Weatherproof
No

Questions & Answers

1Questions4Answers

when placed in the kitchen does it smell?

Asked by robert March 14, 2021
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I don't notice any smell from the collection bucket when it sits on the counter, unless what I put in it was already stinky. The carbon filtered lid blocks most smells. When the machine is running sometimes there is a slight smell of the items getting heated and dried and then ground up inside. It's way less noticeable than my former compost buckets.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 12 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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This device has allowed me to get the stinky compost buckets out of my kitchen, and still compost...
This device has allowed me to get the stinky compost buckets out of my kitchen, and still compost my food waste. The first one I received worked, but made squeaking noises. I contacted Vitamix and they had me do some tests and asked for video so they could hear the noises. I couldn't get my bits of video recording to attach to an email, so couldn't supply that to them. They told me to send the machine in to them, and arranged for it to be picked up off my doorstep. I requested the latter since it is a large-ish heavy item and I don't have any way to transport it. New one arrived promptly, and is now working fine. I use it daily, sometimes twice in a day. Going to order an extra inner bucket to collect scraps in while the machine is running - the cycle takes 5-6 hours. I am happy with this purchase - the device itself and the customer support.
by Linda
Much better way to compost Everything turned to compost immediately instead...
Much better way to compost Everything turned to compost immediately instead of sitting in a pot eventually creating fruit flies We use it almost daily
by Al
Love this machine. Best solution to annoying collection of...
Love this machine. Best solution to annoying collection of food scraps in your kitchen.
by KIM
It is an absolutely amazing product!! Works great!!...
It is an absolutely amazing product!! Works great!!
by ANNETTE
The FoodCycler FC-50 has cut my kitchen waste to almost...
The FoodCycler FC-50 has cut my kitchen waste to almost nothing. I am amazed at what this machine does. Also my plants are thriving from all of the compost. A wonderful machine for the environment as well!
by Christine
Quiet operation and it feels great to use peels and unused veg for soil needs. I prefer not to us...
Quiet operation and it feels great to use peels and unused veg for soil needs. I prefer not to use meat or bones.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I use it a lot and seldom have to take...
I use it a lot and seldom have to take the garbage out.
by MK
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This works well, but it takes long time and a...
This works well, but it takes long time and a little bit loud.
by HY
Working ok so far for past one month, will update...
Working ok so far for past one month, will update on product longevity . Happy with the compost quality generated
by HomeDepotCustomer
We love this thing! It is super fast and quite....
We love this thing! It is super fast and quite. We have really cut back on our food waste and we are excited to put the compost in the garden this year. It’s a little pricey, but I would highly recommend it!
by JESSIE
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