Not really into this thing…what it has going for it is that it looks good on the kitchen counter, and it’s a breeze to clean as it’s made of stainless steel with a satin finish. It’s way larger than I thought it would be…definitely holds enough food scraps for a week before making the trip outside to the composter.
It has a charcoal filter in the lid for “odor control”, but I’m not feeling it. This is a recurring expense when you can simply use a tupperware container or better yet a Sure-Close container.
The charcoal filter doesn’t really let air through it, so the objective of letting the contents dry out and reduce their weight is more or less useless.
The holes on the container are way too big, and allow for fruit flies to easily enter. Within a few days, I found that they would lay eggs right in the charcoal filter.
Also keep in mind that the point of the container is simply to hold your food scraps before taking them to the compost bin…there’s no need to make it incompetently complex like this thing does.
I know I was polite about reviewing this thing initially, but looking back in hindsight, there’s absolutely no reason to purchase this product when you can use either a better kitchen scrap collector or just use a large jar or tupperware container for a fraction of the cost and better results. 🙂