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Sunwood Life Bokashi Compost Kit

4.0
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Description

  • 5 gal bucket made from recycled plastic with EM ceramic powder (Super C);
  • 2.2lbs (1 kg) of Bokashi bran Made in U.S.A.
  • Air-tight lid ensures anaerobic fermentation process
  • 3/4 gal Kitchen Compost Pail included for kitchen waste collection
  • One piece of tea cup and one piece of compactor are included

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Customer Reviews

delicious... ask my weimar-DaneFirst let me start with the complete kit: everything arrived as described and is very high quality. (The directions are translated from Japanese but are not difficult to understand.)Second, I read all of the reviews I could find prior to my purchase and focused on the issues other reviewers had with the spigot. We went to a cigar store and bought cigar screens (I think the standard is size 5) and braced one inside of the spigot on the inside of the bucket. It fit perfectly with a little convincing. I definitely recommend this additional step to filter the liquid before it can clog the spigot.Third, we did not have any odors (no dead bodies, as one reviewer described). We did not open the unit often and we are vegetarian so there are no meat or bones added to our Bokashi.My fourth comment is very unusual, perhaps, but true. Our 9 year old 100lb Great Dane-weimaraner mix who never chews anything in our house (and is certified therapy dog), found the Bokashi to be absolutely delicious! In fact, it was sooo delicious that our unit was completely left unusable since the possibility of an air-tight seal was rendered impossible. Additionally, Winston (the Weimar-Dane) highly recommends the Bokashi bran as an after-dinner apperatif. (He snuck off with the bag and brought it to his dog bed.) The additional benefits, as he claims and as we witnessed firsthand, are extremely regular bowel movements for approximately 3 days. My ultimate advice: if you have a large dog with a hint of mischief anywhere in his soul, perhaps consider hiding or barricading your Bokashi otherwise it might turn out like the photos I have attached. LOL.4Everything You Need to Try Bokashi Kitchen CompostingA good high quality kit with everything you need to get started with bokashi composting. I'd give it 5 stars if the lid were the screw-on type. The lid that comes with it is challenging to get on and seated properly, and also tough to remove, even though it has a tab to do so. It's is doable though, so it you like the price - go for it! Be forewarned: Bokashi has an "ick factor". The "pickled" vegetables and the stuff you drain off has an unpleasant odor. And you really need two buckets to keep the bokashi process going. I filled the bucket in 3 weeks - about 8 of the small black plastic pails full. We are a family of two that eat a lot of fresh foods and salads. I only added small bones - never the big stuff or much chicken skin, even though it says you can add that. My first batch will be ready in a few days. It has to sit for two weeks in the proper temperature. Cold temps = a longer wait. The stuff in the bucket will not look much different when it's composted using bokashi. It will go into an outdoor composter next to finish the composting process. You can also bury it and put plantings on it two weeks later if the temperature is not too cold.4Excellent Kit to Start BokashiHave completed our first bokashi bin and are very happy we chose this kit. The countertop container is very useful and attractive and saves multiple trips to the bin with kitchen waste. The container itself was easy to assemble and use.The only thing I would recommend is an additional bin to continue your composting for the time while you are waiting for the first bin to complete fermentation, at least 2 weeks. We ordered an additional bin separately after we realized this. If you have a lot of kitchen waste you might even want a third. The holding tank at the bottom makes it very easy to drain off the liquid that accumulates. We are working on our second bin and it's working great! Between this and our vermicomposting bin (worm composting) we send almost no kitchen waste to the landfill and have a rich source of organic compost for our vegetable garden and flowers.5Bokashi composting is greatThis bucket was designed to use for indoor composting because the plastic releases most of the odor from composting and cleans up very well. I've recycled a 5 gal bucket, it's dull plastic, with an air-tight lid to use as a 2nd bucket for composting, but it's not the correct plastic to use because it retains the odor for quite awhile. The spigot works great and the bokashi liquid is great to use diluted for plant fertilizer and for cleaning the sink drain. The fertilizer cannot be stored for more than one day because it gets offensive after that. One time I accidentally forgot to close the spigot and the cup overflowed (way too much liquidy kitchen waste in bucket) and the result was the cement floor in the garage was cleaned up very well (the original floor color could be seen by the stream of bokashi juice). The bran that came with the kit was awesome so therefore when it was finished, I ordered 3 bags of it but it turned out that this "bran" had an awful odor, the bag states that it can contain animal products, it wasn't 100% wheat or rice bran, and the finished compost was putrid. This Jan 2014 I did find another source online for 100% wheat bran and this bran is very good smelling. It's great that the kit came with both the square presser and the black masher because the kitchen waste needs pressed down and these tools wash up very well. The beige compost metal bucket with the black plastic pail looks nice on the kitchen countertop and is nice to have for collecting the waste until it's time to add it to the bokashi bucket.5Pleased overall - but spigot system is poorOverall I like how convenient