Kitchen Compost Crock (article)

I keep garbage on my kitchen counter and I’m proud of it. Used coffee grinds, tea bags, vegetable peels, leftovers and even some of my junk mail. No, I’m not a disgusting slob, I’m a kitchen composter.

During the winter, it’s not always fun to take food scraps out to the compost heap. Most people keep their compost bins far away from their houses. Usually they’re hidden in a corner of the yard somewhere. This means that you can’t just poke your head outside and toss stuff in. During the winter taking kitchen scraps out to the compost pile definitely becomes a shoes and coat required affair. Buying a Compost Crock is a great way cut down on the wintery treks through snow and ice to your compost bin.

It’s nice to have a container right there on your counter to toss garbage into. Mostly I use it for coffee grinds and egg shells but other kitchen waste stuff would be fine too. Just avoid things like meat and fat. Most crocks kind of look like cookie jars so you won’t mind having it on the your kitchen counter. Some even have a carbon filter in the lid so they don’t even smell bad.

With a kitchen composter you aren’t actually making compost in the crock but it’s a helpful container to store compostables that you’ll eventually take out to your compost bin. And if you don’t have a compost bin, then what are you waiting for? Compost is one of the best things that you could add to your vegetable garden or flower beds. Even indoor plants will benefit from compost being added to their post.

If you’re tired of battling winter weather to get to your compost bin then perhaps a kitchen compost crock is for you. They’re attractive, they don’t smell bad and they can help you compost all year long.    -Anthony Tripp

It’s funny to me why kitchen composters exist.  They’re there when you’re not able to go outside and dispose of the food scraps yourself.  As soon as I think of colder months, I think of my kitchen compost crock.  Whether or not you get one with a filter, it should do the trick just fine.  I use one with a filter and I haven’t changed it like I was supposed to…still no problems with smell.  Then again, who changes their Brita filter when they’re supposed to?

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