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Compost Aerator

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$29.95

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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 312 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (33)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (165)
  • Composts quickly (71)
  • Sifts old from new (63)
  • Attractive (43)
  • EASY to use (31)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (57)
  • Flimsy (11)
  • Needs solution added (6)
  • Mulch not fine enough (5)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (142)
  • Kitchen scraps (117)
  • Fruit rinds (102)
  • Coffee grounds (100)
  • Ecological waste disposal (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (192), Getting started (70), Master gardener (32)

Reviewed by 312 customers

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5.0

Easy to use and light weight

By Dippy Deb

from Mattawan, MI

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

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!

 
1.0

Didn't work for me

By Jersey Devil

from South Jersey

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

  • Difficult to Aerate

Best Uses

    Comments about Compost Aerator:

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great invention

    By Nancy

    from Hannibal, MO

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Composts Quickly
    • Sifts Old From New

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fertilizer Production

      Comments about Compost Aerator:

      Helps get things done faster

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect way to mix and aerate.

      By Pat

      from Kensington MD

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Composts Quickly
      • Great for mixing materials in large containers.

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Compost Aerator:

        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)

         
        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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!

              (6 of 6 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!!

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