Customer Reviews for Aerobin 200 Composter

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Aerobin 200 Composter

The Aerobin 200 'No Mix - No Turn' hot composting system uses a patented lung design and double insulating walls to make composting quick, easy and efficient. It's 55 gallon capacity is perfectly sized for a small yard or garden. Constant air movement circulation and mositure break down material faster than many other composters its size. Making compost requires three constants; circulating air, moisture, and heat. The Aerobin Composter was designed to excel in all three of these categories, even in colder months. Amazingly, this composter works so efficiently that once your first loads of green material have broken down to the bottom, you can continue to take fresh black compost out of the door at the same time you are adding more material to the top. All of this efficiency with no mixing whatsoever. Features: 55-gallon capacity No turning of compost required 2 doors to remove compost easily Heavy duty construction and locking system keeps sides permanently in place Heavy duty double walled top, sides and bottom with between-wall foam insulation 1" thick walls and lid are foam insulated to maintain heat Insulation creates continuous thermal reactions with composter even in most winter months Patented LUNG aerator system creates constant flowing air needed for quicker decomposition of plants    As humidity rises inside the unit, moisture rains down evenly to keep entire compost pile moist Excess moisture drains through compost into reservoir take at bottom for removal and use Collect your own liquid fertilizer or compost tea for organic fertilizing vegetables and flowers Assembles in under an hour- No tools required Developed and designed in Australia Finished capacity is 7 cubic feet / 55 gallons. (To create 55 gallons of compost it takes roughly 150 gallons of starting mass.) Dimensions: 20" x 20" x 46" H
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Customer Reviews for Aerobin 200 Composter
Review 1 for Aerobin 200 Composter
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Pound Ridge, NY
Date:November 29, 2013

Unstable and difficult removal

Pros: aesthetics, insulation
Cons: compost removal, stability, drainage system
Model Number: Aerobin 200 Composter
"Upper level interlocks together and with bottom layer poorly. Access to compost difficult and messy. If I had to do it again, I would have purchased a tumbling composter.
I am very surprised that this item passed Costco's QA process.
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Review 2 for Aerobin 200 Composter
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Puget Sound, WA
Date:August 14, 2013

Great Concept, Terrible Construction

Pros: insulated panels promote proper composting temp
Cons: shoddy design means it falls apart
"I've had this composter for 4 months, and will be returning it to Costco this weekend. Why? Two simple words: shoddy construction.
The modular structure is your first sign of trouble: put this thing together and you immediately wonder whether all these panels that barely interlock with each other will stand up to the weight and pressure of a full bin of compost material.
Turns out they won't. For the first couple of months, things went ok, as the amount of material wasn't large. But in the past few weeks, the compost level has risen to about 3/4 full. The basic weight of material, plus any additional jiggling I did when trying to mix things around or loosen a clump, started to press out the upper side panels.
And this is where we get back to shoddy construction. I can't believe how puny the little tabs are in the panel corners that supposedly hold everything together. Even worse, there are NO interlocking tabs on 2 of the upper panels. This is like trying to fashion a compost container from a jigsaw puzzle.
As I said, this is a severe disappointment that's going back to Costco. God bless 'em for their great return policy."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Aerobin 200 Composter
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:San Clemente, CA
Date:April 14, 2013

Not for Me, poor design

Pros: easy to assemble it snaps together with no tools, not very heavy, looks nice, no catch basin
Cons: poor drain design, poor design to remove compost, lid does not lock
"Picture looks good, but I didn't like the design. It is basically a trash can with an air tube down the middle. I see this being a big mess if you put it on concrete. It collects liquid fertilizer at the bottom and has a drain spout, but it didn't include a tube or shut off valve. So it will leak when it fills up. Also to drain the liquid fertilizer into a container you will probably need to elevate the unit off the ground. I'm guessing that you may need to tilt the unit to get all the liquid out of the bottom. The 2 side panels at the bottom come off for access to the compost, but you have to be careful to not damage the plastic air tube in the middle with your shovel. There is nothing to catch the compost at the bottom. I see the compost getting all over your concrete when you dig it out. The instructions also recommend putting strips of cardboard in the compost to allow for better air circulation and to properly layer dry and wet materials. I think I would rather get one that needs to be turned manually every now and then. Also the lid does not lock, in case you have an issue with wild animals. 55 gal seems like a lot, but I could fill it in a day with trimmings from my yard and then I would have to wait 3 - 6 months for the compost to be ready."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Aerobin 200 Composter
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Tampa Bay, Florida
Date:August 5, 2012

Great Compost!

Pros: no stirring or mixing necessary
"Composting since April 2011. Works really well, no stirring needed. I stalled the process by not shredding many (and I mean a ton) of the Oak leaves added. The combination of grass clippings and non animal food products was working great. The best part... no stirring or turning required!"
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.