Larger in real-life! Handsome AND smart!
We can fit a lot into this pail such as a carton of eggshells, that last forgotten half of a cucumber, acorn squash shells, dead leaves from our houseplants, etc. I was concerned our coffee grounds might oxidize the interior, so I found a round, 1gal juice jug about 6.5in wide, cut the top down to 7in high (to clear the inside of the lid), and use it as a liner (not purely organic, but a safer #1 plastic). Outside at the compost tumbler, we just tap out the liner, give it a swish with rain water and return it to the pail inside. If you let your scraps sit for a week or two, they'll break down more and you can till directly in your garden soil. As for the value, we thought the pail was expensive until we received it and compared its features to others we had considered. First of all, the polished finish looks good and could work with any decor. It's large enough to put on your floor, but not too big for a counter. We'd put it under the sink, but the reverse osmosis tank is in there. It is well ventinated and doesn't build up moisture, even with that soggy cucumber or tea bags in it. The filters really block the smell (you need a round and a square filter in layers within the lid). TWO sets of filters are included, which provides smell protection for a year (or more depending how smelly your kitchen scraps are and how often you empty the pail). If you need more filters, the cooking.com price for replacements is a good value (you get two sets=one year's supply). Just get 'em and save yourself the hassle of hunting for them later (some replacements are smaller and thinner). And freeship deals always make the price more manageable. This compost pail makes it easier for our small family to compost and live greener. When you have to decide,
I recommend this product.