Pros: Easily changes kitchen trash into plant food
Cons: Pretty expensive, cheaply made
I've been looking at these for the past six months and have to say that the mixed reviews had me really worried. We do not have enough room on our suburban lot to make a compost pile, so this looked like a good solution for us. But, the reviews and price seemed like a real gamble. I bought ours from Target online because they have a good reputation for taking back problem products. Well, so far, so good. Our little machine is chugging along, mixing yucky after dinner stuff, and turning out beautiful black compost. I did end up moving it from our pantry onto our deck since I haven't been able to get a handle on the odor yet. While it doesn't smell like "trash", it does smell very strong (sort of like bad mushrooms) even though I kept adding sawdust and baking soda. On the deck (just off of the kitchen) it's still easy to get to and no odor at all. So far, I'm in love and telling everyone who will listen about our latest addition to the family.