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Aerobin® Composter

Aerobin® Composter

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3.5 31
$369.00 $299.00

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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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (25)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy assembly (20)
  • Odor free (18)
  • Composts quickly (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (21)
  • Fruit rinds (18)
  • Leaves & brush (18)
  • Coffee grounds (16)
  • Ecological waste disposal (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (22), Getting started (5), Master gardener (4)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Rats

By Drat A Rat

from Los Angeles CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • Ecological Waste Disposal
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about : Aerobin® Composter:

    I've had this compostor for three or four years now. My first batch of composite was wonderful, rich almost black fine compost. It took quite a while to make but it was worth the wait.
    Today as I was adding in some kitchen scraps I saw a rat duck deep down into the compost. I have kept it closed, both doors and lid so I guess it got in through the bottom somehow. I thought the bottom was solid I can't really remember.
    Now I'm ready to take it to the curb. As far as I'm concerned making a composter rat proof should be a number one priority especially for one that sells for over three hundred dollars. So now I have a very expensive rat feeder that I don't know what to do with.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

        (2 of 2 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

        (6 of 6 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.

        (5 of 5 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.

        (4 of 4 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.

        (11 of 11 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.

          (3 of 3 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.

            (9 of 9 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.

                (15 of 16 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.

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