Compost, in one form or another, has been around since the “beginning”! The natural process of a compost pile has given way to more organized and scientific methods, and the process is now simpler than ever with “inventions” like the Aerobin 400 Composter.
It may have taken a few “years”, but technology has finally caught up with composting and it’s in the form of the Aerobin. Turning organic waste into rich fertile compost that is jam-packed with nutrients, without the drudgery of constant turning or aeration and the disgusting aroma, has never been this easy.
We have prepared a thorough review of the Aerobin to help you in choosing a tool to make composting easier than the traditional pile. We have also included several comments or suggestions from current customers and their experience with this particular composter.
Also, below is a very helpful video that demonstrates the Aerobin’s patented process and it also compares the bin to 2 other bin products during a 12-week testing period.
Aerobin 400 Video Demo:
Nutrient-rich compost, which is the quest of every serious gardener, can only come about from a unit that is designed well and ruggedly constructed. The Aerobin 400 Composter reflects these two important criteria.
The Aerobin 400 is built like a Sherman tank. Sturdy is much too wimpy a word to describe this durable composter. At 29 x 29 x 47 inches and 56 pounds, it won’t tip over or fall apart. Plus, it’s double-insulated with polystyrene ensuring that the heat necessary for composting stays in the unit, and the cold of winter won’t affect the process.
The most interesting feature of this high-tech gardening tool is its unique, patented self-aeration lung. This means that there is no longer any need to constantly turn the decomposing debris. This process also helps to eliminate the less-than-pleasant aroma that has been the bane of composters since the Roman Empire!
Another important feature of the Aerobin 400 Composter is its tough, plastic base. This base is designed to be a reservoir for the liquid nutrients that drain from the organic materials that are “cooking” above, and instead of their being deposited in the ground below the compost pile, they can be used where they can do the most good – in your flower beds or vegetable gardens!
Since most gardeners are do-it-yourself type of folks, there is another feature of this unit that’s important to note. The assembly instructions are clear, concise and easy to understand. When it arrives, the Aerobin 400 can be functioning in about 15 minutes! There will be no more of the “wife” telling the “husband” to read the hour-long instruction book!
Benefits of the Aerobin 400 Composter:
More and Better Compost! Serious gardeners will immediately recognize the benefits of the Aerobin 400 Composter.
- Faster: The heavily insulated unit retains the heat that stimulates faster decomposition of the materials.
- Self-Aerating: The patented, self-aeration lung in the unit, allows oxygen to circulate throughout all of the materials deposited which, in addition to nitrogen, carbon and water, is one of the mandatory elements necessary for composting.
- No Rotation or Turning Needed: This self-aeration also precludes the gardener from being forced to manually turn the decomposing materials, eliminating the labor in the heat of summer or cold of winter.
- No More “Smell”: Constant aeration also eliminates the most obnoxious aspect of composting – the smell.
The Aerobin has 11 customer reviews at Amazon. Six reviewers gave it a 4 out of 5 Star Rating. Two reviewers gave it a 3 Star Rating. Two reviewers gave it a 2 Star Rating and 1 reviewer gave it a 1 Star Rating.
A common tip among the reviewers was the suggestion or tip to place the Aerobin on a “pedestal” such as cinder blocks. This suggestion will help raise or place the drain for the compost liquid higher and more easily accessible for draining. When it is placed on just slab or flat surface, it is harder to access the drain.
A common “pro” was the fact that the composter can actually be put together easily in 15 minutes time as mentioned above.
A common “con” was the fact that the bin does “bulge” when it gets full.
Just as email forever changed communication, the technology of the Aerobin 400 Composter changed gardening. This will leave more time for the fun things like being chosen “yard of the month!”