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Leaks, bad for warm climate
on December 14, 2013
First, this composter must be used indoors for most climates. We live along the gulf coast and the weather is typically moderate with high humidity so I'm used to having outdoor worms. The legs on this and the vented hood do not keep it cool enough in the summer, or warm enough in the winter to stay outside. If you are looking for an outdoor option (even covered outdoor), consider something else.
Second, after we moved it inside, I noticed that the spigot seal is leaking. The spigot itself is solid, but where the spigot plugs in leaks. The leaking wouldn't be a big deal, if the composter could be outside, but since the leachate smells bad, and is now in my home, it is problematic.
Third, and this is something that many of other reviewers noted, it attracts and breeds fruit flies and there is no way around that. I have followed all the directions online and in the manual (no banana peels, moist newspaper on top, etc). If the vermicompser could go outside on my covered patio then this wouldn't be a problem for me either, but it can't. It is an indoor composter and I don't think it excels in that role.