Compost Tumbler Reviews
I wrote a comprehensive guide to show you how to make a compost bin and it is relatively easy. But the best compost tumbler is going to involve a lot less work and allow you to make compost in a much shorter period of time. Before I tell you what I believe is the best compost tumbler let’s take a look at just why these relatively new composters are such a great option for the home compost maker.
Why Use A Compost Tumbler
There has been a lot of hype about compost tumblers, but the bottom line is that they make life a lot easier and deliver a final product in a much shorter space of time.
Compost tumblers are:
- Clean and efficient
- Odor free
- Easy to set up
- Able to create compost in weeks rather than months
- Relatively inconspicuous in the garden
Compost tumblers are closed systems to we don’t get smells and mess like we do if we build our own compost bin. We don’t have to worry about rodents or animals digging out the contents and making a huge mess either. They are simply super efficient.
We just add in anything raw and organic and about a month later we get a great quality compost to put on the garden. They work so effectively and efficiently as we are rotating the barrel a few times a week. It works almost like magic to increase the speed at which we get compost. It would be like digging over our compost heap this often to get a nice high and even temperature.
If you have ever dug over a compost heap then you know how much hard work that is. Get rid of the effort and buy a compost tumbler.
Small Compost Tumbler
There are a number of different small compost tumblers available. Probably the best is the Envirocycle mini composter.
It is affordable, takes up minimal space and works very fast to give a great end result.
There are plenty of other options though. I will provide a link to them later.
Large Compost Tumblers
They never get bottom heavy so they are usually easier to deal with. But this is just down to personal opinion and it will also be based on the amount of outdoor space that you have too.
Best Price Compost Tumblers
When it comes to the best price for compost tumblers then the Tumbleweed compost tumbler is about the best there is. Tumbling composters are more than worth the price, they pay for themselves very quickly.
I recommend either the Tumbleweed compost tumbler or the Achla compost tumbler if you want the horizontal model. The prices are the best I could find when doing my research and you are sure to be able to find exactly what you were looking for with no problem at all.
This is what the Achla compost tumbler looks like. You can find it in the link I provided. Between this and the Tumbleweed compost tumbler you have the absolute two best compost tumblers on the market. But take a look at the others, there are plenty to choose from. Each has its own set of special features so you may find something different that you prefer.
*Please note the link above directs to Amazon as I have found they offer great prices on a huge range of compost tumblers.