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Compost Aerator

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$29.95 $25.89

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Breathe New Life Into Your Compost Pile

  • Aerates compost materials for faster decomposition
  • Simple, effective and easy to use
  • Padded handles provide comfort and leverage

You won't find a better-designed compost aerator anywhere. It has not one, but two sets of "wings" that fold back to plunge deep into the pile, then open to create new air passages. A must-have accessory for any composter.

Product Details

  • 8" wide x 36" long
  • Durable steel construction
  • For left- or right-handed use
  • Minor assembly required
  • Allen wrench included

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Compost Aerator
 
3.8

(based on 308 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (164)
  • Composts quickly (69)
  • Sifts old from new (62)
  • Attractive (42)
  • EASY to use (31)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (56)
  • Flimsy (11)
  • Needs solution added (6)
  • Mulch not fine enough (5)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (141)
  • Kitchen scraps (116)
  • Fruit rinds (101)
  • Coffee grounds (99)
  • Ecological waste disposal (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (190), Getting started (69), Master gardener (31)

Reviewed by 308 customers

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3.0

Might be better than a garden fork, might not be

By gaaack

from WV

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly

Cons

  • Difficult to Aerate

Best Uses

    Comments about Compost Aerator:

    If you have a very small compost pile that is mostly kitchen scraps and a little yard waste, this aerator might be just the ticket, although I have constant problems with the "leaves" getting jammed in the folded up position by the very compost I am trying to aerate.

    It's not so good for a large or deep pile because, frankly, it doesn't turn over that much material and it can be very difficult to insert deep into the pile. For what you're paying, there are better options - like a garden fork - that will get the job done and that you can use for other things as well.

     
    3.0

    Compost aerator

    By Gayle

    from Arcata, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Difficult to Aerate

    Best Uses

    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about Compost Aerator:

    Difficult to penetrate very deep in the soil. It works pretty good in my yard waste though.

     
    5.0

    Best I've found so far

    By FenB

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Compost Aerator:

    Definitely better than the single pair of aerators than I had previously. The double padded handles, and double flip out aerators. mixes my compost much better. I'm mixing mostly kitchen food scraps with a few leaves.

     
    5.0

    Works great!

    By paddlerchick

    from CO

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Compost Aerator:

    I doubted that this aerator would actually work much better than my garden fork but it does. The good news is that my husband likes using it so it's one less job for me.
    We both feel that it really mixes the compost easily and thoroughly

     
    1.0

    Do not waste your money on this aerator

    By DWR

    from Lexington, Kentucky

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Compost Aerator:

        I had a previous model of this compost aerator that lasted for several seasons. I noticed that this model was flimsier when I purchased it this spring, but I expected it to last more than a few months! The handle fell off this morning when I tried to turn the compost and cannot be repaired. Do not waste your money!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic way to turn compost

        By Greentaisa

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Easy Assembly
        • Works like a charm

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Compost Aerator:

          I have used this aerator for years (at least 15) and have had no issues with it. It is the BEST and easiest way I have ever found to turn my compost pile either in the bin or on the ground. Highly recommend!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not adequate to the task at hand

          By Kit

          from NH

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Aerate
            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Compost Aerator:

              I don't get it about the raves for this item. I bought it and tried it out and should have returned it then and there. It is very difficult to insert into a pile of leaves, and even harder to extract. A pitchfork (small or large)is MUCH more efficient. It just feels flimsy and much too small to handle heavy leaves. If you do get it well down in the pile, it still only pulls up a small diameter of stuff.

               
              4.0

              Works great little effort needed to a irate the compost pile

              By Tony first timer

              from Mishawaka, In.

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Composts Quickly
              • Easy Assembly
              • Sifts Old From New

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Fruit Rinds
                • Kitchen Scraps
                • Leaves & Brush

                Comments about Compost Aerator:

                Easy to use well built

                 
                5.0

                Quality

                By Irish

                from Kingman, AZ

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Compost Aerator:

                  I have to say at first I thought it was a little pricey. I've had one before. This item is worth every penny. It is well built, comes fully assembled, and has double padded handles, and double flip out aerators.
                  Very happy with it.

                   
                  3.0

                  Compost mix-up

                  By SW1951

                  from Brighton, MI

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                  • Needs Solution Added

                  Best Uses

                  • Leaves & Brush

                  Comments about Compost Aerator:

                  Stir my compost.

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