The sealed inner chambers on NatureMill’s Kitchen Composter mean no more emptying the compost crock, or mixing the compost bin. Just add food and paper items at any time, on any day. For best results, cut items into small pieces, and add a tablespoon of baking soda to balance acidity.
Waste is automatically transferred to the sealed inner reactor, where the computer controls mixing, air flow, temperature, and moisture (see diagram). The energy released produces “hot composting” conditions, eliminating odors, pathogens, and unwanted seed germination. The compost is later transferred to the cure tray, where it waits until emptied.
NatureMill’s Kitchen Compost offers an endless supply of organic compost, all you have to do is empty the cure tray when the indicator light comes on, roughly every two weeks. More than 70 percent of the initial waste disappears into thin air—literally—as compost cultures convert it into water vapor. What’s left is a very concentrated compost fertilizer. Fresh compost has a mild organic aroma, and most people describe the smell as “mud” or “dirt” or “coffee-like”. You can use it immediately, or leave it in a heap until you are ready to work in your garden.