Okay, so it’s been a little over two days, and I’m starting to smell something if I get really close to the container.
Since I put up the review of the container, I’ve looked around for people’s feedback on the item. The main critique I see is that the lid should be more of a snug fit. This is great and all, but the holes in the top still allow air to circulate a bit. In fact, the crock is really really hot! The solution is to empty its contents once a week and you’ll be fine…if you can’t, you may become disappointed with this product.
Another idea I had, was to try putting electrical tape over the holes from the inside. A friend of mine has some purple electrical tape I can use, I think it’ll actually look pretty awesome…so I guess that’s what I’ll try next.
Since I don’t see any claims from the manufacturer about how well the charcoal filter should work, I’m going to assume that it shouldn’t be like this. So as I said in the video, a tight-sealing tupperware food container can do the trick, it just doesn’t look nice. I think I’m going to continue looking for a better container and see what I can find.
UPDATE: The container is still hot, and it’s not smelling anymore. As I expected. Or I suffer from hyposmia because I spend time with garbage and food waste every day. No no, it’s really just fine. Should I look into trying one of those Bokashi things? They don’t really interest me for some reason. I’ll see if they’ll send me one to play with.