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.
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Easy to use and light weight
By Dippy Deb
from Mattawan, MI
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about Compost Aerator:
It's easy to get to the bottom of the compost pile with those fold back wings that unfold when you pull it back. I found it fun to use and I didn't need gloves!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Didn't work for me
By Jersey Devil
from South Jersey
About Me Getting Started
The product is sturdy, but not capable of moving the mix of leaves and vegetable matter/kitchen scraps in our pile. I've never used an aerator before, so not sure whether it just needs broader "wings" or whether all aerators are this ineffective.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Hannibal, MO
About Me Master Gardener
Helps get things done faster
Perfect way to mix and aerate.
from Kensington MD
This is a replacement for one I lost in a long distance move. I tried doing without it and couldn't. It is tough and helps mix different types of materials much better than a shovel, etc.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Might be better than a garden fork, might not be
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.
from Arcata, CA
Difficult to penetrate very deep in the soil. It works pretty good in my yard waste though.
Best I've found so far
from Boston, MA
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.
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
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Do not waste your money on this aerator
from Lexington, Kentucky
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!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic way to turn compost
from Phoenix, AZ
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!!
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