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Kitchen Composting: Stainless Steel Kitchen Composter

how to do kitchen composting with picturesThe idea of kitchen composting sounds like a smelly and difficult concept to many people. However, with the stainless steel kitchen composter, saving table scraps for composting is a breeze and completely odorless.


The kitchen composting crock has a carbon filter in the lid that keeps any smells contained while closed. I put in my vegetable and fruit scraps in it for several days, and then picked it up by the easy to carry handle, and dumped the contents into my outdoor compost bin.

It’s amazing how much compostable food scraps I create in a day. Although I’m a vegetarian and throw away mostly fruit and veggie scraps, you may also throw in egg shells, old cheese bits, and even meat may be thrown into the steel crock. It holds up to one gallon of food scraps, so you don’t have to rush out to the composting bin every day. So far, I only dump my steel composting crock about every 3-4 days into my composting bin.

It’s recommended that the scraps you throw in are not large. If possible, simply chop or break up your scraps into smaller pieces BEFORE throwing into the composting crock. This will simply speed up the composting process once it hits your composting bin.


The attractive steel kitchen composting unit is easy to clean, and the interiors won’t stain or absorb odors. Although I simply rinsed mine out between ‘scrap dumpings’, the kitchen composting unit is also dishwasher safe.

The carbon filter should last about three months or so. They are inexpensive to replace ($2 a carbon filter), and may also be ordered on Gaiam.com

My steel kitchen composting crock is so attractive, I have it proudly displayed right next to my sink where I typically do my vegetable preparation. I can’t wait to tell my visitors that it’s really not a cool cookie jar, but a useful step in making great compost for my garden.

Stay tuned for next week, when I show you where I put my kitchen composting scraps, and how I make awesome 'compost tea' for my garden!


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