Kitchen Composters, Buckets, Or Tumblers, What’s the Difference?

Can be the difference between a kitchen composter, compost crock and a compost stemless glass? Do i require all of these? Are they all the same thing? I’m going to illustrate what these things are and how to find what works best for you.

A compost crock is basically a pot that you have in your kitchen to carry your food scraps until you get a chance get out to the garden and empty it in your compost pile. We have seen these made away of plastic, ceramic and stainless steel. Since vinyl tends to be to some degree flimsy and hold scents (especially compost), I recommend avoiding them. Ceramic is nice looking, heavy and straightforward to clean, but really also easy to break. Therefore, I tend to like stainless steel fragment crocks. I’ve had mine for quite some time, and many of them come with a grilling with charcoal filter to combat the smell although I’ve never a new problem with this. 

Could you use a Tupperware container to do the job? Totally. However, if you possibly can shell away a few bucks, the stainless crock will show its worth to you quickly. Of the 3 items, having a fragment crock is probably the most necessary.

Next up, your kitchen composter. This kind of is usually referring to a plastic bucket that sits in your kitchen and collects food waste. You add a grain bran blend to the bucket as it floods, and it breaks down the material surprisingly quickly. I feel that this is the expensive approach to take, as you need to buy refills of the rice bran and it isn’t everything that cheap.

Many kitchen composters have a spout to them to acquire “compost tea”, which is awesome. Compost tea is like steroids for your plant, so it’s nice to acquire that bonus for by using a kitchen composter. They’re also good if you stay in a cramped space and you simply don’t have the yard space for composting.

Finally, we now have the fragment tumbler. There are lots of variations on composting in your lawn, such as having a hole in the earth, a chicken wire fence with the material layered high, or a secure gun barrel of varying levels of quality. When I first started composting, I had fashioned a trench in the earth and used a shovel to turn the pile… this got old pretty quickly. Stray animals would waste time with the contents, and so i needed to get a contained pile going. Applying a tumbler keeps the moisture straight, the pets out, plus some even provide compost tea.

As you can see, all 3 items will vary purposes, but using all is not necessary. I love composting, so I own a compost tumbler as well as a nice kitchen compost crock. If you stay in the location or the country, hot or cool climate, you can benefit from implementing any of these in your house.