It degrades vegetables, reduces garbage
I have 2 of these units. It takes some work to assemble a unit, and although the instructions are reasonable, they need a little more details for someone who does not do a living making compost. Needs instructions on how it works, recommendations what to add, how to best make the tumbler rotate without injuring your fingers, and finally what to expect. There is a hollow rod/axis with holes to apparently allow to breath the compost through the sides, but it came out loose after 1 year of use, so I suggest to create a way of fasting that rod, since I am afraid now, this is the beginning of the unit becoming apart. One of my units has more than 2 years and several of the metal pieces are already rust. I would recommend wearing heavy duty gloves and rubber boots at the time of filling the tumbler, particularly during rainy days. The smell can very strong at the time of opening the unit, particularly in summer, so wearing an air filter to breath while doing the loading adds to the comfort.
I have been adding remnants of fresh vegetables and fruits, almost 3 times a week, for more than 1 year, and I keep adding stuff and it does not fill, which for me is sufficient in not adding to my weekly garbage and for the feeling that I am recycling. But I don't get any compost! All the solids remain in the tumbler, so I will say the unit fulfills the purpose of not adding to the trash/garbage, but I have lost my expectation of getting some new dirt for my garden.
Reviewed by: Roberto Miranda from Sugar Land.