There is a relatively new product on the market to facilitate composting in better kitchens. It is essentially a stainless steel basket system with odor protection that can be installed seamlessly into your counter top.
The concept is that kitchen scraps can be scraped into the removable basket and taken out to your compost area when desired. No more unsightly pile of scraps on the counter or a special compost container to take up space on the counter.
The concept looks great and the optimist in me wants to believe that it works great as well. After all, it is put out by Blanco, and I love their products when it comes to undermount sinks so I want to believe that I would love this product too. However, every time I show it to a client and try to get someone, anyone, to give it a go, I get hit with a question highlighting a potential negative…does it get stinky?, what if it doesn’t work?…then I’ll have a hole in my counter, is it big enough?, etc. Nobody seems willing to take the leap on this one so I can get answers to these questions.
So, I’m asking….have any of you tried this product or have a friend who has one? I would love to hear what you/they think of it. I am a firm believer in reducing the amount of compostible stuff we put in the landfill and this product seems like a great idea that I ought to design in every new kitchen except I can’t seem to find a taker! Are there any takers out there?