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Exaco Aerobin 400 Insulated Composter and Self Aeration System
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- The Aerobin 400 insulated composter is the true revolution in composters
- Double wall insulated with polystyrine against cold weather
- Unique patented self aeration lung means no turning needed
- Heavy duty construction does not blow over or fall apart
- Aerobin has a base with reservoir to collect its own liquid organic fertilizer
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In my opinion, the tap to drain off the 'tea' is the thing that completely lets this bin down. The installation instructions don't warn you to raise the up: they should, or, better still, it should be designed in such a way that the tap is more than 1cm off the deck, which it is currently. Because the tap is so low, I attached a piece of plastic piping to it, and have been periodically siphoning off the 'tea' to put on the garden. The tap is unbelievably inaccessible (you have to operate it with finger tips in a 3cm square hole) and has got stiffer and stiffer, until this morning I spent over ten minutes trying to open it, failed, and then spent another ten minutes wrestling it shut again. Now I have sore fingers, and achieved only opening it just enough for it to start seeping brown liquid all over my deck, but not enough to siphon any of it out.Read more ›
Anyway, the composting process is painfully slow, in fact I finally tried to get some compost out of the bin 1.5 years later and there is this half-composted dripping wet mess at the bottom, full of not composted sticks and packed full of earth worms. ( I like earth worms, but where is the long-awaited beautiful ready-to-use compost?) Meanwhile, the composter smells really bad, and the stink is actually very strong, I think that there is just not enough air circulation in the bin and without physically mixing the compost it just sits there and rots, just like in a regular garbage bin. Yesterday I saw a roach in it, and it didn't make me happy.
I have my doubts about the "self-venting" system, because it doesn't seem to work very well.
The lid design is not great, IMO. The lid doesn't stay open and you have to take a it off completely every time you put stuff in it and it's pretty large and bulky. They should have designed it so it stays half-open when you use a composter.Read more ›
Assembly was difficult since pieces were not labeled to aid in placing them correctly, if snapped into the wrong slots (sides all looked pretty much alike), they were very difficult to remove. Aerobin customer service was not very helpful providing assistance.
The unit is very tall and trying to dig down to the bottom to turn the waste requires a long handled tool (not provided) and it's very difficult. Often the bottom trap door pops out while you are trying to turn the waste spilling it out the side. After much frustration I purchased a drum type composter on a stand for a fourth of the cost. I just go out and turn the drum with a hand crank and the compost gets stirred. A much more efficient and less costly alternative to the Aerobin.
The ad for the Aerobin states "Unique patented self aeration lung means no turning needed" however when I called customer support they advised that was incorrect that you DID HAVE TO TURN THE COMPOST MANUALLY. Had I known this I would not have purchased this item. Exaco Trading Aerobin 400 Insulated Composter and Self Aeration System
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It took over a month and so far so good... composting is pretty fast and heat is generated without even being under the sun. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joan A
Very easy to put together and insulated which makes it very much hotter. I haven't had it long enough to even try to look for compost and won't do that until probably closer to... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Tom Meier
This compost unit is simply a plastic shell filled with Styrofoam. The fit is ok and takes a bit of tweaking to get it together. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Blake F
Have had this composter since it came out several years ago as I wanted to hot compost. True it does compost faster than an ordinary bin but I am putting a lot of chicken droppings... Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Searle
Just set ours up two days ago. Easy, no problems at all. Loaded it with at least 9 cu ft of leaves, table scraps, rotting yuckness and yard clippings, plus a little bit of old... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ZenPenguin
It has a large capacity bin and the inside is kept warm. I premix the contents before I put them in.Published 10 months ago by Inestavelin
I purchased this several years ago and am ready to retire it. I put it together myself and it was not hard to put together. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Connie In Minnesota
This one is made in India using the lowest quality of materials and workmanship, shipping box fell apart when delivered, one side of the composter did not fit, the clips es... Read morePublished 11 months ago by heath
Although they're pretty expensive, this is the second one we've bought. We began "harvesting" rich soil in just a few months with the first one, and we see that our... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sylvia