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Waste Is Wonderful!

Recycle waste into something wonderful! This unique, odorless indoor composting system ferments and pickles food waste in less than half the time of conventional composting methods using the Japanese method of Bokashi.

And don't forget the beginner's guide to composting, which will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the wonderful world of fermentation.

Convenient - Stores neatly under kitchen sink for easy access, every few weeks contents can then be buried in your garden.

Large Capacity - Holds approximately 5 gallons of food waste.

Air-Tight Lid - Ensures an ideal environment for anaerobic fermentation to take place, while controlling odors and deterring flies.

Plastic Strainer & Spigot - Placing the plastic grate inside the bucket and then piling food waste on top of it separates the food waste from the liquid that accumulates at the bottom of the bucket. This liquid can be easily drained through the spigot and used as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants and garden.

Bokashi - An all-natural compost starter containing beneficial micro-organisms that aids in fermentation.

Once the bucket is full, it will take only 10 days to produce a pre-compost product ready to bury in the garden. After planting, the compost will be converted to rich topsoil in about one month. Compost inoculates the soils with beneficial and effective microorganisms which detoxify chemically treated soil, feeds the natural soil ecology, and attracts beneficial insects and nematodes. It also enhances soil fertility and increases plant yield and produce quality.

Each composter comes with a one gallon bag (2.2 lbs.) of bokashi. Additional one gallon bokashi refills available.

Due to the 10-day cycle needed for fermenting, two composters are recommended to have a complete, always-running system.

Click here to read about the benefits of composting. Click here to read an article about speed composting from the Wall Street Journal.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Recycled
Item ID
18057
Made from
75% recycled plastic, bokashi
Measurements
Composter: 11.5" L x 11.5" W x 16" H
Notes
Made in Thailand. Without bokashi, the product can also be used as an organic garbage pail (for fruit and vegetable waste).
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benefits of composting

- Up to two-thirds of most household trash can be composted.
- Making compost lightens your garbage and keeps it from smelling.
- Composting reduces the need for more landfills.
- Homemade compost is a free and chemical-free fertilizer for your garden.
- Compost improves all soils - it opens up clay soils and hold moisture and nutrients in light and sandy soils, reducing the need to water and fertilize.
- Compost helps make healthy soils and healthy soils lead to healthy plants and thus, healthier animals and people.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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KITCHEN COMPOSTER
 
4.0

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (42)
  • Good capacity (38)
  • Easy to clean (22)
  • Sleek design (19)
  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

  • Holds smells (4)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen (48)
  • Outdoor use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (48), Professional (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Renter (4), Midrange shopper (3)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (16)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (9), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Perfect

By 

from Baltimore MD

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Good Capacity
  • Produces Great Fertilizer
  • Sleek Design
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen

    Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

    I quickly filled it with a mix of food waste and weeding output. Within a week I started to draw off compost "tea" which, diluted, makes houseplants very happy.

    • 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

    simple, neat and easy

    By 

    from Ridgewood, NY

    About Me Caretaker, Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean
    • Good Capacity
    • Neat
    • Simple
    • Sleek Design
    • Sturdy
    • Trim

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen
      • Outdoor Use

      Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

      It's simple to use. Out of the way storage helps keep it out of sight too. Can get heavy easily, keep that in mind if you live on a high floor.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By 

      from Marquette, MI

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Good Capacity
      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen

        Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

        Great for use in the kitchen, adding scraps left over after cooking. Works wonders in the garden.

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

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By 

        from Delaware

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Good Capacity
        • Sleek Design
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen
          • Outdoor Use

          Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

          I gave this gift to my mom for her birthday. She is a avid gardener and has a large composter outside. She loves this composter! She keeps it in the kitchen and/or right inside the garage and loves that she doesn't have to go out to the large composter in the cold winter! Great product!

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I would purchase this product again!

          By 

          from Granite Bay, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Capacity
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Holds Smells

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen

          Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

          I gave this product to my Mom for her birthday, and she LOVED it. She uses it in her kitchen on a regular basis, and has nothing to complain about it. I would recommend this to any other friend.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sweet smell of composting!

          By 

          from Summerland Key, FL

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Good Capacity
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Kitchen
            • Outdoor Use

            Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

            I bought two kitchen composters as was suggested by other reviewers. I am currently filling the second unit and the first one is hard at work. The units both fit under the sink, but leave little room for my cleaning supplies. So I might move one to the screened porch area. The lid is not easy to remove and I fear it will break as time goes on, because I have to tug so hsrd to open it.As advertised, there is no smell,except a somewhat pleasant odor when I opened the lid to add more. I am pleased that I am back to composting, had used a red worm system previously, before my move to the Florida Keys. So far, so good; I haven't actually produced any final product yet.

            • 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

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Design on the market

            By 

            from Asheville, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Good Capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

                I have been composting for a long time, but knew that my pull-out standard 13 gal. kitchen waste can with a lid that I had fabricated was not ideal. So I set about re-designing the perfect kitchen composter.

                One of the requirements was that it was square and would fit into my sliding (retractable) metal frame drawer that lets me pull it out from underneath my kitchen counter cabinet. The other was it had to have a way to drain the water that collects at the bottom.

                Lo and Behold, after looking at a lot of lousy designs on the internet that I knew would be total failures, I discovered that someone at Uncommon Goods had already designed and built the exact composter that I had created in mind's eye. Bravo!
                Thank you!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                WOrks, so far.....

                By 

                from s.e.mich

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Capacity
                • Sleek Design
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kitchen

                  Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

                  I am now able to recycle peels from watermelon, orange, banana etc. No smell,either!

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love my Kitchen Composter!

                  By 

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Homeowner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Capacity
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kitchen

                    Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

                    I like this product so much I bought 2 composters. When 1 is full and fermenting I can start to fill the 2nd one.

                    • 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)

                     
                    3.0

                    Bokashi kitchen composter

                    By 

                    from Madisonville, Ky

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • So Far So Good

                    Cons

                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Kitchen

                    Comments about KITCHEN COMPOSTER:

                    So far OK but I havent really seen much action yet. It is just my elderly mother and myself so I keep scraps for about a week before I put in the bokashi bucket. For the length of time needed for it to "work" I think the bucket is too small. Or, you would need a couple more buckets so the waste has time to break down. Have only been using it for about 3 weeks so I guess time wil tell. So far no unpeasant smells. To me it sort of smells like hops.

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

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