this compost system is.The small indoor can with the plastic insert bucket is very handy, as it saves time (we don't have to open the large pail but every other day or so). The filters even prevent odor (but we don't compost meat or anything that smells bad).The big pail is airtight, and a good size for us. The bran flakes that comes with it, actually smell decent and help keep the compost from being too foul (along with their other intended purposes).The only problem is with the spigot system. The hole needs to be larger to allow the liquid to drain properly. As our fruit and veggies break down, they of course drain alot of juice into the bottom of the pail, which I attempt to drain after I've worked them over with the little plastic masher tool... The problem is that as you mash the fruit/veggies, seeds and pulp also get into the juice and plug up the spigot. It's actually quite frustrating. To drain a cup of liquid took me about 5 minutes because I was constantly opening and closing the spigot (each time I did that, the value mashed up whatever seed / pulp that was plugging the spigot). Perhaps I'll see if I can take it out, cut a larger whole in it and put in a bigger spigot.4Works till the bucket starts to leak.I have had this bokashi maker for a nit, probably made 3-4 rounds of bokashi. Lightly used for a small garden.The positives:* If you use it as described in the mini user guide that comes along it works well.* I was able to bokashi-ize my food and sustainably recycle it, I feel good about doing something for the environment.* The spigot didn't leak and was not tight or have any issues as described in other reviews.The negatives:* The plastic is not of good quality, which brings me to the next major showstopper.* After 4 bokashi usage rounds, it started to leak from the bottom as shown.I am not a heavy user of it and pretty diligent in following the user guide every time although I have done it a couple of times.It was a 4 star item, which made me environmentally happy; until it bailed out.The reason I gave it a 2 star was it worked at least 4 times and wasn't dead-on-arrival.2THE BOKASHI REALLY WORKS.What we used to put down the garbage disposal we are now putting into the Bokashi. [we scrape dinner plates directly into the Bokashi.] Once we filled it up we emptied it into a second bucket with a tight lid to continue to compost while we continued to fill the Bokashi up again. I like the idea of giving it another 4 weeks inside a bucket before we take it outside, dump it and cover it with garden soil. I have used the liquid you drain out of the bottom of the Bokashi both as a concentrated fertilizer for plants and also full strength down the drains at night so the enzymes can keep them free flowing. When we open the lid there is an aroma that is not offensive but not fragrant either. I was surprised how non-offensive the smell was. I have dumped old cheese and things from the refrigerator that smelled really bad into the Bokashi and the next time we open it there is almost no smell at all, certainly not an offensive smell. Smell was my biggest worry before I bought this.I suspect we are not chopping things up as much as the instructions suggest yet it seems to be doing what it is supposed to do. We have a lot of land here so if a bone is not completely digested, once we put it outside it can continue to digest, no problem. I am really glad I bought this as it literally means turning garbage into black gold with almost no effort at all. It is a real complement to my traditional composting methods.5Great starter!I have 2 of these and they are great. Everything is well-made looks nice. The black scraps pail liner keeps the decorative pail clean. The main pail is strong and stands up to my mashing. The drain valve, though a little stiff, works fine. This is my first time using the Bokashi system and so far it's been a breeze. This winter these pails saved us from having to traipse out to the compost bin as each bin can hold a months worth of food scraps. That's for 2 people and allowing for the food to break down.5Rotting Corpse!! Make your own bucket.I like that I m reducing household waste. The bucket is kind of flimsy. The lid lost its seal within 2 weeks and stunk up my laundry room so I moved it outside. The tea that drains off is amazing for my plants. Within days they appeared green and strong. Beware it is a stinky process. Vinegar !!!Edit: One month later......my yard smells like a rotting corpse! The lid of the bucket does not seal well. When the gasses build up from the fermentation process, the lid pops open. My bucket filled with maggots!!! After vomiting my guts out (praying I don't end up on an episode of Forensic Files) I dug a deep hole, poured the putrid contents into it, covered with more bokashi bran and watered well. I have gnats all over my kitchen from the indoor bucket. Just make your own bucket.1Easy to Compost & Good For Our Environment!I bought this for my Parents, as they have been wanting to start composting. I already use this composting system and thought this kit would be easy for them. They have now been using it for a month and they are already starting to see the magic of bokashi composting.Based on some of the previous reviews and suggestions, I did make sure that they use a little silicone caulk around the spout (both, inside and outside), just to make certain there would be no leaks. They have already started to use some of the compost liquid to add to the water they use to irrigate their plants.As for the kit, I was impressed that it came with everything one needs to compost successfully. Also, it came perfectly packaged and all the packaging was easily recyclable. I highly recommend this composting kit!5
Sunwood Life Bokashi Compost Kit

Sunwood Life Bokashi Compost Kit

4.0
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
HK$ 2,135.00
Sale price
HK$ 2,135.00
Regular price
HK$ 3,528.00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (HK$ 1,393.00)