Jun 30, 2014
I have had my composter for nearly 4 years I have yet to get more than a small bucket of useable soil out of it. if it were not so nasty and difficult to handle I would send it back. the shipping would most likely be extreme. I will keep it only due to the fact of shipping cost and cleaning that nasty thing would be dreadful. just wish it would do more than 1 small bucket a year. Ha so much for several weeks!
Feb 4, 2013
I saw that this compost tumbler was getting a bad rating so I needed to share with others that this is a great composter. I have had this compost tumbler for a year also, and I love it, my husband put it together for me so that we got it together correctly an it never slides it stays in the center in the proper position no matter where I have used in the yard, slope or no slope, it is built very solid the best we have ever seen, when you learn how to use it properly it mix's compost with lots of air and creates the heat you need for good compost, we have used it on flat ground and on a slope, and it works wonderful either way, you get it swinging an it flips over great an you get some exercise as well. It is not difficult to use at all you swing it an flip it over that's all there is to it, its not hard. Before you flip compost you make sure the lid is in lock position its not hard. Well worth the money .
Mar 14, 2012
I've had this tumbler for a year now. It is incredibly difficult to use, and when it's filled even to 1/3, it's almost impossible to turn. I had an additional challenge in that my property has many slopes and few flat areas. I chose the sunniest and flattest location, but it still had a bit of a slope to it. Well, the lid on the tumbler locks when you turn it clockwise. When the tumbler is on a flat surface, it is able to stay in the center of the axle. But when it's on a bit of a slope, the tumbler will slide to one side on the axle. In my case, it slid all the way to the right, and when I attempted to turn it, the handle on the lid hit the frame just as it was going into the upside-down position, and the momentum pushed it counter-clockwise (into the open position) so that the lid simply fell off and the contents of the tumbler came pouring out. It was a colossal mess. When I got all of the contents back in with a shovel, I attempted to turn it again, and this time, the axle completely fell off on one side, leaving the tumbler upside-down. After tremendous struggle with the weight of it, I managed to get the axle back onto the frame. I've even tried propping the down end of the frame up to flatten it out, but the plastic frame is now too warped and it's simply a hazard to continue to try using it. Don't buy this. There are better tumblers out there.