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Exclusive | Triple-Chambered Earthmaker™ Composter Makes Composting Easy

  • Make finished, nutrient-rich compost in as little as 10 weeks
  • Designed to handle all compostable yard, garden and kitchen waste
  • Three-chamber process cooks compost faster
  • Large, 16-1/2 cubic feet capacity
  • Generously sized lid on top swings open for easy filling

It took some ingenious gardeners in New Zealand to devise the Earthmaker™ Composter, an efficient, gravity-fed composting system. Kitchen scraps and garden waste start in the top chamber of this compost system, where beneficial fungi and bacteria handle the initial stages of decomposition. After 3 to 5 weeks, slide out the panel and let the contents move down into the cooler, second chamber. After another 3 to 5 weeks, guide the finished compost into the lower chamber where it matures and can be easily removed for use in your garden.

  • Injection-molded plastic
  • 31" square x 47-1/2" H
  • 16-1/2 cubic feet capacity (106 dry gallons)
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Earthmaker™ Composter
 
3.7

(based on 46 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (37)
  • Capacity (34)
  • Odor free (17)
  • Sifts old from new (17)
  • Attractive (16)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (12)
  • Mulch not fine enough (7)
  • Needs solution added (5)
  • Pervasive odor (3)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (30)
  • Leaves & brush (28)
  • Coffee grounds (26)
  • Ecological waste disposal (26)
  • Fruit rinds (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (28), Getting started (11), Master gardener (6)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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3.0

ok. not perfect

By choren

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

  • Lower Door Comes Off
  • Slow
  • Top Covering Broke

Best Uses

  • Coffee Grounds
  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

We have had this compositor for 3 years now. I am looking at getting a dual-batch composter as this one is VERY slow. I bought it because of the aerating system which I thought was a good idea. However the different levels get jammed up and it doesn't really start breaking down until it reaches the bottom. The levels also don't seem to help it "cook", they seem to keep it cooler.
We live in Colorado and the sun weakened the top cover and it broke, which was no big deal because I leave it open to get rain and sprinkler water anyway. The bottom gate no longer stays shut, it keeps falling off the frame.
It was very easy to put together, but in the long run the design isn't all that great.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

useful tool

By Adi-jane

from Australia/New York

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free
  • Worms love it

Cons

  • Stirrer not the best

Best Uses

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

Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

had it for 4 yrs,keep worms in it which works well, good variety of dry and wet keeps it processing well without smell.Positioned in part sun. A lot goes in and little comes out but is great stuff. Comes apart easily when moving. Keep several covered bins next to it for shredded paper etc to mix in alternatively.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Awful

By Holly B

from Blair, NE

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Access door flimsy
    • Difficult to Aerate
    • Flimsy
    • Hard to keep moist
    • Hard to open
    • Major flaw design
    • Mulch Not Fine Enough
    • Useless pushing stick

    Best Uses

      Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

      The design does not work; pre-composted material does not degrade, it almost immediately falls down to the next level and ultimately to the bottom. There is not adequate container volume to compost.It is impossible to turn the compost in the middle section manually.A real wasted investment. For over $300, I expected a composter that would excel. This one does not even work. I previously used an Earth Machine, which I bought for $25 at an urban community gardening center. It was far superior. Unfortunately, I moved across country and was not able to take it with me.

       
      5.0

      This product works as advertised.

      By Dirt Queen

      from Lakewood, WA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Easy Assembly
      • I intend to buy more
      • I now have three
      • Odor Free
      • Sifts Old From New

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

          It makes wonderful wormy soil and holds a good amout of garden waste.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          took a while, but....

          By GARDENER E

          from Lakeside, Michigan

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

            Wasn't sure at first, slow to get started, but now we are on a roll. Amazing how much goes in, and how little comes out. My compost is beautiful and sweet. Do not put in corn cobs or twigs unless they are chopped. We are very satisfied. Our friends who have to turn their compost bins are jealous of our bin. COMPOSTING IS A S-L-O-W PROCESS. BE PATIENT!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Can't wait to see the black gold

            By Suzy's Garden Spaces

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Professional Landscaper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Composts Quickly
            • Not unattractive
            • Odor Free
            • Sifts Old From New
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Needed help with assembly

            Best Uses

            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fertilizer Production

            Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

            This is a really nice looking composter. How to compost for beginners! Directions could be more clear on assembly and some of it requires a friend to help. Great value for a long term purchase.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            New

            By bedpan 84

            from Ogdensburg<New York

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

            • Difficult to Aerate
            • Needs Solution Added
            • Pervasive Odor

            Best Uses

            • Kitchen Scraps

            Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

            I have this where the sun is for part of the day(4-5 hours) and have noted,yesterday, that there was a strong oder while I was outside near it. I may have put it in the wrong place and that maybe the probem. I also add kitchen waste to it every few days and don't give it time to composte.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Easy to use and looks great too!

            By A happy composter

            from Newtown Square, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

              I chose this instead of the tumbler because I thought it was more attractive. I am still only using the top section as I haven't had it that long. So, we will have to see how it composts... but so far, it is very easy to use (my 7 year old puts the kitchen scraps in) and looks great.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              eath maker composter

              By bedpan

              from Ogdensbur,New York

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity

              Cons

              • The sun is a problem

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

              I was very interest in this and I have composted before. THe area I have it gives sun for part of the day but composting you do need sun to help "cook" the product. I haven't added a lot of things yet and I noted it dosn't use a lot of water. will continue to moniter the product and hope it will work better at the second stage.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do not buy this!

              By Lisa

              from Vancouver,WA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free

              Cons

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

              Best Uses

                Comments about Earthmaker™ Composter:

                Mine is at the dump! After 1 1/2 years of adding solutions and tring to turn the compost it wasn't even as good as a pile in the yard, that would decompose faster.

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                • Learn how to compost your kitchen and yard waste, using a compost bin, a pile or a composter.
                • It's the most important season of the year for improving your soil. What should you be adding to your soil this fall? Three things: finished compost, raw organic matter, and organic nutrients.
                • This guide will help you choose the right composter for your situation.
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