A friend recommended this countertop garbage thing because it has a filter in the lid. For some months I'd used another one (simple human) that hooked onto the side of a kitchen height trash can, but not only did the garbage smell, but in one week the wet stuff developed maggots or some other kinds of crawly worms. So that one has gone to the garage (for what I don't know) and now I'm happy with this bamboo one, with lid. So far there as been zero smell, which means the little filter thing works well. It also allows air in, which dries out the garbage rather than provide a wet surface for bugs to grow. So far I'm quite happy with it.
I love this countertop compost bin. The gray looks great in my kitchen, the charcoal filter keeps the smell in check and no more fruit flies! Highly recommend!
Straight out of the box the top was a little dirty looking. See photo to see the black marks.This bamboo is much lighter weight than expected. I was expecting like ceramic.I like it fine. $50 seems expensive for what it is but the top is so much easier to open than the plastic under the sink one provided by the trash company!It is lovely looking just seems overpriced.
I like the size of this bin, fits nicely in the corner of my sink and it is easy to clean. I don't like the bolts that are used, both sides have fallen out and I had to replace them with screws and nuts.
Aesthetically this compost pail drew me in. I liked the shape and style of it. Unfortunately it didn't function as well as it looked. First, the wide mouth made it difficult to insert compost bags. It was an odd stretch to try to do so and when you had one side on trying to do the other would often pull the first free. Also, the bin material had an odd texture that stained easily and never felt or looked clean. Additionally the bamboo handle faded fairly quickly. Lastly, I recently dropped it and it cracked all too easily. I need a replacement. I'm going back to stainless steel.