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Verve Composter 190L
- This composter is for use in the garden, allowing you to turn kitchen and garden waste into plant-nourishing compost.
- Made from Polypropylene (PP) it can hold up to 190L
Features and benefits
- Regularly revolving the drum will ensure good mixing & faster composting
Mammoth task to build - beware
Sabsallie - 4 months ago
Bought this as a present for my mum who has arthritis. Absolute nightmare to build up, had to ask a male relative to build. The screws do not fit easily the intended holes, relative who is great with this type of DIY was tested and took him 2 hours to build. Once erected looks the job and is easy to use. This will test your patience, you have been warned.Thank goodness he was able to do, seems I wouldn’t of stood a chance.It should clearly state on the advert that a decent level of DIY skill is needed. 1st reviewer also sums this item up accurately.
Very difficult to put together & it will leak
Missy0812 - 2 years ago
I've been looking for a composter for a while now and this one popped up online. I read the best ones are the barrel ones so I thought i'd give it a go as the price is reasonable. Here is what I think:
It is very difficult to put together. I am a young woman and my goodness you need some strength to do this. You do need another person to help you. It took me a long time to put it together on my own, now left with some bruises. Plus the instructions are not always very clear so two heads are better than one.
The bolts don't fit the screws well at all. They will only go on half way, then you need to get a spanner and a screwdriver to force them in but you get metal splinters going everywhere, this is a real fault.
This WILL leak. As soon as I put it together, I could see light shining through the gap that goes down the middle. No matter how tight you make the screws, it will leak. As I am living in London, this is not ideal, but i'll see how it goes and may return it if it doesn't work out with the juices leaking onto my patio.
The screws that go into the bottom pole make it uneven on flat ground and it will rock and not be completely stable.
It does, however, seem to be made of sturdy stuff. The barrel is plastic but heavy duty and the poles holding it up are strong metal.
The lid is tight and will keep pests and rodents out. It has some little breathing holes on each side for ventilation, which is good as oxygen is needed for good composting.
It spins around with not much effort so you can get your compost mixed up nicely. There is an easy to use mechanism on one side that allows you to either have it spinning or lock it into place.
It is a decent size. For the money, the barrel can hold quite a bit of compost. Keeping in mind that the material will shrink down by at-least 50%, I think you can get quite a good amount of compost from this.
So, although there are a lot of negatives, I would give this a go as the price is good and if you can get over the biggest point of it leaking, it is a decent product.