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Review of the Lifetime Compost Tumbler
Have you seen this tumbler? It’s $98 bucks at Costco! But hold off a bit before you lay down a hundred smackers on this seemingly great deal.
UPDATE ON PERFORMANCE
Our first batch of compost came out pretty good. It took 2.5 months to get this:
18 days after start of batch:
- PRICE: Amazon has it listed at around $175 but Costco was selling it for $98. (as of Spring 2011)
- SIZE: It’s huge! The bigger, the better when it comes to composters. If you are healthy eaters you’ll produce a lot of scraps. Visit our page that lists all the things you can compost for ideas. See the video of our Composting Fair for a look at what we mean by “Green” and “Brown” materials.
- EASE TO TURN: It’s fairly easy to turn but we have not filled it to the max and tried turning it. It can lock into place with the built-in pin.
- PERFORMANCE: We used compost starter granules in the mix and believe this helped with our first successful batch. It took a couple of months but it worked well.
- ASSEMBLY: You will need a drill, combination wrench, socket with a ratchet and #2 Phillips screwdriver. Toward the end of assembly you may need help from another person. It will take you more than an hour, maybe two, or more if you are not mechanically inclined.
- METAL PARTS: Many exposed metal parts could mean rust and corrosion down the road.