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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 311 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (164)
  • Composts quickly (71)
  • Sifts old from new (64)
  • Attractive (43)
  • EASY to use (31)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (56)
  • 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 (191), Getting started (70), Master gardener (32)

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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

     
    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.

       
      5.0

      This tool is a must!

      By Cbob

      from Port Angeles, WA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sifts Old From New

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Compost Aerator:

          This tool makes turning/ mixing material in the compost bin east manage.

           
          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.

             
            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.

             
            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

            (1 of 1 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!

                (4 of 4 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!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not adequate to the task at hand

                  By Kit

                  from NH

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Aerate
                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Compost Aerator:

                      I don't get it about the raves for this item. I bought it and tried it out and should have returned it then and there. It is very difficult to insert into a pile of leaves, and even harder to extract. A pitchfork (small or large)is MUCH more efficient. It just feels flimsy and much too small to handle heavy leaves. If you do get it well down in the pile, it still only pulls up a small diameter of stuff.

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