Kitchen Composter

by Kimberly Hickok

A few years ago, on Mother’s Day, my stepdaughter Loren gave me one of the best presents ever. You’ll never guess so I’ll just tell you. Ready?

She gave me a Kitchen Composter. I absolutely love it. We produce food waste every day – coffee grinds, egg shells, fruit and vegetable peels.  I have a large composting bin in the yard but it’s a pain, especially in the winter, to go back and forth every day with all the food waste.

The composter holds a little over 2 pounds of waste. I  empty it about once a week then wash and dry it and I’ve never had any odor issues with it. This composter has a charcoal filter in the lid. I’ve only changed it once.

Kitchen Composter

Loren picked it up at the local home and garden store where she was working at the time.There are lots of different styles out there. Trust me – if you have one, you’ll use it and that’s the important thing.

Between what is composted from the yard (mostly grass clipping and leaves) and the kitchen waste, I would say that 30-40 pounds of wonderfully composted soil is produced. And that’s great because the soil in our yard is mostly sand and it needs all the help it can get.

If composting and recycling is one of your goals, this is a great way to get started.

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