Kitchen Composter

The indoor, Bokashi system ferments waste in less than half the time of conventional composting methods.

$15.00 - 55.00

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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.

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.

- 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.

Recycled
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).
Item ID
18057

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsKitchen Composter
 
4.1

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (48)
  • Good capacity (42)
  • Easy to clean (24)
  • Sleek design (21)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

  • Holds smells (4)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen (52)
  • Outdoor use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (51), Professional (7), Midrange shopper (5), Renter (5), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

makes great compost and quickly too

THis is the easiest and fastest way to compost that I am aware of. I have had mine for nearly a year, and the compost is rich, soft, black and odorless when the...Read complete review

THis is the easiest and fastest way to compost that I am aware of. I have had mine for nearly a year, and the compost is rich, soft, black and odorless when the process is complete. I use 2 bins, so I have one to actively add to, and one to ferment. When the 2nd bin is full, i dump the 1st into a large old flower pot that i keep outdoors, rather than burying it in the garden. I just let it set outside till i need it, mixing it occasionally with a garden tool.
The dial to drain off the "tea" is difficult to get at, and when any gets on my hands it is very difficult to remove the pungent odor of this fermented liquid. I do like to use this tea as fertilizer for my house and garden plants. The odors are for the most part contained in the bin, but when opened, it is somewhat unpleasant. Keeping this in the garage helps it not to be much of a problem. The initial investment is a bit much, and perhaps somewhat overpriced, but the design, except for the dial, is good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good product - still improving process

I've had this product for a few monuths now. I bought it looking for general compost bucket but loved that it had a spout for tea. I was unaware of Bokashi fermintation process....Read complete review

I've had this product for a few monuths now. I bought it looking for general compost bucket but loved that it had a spout for tea. I was unaware of Bokashi fermintation process. The Bokashi itself has a pleasant odor thanks to the molasses but is high priced for regular use. The fermentation process has a strong odor especially if you decide to let it sit for 2 extra weeks in the summer. Since this is an anarobic process, I tried not to open it frequently, which requires another container for temporary gathering. Regardless of burial depth, racoons still dug up pre-compost. It is useful to have more than 1 bucket for processing. But, I think I'll create my own. BTW - if you are not getting tea, it isn't working right. Need to find a bulk source for the Bokashi to make this worthwhile. I would only recommend to friends who actively compost. Those looking for easy solutions, may not like this product.

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5.0

Easy to use

By 

from Waycross, GA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Storage

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Composting

    Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

    I want to plant an English flower garden in my backyard and would like to try nature's way first. I've tried composting outside but was never successful. I'm following the instructions to the letter and am hoping that it turns out as it should. The vegetables I am composting have not been in long enough to use, but I believe that it will be perfect when the time comes.

     
    5.0

    Composting

    By 

    from Ypsilanti Michigan

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reduces our waste which helps the environment.

    Cons

    • None at this time since only been a couple weeks

    Best Uses

    • Under kitchen sink.

    Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

    We use the product to reduce our food waste to the trash. We like that it is small enough to fit under the sink and it is very easy to use.

     
    5.0

    So far so good. I just started but so far I really love it.

    By 

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Saves Space

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

        It was something I have wanted for some time so this fits thr bill.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Model for In-House Composting

        By 

        from Jupiter, FL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Saves Space

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

            With the probiotic mix, kitchen food scraps are easy to place in the bin and there is no offensive odor from the decomposition process.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The answer to apartment dwelling

            By 

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Renter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

              I grew up composting and I am thrilled that I can now compost as an apartment dweller without having to pay for an expensive service. This is affordable, efficient, and helps me with my urban gardening.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good composter

              By 

              from Virginia

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Good Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen
                • Perfect For Kitchen

                Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

                I have been very busy outside of the home, so I haven't really maximized the use of my composter. What I have done is working. It's very simple to use, good size.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By 

                from Washington

                About Me Gardener, Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Capacity
                • Sleek Design
                • Sturdy
                • Works Awesome

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kitchen

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

                  Great size for us and works unbelievably well.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was fast and simple.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun way to start composting

                  By 

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Homeowner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Capacity
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kitchen

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Kitchen Composter:

                    It is small enough to fit under most sinks. It is easy to use, keeps the smell under control, and has clear directions. Although, I must be doing something wrong, because it's not breaking down as I thought it would. It's not producing any tea, either. But I don't eat meat or dairy, so I don't know if that's it or maybe I'm not smashing it down. I'm not giving up, yet, though. I am excited to figure it all out!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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 UncommonGoods 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

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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 UncommonGoods 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

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