My 12L is not airtight either
Bought 17th. Returned and exchanged next day as strainer was damaged. Set up 19/9/19 and seemed to work. Despite compressing and spraying as instructed (but daily), on 26th nasty odour noticeable, Yesterday tiny maggots appeared on insides especially top back. Removed with wet hand towel which went into green bin outside. Today more back in thick clusters - some fell onto bench-top
I rate this product 5 out of 5.
I am writing to review my recent purchase of the Bokashi Indoor Composting System.
I have enjoyed this product so much that I have purchased a 2nd bin to have on rotation and have also put 2 of my work colleagues onto the system as well and would recommend it to anyone, I rate this product 5 out of 5.
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Great Composting System
The great thing about this compost bin is that its aesthetically nice to have on your bench top and doesn't take up too much room. It's a good sturdy design and easy to assemble with a valve to remove the excess moisture that can get built up and a paddle to compact the waste down to make room for more. I really like the fact that this bokashi system means i can add cooked foods and meat and dairy - meaning minimal food wastage! Super happy with my purchase!
Purchased in August 2019 at Bunnings for $30.00.
I’ve had a benchtop Maze composting bin for nearly two years
“I’ve had a benchtop Maze composting bin for nearly two years. It fit perfectly into my deep kitchen sink and I would empty 1-2 times a week into the outside compost bin. However it was quite stinking when full and the lid sadly cracked and broke. I’ve since upgraded to the Boskashi Indoor Compsting system Twin pack...absolute game changer!! When one bin is full I can place it on the back porch to break down and sub in the second bin in the meantime. The contents are by far, less odourous and the lid has a fantastic seal on it. I have encourage...d (successfully!) my friends and family to get on board and introduce this easy method of disposing of food waste into their kitchens. Not hard for us all to do our bit from home and it has the added bonus of being great for the garden. It’s a win, win, win for me :)! 5/5”
Requires design adjustments
The main design flaw is that the plastic nut supplied to screw the tap on from the inside fits snuggly within a small nook that holds the nut flush. So when installing the tap, you can't just hold the tap and twist the nut to install it. Instead, the tap has a thread on the end of it which is pushed through a hole at the bottom of the unit. Within the unit you screw the nut onto the end of the tap's thread and after a couple turns the nut is held in place by two dividers, so you can no longer turn the nut from the inside and you're forced to tu...rn the external tap itself to tighten the nut. Unfortunately because of this, getting the desired angle for your tap is a real nightmare. Remember that the tap needs to be extremely tight to avoid fruit flies, that means a very specific angle - very hard to explain, but extremely annoying. The 18L is much better!
Purchased in April 2019 at www.trademe.co.nz for $79.00.
Indoor Bokashi bin is the perfect way to start as it is such a simple process
Product Review: I have been waiting to get started on composting after attending a council meeting. The indoor Bokashi bin is the perfect way to start as it is such a simple process without fuss and toil. Only feedback is that the thing could slightly be bigger and have a pedal to raise the lid
I love my Bokashi indoor composting system
I love my Bokashi indoor composting system. It is neat and efficient. It takes so much waste from my kitchen. There is no smell. It is simple to use and is great for the garden. I tell everyone about it.
I am amazed
I have only been using my Maze bokashi indoor composting system for 7 days but I am amazed at how quickly it composts the contents and how easy it is to use. I have already used some of the liquid compost on the garden. Rating 4.5/5
I purchased the 12L twin pack from Bunnings
3/06 I purchased the 12L twin pack from Bunnings - see attached receipt. I also bought a bag of the Bokashi dry mix rather than the spray bottle. I'm very pleased with the bins, sturdy and the lid fits really snugly. Took me a while to work out in which direction to turn the tap on and off. In the end I had to resort to examining the tap and reading ‘On’ and ‘Off’: that worked.
4/06 Started using the bin.
There are just 2 of us retirees in the house and we produce surprisingly little compostable material but I religiously layered all that we p...
