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Aerobin® Composter

Aerobin® Composter

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3.5 30
$369.00

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Self-Aerating Composter — No Turning Required!

  • Convenient bin transforms kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost
  • Built-in ventilation means no turning
  • Two doors for easy access to finished compost

This weather-tight, insulated composter keeps your kitchen scraps and garden waste completely contained and out of sight while it converts them into nutrient-rich compost for your garden. The Aerobin® has flow-through ventilation and a self-draining floor to ensure an optimum balance of air, moisture, and temperature for efficient decomposition. Sturdy, double-wall polypropylene enclosure has removable doors on both front and back for easy access. Base section captures "compost tea" liquid fertilizer for indoor or outdoor plants.

Product Details

  • Double-walled polypropylene
  • 29" square x 47" H
  • Capacity is 14 cubic feet

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3.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (24)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy assembly (19)
  • Odor free (17)
  • Composts quickly (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (6)
  • Mulch not fine enough (5)
  • Needs solution added (5)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (20)
  • Fruit rinds (18)
  • Leaves & brush (17)
  • Coffee grounds (15)
  • Ecological waste disposal (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (21), Getting started (5), Master gardener (4)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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1.0

Doesn't make compost

By zuza

from Salt Lake City

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

      I have had this composter for over 6 years. I have never seen a finished compost from it, even when I left materials inside for 2 years - the bottom material was far from finished compost. I always have to get the bottom half out and let it finish on a pile in my garden (very labor intensive), before it turns into compost so I can sift it and spread it in my garden. I still like how sturdy it is and that I can add stuff continuously, as well are ability to collect compost tea, but it really doesn't make compost. I do not recommend this composter.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      waste of money

      By sandy

      from charlotte, nc

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

      doesn't work - have it for at least 4 years and it still did not decompose; not working as described - you would be disappointed as I am

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Waste of money

      By Grandma the gardner

      from Isle, MN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Odor Free

      Cons

      • Difficult to Aerate
      • Mulch Not Fine Enough
      • Needs Solution Added

      Best Uses

      • Fruit Rinds

      Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

      I am very disappointed. I have been using this for 3 years and decided to open it up and remove the compost. What a sad day. It did not work. I would think after 3 years I would have beautiful compost. I had to dig it out with a shovel. It was hard and nothing like I expected. Total waste of money. We could not get the door back on. I deserve a refund from the company. I am a 68 year old grandmother.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A ggod basic idea but has design flaws

      By CB the gardener

      from Corcoran, MN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Odor Free

      Cons

      • Drain Spigot For Compost
      • Grid On Bottom Clogs
      • Side Panels Very Hard To

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Fruit Rinds
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Large Capacity
      • Sturdy

      Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

      This bin is sturdy. It does not fall over nor blow away. In Minnesota we get ALL sorts of weather including very strong winds. The contents do totally freeze in the winter, but with -20degree winters that is to be expected. I put it together myself without problems and I am a senior women who has only average mechanical ability. It does not smell if the proper green to brown ratio is maintained.I used kitchen scraps but no meat or diary. For the brown I used was well shreded leaves and wadded up single pages of newspaper, no cardboard, pizza boxes or such. It did take longer than I expected to make compost, however it was sitting in full shade. The compost quality was nice and fine. There are some design problems with this item. First, the lower panels that can be removed to remove finished compost are not very functional. If one removes the panel the compost from further up the bin falls down and it is almost impossible to get the panels back into place. I finally used two concrete building blocks to hold the removal lower side panels in place. Second, the spigot to drain the compost tea is useless. It will not turn after several years. I had to use a vicegrip to get it to turn. The compost tea does not drain so the materials at the bottom are too wet and do not decompose properly. Third, the plastc grid on the bottom that is part of the drain system for the compost tea has holes that are too big. The compost falls into the holes and clogs the drain system. Maybe this problem could be solved by placing some landscape fabric over the grid so water runs through but not the compost. Have not tried that yet. Now I am wondering if the flaws are so bad that I should retire the composter or try again.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Very disappointed bin

      By Gardener

      from NJ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Odor Free

      Cons

      • Did Not Get Even 1 Cup
      • Difficult to Aerate
      • Mulch Not Fine Enough
      • Needs Solution Added
      • No Compose After 3yrs
      • Waste Of Money

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Fruit Rinds
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

      Bought it 0ver 3yrs ago ,not even a small pail of compose but rough bits of material,
      The only good thing is not smelly but have little flies,put in a lot of compose starters and followed all ax act directions also paid over$400.00++ for it when it came out.
      Should have bought a less expensive brand,thinking of putting the bin on the curb soon.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Still waiting for compost

      By KT

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Composts Very Slowly
      • Difficult to Aerate
      • Mulch Not Fine Enough
      • Needs Solution Added

      Best Uses

        Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

        I have had several composters and although the Aerobin may be the best looking, it was a failure for making compost. I have gotten 3 batches of compost from my other bin and have yet to get one batch after almost 2 years from the Aerobin. The central core makes it hard to turn the compost and the moisture content is very uneven.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm loving It

        By bird

        from lakeland,florida

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Its Plenty Of Room

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fertilizer Production
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

          it was worth saving up for ,it help me creat soil to better strengthen my lawn with good soil . having something saves your back to airate its a plus plan to save up for another next year alot more conveniet than a tumbler for me less mess . the compost tea is a plus for off season indoor plants well i hope you enjoy it as much as me and family did.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Doors come off!

          By Lainey

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

              As the materials break down it creates pressure against the doors and they come popping off and you can't put them back on without emptying the composter. So, we emptied the composter, used a cord and tied the doors on and refilled it. 3 days later one door has pulled away and, if it wasn't tied on, would already be completely off. I'm convinced the only reason the other door is still on is because it's up against a wall. I do like that the composter is insulated, but that's all it has going for it.

              (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do not waste you money

              By Daisy girl

              from Southeastern Pennsylvania

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Odor Free

              Cons

              • Difficult to Aerate
              • Mulch Not Fine Enough

              Best Uses

                Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

                I filled mine up and left it alone for 1 year and I got only a few gallons of compost which I would rate a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. I have had it 2 years and if I could return it I would. The doors will not stay in place.I have composted for 15 years and this item is a complete waste of money.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Composter ever

                By Limey

                from new mexico

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Capacity
                • Composts Quickly
                • Easy Assembly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Coffee Grounds
                  • Ecological Waste Disposal
                  • Fertilizer Production
                  • Fruit Rinds
                  • Kitchen Scraps

                  Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

                  I have had a variety of composters over the years, but this is the first one that actually works. I live in the desert, and with this one I don't have to aerate or add water but I get wonderful compost out of it. I read the book with it (also other online sites) and I have added things like ground coconut husks to get the right mixture nitrogen and organics. I even compost uncoated cardboard in it. When I need compost, I just pull it out of the bottom doors. Couldn't be easier. I drain the liquid fertilizer off and use it as a midyear source of nutrients to my plants.

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