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Deluxe Pyramid Composter

Deluxe Pyramid Composter
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Item # 38-682
$169.00
$144.89
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Description

  • VIDEO: All About the Deluxe Pyramid Composter
  • Easy-to-use compost bin features innovative rain-catching "pyramid" lid
  • Turns leaves, grass clippings, garden debris and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich compost
  • Generous capacity makes it ideal for larger gardens and families
  • Choice of Brown or Black

We’ve used dozens of compost bins over the years, and have incorporated all the features we like best into our Gardener's Supply Deluxe Pyramid Composter. The lid is hinged so you can open it with one hand, yet it can’t blow away. Narrow side vents ensure good ventilation. Two sliding doors, front and back, stay open to make removing compost easy. Best of all, the signature self-watering lid lets in the right amount of rainwater for optimum performance. Convenience and large capacity at a great low price! Holds 12 cubic feet. Open bottom; add the optional Rodent Screen (sold separately) to keep pests out.

Specifications

  • Made of earth-friendly, 100% recycled plastic
  • 28" square x 34" H
  • Holds 12 cubic feet (9-1/2 bushels)
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Zinc-plated hardware included
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

Reviews

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Deluxe Pyramid Composter
 
3.9

(based on 238 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Capacity (200)
  • Easy assembly (141)
  • Attractive (98)
  • Composts quickly (69)
  • Odor free (68)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (31)
  • Needs solution added (10)
  • Flimsy (9)
  • Difficult to assemble (7)
  • Pervasive odor (6)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (164)
  • Fruit rinds (161)
  • Kitchen scraps (152)
  • Coffee grounds (132)
  • Ecological waste disposal (122)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (154), Getting started (62), Master gardener (18)

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4.0

Nice starter set

By Joe

from Wilmington, NC

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Odor Free

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fruit Rinds
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

    Struggled a bit putting it together, despite the simple fasteners. There was a lot of tension on the sliding doors but once it was all put together and tightened, it is sturdy.

     
    3.0

    Good product, but could use some screens

    By Larry

    from Central Michigan

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Capacity

    Cons

    • Difficult to Aerate
    • Needs Solution Added

    Best Uses

    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

    It could really use some screens to keep the mice and wasps out

     
    5.0

    Perfect garden composter

    By Niland

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Composts Quickly
    • Easy Assembly
    • Simple Maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

      Does a great job. Easy to fill and manage, doors on both sides for easy removal of composted material.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      easy use composter

      By Botanic Babe

      from Connecticut

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Capacity
      • Composts Quickly
      • Odor Free
      • Sifts Old From New

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

        Having purchased & assembled 3 of these composters of an earlier design, I found this one difficult to assemble as the directions are NOT clear (have assembled 2 of this design) & the holes for assembling do not line up well. It is difficult to put together without another pair of hands.
        That being said, it is a wonderful composter but the price is now getting to be a bit ridiculous for the product.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My second pyramid composter

        By Ivorykay

        from Ivoryton CT

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen Scraps
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

        I've owned my first pyramid composter for 8 years. Just getting started with 5 chickens, I needed a second composter. After researching the options out there, I came back to Gardener's Supply for the pyramid composter again. The price still throws me for a loop but I can't complain about how my first one has held up and could not find another with the features of the pyramid composter. The new one has a few improvements over my first: it has a bigger footprint which makes it easier to dump lawn clippings and chicken bedding in; and it has both a front and back door to access the finished compost (original only had a front door). If I was only using this one for kitchen scraps I would have preferred the smaller footprint but for my purposes this is perfect.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Compost Fan

        By delsdeals

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free
        • Sifts Old From New

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

          We needed something more formal to compost to keep our dogs away. This is perfect and attractive. We no longer have to worry about our dog bringing in what we just took out.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Looks Good

          By edfwild

          from Richmond Indiana

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Plastic Thickness

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

              Well, it came Fed X about an hour ago. It is finished and I am writing this. I have been using plastic compost bins for 6 years all being less expensive then this. When It came I figured no time like the present. I have to admit i only looked at the pictures. It was clear in the drawing there is a left and right. What isn't clear is there is also a front and back. The radius corners at the top are different with the bigger radius going in the back for the lid to swing properly. Thankfully I only had two pieces together when I figured this out. I am disabled with a horrible back and assembled it sitting in a chair. All and all it went together well but I am not use to working with wing nuts. They worked ok and make for a far more positive assembly then other products I have assembled. I have assembled 6 different bins from 4 different manufacturers for myself and family. So far I am very pleased with this unit. I know some reviews claim it is flimsy but compared to other products I find the plastic to be a heavier gauge and far more rugged. I LIKE it........

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pieces didn't fit together *perfectly*

              By Greg

              from Madison, CT

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity

              Cons

              • Difficult to assemble

              Best Uses

                Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                We haven't actually used the composter yet and I don't have any doubts that it will work well. However, the product I received was somewhat defective. The screw holes didn't line up because the plastic didn't fit together quite right.

                After contacting Gardener's Supply Company, they were responsive to my issues and found an agreeable resolution for my situation. Therefore, despite the negative experience with assembly, I'm giving a 4-star review in anticipation that the composter will still meet my needs when it gets warm enough to start using it.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Have bought two of these now

                By Nan

                from Northern Michigan

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Composts Vegetation Well
                • Few Nuisance Animals
                • Large capacity
                • Simple Assembly
                • Unobtrusive In The Yard

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                    This composter is a big improvement over open-topped units we used in the past. The lid fits snugly and is substantial enough to discourage raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and other small to medium sized opportunistic and nuisance animals. I don't think it would slow down a bear much, though. :)

                    We use it essentially for household vegetable matter--coffee grounds, tea leaves, fruit and vegetable waste, cores and peelings. We also use it for a few leaves from the yard, although not all, and not brush. We do some home canning and a lot of home cooking so we take things out at least once a day. It's a very convenient way to dispose of most vegetable household waste without adding to landfills or accumulating large amounts of smelly garbage in the house or garage. We don't find the composter's odors offensive, but we avoid putting things in it that we think would be a problem that way. The only detraction I can think of is the annual proliferation of fruit flies during tomato and fruit canning season.

                    It does work very well for everything we throw at it and we have used it for several years. It provides a warm damp environment that decomposes everything to a nice mulch or fertilizer for use around the yard.

                    We have now bought our second one for a place we visit often. We have recommended one for my sister, who would probably find it a big improvement over her present system.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I would purchase this product again

                    By Ozark Grandma

                    from Ozark, Missouri

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Deluxe Pyramid Composter:

                        Recently purchased this composter, it was on sale and a good size. However, my husband and I would agree with some of the previous reviews, it was indeed, somewhat difficult to assemble. Some of the screw holes were not aligned and not logically placed on the product. We also purchased the rodent screen, which is a universal size, I'm sure, but doesn't fit this composter tightly, so my husband used some clips to secure it. Now, to the bio bags for the compost pail--they leak like a sieve. Take pail and all to the composter. Hopefully, by spring of 2014, we will have compost for our little garden.

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                        • Deluxe Pyramid Composter, Brown has a $15.00 additional shipping charge
                        • Deluxe Pyramid Composter, Black has a $15.00 additional shipping charge
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