Bought this from Bunnings two weeks ago, noticed the lid wasn’t tight fitting, there was a lot of movement in it when closed. Looks like it is warped at the back. Could still smell the waste with the lid closed. Terrible product!!! Should have paid extra and got the Bokashi One
No more sorting citrus and garlic, bone and scraps....in it goes. I'm sold... thanks Maze.
just bought a twin pack for my daughter. with 3 little children there is plenty of scrap.
I have only just recently bought my first 12L Bokashi Indoor Composting system and love it.
it is easy... open and drop
spray at the end of the day
cant wait for my first bucket of composting compost.
my drains smell good and i look forward to an extra glow on my indoor plants.
everything goes in!
no more sorting citrus and garlic, bone and scraps....in it goes. I'm sold... thanks Maze.
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Was missing gasket but now perfect
When i first received the product the lid was missing the rubber gasket so i called Maze who quickly sent me a new one. I have been using it since then for a year and love it. I put all my food waste inside and bury it in my garden. My garden has never looked better.
Purchased in February 2018 for $69.00.
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Worked very well
I love this product. I managed to completely eliminate my food waste to landfill. I love the hinged lid and the compactor holder on the back. This bucket looks great in my kitchen and although the smell of the liquid coming out is not always great, the bucket has worked as it should for me.
Purchased in September 2018 for $39.90.
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I bought a twin set of these bins some time ago in an effort to reduce household waste. Pretty much every time I use the bins, I get fruit flies and maggots in the mix. I originally thought this was due to me being a bokashi newbie, so I did a lot of research to work on this (I kept the waste compacted, used heaps of bokashi spray and grain, etc.) and still no change. One of the things I noted is that bokashi bins must be airtight and these bins definitely are not. The plastic lid is flimsy and is sealed with a poor attempt of a rubber seal.
Purchased in January 2018 for $69.00.
I got given two bins (brand new) and had multiple problems with both the taps and the lids not fitting properly. Maze are great and helpful and send new ones but none of them fit either! Repeatedly had maggots in my bokashi and I’m going to try a different brand because I like the idea but not the Maze bins.
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Questions & Answers
I have filled my indoor 12L and am using my 2nd indoor composter. I was draining the liquid from my full bin just checked the top one is full of mould. Is it normal or not? Also once it was full I stopped spraying. Plz help
Hi Dinan, Mould is not a problem especially if it is white or grey. You can stop spraying but please make sure to keep draining the liquid.
I'm going to buy 18L Meze Bokashi I read all the commend I am a member of product reviews. I trust you. I know if I have any difficulty you going to helping me.
I have one questions am I buy liquid one or the compos one?
Hi Nuket, we will certainly help you when using the product or if you have any issues. the 18L is sold with the liquid inside the box already. If you prefer to buy it with the grains you can call our office (03) 9544 6999 and we can arrange that as well.
I am 3 weeks into using mine and the smell has become rancid. I am only putting vegetable and fruit scraps in it, not even any bread or anything. I empty the liquid twice a day and it 's so bad it makes me want to vomit. It was fine for 2 weeks but now it's terrible. I make sure to spray the contents each time and the lid is closed very quickly and tightly afterwards and I push down the scraps regularly. What is going wrong?
Hi, sorry to hear about your bad experience. We will try to make it better. Are you draining the liquid from the tap often? It may be that the Bokashi spray does not have enough microbes. You can try to spray a lot more (10 sprays at least each day). If that does not work we can send you a new spray bottle or maybe the Bokashi grains to try that out. Keep in mind that it may never smell great but should not smell like rotting food or anything too objectionable.
Yes I spray it a lot, not the 2 or 3 sprays it advises, more like 8 each time.
It was ok to start with but has got progressively worse and now it’s really appalling, like rank water from a vase of flowers after a week, but worse! I drain the liquid every day, often morning and night. I get 1-2.5 of the little scoops that came with it full every day.
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