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by Beth Mueller
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Simplify & Grow

Who knew compost could look so pretty! These simple containers by Beth Mueller will remind you to compost the little things, such as coffee grounds and orange rinds, and give your kitchen counter an artful touch. Handmade in Vermont.

Click here to see the included product card explaining how to store your compost in the container.

Each compost crock includes 10 1.5-gallon BioBags for easy compost disposal. BioBags are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. Additional sets of 50 1.5-gallon BioBag refills available.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
18361
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
8" H, 6.25" diameter, 85 oz., Biobag: 15.4" L x 16.1" W
Notes
Hand wash.
  • the maker
Beth Mueller

Beth Mueller

Raised in rural Indiana, Beth Mueller now lives in Barre, Vermont, where she creates splendid hand-painted ceramic pieces.

Beth received a BA from Eckerd College. During here time there, she also worked at Studio Santa Reparata in Florence Italy, learning printmaking. Upon graduation, she served a two-year apprenticeship in the pottery studio of John Glick.

Her work is also influenced by the experience she gained before becoming a professional artist.

This road to becoming a full time studio artist included her work as a camp counselor, supervisor for a housing shelter, waitress, bartender and French teacher--not necessarily in that order.

She is inspired by capturing small snapshots of what she sees around her. "It all amazes me," she says. "All of these pieces relate in one way or another to some part of my life--a trip, a person--they are often little personal notes..." collection

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CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER
 
4.1

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (64)
  • Dishwasher safe (33)
  • High quality (33)
  • Doesn't stain (12)
  • Air tight (10)

Cons

  • Stains easily (4)
  • Breaks/chips easily (3)
  • Difficult to clean (3)
  • Not dishwasher safe (3)
  • Size (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (56)
  • Leftovers (7)
  • Grains (5)
  • Coffee grounds (3)
  • Composting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (46), Stylish (27), Casual cook (21), Avid cook (15), Budget shopper (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (19)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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4.0

Cute Composter for Small Compost

By 

from WNY

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cute

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Composting

Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

It's very cute, but small. We have to empty it every day or so--which is fine, except that that's a lot of bags to go through (even when the bags are biodegradable).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

Comment on this review

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Countertop composter

By 

from Seattle Washington

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Air Tight
  • Easy to clean
  • Resilient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Earth Saver
    • Grains
    • Leftovers

    Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

    Great way to compost

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Everything I expected and more

    By 

    from Walsenburg, Colorado

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Air Tight
    • Disguises True Purpose
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy to clean
    • Looks Pretty On Counter
    • No Odors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Compost Fruit Egg Shell
      • Composting Kitchen Scraps
      • Grains
      • Perfect For K And Vue Cup

      Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

      I love my Grow composter. I just wish it came with an endless supply of the ecobags! I use it to compost all sorts of kitchen scraps and have found that if I compost the coffee from single serve k cups or view cups then everything about them is reuse able! The design is beautiful and looks great on my counter. I have no odors. This was all that was promised and more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Looks great on my kitchen counter.

      By 

      from Benicia, CA

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

          I have never wanted a compost container on the top of my kitchen counter until I found this one on uncommongoods. It is very convenient
          and looks great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Keep counters free of clutter!

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Design
          • Easy to clean
          • Good size

          Cons

          • Size May Be Too Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

            Really nice product. I got this for my mother as a gift. She really likes it. The containter fits nicely in her kitchen and she's able to put the compost in it rather than having to make a trip down to the larger compost bin every day.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lovely little compost jar

            By 

            from San Mateo, CA

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Air Tight
            • Attractive
            • Odor-free

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Composting

              Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

              I was looking for an attractive, good-sized compost container for our kitchen counter. We'd been using an old utensil canister, but the lack of a lid meant lots of little flies in our kitchen. This container is not only pretty, it has a nice heavy lid. The small compost bags work well to keep the container itself clean, though they do cover up a bit of the design. I can live with that! As a family of four, we typically have to empty the container every night, but the bags make it easy, and the lid keeps those pesky little flies away.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              4.0

              attractive compost container

              By 

              from mobile, al

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Grains
                  • Leftovers
                  • Spices

                  Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

                  I was initially skeptical of purchasing a compost container for my wife as an anniversary present. However, she loved it!

                  The container is very well constructed, and features simple yet attractive artwork that makes a great addition to our kitchen. One feature that she enjoys is the heavy lid, which helps keep smells, etc. to a minimum.

                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

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                  5.0

                  Beauty & Function Unite

                  By 

                  from Purcellville, VA

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Air Tight
                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Easy to clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Maintain Freshness

                    Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

                    I love mine so much, I bought a second one for my sister-in-law.

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                    5.0

                    Very Pretty

                    By 

                    from Prince Frederick, MD

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Air Tight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Leftovers

                      Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

                      Excellent for storing food scraps before putting them into the larger composter. It also looks great on the counter!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivered super fast and in great condition!

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By 

                      from edmonds, wa

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CERAMIC COUNTERTOP COMPOST CONTAINER:

                            The size is perfect for keeping next to the sink on the countertop.
                            I love the artwork/design on it.
                            It is very well made.
                            Pretty and practical!

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