Just a little dissappointed
Firstly it was really hard to use the self tapping screws and we had to drill the holes out in the metal before screwing them in. We had to ring to get instructions that you force the plastic screws through the rubber inner also as we had no idea how to get them in. Now together it seems to compost really well, is easy to use and looks amazing. Best of all no more rats!
Efficient, used on an apartment balcony!
I could not be happier with my Joraform Little Pig. I have a penthouse balcony space of 100m2 in suburban Sydney, Australia and in one area I created a work space in which I have two worm farms, storage and the Joraform Little Pig. Every piece of green and brown material that I can find, including kitchen and household waste, goes into these composting units.
The Jorform Little Pig is well designed and not too difficult to assemble. Unlike cheaply made mass produced items, the parts are precision manufactured so all edges fit together perfectly and all fastenings are strong and fit well.
The insulated chambers makes for speedy turnaround of the material - so efficient.
I am very impressed with the turning ability of the bin - smooth and well balanced. Easy for any member of the family to grab a handle and spin the tumbler.
This is a quality product which demonstrates excellent Swedish engineering.
I am keen to convince my Strata committee to invest in the largest bin to provide communcal compoist for our building.
Excellent design but needs some minor improvements
Some attention should be dedicated to end panel connection screws to panels. Stainless screws are prone to thread stripping out before screw has tightened. Ventilation holes are large enough to allow Blowfly access. I've placed a piece of flywire between panel and insulation to eliminate this issue. Catches on doors were fitted slightly out of square and so latch was not aligned with catch and slight mods were required to rectify. Overall a very good design and materials used appear to be of very good quality. Overall happy with the purchase though with more attention to the aforementioned issues this compost tumbler would be nearly perfect.
Great composter wish I found this sooner
Great design and the quality of the construction justifies the cost. This unit was purchased to replace a plastic single bin tumbler I had unsuccessfully used for a year despite my careful attention to the C/N ratios. Perhaps I wasn't doing something right but with the Joraform Little Pig my current batch is already starting to heat up and cook. Things that make this composter great:
1) Balanced rotation so its easy to tumble. My previous one would get quite difficult as the compost sit at one end of the bin.
2) Water doesn't easily enter. My previous one had ventilation holes in the lid but positioned such that when it rains the water would pool and drain into the ventilation holes. Main reason why my compost got too wet such that I had to put a cover over the bin.
3) Insulation to get it through a Melbourne winter. Its certainly doing a great job to quickly get things to heat up and cook my current batch.
4) Two bins so I can alternate year round.
Important thing is to get some decent untreated saw dust which I get from a local furniture maker.
Makes composting so easy!!
We love our Joraform Little Pig composer. The double chamber design makes composting very convenient (we are already onto our second batch). It has taken around 2 months for the compost to mature. It's easy to turn and has a nice quality feel - much better than the plastic ones you see in the hardware store. The high stand means you can easily get the wheelbarrow underneath. Our rubbish has reduced to less than one bag a week - great for someone looking to reduce their waste.
Insulated, Spins and Two Bins!
Great small size composter, we have produced good compost within a month, the two separate bins assist in planning production.
The insulation enhances the unit's performance with even break down of all raw materials.
Sturdy and balanced construction adds to it's ease of use, the raised barrel makes the unit easy to fill, tumble and empty.
Here's to many years of compost magic!
So glad we purchased this composter
We have a small backyard and were keen to find a method of composting our kitchen scraps in a vermin proof composter. It was essential that it had twin bins so one lot could develop while a new lot is started. We had read reviews that the composter was tricky to assemble but watched a youtube clip on its assembly and had no problems at all. So far - it has only been a couple of weeks - all is going fine. The scraps and sufficient "brown" material are being added and the compost is tumbling away. I am looking forward to making some great compost to put on my garden pots.