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A Breath of Fresh Kitchen Ware

Say goodbye to smells and fruit flies with the odor-resistant Fresh Air Compost Collector. Its unique "wind flumes" allow air to flow through the compost, reducing the smell by facilitating aerobic breakdown. This means that food decomposes more slowly and stays drier during the composting process. No mess either with compostable bags! Secure the bag in the collector within a wire frame and unsnap it to remove your bag. Entire frame even lifts freely out of the container for easy cleaning. Lid pops open and snaps securely shut. Comes with five compostable bags. Made in China with approximately 30% recycled materials (stainless steel and plastic).

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Item ID
21066
Made from
plastic, stainless steel
Measurements
11.4" L x 8.5" W x 9" H; 2 lbs.; Capacity: 1.3 Gallons
Notes
Dishwasher safe.
Replacement compostable bags available at most grocery and hardware stores. Intended for indoor use.

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Fresh Air Compost Collector
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dishwasher safe (21)
  • Convenient (17)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Compact (15)
  • Attractive (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (13)
  • Gifts (5)
  • Large kitchen (5)
  • Leftovers (5)
  • Simple meals (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (19), Avid cook (6)
    • I Am A:
    • Family young kids (8), Couple no kids (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (7)

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4.0

Love this thing

By 

from Greenbrier, AR

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens
    • Under Counter

    Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

    I keep this under my kitchen sink, it's quick and easy to stash my compost material in. I like that the box itself doesn't smell, it's easy to open and close, and the little bags are pretty easy to get on and off.
    One thing I'm bothered by, (and this may just be because I'm doing something wrong) I still have to take the whole thing outside to remove the bag for disposal. Because, inevitably a mass of fruit flies come rushing out as soon as I press the button to open it.
    But, overall it's handy to have around, and it's fun to use. Plus, you can't beat the value. I could have gotten a "pretty" canister to sit out, but it wouldn't be as effective, and it would have cost MUCH more $.

    • I Am A:
    • Family Young Kids
    • 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

     
    4.0

    I like this!

    By 

    from NYC

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

    • Bags Are Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

    I collect vegetable and fruit parings, and take them weekly to the green market to be composted.

    Service and delivery comments:

    customer service was most helpful.

    • I Am A:
    • Couple No Kids
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    It's early still...

    By 

    from New York City

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy To Use
    • It's Faily Compact
    • Quality Construction
    • So Far So Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Elaborate Meals
      • Simple Meals
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

      I promise to fill this out again after a couple of weeks. Need to use it awhile, first!

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery problems were solved with the help of your folks on the phone (Paul for one, Laura was the other)
      Two deliveries were needed: the first arrived in good condition, the second one (which I am returning) was kicked around considerably. I assume the inside packing has protected the merchandise.

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Grandparent
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product but

      By 

      from New Orleans

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Leaks

      Best Uses

      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

      The composter is great. My problem was with the bags. I bought a box of 25 bags. In the middle of the roll about 10-12 bags had slashes in them as though they got crooked on the conveyor. So, about half of the box was unusable.

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
      • 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

      An effective system

      By 

      from Edmonds, WA

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Color Scheme

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Kitchen

      Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

      This compost container is effective at reducing the smells associated with keeping your compost indoors until you can take it out to the recycling bin. Previously we used a small Simple Human step can for this purpose. While I love their products, the closed container was not effective at reducing odor. We eat fruit daily and, even using a charcoal filter under the lid, every time we opened it there was a sickly sweet smell. The bio bags would be really wet and starting to degrade after just a day or two. With this unit we don't have that problem. We just take it out when it's full (usually every few days) and I no longer dread opening the lid.

      It's also really easy to snap the bags in and take them out, which could get messy with our old can due to the wetness.

      The only con is that not all folks will like the lime green and gray color combination. It doesn't go with our house either but it resides on the washer in the laundry room so no big deal.

      We're pleasantly surprised with how well this works for us and I'm planning to get one for my mom as well.

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      GREAT!

      By 

      from thomaston, me

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

          I highly recommend this product. Having the bag to remove each time saves so much time and prevents having to do yucky clean-ups. I thow it right into my compost bin outside and the bags disappear within weeks.

