GAIAMs Kitchen Compost Pail A Great Way to Encourage Garden Composting A Video Review
Posted Oct 15 2009 10:01pm
Composting is one of the easiest ways to create incredible soil for your garden which requires very little or any amendments. Compost is “black gold” and the first step to composting is getting your kitchen bi-products inside your home out to the larger composter behind your home.
Truly, compost pails are a neglected part of the composting process because of their simple nature, yet many people give up on composting without really trying at it because they do not like the smells or issues related to “rotting” veg material sitting on their kitchen counter. A compost pail combats that problem.
This stainless steel compost crock* was sent to me from GAIAM, an awesome company focused on providing products to customers who value the environment, a sustainable economy, healthy lifestyles, alternative healthcare and personal development. They are keeping life green – and this crock is a part of that by encouraging better composting. See the below video review I made for the compost pail:
Compost pails hold kitchen scraps. A pail should be large enough to hold at least a day’s kitchen compost and perhaps two – this crock holds more than that easily. Here’s some advice on utilizing a compost pail in your kitchen, with a mention of some of the better features of this particular pail:
Wash the pail on a regular basis. Rinse with warm water and soap. I like to dry it with paper towels I might have already used but not diminished much, then I put the paper towels in the compost pail as it is great material to compost. Good idea for reusing paper in the kitchen.
Empty the pail every two days or whenever it fills – with the lid and charcoal insert GAIAM’s crock uses, it keeps odor down considerably, so can be kept longer.
Fruit flies become far less of a problem with this pail due to the lid structure. Be sure to keep your pail lidded for prevention of fruit flies.
Regularly sterilize the pail with hot water and bleach. This prevents harmful bacteria from becoming a problem.
Please get a kitchen compost pail soon; it’s a great holiday gift and will encourage the user to really consider composting in a more serious light.
I loved GAIAM’s stainless steel kitchen compost keeper after testing it for almost two months, and plan on using it for a long time because it was really easy to use and has a terrific non-stink charcoal insert in the lid. No compost stink in the kitchen is fantastic! It helped remind me to bring the material out to the garden composter, instead of tossing it down the garbage disposal. All around a win-win product.
If you would like to learn more about the above composter and perhaps order it, just click this link.
*This product was sent to me at no cost - I tested it for two months in the kitchen. My review is wholly honest, my own opinion, and not based on additional payment from the Gaiam company in any form. In fact, my agreement with them is that I would review their product in a totally honest fashion, keeping my readers and viewers needs at the top of the priority list when considering this product’s recommendation and use.