Green Cycler Pre-Composter

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Make Compost 10x Faster with Food Scrap Shredder

  • VIDEO: How the Green Cycler works. Note: Several models are featured in the video; we sell the Green Cycler Garden Green V300.
  • "Pre-composter" chops food scrap into uniform small pieces
  • Speeds composting process
  • Helps make high quality, uniform compost

This hand-operated, self-contained shredder chops food scraps into small pieces so they compost faster and more uniformly. Its compact, flat-back design means it can sit on the countertop or underneath most kitchen cabinets. Stainless steel blades are housed in a removable cartridge for easy cleaning. A handy drawer catches and holds up to one gallon of scraps until it's time to bring them out to the compost bin; may be used with Bio Bags (sold separately). An industrial-strength suction cup holds it securely to the counter; micro vents and a zeolite filter reduce odors.

Product Details

  • Stainless steel and plastic
  • 14-3/8" W x ‚Äč12-7/8" H x 12-1/8" D
  • Odor-absorbing zeolite (a volcanic rock) filter can be recharged in the sun
  • Not intended for chopping bones, corn cobs, avocado pits or similarly hard food scraps

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:Green Cycler Pre-Composter
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

good, not great!

By morgaineotm

from Sedona, AZ

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Composts Quickly
  • Easy Assembly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coffee Grounds
    • egg shells,
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

    NOT a counter top or cabinet item unless you have a BIG kitchen, which I don't. The suction cups don't keep it in place when dealing with slightly tougher items like orange peels or carrot tops, you have to put your weight onto it! the opening to put in your materials is actually pretty small unless you have it standing open on the counter so you can put your scraps in as you go along - but then I wouldn't have the counter space to prepare the meal! But it does make bigger items that compost slowly into smaller pieces that will compost quicker, especially if you are using a tumbler or other composting container rather than a hot pile. it also does seem to contain any odor and keeps things clean.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Compost Helper

    By alcomason

    from Hesperia, CA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

    • Mulch Not Fine Enough
    • Pervasive Odor

    Best Uses

    • Ecological Waste Disposal
    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps

    Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

    This helps cut up the scraps for putting into the composter. A little difficult to clean. You really need to clean it often to prevent odors ans=d fruit flies. But it has helped me getting scraps ready for the composter instead of cutting them up with scissors.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Good idea that needs work

    By Joanna

    from PA

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Friendly
    • Holds A Lot
    • Small Pieces Better For C

    Cons

    • Handle Weak

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

      I bought this last year because I wanted the grinding function. It worked well for soft items, but the handle broke after a couple of months of use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite birthday Gift!!

      By Garden Gal

      from Cheyenne, WY

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy to use
      • Well Designed

      Cons

      • Could Be Bigger

      Best Uses

      • Feeding Worms
      • Neatly Hiding Food Scraps

      Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

      I've been composting for many years and there is always a pile of fruit and veggie scraps on my counter. Little did I realize that my "eye sore" of a bucket was a turn off to my family. So, they bought me this nifty gadget and it works great. It chops stuff JUST ENOUGH to help it compost faster. It seems like my worms also like gazpacho better than blended leftovers. ( :

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Green cycler pre composter

      By Grandma

      from Bronx N. Y.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • Works Very Nicely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • To Really Recycle Easily

        Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

        I always had trouble turning the compost easy now.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed

        By QB

        from Jersey City, New Jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

        I got this because I just started worm composting I wanted a way to chop up my "Browns" - leaves from my yard & dried up weeds. They just end up slipping through without much getting broken into smaller pieces. I don't have an issue using my blender or food processor for prepping my greens since they are scraps of what I've eaten, but I don't really want to use them for garden waste.... In the next season, I'll be better prepared & shred my yard waste outside with a shredder instead.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to use, speeds up composting

        By Leigh

        from Baltimore, MD

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

        Could not be simpler to use. Seems very durable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        green shredder--precomposter

        By organic die hard

        from Conifer, Colorado----Rockies

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to clean
        • easy to use
        • Good For Areas Like Mine
        • Shredding Help Composting

        Cons

        • Suction Caps Come Lose

        Best Uses

        • Can Take Out Daily Or Mor
        • Shredding Helps More Go I

        Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

        Daily because of our high intake of veggies and fruit can just sit on counter.Though I could use one abit larger.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Makes a Great Gift!

        By Geo gardener

        from DeKalb, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenience
        • Efficient
        • Simple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Promote Quick Breakdown

          Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

          This pre-composter was a big hit as a birthday gift!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Chews Up Kitchen Waste, but Moldy

          By Emily

          from League City, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Odor Mostly Contained
          • Odor Within Apparatus
          • Reduces Compost Time

          Cons

          • Didn't clean well
          • High Odor Inside
          • Molded With Use
          • Narrow mouth

          Best Uses

          • Reducing Compost Time

          Comments about : Green Cycler Pre-Composter:

          I have been composting for five years in compost tumblers. These work well, but I often don't cut up full-size produce which has spoiled, banana peels, or egg shells. When I saw the Green Cycler product on the Gardeners' site I was excited to try it, hoping to speed my compost turnaround and add convenience in the kitchen.

          We used the product for two weeks. It did work well to break down fruit and vegetable scraps into small pieces, but in the end it isn't for us and we will be returning it. Large fruits like grapefruits do not fit into the mouth of the Green Cycler and we had to chop them up before running through the green cycler (defeating the purpose a bit). The Green Cycler worked well on egg shells, onion peels, small tomatoes, herbs, and banana peels. Odors were fairly well contained within the unit, but very strong upon opening the lid or removing the bin to dump it. Prior to this we used an open top compost bucket and never had issues with odor or mold. The Green Cycler retained moisture and molded terribly on the inside. I believe this is what caused the odor issues.

          This was not the driving factor for our return, but the clear lid to the Green Cycler would not fully open when the unit was placed on our countertops under the kitchen cabinets. Because of this we kept it on the more open part of our kitchen counters which was not an ideal storage location for space.

          The lid, chopper, and bin are removable. We ran them through the dish washer, but they didn't come fully clean. Clean enough for routine operation, but not as clean as I would have liked.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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