          • I Am A:
          • Family Young Kids
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By 

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Convenient
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Easy To Use
          • No Smell
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

            Performs as advertised. Bought this with a composter and it works great as a pre-composter so that we have a convenient location under our sink to put scraps and then transfer it to the composter when it gets full.
            No flies and only once minimal smell - but that was after we left it full for about 3 weeks over Christmas.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivered promptly and in good condition. No complaints.

            • I Am A:
            • Family Young Kids
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best In-house composter ever.

            By 

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Avid Cook

            Pros

            • Allows Air Flow
            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Easy To Use
            • No Filters Required
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Elaborate Meals
              • Entertaining
              • Gifts
              • Large Kitchens
              • Simple Meals
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

              I recieved this as a Christmas gift. It's the best counter top composting storage unit ever! Doesn't require filters because it allows for air flow through the unit, drying the compost rather than keeping it moist like the traditional styles do. It uses compostable bags, you snap them in under a metal clip which keeps the bag in place. (2.5 quart bag) I cook 6 days a week and for two of us, the bag usually takes 6 days to fill. I use it for everything that is compostable and have yet to smell a thing or see any fruit flies. Of course, it is winter so we'll see how it goes when it gets warmer out. But because it dries the compostable material, the fruit files should remain at a very minimum. The unit comes with 5 starter bags to get you going. It breaks apart easily for cleaning in the dishwasher (awesome!) and looks great in the green kitchen.

              I'm so glad we got this unit over the other 'bucket' styles that require a filter and keep the compost wet. And unlike the traditional bucket style compost units, the rectangular design allows you to scrape a dinner size plate right into the bag without spilliage. You don't have to aim for a smaller circle opeing. This was made to be used all the time and is so easy, you'll want to use it.

              • I Am A:
              • Couple No Kids
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              NO STINK!!!

              By 

              from Chesapeake Virginia

              About Me Avid Cook

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Convenient
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Kitchens
                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

                We use this product everyday and the bags are very supportive to the tippy top. The bags don't break down as quickly as I would have expected. We love this product and it does not smell up the kitchen!!!

                • I Am A:
                • Family Young Kids
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                A better compost collector!

                By 

                from NYC

                About Me Avid Cook

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Large Kitchens
                  • Living Green
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about Fresh Air Compost Collector:

                  This compost container is so much better designed than any other I've come across, both looks-wise and function-wise. Collecting food scraps will never be a pleasure, but this comes close to making it so.

                  • I Am A:
                  • Single Female
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No, No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  186votes, 24 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  We think this innovative way to compost is a breath of fresh air! Do you love this sleek design?

                  dre
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Awesome!

                  ciara
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Wow, I love this! And the price is great! Do you know if the plastic is BPA free?

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Thanks for the question, Ciara. We're glad you like this compact composter! The plastic used is BPA free.

                  elena
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I want one!!!

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I want it!

                  Elena
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I'm sick to death of things being made in China. There are plenty of similar items made in America. I'll purchase one of those!

                  Nicole
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  My family had a compost bin we put right outside our kitchen door. Unfortunately, it began to smell and attract too many flies, so we stopped using . This would be perfect to encourage us to compost again!

                  Audrey

                  I like this I may just need to get one. these little NYC apartments don't have much room for composting.

                  Maureen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I would like to know dimensions...

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it!

                  mary
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I loved it until I saw that it was made in China! Please...let's start paying more attention to that...

                  Laurie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Now can we get this "Made in the USA"?

                  Diane
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Good idea, but made in China

                  Terry
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love it

                  Akiko
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love this item, but it is unfortunate that it's made in China.

                  MIRIAM
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Made in China? Not buying it.

                  Nancy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I know compost. I know flies. This is not a convincing design.

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Voting is almost complete, and we're excited to see all of this great feedback! To answer your question, Maureen, this composter is 11.38 inches long x 8.5 inches wide x 9 inches tall.

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  When is it for sale??

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  Thanks for asking, Michelle! This item is still under consideration, but voting is almost complete! Once the votes are in, our buyers will make the final decision on whether the Fresh Air Compost Collector will join our assortment. If you'd like to be the first to know if we carry this item, please sign up to receive and email notification.

                  Jennifer
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the idea but I actually probably wouldn't get in just because I live in a small place with no need to compost even though i'd like to.

                  Beckie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Won't support China. We already owe them 9 trillion.

                  Kelly

                  I like it...a countertop composter...

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